Sunday, April 10, 2011

The big walk

So there we were - marching down Roeland Street dressed as Batman.
This was Marian Pike's inspired idea to consolidate the Faculty's participation in projects in "The Fringe: Cape Town's innovation district".
It was part of the revamped Faculty Training Day.  The Faculty has six training days per year.  The purpose of these days is for us to get to know each other, to find out about events at the University and to improve our skills levels related to our jobs.
Other highlights of the day included presentations by Mr Pieter Mathews who presented a stunning slideshow of architectural works by his firm, Mathews and Associates. Then there was Prof Matti Tedre who talked about the gentle art of academic publishing. There were also presentations about first aid, photography and learning styles.
The next training day will centre around improved teaching an learning, to prepare us for the re-curriculation and restructuring of the faculty as well as the the next round of Institutional Reviews by the Higher Education Quality Committee.  Once again, though, the focus should be on keeping the training days exciting and meaningful.  Thanks to all involved in making this one so special.