About Us

Background of Center of Higher Education

Our Background

The Centre for Higher and Adult Education (CHAE) was established in 1997 under the leadership of the late Prof Chris Kapp as part of the Department of Curriculum Studies in the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University. Whilst the CHAE has remained true to its initial focus on teaching and learning in higher and adult education settings, our work has evolved to include a strong focus on postgraduate supervision, doctoral education, and student success in higher education.

As such, we focus on postgraduate studies in the fields of higher and adult education by means of three focused programmes: the MPhil in Higher Education, the MPhil in Education and Training for Lifelong Learning, and the PhD programme

We also host a biennial conference on Research in Postgraduate Supervision, where a network of scholars from across the globe gathers to discuss cutting edge research in this field. Our short courses aim at building capacity within the broader areas of postgraduate supervision and scholarly practice.

Our research focuses on key areas of higher and adult education, including:

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Postgraduate Studies

Why choose Us?

MPHIL IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The MPhil in Higher Education offers participants the opportunity to engage with current thinking about higher education issues, and develop their research skills in investigating such issues.

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Why choose Us?

MPHIL IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

The MPhil in Education and Training for Lifelong Learning offers participants the opportunity to engage with current thinking about adult education issues, and develop their research skills in investigating such issues.

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Why choose Us?

PhD

We offer a PhD by research in the fields of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning. Our current expertise focuses on the areas of learning.

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