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Exploring how assessment practices in an engineering context influence student learning

SASEE Grant Project Period: January 2018 – January 2019 Project Leader: Teresa Hattingh ( Project Collaborators:  Laura Dison – Wits School of Education Laurie Woolacott – Wits School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Project Aim/Objectives: To investigate, in an engineering context, how lecturers design and execute assessment, how these assessment practices shape student learning and…

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Developing Model-Eliciting Activities for Undergraduate Engineering Students

SASEE Grant Project Period: January 2020 – December 2021 Project Team: Cape Peninsula University of Technology: Liezle Boshoff ( Christelle Ekron ( Azwihangwisi Mabuda ( Nomzamo Tshemese-Mvandaba ( Project Aim/Objectives: The inherent structure of MEAs guides the construction of learning environments that support students in developing their critical thinking and graduate attributes. Communication, Physics, and…

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Emergency Remote Teaching in Engineering Education

Background With South African COVID-19 infections currently 10th largest in the world and the highest in Africa, and having had of the most stringent lock-down regulations, engineering education across the Higher Education spectrum has faced significant challenges in the move to Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT). Given that engineering (and its related fields) plays a vital…

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Masterclass for Engineering Educators

Project Collaborators: University of Cape Town University of Johannesburg The University of Warwick VT ULC Project Aim/Objectives: The Masterclasses are a collaboration between SA and UK universities to deliver a suite of opportunities for engineering educators to improve their theoretical and pedagogical knowledge. The eight two-day workshops were presented in a highly interactive mode that…

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Engineering in Context

Project Collaborators: Cape Peninsula University of Technology Mangosuthu University of Technology Stellenbosch University Sheffield Hallam University Project Aim/Objectives: The project focuses on enhancing professional capacity for the engineering educators, particular in regard to the contextual engineering pedagogical skills and strategies (Teaching e-Portfolios). The project involves ‘high stakes’/’high impact’ strategy and plan for professional learning towards…

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Knowledge Exchange in Engineering Education and Practice

Project Funders: Walter Sisulu University Conventury University Stellenbosch University Project Aim/Objectives: The main focus is on Staff and Curriculum development for improving communication skills of engineering graduates; staff capacity development for the world of work; application of project and problem-based learning as a Teaching and Learning Strategy; development of staff capacity to undertake postgraduate supervision;…

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