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.
CGIS student wins prestigious Isibalo award - 06/12/2013
Stefan de Bruin, a CGISBSc (Hons)( Geoinformatics) student from the Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology (GGM) at the University of Pretoria was awarded first prize in the category Best Student Project at the first annual Isibalo Award Evening on 4 December 2013.
Integrated reporting yearbook 2013 released - 04/12/2013
The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and its Integrated Reporting Team launched the Integrated reporting yearbook 2013 on 28 November. The same date also saw a celebration in honour of the first group of students to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Reporting.
UP innovation offers hearing screening solution for children - 04/12/2013
A revolutionary innovation that offers a cost-effective solution to the current barriers of school-based hearing screening, is the result of a recent collaboration between Prof. De Wet Swanepoel from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Dr Herman Myburgh from the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria.
Season's greetings - 03/12/2013
Wishing you and your family love, peace, and joy this Holiday Season and in the New Year.
Ons wens u en u gesin liefde, vrede en vreugde toe gedurende die Feestyd en in die Nuwe Jaar.
Re lakaletša wena le balapa la gago lerato, khutšo le lethabo mo Sehleng se sa maikhutšo le mo Ngwageng wo moswa.
UP student takes top honours in SAIEE competition - 03/12/2013
The 2013 National Student Project Competition of the SAIEE (South African Institute of Electrical Engineers) was hosted by the University of Pretoria on 28 November. Top final-year students from South African universities and universities of technology took part in the competition.
Projects in this year’s competition covered a wide range including the designing and development of a prototype super-capacitor-powered campus bicycle, occluded body pose estimation, the development of a robotic demonstration platform for use in the research of intelligent transport systems, and the designing of a low-cost teleconferencing system based on the Raspberry Pi.