This is a central university service that supports all academic staff in their professional development. Educational Consultancy provides designated support to all categories of academic staff at the University within faculties to promote best practice in teaching, learning and assessment. The goals of this unit are to identify, assess and disseminate new developments and good practice which serve to enhance the learning experiences of students.
Academics have a complex duty that often calls for specialisation in diverse fields. Having insight and knowledge on a variety of specialist areas are only optimally leveraged when the lecturer uses optimal methods to share this competence. The University of Pretoria recognises the difficulty of the multidisciplinary nature of the lecturing profession and thus Education Consultants (ECs) are placed in a position to act as teaching and learning advisors. In this way the competence of the subject and educational specialists can be combined to optimise teaching through training, advice, collaboration and planning.
ECs understand that the kind of support needed by staff will vary according to context and the stage of their careers. It is also recognised that staff with differing kinds of employment status might require different kinds of support.
Feel free to discuss your needs with your faculty consultant who will help to identify the best solution for that particular situation.
Contact us: Education Consultant Staff