Programme and Book of Abstracts

Book of abstracts ECP Symposium 2017_FINAL

Draft Programme

Wednesday 30 August 2017
8:30 – 8:55 Arrival, tea and coffee and registration
9:00 – 9:15


Introductions and Welcome:

Prof Anthony Staak: Deputy Vice Chancellor: Academic, CPUT

9:20 – 10:10 Keynote Address

Dr Bongi Bangeni and AProf Rochelle Kapp

Negotiating learning and identity: a longitudinal perspective on student transitions to and within university

Session One

10:15 – 10:45

 Kelly-Laubscher & Paxton (UCT)

An intervention to teach the assessment discourse of biology


Hutchings et al (UCT)

Transforming Journeys. Online Postgraduate Writing Courses


Norodien-Fataar, (CPUT)


The cultivation of learning dispositions among first-generation disadvantaged students at a South African university

Shandler & Cachalia (UJ) 

From implementation to impact: Foundational provisions at the University of Johannesburg

10:45 – 11:00 Tea
11:00 – 11:30 Special Invited Presenter

Dr Honji Conana (UWC)Supporting students in accessing undergraduate science: researching curricular and pedagogical approaches

Session Two

11:35 – 12:05


Alexander et al (CPUT)

Critical Friends: developing reflective researchers and practitioners

Namakula (Wits)

Experiences of writing center peer tutors mentoring 1st year B.Ed. students in an embedded academic literacy intervention programme

Pearce (CPUT)

The Step-up Program: Support for the student-in-transition in Extended Curriculum Programmes at CPUT

McKenzie (CPUT)

How well do ECP students do in comparison with their mainstream peers in final year? Pilot analyses from CPUT programmes

Luckett et al (UCT)

Towards Decolonising a Humanities Extended Degree Programme

Coetsee (US)Measuring academic literacies in a responsive and inclusive ways
12:10 – 12:40 Harris & Jacobs (CPUT)

Quality of Extended Curriculum Programmes in Engineering: how is it measured?

Bernard (US)

Understanding attitudes towards Extended Curricula Program (ECPs) and ECP students

Moodley (UWC)

Collaborative Learning- A teaching strategy to enhance authentic learning at university

12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 Special Invited Presenter

Daniel Munene (UCT)

Making education development initiatives key drivers to student success at university.

Session Three

2:05 – 2:35

Basitere & Ivala (CPUT)

Implementation of Blended Learning: The experiences of students in the Chemical Engineering ECP Physics course

John et al (CPUT)

Student understanding of Vectors in ECP: a research based curriculum development investigation.

Hugo (CPUT)

Drawing Africans: Disrupting the Eurocentric graphic design curriculum at CPUT through action research

Nomdo et al (UCT)

Designing a MOOC in Africa: The case of ‘Writing your World’ MOOC

2:40 – 3:10 Morris (CPUT)

The affordances of using interactive multimodal classroom resources

Pienaar et al (UCT)

A formative assessment to establish student’s foundational knowledge of Life Sciences at entry into university

Magoda (CPUT)

The effect of change of environment on student performance: a case of student transition to University

Du Toit (UNISA)

Digital Mobilities to Mediate Reading Intervention strategies based on Course Content

3:15-3:45 Special Invited Presenters

Dr Mark Winter and Nama Kone (UJ)

Initial gaps in mathematics knowledge and ways to address them: the case of extended Engineering students

3:45 – 4:00 Tea, Networking, Evaluation


Tea and Coffee available throughout the day