Dr Shannon Morreira, who teaches on the extended-degree programme, and Luvuyo Mdlalo explored issues experienced by some students who are enrolled in the Humanities’ Education Development Unit (EDU), which allows selected students to complete a three-year Humanities course over four years. These students felt “racialised” in their UCT experience and suggested that being part of the EDU contributed to an environment in which they felt patronised.
In 2011, Stanford University launched three of them. Two years, later Beijing's Tsinghua University hosted over 50 of them; and today, tens of millions of students from around the world access free, tertiary-level courses on MOOC platforms such as Coursera and FutureLearn. So what exactly is a MOOC?
Dr. Susan Levine’s new book entitled: Children of a bitter harvest: child labour in the cape winelandschallenges readers to think a little deeper about the origins of the products they consume. The book consists of 100 short stories documenting moments in the lives of children, some as young as 9, who worked on the Cape wine farms between 1996 and 2010.
Four outstanding teachers are receiving Distinguished Teacher Awards at the December graduation ceremonies, marking the 32nd anniversary of the awards. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sandra Klopper said the honour is "the highest accolade given to UCT lecturing staff in acknowledgement of the value we attach to teaching and learning in the university's work". Here are excerpts from the motivations for their respective awards.