Both academic and postgraduate students attend the first ‘Shut up & Write!’ or ‘Thula Ubhala!’ session in the School of Education. The sessions are aimed at fostering a culture of academic writing through a social writing experience.
At a second PhD research event, doctoral students presented both their proposals and work-in-progress in an intellectually stimulating and safe environment. These events, which started this year, are aimed at creating a supportive research community and to foster new debates in education research.
Although the UCT Open Day is intended for undergraduate students, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) offered by the School of Education, was present this year to give guidance to students exploring careers in education. Prospective teachers explore careers in education during the recent UCT Open Day.
The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and the College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University recently hosted Professor Dick Ng’ambi who passionately shared with members of staff on the topic, “Innovating pedagogies - identifying opportunities for Change." He challenged lecturers to prepare students to function in the real world by balancing core curriculum and real life situations.