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SASEE Online – Good practices workshop 26 Feb 2021

26 February 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


SASEE Good Practices Workshop 26 Feb 2021

Dear engineering education colleagues

All of us have been working hard to continue to provide quality education to our students as we deal with the effect that the novel coronavirus has had on teaching and learning. We are now more than a year into the pandemic, and about to start a new academic year. The South African Society for Engineering Education (SASEE) will be hosting an opportunity on 26 February at 14h00 for all of us to engage with what “good practice” means in this new hybrid “online” space.

We will start the event by briefly presenting the outcome of a recent SASEE-supported study that looked to understand the impact of the transition to “Emergency Remote Teaching” on the engineering education sector. Key challenges that have emerged from the survey undertaken across the sector are the level of staff burnout, the difficulty of balancing work with parenting, digital access and fluency, low student engagement, and a range of assessment challenges.

We have identified three of our colleagues who have found innovative ways to engage with these challenges and they will highlight how they have successfully managed to keep their students engaged while “online”. These real-life case studies will be followed by breakaway sessions, facilitated by these presenters, where we will be able to engage with each other about challenges we have faced as well as innovative ways that we may have found to overcome them. We will close the session by coming together and unpacking what “good practice” means for us all.

The outline of the afternoon will be as follows:

14h00: Welcome
14h05: ERT research findings
14h15 – 15h00: Good practice case studies, presented by
Prof Debby Blaine, Prof Johnson Carroll, Prof Megandhren Govender, and Dr Helen Inglis
15h00 – 15h40: Three breakout sessions for discussion
15h40 – 16h00: Plenary and workshop close

At the closure of the workshop, and following a recent communication to our SASEE members, we will constitute a Special General Meeting to make the necessary constitutional change to enable us to postpone the biennial SASEE conference until 2022. We encourage our SASEE members to remain for this brief meeting.

We hope that you will find the time to be able to join us for this important discussion about good practice.

If you would like to participate in the workshop, please follow this link and sign up on the Google Form. We will send you the Zoom link closer to the time.

RSVP here –

Kind regards
Prof Johnson Carroll
Dr Maggie Chetty
Prof Brandon Collier-Reed


26 February 2021
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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