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ADA Online Spring School 2020​
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The ADA will host its second, fully online Doctoral School, Spring School, this year with three week-long courses that take place from 14 - 18 or 21 – 25 September and one course that take place between 14 and 25 September 2020. These courses, as always, will offer high impact research design and methodology training, and academic career development for researchers at the late phase Masters stage and beyond, doctoral candidates (current and prospective) and their supervisors.

Please note that each course below has different offering dates. You can only attend one course, as some of the days overlap.

1 - Teaching in the digital world: The use of blended active learning strategies  (14 - 25 September​ 2020, half days)
Participants will work together and with the presenters, to reflect on being a teacher in a world where using digital technologies and their application in teaching and learning is becoming more and more commonplace.​
Prof Wim van Petegem (KU Leuven, Belgium), Dr JP Bosman, Dr Sonja Strydom and Ms Magriet de Villiers (Centre for Learning Technologies, Stellenbosch University)​  ​|Read ​more​|​ 

2 - Academic writing skills for doctoral candidates​ (14 - 18 September 2020) *New
“Academic writing is no-one’s first language.” This workshop demystifies the academic writing process and offers practical strategies to help you develop your writing skills. 
Ms Selene Delport (Writing Lab, Stellenbosch University) ​|Read m​ore​|  

​​​3 - Supervising the PhD by pub​lication​ (14 - 18 September 2020) *New
This course is aimed at supervisors interested in exploring the PhD by publication as an alternative to the monograph thesis.
Prof Liezel Frick and Dr Sonja Strydom (Centre for Higher and Adult Education​, Stellenbosch University) ​|Read m​ore​|

​​4 - Introduction to mixed methods research: A comprehensive step-by-step approach​ (21 - 25 September 2020) *New​                                                              
The purpose of this interactive 1 week course is to provide, using frameworks, models, heuristics, and exemplars, ​a step-by-step guide for conceptualising, planning, and implementing mixed methods research approaches.
Prof Anthony (Tony) Onwuegbuzie (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and University of Johannesburg​) ​|Read ​m​ore​|  

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Costs:


1. Teaching in the digital world
Main lectures take place from 14 - 25 Sept,
half day sessions and one seminar the week of 2 October
2. Academic writing skills for doctoral candidates
3. Supervising the PhD by publication
4. Introduction to mixed methods research

​Dates: 14 - 25 September 2020
​Course 2 & 3 Dates: 14 - 18 September 2020
Course 4: 21 - 25 September 2020
Early Bird: ​R6 200
Standard: R6 600

​Early Bird: R6 200
Standard: R6 600


Additional information

  • Early Bird prices applicable till ​28 August 2020
  • Last day for payment and applications: 2 September 2020
Course specific information is available on the 
Workshop Information section below. ​

Format:

​​Key​​

  • Open - the course is open for booking and there are open spaces available. 
  • Waiting List - a waiting list is forming, but we're waiting on payment for the courses from delegates. Please register if you would like to attend and we will place your name on the list.
  • Closed - the course has a long waiting list and we have closed bookings.

The ADA reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum attendance figures are not reached. Paid delegates will be refunded in full in the case of a course cancellation.

Cancellations: 

  • The last day for withdrawal from the ADA's Spring School is 15 August 2020 - applicants will receive a 80% refund up until this date and thereafter a 50% refund until 28 August 2020. After 28 August 2020 there will be a 100% cancellation fee applied unless someone else can take your place.
  • No refund will be paid if attendance is cancelled after 28 August 2020.
  • The ADA reserves the righ​t to cancel a course up to 28 August 2020.



