Stellenbosch University
Welcome to Stellenbosch University
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) conference
Start: 30/10/2023, 08:00
End: 01/11/2023, 17:00
Contact:Magriet De Villiers - (021) 808 9905
Location: Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)

​​​The annual Stellenbosch University (SU) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) conference will take place on 31 October and 1 November, with pre-conference workshops on 30 October 2023.  We are excited to announce that the conference will be an in-person event, hosted at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).  

This year's conference theme is “Academic renewal towards transformative teaching-learning-assessment in service of society". As the Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement, we recognise that critical academic renewal asks us to enable students to understand and apply “the forms of knowledge and ways of knowing that underpin the academy" (Boughey 2023) – in essence, providing epistemological access (Morrow 1993). We see this as a critical and core mandate of a higher education institution that aims to advance knowledge that is in service of society. 

This year's keynote speaker is Professor Chrissie Boughey. Prof Boughey is a retired (2019) Rhodes University Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic and Student Affairs. She has spent many years working in teaching and learning in higher education from a critical perspective, aimed at promoting social justice. All her published work draws on critical social theory as do the many doctoral students she has supervised. 

Registration will open in June 2023 and will be clearly communicated via various platforms. For any immediate inquiries, please contact Magriet de Villiers at