DHET curriculum change grants recipients

27 October 2022

Dear colleagues and students

I am delighted to announce the recipients of the curriculum change grants, funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training. The focus of these grants is to support specific project-based curriculum change while faculties are concurrently working on design and implementation of faculty-wide curriculum change.

This approach aligns with the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) strategic vision for 2030, which is to develop a transformative curriculum focused on academic excellence and equity, while promoting and celebrating the cultural and social diversity and creativity of our students. Our success as an institution in embracing Vision 2030 will largely depend on academics being supported in the development and implementation of a contextualised, relevant future-oriented curricula that centres Afrika.

We congratulate the following grant recipients:

  • Dr Asanda Benya, Dr Ruchi Chaturvedi, Associate Professor Elena Moore and Associate Professor Amrita Pande on behalf of the Department of Sociology
    Project title: “From the sociological imagination to social imaginary: Rethinking Sociology from the tip of Africa”.
  • Professor Michael Held, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Project title: “Orthopaedic curriculum change and student-centred content creation for undergraduate medical students”.
  • Ms Sumaya Gabriels, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Project title: “Disability inclusive development module: Design and implement an interprofessional module in the undergraduate curricula of the five undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences”.
  • Dr Amaal Abrahams, Human Biology
    Project title: “Promoting student engagement and self-directed learning: A pilot study focused on the design and implementation of an interactive App”.
  • Ms Sarah Crawford-Browne, Primary Health Care Directive
    Project title: “Challenging the cycles of violence: Creating an open access online textbook for future responders pilot project”.

We wish all these recipients and their multiple collaborators all the best and we look forward to hearing about this work at the 2023/2024 Teaching and Learning Conference.


Professor Harsha Kathard
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning

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