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Teaching Event 2013

By , June 3, 2013 11:42

On 21 and 22 May the Teaching and Learning Discussion Forum hosted a two day teaching Event in the Science Faculty. This is a first fro the Faculty and involved inputs by experts, discussions by Faculty members and the showcasing of teaching initiatives in Departments. It was attended by 36 people on the first day, amongst which the Dean and Deputy Dean (Teaching),  30 people on the second day.

During feedback on the second day, all participants felt that would like to see the event repeated annually or bi-annually. They identified teaching evaluation, flexible assessment, assessments and its use in large groups and more creative teaching ideas as topics for further discussion. See graph of second day feedback below.

Click here for Teaching Event 2013 Programme

feedback teaching day 2

Tutors meet to discuss teaching

By , June 3, 2013 11:15

The Faculty hosted three lunch hour discussions of which tutors had to attend one. These sessions formed part of the Faculty’s current focus on tutorials. Tutors spoke about their roles in the Faculty’s teaching function, and looked at ways in which they can promote student learning and overcome problems with student apathy and unrealistic expectations. These sessions were attended by between 20 and 50 students.

2 May 2013: Helping students become independent learners facilitated by Jean Farmer (CTL)

8 May 2013: Active learning techniques for Science facilitated by Hanelie Adendorff (CTL)

15 May 2013: Using questions to guide student learning inputs and advice by Chrischelle Hanekom (Post Grad Student and Physics tutor)

Meeting with students who are appointed in teaching support roles

By , January 30, 2013 08:35

On Wednesday 30 January 2013, Prof Rewitzky, Dr Adendorff and Dr Blackie from the TLDF will address students who are appointed in teaching support roles, e.g.  tutors, demmies, student assistants, etc.. The importance of their role in the Faculty, the Faculty’s approach to teaching and learning, as well as their expectations and that of the Faculty will be touched on during this session.

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