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Professional Development

The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching provides a range of ways that staff and senior postgraduates can develop their knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning in higher education. These offerings include informal and informal courses, various innovation projects with which staff can become involved, resources for supporting independent learning, and funding opportunities. 

The New Academic Practitioners' Programme is an induction programme hosted and run by CILT. This holistic programme of professional development supports new academics at UCT, with less than five years’ experience in higher education.

TSCOT provides a collegial space to debate, discuss and strategise around issues that academics identify as their key challenges. In the safety of a small group, academics are encouraged to work together to improve their professional practice in the context of higher education teaching and learning. TSCOT also creates a robust space for critical discussions on the dynamics of teaching in a transforming and diverse higher education classroom.  

The Supporting Emerging Academics Teaching programme focuses on the teaching and career development needs of aspiring academics - both senior postgraduate students, and non-permanent staff at UCT.  Run in a variety of models to suit the needs of a diverse group, this programme takes a strongly practise oriented approach. 

Facilitating Online provides a solid foundation for facilitating online events and courses. It is registered as a short course at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Aimed at change agent educational technologists and educators within the African Higher Educational sector, course participation is entirely online and will require up to 8 hours of participation per week.

The Course and Curriculum Design (CCD) team consults with staff upon request and assists in helping to conceptualise your needs for all forms of course design, including online and blended learning. We provide various forms of support which can include curriculum redesign or enhancement, technical advice, etc.

  • ePortfolios

Although sometimes used for student assessment, ePortfolios are increasingly required for applications for awards in both teaching and research.  Additionally, constructing and maintaining an ePortfolio can be a keep part of building an online presence as a participant in professional or higher education spaces. For more information, contact  Nicola Pallitt or check out the CILT Events Calendar for the workshop on creating your own ePortfolio.  

CILT manages the Teaching with Technology grants which this year are focused on Humanities projects.