The writing development for the edited collection entitled Reflecting on teaching in ECP (see Call for contributions_ECP lecturers) started in earnest this month when the final chapter submissions were selected for inclusion in the book. A total of 18 submissions were received from colleagues across the regional universities in the Western Cape and nine chapter proposals were finally accepted. Two of these are from colleagues at CPUT. The development of the collection is being supported by the ECP Unit, Fundani and is currently edited by Lynn Coleman. The collection aims to shine the spotlight on the innovative practices of ECP lecturers and how they respond to their unique classroom environments. There is also a strong writing development angle built into the collection and authors will be encouraged to write in very communal and collaborative ways. Special virtual and face-to-face writing cafes have been set-up to encourage authors to write together and benefit from their shared, collective, knowledge and experience.
Over the past two weeks special dialogue and feedback meetings took place between the editor and authors – helped along by technology which enable these conversation to continue despite geographical divides. We will continue to use technology as a resource to foster a collective and shared commitment to the development of book. Captured below are Amanda Morris and Cheri Hugo, both lectures in the Design Foundation course, discussing their chapter with Lynn using Skype. Their chapter will focus on how they have used decolonisation as a theoretical lens to interrogate their practices as lecturers’ within an visual communication course that promotes a eurocentric gaze on visual art and design.