This is a central university service which supports all academic staff in their professional development. Educational Consultancy provides designated support to all categories of academic staff at the University within faculties to promote best practice in teaching, learning and assessment. The goals of this unit are to identify, assess and disseminate new developments and good practice which serve to enhance the learning experiences of students.
Academics have a complex duty which often calls for specialisation in a multitude of fields. Having insight and knowledge on a variety of specialist areas are only optimally leveraged when the lecturer uses optimal methods to share this competence. The University of Pretoria recognises the difficulty of the multidisciplinary nature of the lecturing profession and thus Education Consultants (ECs) are placed in a position to act as teaching and learning advisors. In this way the competence of the subject and educational specialists can be combined to optimise teaching through training, advice, collaboration and planning.
ECs understand that the kind of support needed by staff will vary according to context and the stage of their careers. It is also recognised that staff with differing kinds of employment status might require different kind of support.
Feel free to discuss your needs with your faculty consultant who will help to identify the best solution for that particular situation.
TuksGolf Training Centre officially opened at the University of Pretoria - 17/05/2013
The University of Pretoria prides itself on its publicly recognised achievements pertaining to its various sporting fraternities. These achievements can be attributed to the University’s sporting facilities, which are of the highest quality among South African universities. To add to its quality achievements, the University of Pretoria, through TuksSport and the High Performance Centre (hpc), has now officially opened a golf training centre.
South African law professor to report to the United Nations on Lethal Robots - 16/05/2013
South African human rights law professor, Christof Heyns, will submit a widely anticipated report on Lethal Autonomous Robots (LARs) to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on 29 May 2013.
Prof Heyns, from the University of Pretoria (UP), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions in 2010. During last year, he conducted worldwide research on the question whether states should be allowed to use LARs - weapons that, once deployed, can use lethal force without further human intervention - during war, or peace.