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​​Presenters
Prof Wim van Petegem (KU Leuven, Belgium), Dr JP Bosman, Dr Sonja Strydom and Ms Magriet de Villiers (Centre for Learning Technologies, Stellenbosch University).
​Dates
The course takes place from 14 – 25 September 2020, over 10 half day ​​sessions.
1 orientation session and on- boarding + 10  days of course work of 4 hours each, followed by a final seminar the week of 2nd October.​
​Duration

Delegates are expected to log in before and complete the on-boarding sessions before  the course commences to ensure that they have access to the module online, and can access the different sections and materials needed for the course.
-          The online module will be open from 1 September to 5 October 2020.
-          On-boarding takes place the week of 7 September 2020
-          The hands-on instruction will take place from 14 – 25 September (4 hours per day)
-          We will finish with a final seminar the week of 21 September, after which access to the Short Course system expires on 5 October
​Cost​
Early Bird: R6 200
Standard: R6 600
SU staff and stude​nts paying by OE code/student account, retain the Early Bird price until bookings close.
Format
The course will be offered as a fully online interactive course. There will be daily/ twice-weekly short real-time lectures in the form of webinars, as well as structu​red self-paced learning activities for each day. Participants will be supported throughout the course by means of active mentoring groups.

The course will run over t​wo weeks (10 week days with a weekend in between) and it is expected of participants to commit 3-4 hours of work every (week) day bringing the total time commitment to 30-40 hours over the two weeks. The course is designed to be flexible and to allow for active engagement around participants’ schedules. 

  • The facilitators will lead interactive discussions and facilitate the small group exercises and presentations. There will be a cap-stone activity on the last day of the course in which participants will share their chosen blended active learning teaching project with the class in order to celebrate new skills, gain feedback on practical application as well as reflecting on the future as digitally fluent teachers.
  • Delegates are expected to actively participate in all course activities and help promote a classroom environment as a community of learners throughout the online course. Learning from peers will be an important part of this course as we jointly discuss key aspects of what it means to teach in the digital world. 
  • Please plan to allocate three to four hours per day to the course so that we can cover all the themes, meet the course objectives, and apply what you have learned or incorporate feedback from the lecturer.​
​Requirements
Participants should have a genuine interest in digital technologies and their application in teaching and learning. Some basic experience with the use of learning technologies in general might be helpful in the practical sessions.

Delegates are required to test their MS Teams compatibility, attend the orientation session in the week of 7 September (about 45 minutes) and fully complete the on-boarding sessions before the course commences to ensure that we are able to resolve any accessibility issues in good time.
​Target audience

The course is designed for the teacher of the future, from new lecturers to more senior academics from all disciplines, with a keen interest in teaching and learning at the one hand, and digital technologies at the other hand.

​Participants should want to learn to

  • Further develop their skills on how to teach in the modern (digital) age;
  • How to activate learners both in a face-to-face and an online learning environment;
  • How to blend these different worlds into one new integrated learning experience;
  • How to cope with fast moving new trends in digital learning technologies;

How to apply these insights into their own practice as a teacher (and a learner), etc.

What to bring?
​It is required for the participants use own devices (laptop, smartphone) to participate in the course.​ Participants should also make sure they have reliable and fast internet to make sure that they are able to join the real-time webinars on Microsoft Teams, as well as to access the self-paced learning activities. 


Course Description

The course will concentrate around the following themes:

  • Understanding the basics of blended active learning as a foundation for good academic teaching,
  • Using digital tools for classroom-based active learning,
  • Going fully online as teacher and learner,
  • Blending classroom and online learning experiences into a meaningful integrated learning experience,
  • Reflecting through action research on your own practice as a teacher in the digital world.  

The course will include presentations of theoretical evidence-based concepts, models and frameworks, good practices, inspiring examples, practical illustrations, and interesting (open) resources, combined with hands-on exercises. Together with the instructors, course participants will work together and reflect on how to change their own practice as a teacher in the digital world.


Course Outcomes
A​t the end of the course, the delegates will be able to:
  • Describe the fundamentals of active- and blended learning and apply them into a classroom, a fully online and a blended learning environment;
  • Search, assess and use up-to-date learning technologies in order to improve their own teaching;
  • Design, develop and implement meaningful learning experiences in order to activate learners;
  • Apply action research for reflection on their own practice as a teacher in the digital world.


