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Monday, 11 November 2019

Crucial and dynamic teaching in higher education

DISTINCTION IN TEACHING: CPUT’s Prof Muhammad Nakhooda with former Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela at the 2019 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, hosted by the University of Stellenbosch. DISTINCTION IN TEACHING: CPUT’s Prof Muhammad Nakhooda with former Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela at the 2019 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, hosted by the University of Stellenbosch.

The universities in the Western Cape mutually benefit from best practices and advances in the crucial and dynamic teaching and learning space in higher education, so that they remain responsive and current in order, to attract and engage the best minds.

This is according to Prof Muhammad Nakhooda from the Department of Biotechnology, who recently attended the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Conference, at the University of Stellenbosch. As a recent Fellow of the Teaching Advancement at University (TAU), Nakhooda presented his research based on the development of a multilingual pedagogy for Biotechnology.

Nakhooda says his research is a novel approach for the Sciences, which seeks to widen access to the science curriculum for English second language students. It seeks to address the systemic challenge of language in higher education, by harnessing the linguistic resources already prevalent in the students’ minds. In this manner, challenges are viewed as opportunities, student capital is recognised, and students are given agency to become involved in and guide their learning journey.

It was a deeply enriching experience to have been part of the TAU Fellowship journey. It afforded me the opportunity to reflect on my teaching philosophy, develop personally and professionally as well as implement a wealth of shared ideas in my classroom. It was this experience and knowledge that I brought to the SoTL Conference”

He adds that the TAU project, is an initiative of the Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology, which forms part of Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of South Africa (HELTASA). It brings together academics from all universities in South Africa, who are recognised for their distinction in teaching and learning.

It was a privilege to interact with and learn from excellent teachers… And we hope to do the same at CPUT's Research in Teaching and Learning Conference on the 5th of December this year.”

Written by Aphiwe Boyce