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Dear School of Education students,
Following on from our invitation to attend a School of Education meeting this afternoon at 4pm, we regret to say that campus has now been closed. We will re-schedule this afternoon's meeting to tomorrow or Friday, and will let you know about a venue as soon as possible.
Education at UCT enjoys international regard. QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014) gave it the highest South African ranking of the 30 subjects rated – 32nd in the world (rating up from 70.8 to 72.1). The School is also one of the ten members of the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes.
At this year's final exhibition, students showcased their journey to becoming foundation phase teachers. 'Remember the depth of a foundation determines the height of a building, as foundation phase teachers you will be laying foundations on which the future of the next generation will be built - lay these foundation well' Dick Ng'ambi told students.
The School of Education remembers Uyinene Mrwetyana and Jesse Hess, amongst all others who have died and are hurt or maimed as a result of gender-based violence.
The School of Education hosted an annual 'Masifunde ditale’ Literacy Association of South Africa (LITASA) conference with SoE Director, Prof Cathy Kell, as Conference Chairperson. Over 300 delegates shared vibrant, thought-provoking presentations and discussions on the theme of multilingualism and literacy.
Pre-service teachers attend digital sandpits to prepare to teach 21st century learners using digital tools. Learning in sandpits is fun, safe, playful and creative - resulting in discovery of the potential of technologies to transform pedagogy.
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.
Pre-service science teachers in a Science Lab as part of STEM. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that prepares teachers to teach in four specific disciplines in schools — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Dr. Eddie Muthivhi delivered a Fulbright Guest Lecture during the 2014 International Education Week at Teachers’ College, Columbia University in November 2014.
A PGCE Foundation Phase strategic planning meeting with a specific focus on reviewing the aims of foundation phase teacher education, its values and principles and current challenges as well as opportunities facing the programme was held in June. In attendance were two alumni who made input from their lived experience of the curriculum.
Many prospective applicants visited the education stand during the Open Day. Some of the frequently asked questions were about the admission requirements, combination of subjects at undergraduate to meet the requirements for PGCE, scholarships/bursaries to study teaching and other qualifications offered by the School.
The School of Education (SoE) is a postgraduate department located in the Neville Alexander Building at upper campus. The School currently offers qualifications in initial teacher education (ITE), continuing professional development (CPD), adult and community education, higher education and educational technology. These qualifications are offered at different levels: postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, honours, masters and PhD level.