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Integration of CI and Research

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Art in Schools NSCAD University/Stellenbosch University​​

The Art in Schools Initiative's mission is to develop, encourage, and promote creative thinking amongst teachers and learners by inserting visual art projects into the curriculum.

Contact person: Ms Elmarie Costandius

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Disaster Risk Studies Honours Project

​Students enrolling for the Disaster Risk Studies module in their Geography & Environmental Studies Honours degree are provided with an opportunity to undertake participatory field research among low-income urban communities, running workshops and undertaking qualitative surveys of poor living environments.​

Contact person: Ms PJ Zweig​

Research report on leadership and integrity in the developmental context​​

This research constitutes a valuable study regarding the link between integrity and leadership, and the impact that integrity and leadership has in institutional and social developmental contexts. Specifically, the report investigates the interdependencies that exist between a leader's integrity and institutional integrity (ie. the integrity of the political processes that guide institution building). Policy-makers will use the report as a working document.

Contact person: Dr Minka Woermann​​






Kayamandi Visual Communication  ​Design Bridging Programme

A bridging programme was developed in cooperation with the NGO Kuyasa in Kayamandi to assist learners to develop and enhance skills in Visual Communication Design (VCD) in order to encourage learners to apply for the course in VCD at Stellenbosch University.​​

Contact person:  
Ms Elmarie Costandius​​​


Towards a dialect-neutral assessment instrument for the language skills of South African English- and Afrikaans-speaking children ​

​The project aims to render a comprehensive, dialect-neutral and culturally fair language test for use with Afrikaans-speaking and South African English-speaking children. This test will be used by speech-language therapist to distinguish between children with typical language development (those who speak a mainstream dialect as well as those who speak a so-called “non-standard” dialect) and children who present with a language delay or disorder. The test has been developed and local norms are currently being obtained. The norming entails administering the test to a total of 1800 4- to 9-year-olds; at present more than 950 children have been tested, in Caledon, Calvinia, various suburbs of Cape Town, Cradock, Graaff-Reinet, Kleinmond, Merweville, Paarl, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Tshwane, Upington, Vredendal, Welkom and Worcester. The parents of these children received valuable feedback on their children’s language skills. Academics and undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Department of General Linguistics and the Division for Speech, Language and Hearing Therapy as well practising speech-language therapists from several provinces are assisting with norm collection. ​

​Contact person: Dr Frenette Southwood​