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  • Department of African Languages develops national multilingual resource for higher education

    Posted on August 03, 2018

    Learning through the medium of one’s home language can facilitate learning. Being linguistically competent in one’s home language can facilitate the learning of other languages and even learning through the medium of other languages. In a multilingual setting where English, for...

  • Young lecturer use analogies to assist students in Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Posted on May 01, 2018

    Johan Liversage, one of the lecturers in the Molecular and Cellular Biology module says the first-year students enrolled in this module come from diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding regarding cellular biology. In previous years the students were asked to make analogies for the various...

  • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) in the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences: Innovative solutions

    Posted on April 25, 2018

    The process involved in the OSCE practical examinations in the Faculty of Veterinary Science created significant challenges due to the number of students involved. During the practical exam, students are given six minutes to do a procedure in a laboratory or the skills lab and then proceed to...

  • Continuing Professional Development to Enhance University Teaching

    Posted on March 27, 2018

    Continuing Professional Development to Enhance University Teaching

  • MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme

    Posted on March 27, 2018

    The University of Pretoria entered into a partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to offer scholarships to academically talented but financially needy youth from Africa to study at the University of Pretoria from 2014 to 2023.

  • At the Starting Line: Gearing up for Tertiary Education

    Posted on March 27, 2018

    The University launched a first ever Small Private Online Course (SPOC) in December 2017 to all provisionally accepted first year students for 2018. The course, entitled “At the Starting Line: Gearing up for Tertiary Education” is a fully online student preparation course that assists...

  • WATCH: Health Sciences and hybrid learning — like a horse and carriage

    Posted on November 02, 2017

    The Faculty of Health Sciences has a long and proud tradition of excellence in the education of health care professionals. At the heart of this is the Faculty's commitment to quality in teaching and learning.

  • WATCH: Online learning contributes to student success

    Posted on October 20, 2017

    For two decades the University of Pretoria (UP) has offered a blended approach to teaching and learning. This model has secured a place for UP as a leader on the African continent in the use of a blended learning model.

  • UP receives Carnegie Foundation grant

    Posted on August 01, 2017

    The Carnegie Foundation awarded a grant of $200 000 to the University of Pretoria and three other South African universities to fund research on the impact of the educational technology strategies that were deployed during the disruptions caused on campuses during the #feesmustfall campaign in 2016.

  • Academic Achievement

    Posted on May 19, 2017

    The awards for teaching and community engagement were handed over at the Achiever’s Evening on 9 May

  • Online learning for student success

    Posted on May 02, 2017

    While the traditional lecture is still the foundation of most learning at UP, the contemporary online learning environment provides students with the complementary learning opportunities required for achieving deep learning.

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