The three Foundation lecturers in Public Administration and Governance (PAG) have
not only been busy implementing their new Foundation curriculum this year, they have also actively engaged in important dissemination activities to share their experiences with the wider university community. In August they participated in the regional ECP Symposium hosted by the ECP Unit at Fundani, at Granger Bay.
Then last week, they also presented their work at the one of the parallel sessions addressing the topic of Responsive Curriculum Initiatives at the 4th Annual UNISA Academic Development Symposium in Bellville. This regional symposium brought together academics and practitioners from the various institutions in Cape Town and provided an important platform for everyone involved in this curriculum revisioning project to describe the educational principles that informed the Foundation curriculum design.
The curriculum design team and current Foundation lecturers, Megan Alexander, Andre Cornelius and Robert Schultz, were supported during their 18 month curriculum revisioning project, by Lynn Coleman from the ECP Unit, Fundani. The team’s networking and dissemination activities for 2018 are not yet complete – they hope to take their work to the HELTASA Conference at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in November.