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​​Presenters
Ms Selene Delport (Writing Laboratory​, Stellenbosch University)
​​Date
14 - 18 September 2020
Duration
The course takes place from 14 - 18 September 2020.
1 orientation + 5 days online teaching. The course cost includes two, free one-on-one sessions with an SU writing lab consultant: One during the course duration and one by the end of the year.

Delegates are expected to login before and complete the on-boarding sessions before the course commences to ensure that they have access to the module online, and can access the different sections and materials needed for the course.
  • The online module will be open from 7 - 25 September 2020, after which access to the module expires
  • On-boarding takes place the week of 7 September 2020
​Cost
Early Bird: R6 200
Standard: R6 600
SU staff and stude​nts paying by OE code/student account, retain the Early Bird price until bookings close.
​Format
The five mornings will consist out of a presentation that includes practical exercises. The presentation will take place virtually on MS Teams from 09:00-13:00 with a break from 10:30-11:30. The presenter will lead interactive discussions and facilitate group exercises. Delegates are encouraged to participate in all the activities and discussions to help promote a learning environment that functions as a community of learners. Learning from peers is an important part of this course as we jointly discuss key aspects of academic writing. During the afternoons, delegates will have the opportunity to prepare for the next day’s sessions in the form of reading and writing tasks as well as discuss their writing one-on-one with a trained writing consultant during the course, and one later in the year. 
​Requirements
There are no prerequisite requirements for this course as the facilitator and consultants focus on the individual needs of each delegate.

Delegates are required to test their MS Teams compatibility, attend the orientation session in the week of 7 September (45 minutes) and fully complete the on-boarding sessions before the course commences to ensure that we are able to resolve any accessibility issues in good time.
​​Target audience
Delegates who have already started writing their doctoral proposals or dissertations and want practical support to improve their texts as well as develop their own writing skills.
​What to Bring?
Delegates are encouraged to bring drafts of their own writing to the workshop
Course Format

  • ​The course will feature a blend of teaching and learning styles:
    • This course will be taught online, using a blend of asynchronous and synchronous teaching, as well as online live teaching. 
    • ​​You should allocate 6 - 7 hours for the day (excluding breaks) to the course so that you can sufficiently go through the materials and apply what you have learned or incorporate feedback from the lecturer.​
    • The course cost includes two, free one-on-one sessions with an SU writing lab consultant: One during the course duration and one by the end of the year.


Course Description
The facilitator takes an ‘outside-in’ approach. The facilitator will start with the general conventions of academic writing and then look at the external structure – how to build a skeleton for your text. She will then move onto the internal structure – how to pack the meat onto the bones so that you eventually have a functioning body of text.

Monday
  • Gaining and keeping momentum in writing
  • Features of academic writing
  • Audience and purpose
  • Academic writing style
  • One-to-one consultations
Tuesday
  • External structure: Titles and headings
  • External structure: The table of contents
  • Writing introductory and concluding chapters
  • One-to-one consultations
Wednesday
  • Writing the literature review
  • Ethical writing practice: Plagiarism and referencing
  • Developing your own academic voice
  • One-to-one consultations
Thursday
  • Internal coherence: Paragraphing
  • Constructing an academic argument
  • One-to-one consultations
Friday
  • Unlocking the research report: writing the abstract
  • How to do self-revision and give peer feedback

Course Outcomes

​After completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop their own writing practice
  • Critically read their own texts
  • Develop their skills as editors of their own texts
  • Refine their own academic voices


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​​Presenters
Prof Liezel Frick and Dr Sonja Strydom (Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch University)
​​Date
14 - 18 September 2020
​​Duration
The course takes place from 14 - 18 September 2020.
1 orientation session + 5 days online teaching

