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HELTASA Conference

​The Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) is a professional association for educators and other significant role-players in the tertiary sector.  For more information visit:  http://heltasa.org.za/

ISSOTL Conference

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) ​​invites you to attend their 16th annual conference, ISSOTL19​, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from October 9 to 12, 2019. ISSOTL serves faculty members, staff, and students who care about teaching and learning as serious intellectual work. At this conference, international scholars and educators will come together to share recent work and to discuss how our collective efforts will permeate walls and barriers and promote change in higher education.  

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University will be hosting ISSOTL19 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The theme, SoTL Without Borders: Engaged Practices for Social Change, aims to examine global teaching practices in a meaningful way in the heart of the city of Atlanta. 

Register by 1 September 2019 to take advantage of the early bird discount.

For more information, visit:  https://www.issotl.com/about-issotl​​​

The opening plenary speaker, Dr. Kasturi Behari-Leak, will set the stage and raise important questions about the role of SoTL in decolonization and permeating borders. 

Dr. Kasturi Behari-Leak's session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 pm -7:00 pm

In the context of global curriculum transformation and from a global South perspective, this keynote explores the imposed and self-created borders that continue to ‘discipline’ us into reproducing scholarly processes, practices and traditions that privilege dominant forms of knowledge-making and knowing in teaching and learning. Drawing on a South African case study that explores a framework for curriculum change, the author invites the audience to embrace a social imagination that disrupts and transcends the epistemic, social and cultural borders designed to produce knowledge that is ahistorical and decontextualized. Using a social cartography/ mapping of how we thrive on neatly delineated borders that detach the known from the knower by marginalising or delegitimising knowledges of the Other, this keynote presents a theory of change geared towards a borderless, decolonised, socially just and inclusive pedagogy and scholarship.
Dr. Kasturi Behari-Leak is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Higher Education Development at the University of Cape Town.  She convenes a variety of professional and academic staff development programmes for emerging and established academics to enhance their teaching. Her work focuses on exploring the interplay between structures (national, institutional, departmental and disciplinary) and culture and their influence on lecturers' critical agency in a contested context. She is currently President of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) and serves on the National Teaching Excellence Awards Committee. She is a council member of the International Consortium of Educational Development (ICED) and serves on the advisory sub-committee for the World Universities Network (WUN). She is project leader of a national collaborative project on staff development, commissioned by the South African Department of Higher Education.  She was co-chair of the Curriculum Change Working Group, commissioned by the vice-chancellor at UCT to facilitate engagements on curriculum change and decolonisation across the university.

​South African Association of Health Educationalists Conference

The South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) is an association of health sciences educators from South African universities, NGOs and government and private sectors. The focus of SAAHE is on improving the quality of teaching and learning in health sciences education so as to enhance the delivery of high quality, affordable and sustainable health care to South Africans in both the public and private sector.​  For more information visit:  ​http://www.saahe20​19.co.za/​

Towards Unity for Health conference

TUFH2019 is a Conference that brings together an international audience to discuss social accountability and further explore the four sub-themes of:​​  interprofessional education and practice, remote and rural health, first nations health, future leaders in socially accountable education and research.

Theme:  Social accountability: from evidence to action 
Date and venue:  10 -13 September 2019 – Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia​ 
For more information, visit:  ​https://www.tufh2019.com/