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.
Tuks Camerata gets high recognition - 07/03/2014
Michael Barrett, composer and conductor of the University of Pretoria’s 71-member Tuks Camerata student choir, has been paid the high compliment of having one of his works published by the biggest international distributor of choral music.
Report by UP's Prof Heyns considered in EU resolution - 05/03/2014
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted Resolution 2014/2567(RSP) on the use of armed drones wherein it notes its concerns on the deaths of thousands of civilians where drones have been used. The European Parliament’s resolution comes after the 2013 reports submitted to the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council by among others, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Christof Heyns, who is also the co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa from the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria.
Research on the use of information and communication technologies - 27/02/2014
A pilot study was conducted by Prof Felicite Fairer-Wessels of the Tourism Management Division amongst selected non-profit visitor information centres (VIC) to determine whether the information managers have sufficient knowledge management capabilities in terms of tacit or explicit knowledge, the knowledge management information life cycle and knowledge management assets in terms of organisational processes.