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CPUT is still receiving a high volume of applications for admission despite the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on operational processes.

Daniela Gachago, an Associate Professor at the Centre for Innovative Educational Technology is thrilled to have secured a Fulbright scholarship to conduct research in the United States.

The Faculty of Education, in collaboration with Belgian universities Ghent, Howest and Odisee recently hosted an international symposium in Stellenbosch to discuss the role of language in teaching.

The theme of the two-day symposium was: Language across the Curriculum: A disciplinary literacy approach to meeting the language and literacy needs of a diverse student population. The event was part of a bigger international collaboration between the Faculty and the Flemish Inter-university Council entitled: Training the Teachers of the Future: Language Policy and Literacy at CPUT.

“This project also supports three Masters’ students and one PHD student,” said Dr Candice Livingston, CPUT lecturer and Project leader for the South African team, about the international collaboration. Livingston, together with the organising committee, put together a programme with a variety of sub-themes that included Disciplinary Literacy; Translanguaging in the Curriculum; Teaching language across the curriculum with the use of technology and Language integration in the curriculum.

Prof Piet van Avermaet, the Flemish project leader, presented the opening talk while Dean of Faculty of Education, Prof Thobeka Mda, opened the proceedings. The keynote speakers, who were both from Stellenbosch University, were professors Mbulungeni Madiba, Dean of the Faculty of Education, and Cecilia Jacobs, a Higher Education Professor at the Centre for Health Professions Education.

The plenary speakers were An De Moor, Belgian language expert in Higher Education at Odisee University of Applied Sciences and CPUT’s Biotechnology Professor, Muhammad Nakhooda.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Turning waste into fashion

Students used waste material to produce eye-catching garments during the recent Online Green Fashion Show organised by the Greener Campus Initiative (GCI), a  student society advocating for environmental awareness.

Department of Biotechnology and Consumer Science lecturer, Theloshni Govender is sharing a number of immune-boosting recipes on social media, which she hopes will benefit students during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Residence Business Unit is continuing its drive to improve residential services to students within the bounds of lockdown protocols.

CPUT has secured a grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to strengthen virtual student support services.