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Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Work session: SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2019

The Faculty's closing date for applications for the SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2019 is 26 July. If you are considering applying, you may be in need of support with your portfolio.

​On 12 June Karin Cattell-Holden will be available in Room 403 in the main Faculty of Arts building between 13:00 and 14:00 to answer any questions you may have about the format and cont​ent of the portfolio for the above awards as well as the evaluation criteria the Faculty and institution will be using. You are welcome to bring your portfolio along for discussion.


The Faculty's Teaching and Learning Hub aims to provide teaching staff members with the  advice  and support to develop and enhance their teaching practice. The Hub's activities, including this online resource,  should allow you to further explore 'good teaching' and the innovative pedagogical tools available to you. 

Our aim is to provide support for the facilitation of problem-based learning through student-centred teaching practices. A reflective teaching practice requires the sharing of teaching lessons learnt within and across academic departments.  This web page is continually updated with case studies, useful resources and news articles, which we hope will help you build on on your teaching successes.

On this page you can further have a look at what the Hub offers in terms of upcoming teaching and learning events, opportunities for professional development, useful resources, blended learning guidelines, and (most importantly) hands-on lecturer support for the design and implementation of innovative learning activities.


Quote of the Week:

"Is [higher education] an interested observer or strategic actor looking to influence the world in which it operates? If it is the latter, then the area where it can, and should, make an impact is on inequality."
(Atherton, G. 2018. Higher education can take a lead in fighting inequity. University World News. 23 November. Issue No:530. Accessed 25 November 2018.)

 SoTL 2019:  Abstract submissions now open


The 12th annual Stellenbosch University (SU) conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) will take place on 29 and 30 October 2019. Pre-conference workshops will be offered on 28 October 2019. The conference is free for SU academics.

The conference will take place at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West.

The purpose of the conference is to offer SU academics the opportunity to participate in conversations about teaching practices and philosophies. This year's conference should once again be an exciting and informative event. (Your) Teaching matters @ SU is the overarching theme for this year's conference.

Please go to web address to find all the information on registration and submitting an abstract.

Enquiries: or Karin Cattell-Holden,

Who is the hub?

Dr Karin Cattell-Holden

Senior Advisor, Centre for Teaching and Learning​

Faculty Advisor: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Tel: 021 808 3074


Neil Kramm

Blended Learning Coordinator


Tel: 021 808 9617

Prof. Pieter Fourie

Vice-Dean: Social Sciences / Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Tel: 021 808 2119