Dear colleagues and students
The UCT Open Textbook Award aims to recognise outstanding open textbooks written by the University of Cape Town staff and students which advance the university’s transformation and social justice agenda. An initiative of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), the award is currently in its third year.
I am very pleased to announce that, given the strength of nominations received, the 2022 UCT Open Textbook Award will be shared by two groundbreaking works: Paeds In a Pinch: A Practical Guide, for Students, by Students, with Specialist Review (edited by Carol Hlela, Lehlohonolo Ntlatlapo, Rannakoe Lehloenya and Christine Ile) and Migration in Southern Africa: IMISCOE Regional Reader (edited by Pragna Rugunanan and Nomkhosi Xulu-Gama).
Award submissions were reviewed by a committee of experts from CILT, UCT Libraries, the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science.
Tailored to the local context, these textbooks and the collaborative processes through which they are developed address issues related to pedagogical innovation, curriculum change, the profiling of Global South voices in scholarship and student co-creation.
I am sure you will join me in congratulating the editors and their collaborators on this achievement.
Professor Harsha Kathard
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning
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