CGHE Webinar

Intersections of Time and Discipline: CHERTL Research Symposium

Date: Monday, 15 April 2024 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Zoom webinar
Speaker(s):
  • Margaret Blackie, Rhodes University
  • Prof Jo-Anne Vorster, CHERTL, Rhodes University
  • Prof Elizabeth Mavhunga, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Mrs Kelly Vorster, Rhodes University
  • Prof Eureta Rosenberg, Rhodes University
  • Prof Brandon Collier-Reed, University of Cape Town

We are delighted to announce the upcoming symposium featuring experts and emerging scholars in higher education, science education, engineering education and interdisciplinary education. It is a unique opportunity to connect with colleagues beyond our usual silos.

The golden thread is a large multi country longitudinal project following students through their chemistry and chemical engineering degrees across six institutions in three countries. The project was led by renown higher education scholar Paul Ashwin with Mags Blackie, Jenni Case, Jan McArthur, Nicole Pitterson, Renee Smit, Ashish Agrawal, Kayleigh Rosewell, Alaa Abdalla and Benjamin Goldschneider.

Speakers have been asked to talk about their own research in relation to one of the papers that has already been published out of this project.

Program

12pm GMT
Speaker: Margaret Blackie – UKSA and GEEK
An introduction to the project: the nuts and bolts of how it worked and how we worked together

12:20pm GMT
Speaker – Jo-Anne Vorster
Jennifer Case, Ashish Agrawal, Alaa Abdalla, Nicole Pitterson & Jan McArthur (2022) Students’ experiences of the value of lectures for their learning: a close-up comparative study across four institutions, Teaching in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2022.2101096

12:50pm GMT
Speaker – Elizabeth Mavhunga
Ashwin, P., Blackie, M., Pitterson, N. et al. Undergraduate students’ knowledge outcomes and how these relate to their educational experiences: a longitudinal study of chemistry in two countries. Higher Education, 86, 1065–1080 (2023). DOI: 10.1007/s10734-022-00962-1

10 minute break

1:30pm GMT
Speaker – Kelly Vorster
Paul Ashwin, Benjamin Goldschneider, Ashish Agrawal & Reneé Smit (2023) Beyond the dichotomy of students-as-consumers and personal transformation: what students want from their degrees and their engagement with knowledge, Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2023.2267589

2pm GMT
Speaker – Eureta Rosenberg
Jan McArthur, Margaret Blackie, Nicole Pitterson & Kayleigh Rosewell (2022) Student perspectives on assessment: connections between self and society, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 47:5, 698-711, DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2021.1958748

2:30pm GMT
Speaker – Brandon Collier-Reed
Agrawal, A., Carroll, J., Blackie, M., Rosewell, K., & Pitterson, N. (2023). Impact of curricula on student learning: a comparison of six chemical engineering programmes in three Washington Accord countries. Southern Journal of Engineering Education, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.15641/sjee.v3i1.1474

3pm GMT
Vote of thanks Renée Smit

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