Teaching and Learning Conference 2017: the future of teaching and learning

The 7th annual North-West University (NWU) Teaching and Learning Conference – hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) – will take place on 6 and 7 June 2017 at the Riverside Sun in Vanderbijlpark.

The theme for this year is: “Going Places: Let’s Invent the Future!”

The two-day conference will see experts such as Prof Paul Prinsloo and Mr Willie Maritz delivering keynote addresses. Prof Prinsloo, research professor within the College of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of South Africa (UNISA), will speak to the topic of a curriculum as a contested space. Mr Maritz, group managing director at Kalleo People Group, will in his turn deliver an address titled: “Death of the Course”.

Conference programme

Day 1

Day one of the conference will see Prof Linda du Plessis, acting campus rector of the university’s campus in Vanderbilpark, delivering a welcome address to all delegates. Apart from the keynote speaker, Prof Prinsloo, several other teaching-learning and research professionals will take to the stage, including: Prof Carisma Nel, Ms Mia-Louise Nel, Prof Mulunda Mwanza , Mr Johan Jordaan, Prof Elvis Fosso-Kankeu, Mr Modisane Seitshiro, Dr Corné Kruger, Ms Ncobile Nkosi and Dr Deon van Tonder.

Topics that will be discussed include: teaching and learning with technology, student success and retention, blended learning best practices and, the analysis and use of student data for improved teaching and learning.

Day 2

Dr Esmarie Strydom, CTL focus area director for professional development, will welcome delegates to the second day of the conference. The line-up of speakers for the day include: Mr Willie Maritz, Ms Naomi du Plessis, Prof Liqhwa Siziba, Prof Jaco Fouché, Dr Munyaradzi Manjoro, Ms Diné du Preez, Dr Magda Kloppers, Prof Ngeni Ntombela and Dr Anette Hay.

The highlight of the day will be the awarding of the Best Paper by Dr Marieta Jansen van Vuuren.

Submitted on Mon, 06/05/2017 - 08:32