Delegates are expected to login before and complete the on-boarding sessions before the course commences to ensure that they have access to the module online, and can access the different sections and materials needed for the course.
  • The online module will be open from 7 - 25 September 2020, after which access to the module expires
  • On-boarding takes place the week of 7 September 2020
​Cost
Early Bird: R6 200
Standard: R6 600
SU staff and stude​nts paying by OE code/student account, retain the Early Bird price until bookings close.
Discipline Fields
All disciplines considering supervising a PhD by publication.
Format​
This online course will include:
  • Various synchronous and asynchronous learning and collaborative opportunities
  • Working in smaller online groups
  • Virtually critically engaging with a wide range of international views on the topic
  • Daily touch-base virtual sessions with your course facilitators
  • Course requirements
    • Access to a stable internet connection for the duration of the course
    • Online availability from 09:00 to 16:00 (excluding breaks and lunchtime) for the duration of the course (Friday we will finish at 13:00)
    • Willingness and preparedness to participate in all individual and collaborative online activities (synchronous and asynchronous)
​Requirements
Delegates should hold a PhD or be about to graduate. This is not a course for PhD candidates that wish to understand how to do a PhD by Publication. 
Basic computer literacy.
Access to a wi-fi enabled laptop / tablet for the duration of the course.
Delegates should have a Gmail account to access some online resources. 

Delegates are required to test their MS Teams compatibility, attend the orientation session in the week of 7 September (45 minutes) and fully complete the on-boarding sessions before the course commences to ensure that we are able to resolve any accessibility issues in good time.
​Target audience
Supervisors interested in exploring PhD by publication as alternative to the monograph thesis. Applicants should be about to graduate with their PhDs, or are already supervising a thesis.
Course Format
  • ​The course will feature a blend of teaching and learning styles:
    • This course will be taught online, using a blend of asynchronous and synchronous teaching, as well as online live teaching. 
    • ​You should allocate 6 - 7 hours for the day (excluding breaks) to the course so that you can sufficiently go through the materials and apply what you have learned or incorporate feedback from the lecturer.​


Course Description
During this hands-on course, participants will be introduced to a number of themes related to a PhD by publication. We will begin the journey of discovery by highlighting the main tenets of PhD by publication. In particular, we will draw on the differences between a monograph and thesis by publication. During this session we will also explore institutional policies related to this format and how agency and power relations could be considered in moving a conversation about this format further in an institution.
 
The next theme focuses on raising awareness of the pedagogical approaches associated with PhD by publication. Feedback and critical views from practicing and experienced supervisors will form the basis of this theme. This theme will be followed by a practical session where emphasis will be placed on the development of a supervision framework which could benefit both student and supervisor. 
 
The last two themes underline the importance of sharing scholarly work based on this format with the broader community. Firstly, we will examine the different steps to consider when deciding to publish one of the articles in the thesis in academic journals. This will be followed by an exploration of alternative ways of sharing your scholarly voice. Particular emphasis will be placed on various modes of online dissemination of your scholarly work.

Course Outcomes

​After completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • ​Outline the main differences between a monograph and thesis by publication
  • Explore context-specific pedagogical approaches relevant to their own institutions
  • Critically explore the different aspects related to the development of a supervision framework
  • Understand the various facets to be considered when preparing for article publication in an academic journal
  • Highlight alternative online modes of sharing their scholarly voice wit​​h a broader community


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​​Presenters
Prof Anthony (Tony) Onwuegbuzie (University of Cambridge & University of Johannesburg)
​​Date
21 - 25 September 2020
Duration

The course takes place from 21 - 25 September 2020.
1 orientation session + 5 days online teaching

Delegates are expected to login before and complete the on-boarding sessions before the course commences to ensure that they have access to the module online, and can access the different sections and materials needed for the course.
  • The online module will be open from 7 September - 5​​​ October 2020, after which access to the module expires
  • On-boarding takes place the week of 14 September 2020
​Cost
​​Early Bird: R6 200
Standard: R6 600
SU staff and stude​nts paying by OE code/student account, retain the Early Bird price until bookings close.
​Requirements
Participants should have a basic understanding of the process of research. It is essential that the delegates come to the course prepared to co-construct knowledge by contributing to the dialogue whenever possible. 

