Extended Curriculum Programmes: Teaching and Learning activities

  1. Orientation week programme

The purpose of this programme is to ensure that, students accepted into the ECP are familiar with the campus, and staff members and they are given information about the programme and related information such as financial matters, and career guidance. Students are taught in this programme to take responsibility for their own studies and to value the opportunity of being accepted into the ECP.

  1. #ChooseUP Day

#ChooseUp Day is held in the second semester of the academic year. The purpose of this day is to increase the number of students who accept the Extended Curriculum Programme option as their first choice for its benefits and not as a default option. For the ECP this programme is run with great assistance from the Mamelodi Campus alumni (volunteers) who have finished their studies in minimum time. The alumni’s contribution helps to change perceptions of the programme through the initiation of a number of projects under the guidance of the Faculty-Student Advisor (FSA) and supported by the Dean’s office.

On #ChooseUP Day prospective students begin the programme (day activities) by visiting the Hatfield campus, then proceed to Mamelodi Campus to attend the Dean’s information session and tour the campus. After the Mamelodi Campus visit, prospective students and parents can go home.

  1. Assessment:

During the semester, students write a number of assessments: class tests, assignments, practical work (in selected modules) and two-semester tests for each module. All these assessments will build up a semester mark. Each module has a specific breakdown of these marks. Details can be found in a study guide for each module.

  1. Lunch hour seminars for students

These seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:00-12:50. The Wednesday seminar series were established to assist undecided students to make career decision as well as to give students more information on particular matters (transfer to different study field or faculty, student health, student support, etc.). These seminars are organised through the Head of Academic Programmes.

  1. Teaching and Learning (T&L) Day workshops

Education Innovation (EI) department facilitates T&L workshops. Academic staff from ECPs and Augmented Programme (ENGAGE) come together and learn about new innovative technics for improving the T&L of their modules as well as sharing best practices and their research interest. These workshops are co-hosted by both Programmes. The workshops are usually held at the end of each semester.


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