Developing the next generation of university teachers

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Wed, 6 Jun 2018
9:15am to 10:45am
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Maplewood B
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The New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) is a systemic mechanism implemented in South Africa’s public universities, designed to respond to the challenges related to composition and capacity of academic staff to adequately respond to the competing demands placed on higher education. These early-career appointees are completely new to formal academic teaching. This paper examines the extent to which existing induction programmes in four institutions align with the aims of ‘transforming’ the academy. Questions arise regarding the development of nGAP appointees as teachers that contribute to institutional changes in pedagogical approaches and to curriculum development more generally.

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