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.
Official launch of the National Biodiversity and Business Network - 21/05/2013
The National Biodiversity and Business Network of South Africa was officially launched at the Gordon Institute of Business Sciences (GIBS) in Sandton on 15 May 2013.
The University of Pretoria was represented by Dr Claudious Chikozho and Ms Anesu Makina, both from Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), as well as Prof Don Cowan from FABI.
Open Day was a success! - 21/05/2013
I am pleased to inform you that I received many messages conveying positive feedback on the UP Open Day 2013. I was especially pleased about comments that the UP team of staff, students and volunteers was especially helpful and friendly.
My heartfelt appreciation to all who contributed to a positive experience for parents, prospective students, families, school principals and teachers. I encourage you to keep up the good work. Open Day is an important event for the University for attracting good students, and for broadly enhancing the reputation and status of the University.
World Kangaroo Mother Care Day celebrated by final year students - 21/05/2013
Staff and students from the Department of Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria are involved in one of the most important evidence-based interventions for preterm and low birth weight babies in the world.
The final year students are participating in Kalafong Hospital as audiologists and speech-language therapists in this very effective neonatal method to care for preterm and low birth weight babies.
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.