From October 18 to 20, a delegation from the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Bath visited Stellenbosch University. