Predac is the SU short course for the Professional Educational Development of Academics in their teaching role.
The Prontak/Predac programme is annually presented for newly appointed academics at Stellenbosch University.
During this programme, participants will, together with other newly appointed lecturers from different faculties, be given the opportunity to reflect on their views, knowledge and assumptions about teaching, learning and assessment within the context of current thoughts on university teaching. Practical and innovative approaches towards teaching and assessment tasks will be addressed throughout the course. National and institutional frameworks which direct Higher Education in South Africa and at Stellenbosch University (SU) will be covered as well.
Participants will be challenged to judge how knowledge and policy can be applied in a meaningful way in their own subject areas. They will develop a conceptual framework that will enable them to reflect on teaching, learning and assessment in order to plan and expand their own teaching practices.
The programme also provides a unique opportunity for participants to forge relationships with colleagues from their own faculty as well as other departments and faculties in a collegial atmosphere. In addition, they will be introduced to the institutional culture of SU which will hopefully help them feel at home more swiftly.
Please contact the CTL advisor in your faculty or Predac convener Charmaine van der Merwe for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Structure of the programme
Vice-Deans (L&T) nominate participants for the PREDAC-programme. Centralised and faculty-based activities are combined in the programme. Participants are expected to participate in all activities.
Predac is offered as a blended programme on SUNLearn and with face-to-face contact days. For Predac 2020 there are 3 contact days:
o 18 March 2020
o 20 May 2020
o 7 September 2020
Participants also attend SOTL to present their posters, during the last week of October 2020.
Read more about Predac 2019 here.
For their final assessment, Predac participants presented posters of their teaching and learning interventions at the SOTL conference of 30 October 2019.