by Nicoline Herman. Comfort zones are dangerous places (Pullein, 2018). Covid-19 shook us out of our comfort zones and forced us to think and do differently and say "yes" to the unfamiliar. Calamity indeed created opportunity in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment at Stellenbosch University during this time of Emergency Remote Teaching. Because our teaching matters more than ever during Covid-19, so does our individual and collaborative leadership.   Iindawo esiziva sonwabile kuzo zingabanobungozi (Pullein, 2018). Le Covid-19 isincothule kwezo...

By Dr Karin Cattell-Holden    Does your teaching matter to the university?  Journeying through the unchartered territory of COVID-19, “our bodies, our selves, and our environment” (Tronto, 2010:160) are characterised by a new vulnerability which highlights the need for care at higher education institutions. Maak jou onderrig saak vir die Universiteit? Noudat ons die onbekende terrein van COVID-19 betree het, word “ons liggame, onsself en ons omgewing” (Tronto, 2010:160) gekenmerk deur ‘n nuwe kwesbaarheid, wat die behoefte aan sorg by hoëronderwysinstellings beklemtoon. Ukuqatshelwa kokufundisa (kwakho)...

by Rhoda Malgas and Dr Ethel Phiri       The COVID-19 lockdown brought into sharp relief the constraints that first-generation students faced even before the pandemic. Here we report on the incredible efforts of students to stay academically productive and on insights that we have gained as we support them.       Ukumiswa ngxi kweenkqubo ngenxa yeCOVID-19 kuye kwezisa isiqabu esimandla kwimiqobo ebijamelene nabafundi abazinzalelwane zalapha kwanangaphambi kwalo bhubhani. Apha, sinikela ingxelo ngemigudu emangalisayo eye yenziwa ngabafundi ukuze baqhubele phambili kwizifundo zabo nangobulumko esiye sabuzuza...

By Hanelie Adendorff and Charmaine van der Merwe In this blog, Hanelie Adendorff and Charmaine van der Merwe discuss why the current drive to take our assessments in the remote, online space, could be a unique opportunity. In hierdie blog bespreek Hanelie Adendorff en Charmaine van der Merwe waarom die huidige beweging om ons assesserings in die afgeleë, aanlyn ruimte af te neem, ’n unieke geleentheid kan bied. Kule bhlogo, uHanelie Adendorff noCharmaine van der Merwe baxoxa ngesizathu esenza ukuba le ndlela ikhuthazwayo...

By Anthea Jacobs Students need special skills, behaviours and attributes to achieve success in a modern, fast-paced world. As university teachers, we are uniquely positioned to help students develop such skills. (Y)our teaching matters! “Studente het spesiale vaardighede, eienskappe en gedrag nodig om in die moderne wêreld met sy vinnige pas sukses te behaal. As universiteitsopvoeders is ons in ʼn unieke posisie om studente te help om sulke vaardighede te ontwikkel. Jou onderrig maak saak!” “Abafundi badinga izakhono, iindlela zokuziphatha neempawu ezikhethekileyo ukuze...

By Melanie Skead Can our teaching transcend conformity and retrogression? Can our teaching play a role in dealing effectively with racial tensions? Our teaching matters because it is here that we find “the most radical space of possibility”. Kan ons onderrig uitstyg bo konformisme en agteruitgang? Kan ons onderrig ‘n rol speel in die effektiewe oplossing van rassespanning? Ons onderrig maak saak want dit bied ‘n ruimte wat besonder oop is vir moontlikhede. Ingaba ukufundisa kwethu kugqithisa ukuvumelana nokubuya umva? Ingaba indlela esifundisa...