How effective is our teaching in our classes
There is much debate within the higher education community on how teaching or teaching effectiveness may be defined. For instance, Centra (1993:42), defines effective teaching as that which produces beneficial and purposeful student learning through the use of appropriate procedures. Braskamp and Ory, (1994:40) define effective teaching as the creation of situations in which appropriate learning occurs and shaping those situations is what successful teachers have learned to do effectively.
Researchers deserving of recognition
The stars fell into place as the night skies ushered in VIP’s and their spouses to the Annual Awards for Research & Rectors Award for Teaching Excellence at the glamorous Bon Hotel on the evening of 20 November 2014.
Long flowey ball gowns, bowties and lounge suits were the order of the night as recipients and their spouses enjoyed an evening of leisure, pleasure and entertainment by the extravagant and delightful Jennifer Jones.
Faculty of Management Sciences Research Awards
The Faculty of Management Sciences held its 7th Annual Research Awards on 24 October 2014 at Lord’s Signature hotel. The aim of the event is to recognise those that work tirelessly to ensure the research culture does not die within the faculty. The event was themed ‘Setting the scene for the next generation of researchers in the Faculty of Management Sciences’.
Researchers excited about future prospects
On 17 October 2014, the Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences held their Annual Research Awards function on the banks of the Vaal River. The Bond Hotel & Conference Centre played host to this function where five recipients were recognised for their contribution towards research in this faculty.
Academics championing research
Away from the hustle and bustle of city life CBD of Vereeniging, lies the serene setting of The Lords Signature Hotel that hosted the Annual Faculty of Human Sciences Research Awards ceremony on 16 October 2014.
The Dean of the faculty; Professor Riana Van Der Bank, is an exceptional example of excellence as she encouraged and led her team of academics into completing their research projects to ensure that the faculty produces results that will ultimately benefit the institution, the community, business and government at large.