"...we’ve come up with a series of questions to encourage academics across faculties to unearth some of the norms, assumptions and everyday practices that are taken for granted and which may be entangled in the “hidden curriculum”. This might help us to think through the “how” as well as the “what”, as a first practical step towards “decolonising” our teaching."
Humanities Education Development Unit's Shannon Morreira and Associate Professor, Kathy Luckett report on the work of a working group called "Decolonising Pedagogy in the Humanities".
"Where fundamental human rights are violated, we as a society need to stand up particularly when the rights violation affects the most vulnerable members of our society." CI's Stefanie Röhrs writes about how violence against children is undermining the realisation of their human rights.
The ERC at UCT is accredited by SANAS as an inspection body for the Measurement & Verification (M&V) of energy savings (Facility Accreditation Number EEMV0009). Accreditation as an inspection body is according to the ISO 17020:2012 standard and reporting of energy savings is in alignment with the SANS 50010:2018 standard.
The Division of Immunology hosted a superb day of outreach on Friday 26th October 2018 for high school students from Athlone, Langa, Lentegeur and Guguletu. The Outreach team, led by Dr. Reto Guler and co-organizers Mumin Ozturk, Julius Chia, Shandré Pillay, Shelby Jones, Maxine Höft, Sumayah Salie, Amkele Ngomti and Lorna Gcanga organised a full day of science, practicals and education for the pupils. The enthusiastic Grade 10’s learnt all about infectious diseases in South Africa and the opportunities for scientific studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Is there a relationship between university world rankings and quality of teaching? What is the relationship between quality and addressing inequality at HEIs? A/Prof Suellen Shay reflects on these questions in this recent The Conversation article.
World Water Week 2018 is an opportune time to reflect on precious water resources, how we are using them and how we want to use them in the future, says Dr Kevin Winter, from the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) Future Water Institute.
The Neuroscience Institute put out a Request for Applications in 2018 in order to encourage start-up collaborative grants, that could be converted into larger grants to sustain independent investigators. We are pleased to announce that 3 grants have been awarded.
Dr Ying Zhao’s MMed study is entitled “Improved treatment outcomes with bedaquiline when substituted for second-line injectable agents in multidrug resistant tuberculosis”. Her MMed is supervised by Dr Sean Wasserman and Professor Graeme Meintjes.