Humanities EDU wins UCT award for Collaborative Educational Practice

12 Oct 2017 - 14:45
From left to right: Shannon Morreira (Hum EDU) ; Yusra Price (Hum EDU/Social Anthropology); Msakha Mona ( Hum EDU/Media Studies) and Tammy Wilks ( Hum EDU/African Studies)
From left to right: Shannon Morreira (Hum EDU) ; Yusra Price (Hum EDU/Social Anthropology); Msakha Mona ( Hum EDU/Media Studies) and Tammy Wilks ( Hum EDU/African Studies)

The CEP award is given to UCT staff members who have collaborated on a particular project to enhance the teaching and learning environment, and require that the team provides evidence that their teaching model is innovative and goes beyond ‘business as usual’.

The aims of the CEP award are “to recognise and promote collaborative approaches to enhance the teaching and learning environment, publicise successful collaborative projects as examples of good practice in developing teaching and learning, and assist in developing and articulating the research-led nature of the teaching and learning approaches employed”.

The CEP Awards Committee found that the Humanities 4-year program provides an alternative model for the Humanities curriculum, which is centred around the needs of students and is responsive to the realities facing undergraduate students in South Africa today.

“It is innovative in that the support that it offers cuts across disciplines, and is designed by a team from across two Faculties and 12 departments who have the same aim in mind: namely, to improve the quality of materials and teaching support offered to students,” said the CEP Awards Committee.

“The program also provides opportunities for collaborative pedagogic innovation such as developing decolonial and translingual course materials, classroom and assessment practices.”

Members of the team from the Humanities Faculty to whom this Award was given are: Associate Professor Kathy Luckett (Humanities 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 (Hum EDU/Linguistics) and Ashleigh Edden ( Humanities EDU/Political Studies).

“We are pleased the award recognises the great team work that goes into running the 4-year degree programme. We’ll use the funds to promote writing up research papers by the team on our pedagogic approach“ said Humanities EDU Director Kathy Luckett.

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