Prof Paulette Bloomer
Teaching and learning at the University of Pretoria are regarded as core to the academic enterprise. This is reflected in the manner in which the Executive portfolios are structured, the range of faculties at the University, the strategic planning practices, and the range of services supporting academic staff and students.
I envisage a Faculty that continuously refines instructional practices in order to deliver graduates with appropriate attributes to enter the workplace as highly skilled professionals, or to undertake postgraduate research in a research-intensive university.
The University of Pretoria has set itself the strategic goal to achieve excellence in teaching and learning, benchmarked against international research-intensive universities. To achieve this goal, research, focusing on tertiary mathematics and science education, should become an integral part of research activities in the Faculty. This will ensure that our teaching practice is informed by international best practices that have been rigorously scrutinised and proven to be relevant and suitable to our context.”
The content and structure of qualifications are continuously revised and adapted, and new, more focused programmes are developed to keep abreast of global trends. At the Faculty we train versatile problem solvers who can easily adapt to changing circumstances and take the lead in their field of specialisation.