2017 recipients of the Collaborative Educational Practice Awards

29 January 2018 | From the DVC’s Desk

Dear colleagues

The University of Cape Town’s Teaching Awards and Grants Sub-Committee oversees the Collaborative Educational Practice Awards, which recognise excellent collaborative approaches to enhance the teaching and learning environment at UCT. Last year awards were made for work conducted by very large interdisciplinary and cross-departmental teams that showcase the reach enabled by sound collaborative educational practice.

The recipients of the 2017 Collaborative Educational Practice Awards are:

Delivering a Contemporary and Decolonised View of the South African Consumer Landscape

Team members: Dr James Lappeman, UCT Marketing Section, Management Studies; and Mr Paul Egan, UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing (UUISM).

In response to the need for highly contextualised South African marketing material, this project has successfully incorporated the research reports from the UUISM into the lecture time in selected courses. The material includes the latest primary and secondary research statistics, marketing insights, consumer ethnographies, segmentation strategies as well as material sourced from South Africa's best researchers on various topics. In addition, the UUISM has brought dozens of experts into the classroom through recorded interviews.

Teaching Business Ethics

Team members: Associate Professor Jimmy Winfield, Dr Greg Fried, Dr George Hull, Dr Tom Angier, Ms Lara Davison, Mr Anye Nyamnjoh and Ms Gabriele James (and Dr Laurence Bloom, Dr Andres Luco and Dr Jessica Lerm, who are no longer at UCT).

All courses in moral philosophy for business students are confronted by a key challenge: how to teach a compelling and philosophically rich course in ethics to hundreds of Commerce students who are naturally inclined to be resistant to it. Through a highly collaborative approach across two faculties and departments, continual monitoring, feedback and discussion, and the development of an intellectually rigorous yet accessible book, Business Ethics has met this challenge.

The Humanities Four-Year Degree Undergraduate Curriculum

Team members: Associate Professor Kathy Luckett (Humanities Education Development Unit [EDU]); Dr Ellen Hurst (Humanities EDU); Dr Shannon Morreira (Humanities EDU); Tammy Wilks (Humanities EDU / African Studies); Terri Elliott (Humanities EDU / Drama); Siphokazi Jonas (Humanities EDU / English Department); Msakha Mona (Humanities EDU / Film and Media); Nicole Isaacs (Humanities EDU / Historical Studies); Muya Kuloko (Humanities EDU / Psychology); Dr Lee Scharnick-Udemans (Humanities EDU / Religious Studies); Yusra Price (Humanities EDU / Anthropology); Idriss Kallon (Humanities EDU / Sociology); Unathi Nopece (Humanities EDU / Linguistics) and Ashleigh Edden (Humanities EDU / Political Studies).

The Humanities four-year degree has emerged in response to the challenge of the underpreparedness of students who enter UCT, and in response to the potentially alienating Humanities curricula that students encounter on arrival. To support students and enhance teaching and learning in the Humanities, the Humanities EDU has developed a multidisciplinary team, with members in departments across the Humanities and in the Centre for Higher Education Development, to embed high-quality pedagogy and materials development in Humanities courses. Staff members from across the disciplines, and within the unit, collaborate to develop new teaching tools and materials, with the specific aim of strengthening teaching and shifting curriculum content, such that it supports students and validates their place within the university.

Please join me in congratulating the recipients of these collaborative awards.


Professor Daya Reddy
Acting Vice-Chancellor

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