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Interdisciplinary curriculum design: a case study from an Introduction to Humanities module for EDP students
Start: 25/09/2018, 12:45
End: 25/09/2018, 13:45
Contact:Ms Nothemba Nqayi - (021) 808 3717
Location: Den Bosch, 41 Victoria Street (opposite House Skuilhoek and directly behind the Conservatoire)

AUXINS hosted byThe Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Title of PresentationInterdisciplinary curriculum design: a case study from a module on gender, culture and religious diversity as part of the EDP support subject Introduction to the Humanities.
Summary of InvitationThe CTL hereby invites you to a lunch-hour “padkos session" as part of the AUXIN Project. The AUXIN Project aims to create growth opportunities for SU lecturers.
Title and Name of PresenterDr Anita Jonker
Short BiographyAnita Jonker coordinates the four interdisciplinary modules in the EDP support subject, Introduction to the Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She does the curriculum design and teaches English in the Humanities, which provides content-based language support in the four subject-specific modules. Jonker specialises in the key role of multilingual technical terminology and generic academic vocabulary in student success. She has developed a multilingual Political Science glossary of 950 terms for her PhD study to test empirically whether students perform better academically when they regularly engage with the key concepts of a subject field in their mother tongue. She has also developed multilingual glossaries for the various subject-specific modules in the Introduction to the Humanities module to help multilingual students to achieve their academic potential.
BlurbIn this interdisciplinary module on gender, culture and religious diversity, the curriculum is designed to instil a broader worldview in multilingual students from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. Two guest lecturers from different faculties were invited for their expertise in this regard. Prof Dennis Francis (Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) gave an introduction about gender concepts that are essential to understand in any critical discussion on the human dignity of the LGBTIQA community and women. Prof Xolile Simon (Department of Practical Theology and Missiology in the Faculty of Theology) introduced students to the main religious traditions and the potential of intrareligious, interreligious and secular dialogue to resolve local and international conflict peacefully. Students were encouraged to discuss the prevailing attitudes in their religious and cultural communities that might undermine the rights of the LGBTIQA community and women in society. Prof Simon encouraged students to participate in lectures in isiXhosa, Afrikaans and English so that their contributions could form part of the curriculum content, while their multilingual identities were acknowledged in the process.
Key WordsGender, culture and religious diversity, interdisciplinary cooperation, multilingualism.
Date of Presentation25 September 2018
Time12:45 – 13:45
VenueDen Bosch, 41 Victoria Street (opposite House Skuilhoek and directly behind the Conservatoire)

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