Delegates are required to test their MS Teams compatibility, attend the orientation session in the week of 14 September (45 minutes) and fully complete the on-boarding sessions before the course commences to ensure that we are able to resolve any accessibility issues in good time.
​​Target audience
This course will benefit delegates who want to learn the basics of mixed methods research. It will be particularly useful for students who are at the early phases of their PhD, who can use this course to develop or to improve their doctoral proposals, or other delegates (e.g., early career scholars, advanced quantitative researchers, advanced qualitative researchers) who wish to learn how to conceptualise, to plan, and to implement a mixed methods research study. The course is highly interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and trans-disciplinary—consistent with the instructor, who will use examples from the educational, social, and health sciences to illustrate mixed methods research concepts.
​What to bring?

Delegates will maximise the utility of the course if they bring an idea that is at either the conceptualisation phase or the planning phase of the mixed methods research study.
Course Format
  • The course will feature a blend of teaching and learning styles:
    • This course will be taught online, using a blend of asynchronous and synchronous teaching, as well as online live teaching. 
    • ​​You should allocate 6 - 7 hours for the day (excluding breaks) to the course so that you can sufficiently go through the materials and apply what you have learned or incorporate feedback from the lecturer.​


Course Description
The purpose of this interactive five-day course is two-fold. The first purpose is to provide a step-by-step guide for conceptualising, planning, and implementing mixed methods research studies. This interactive session, for graduate students and emergent researchers, will provide frameworks and heuristics for selecting and applying research techniques and validating, interpreting, and reporting results of mixed methods research studies. The instructor will provide published examples and illustrate applications of statistical software (e.g., SPSS), and qualitative and mixed methods research software (e.g., QDA Miner) that integrate a variety of text analysis and statistical techniques. 

The second purpose is to provide an array of publishing tips and approaches for applying evidence-based standards and guidelines when reporting results and writing the mixed methods research article that builds on the frameworks provided by Leech and Onwuegbuzie (2010a, 2010b), Onwuegbuzie and Corrigan (2014), and Onwuegbuzie and Poth (2015).
 
Course Outcomes

​After completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define mixed methods research
  • Describe the 13 major steps in the mixed research process, which comprises
    • ​​determine the goal of the study
    • conceptualise the research objective(s)
    • determine the research/mixing rationale(s)
    • determine the research/mixing purpose(s)
    • determine the research question(s)
    • select the sampling design
    • select ​the mixed methods research design
    • collect the data
    • analyse the data
    • validate/legitimate the data and data interpretations
    • interpret the data
    • write the final report
    • reformulate the research question(s)

  • Define and explain quantitative data analysis
  • Choose knowledgeably from a variety of quantitative data analysis techniques
  • Define and explain qualitative data analysis
  • Choose knowledgeably from a variety of qualitative data analysis techniques
  • Describe the definition and purpose of the mixed data analyses
  • Explain the difference between mixed data analyses and quantitative data analyses
  • Explain the difference between mixed data analyses and qualitative data analysis
  • Compare/contrast the role of quantitative and qualitative research in mixed data analyses
  • Explain how mixed data analyses can enhance representation
  • Explain how mixed data analyses can enhance legitimation/validity)
  • Explain several mixed data-analytic designs
  • Describe the 13 criteria that are used to make decisions during the mixed data analysis process
  • Link research questions to mixed data analysis techniques
  • Choose knowledgeably from a variety of mixed data analysis techniques
  • Understand the role of computer-assisted data analysis software programs when conducting mixed data analyses
  • ​Understand the standards and guidelines for conducting and publishing mixed methods research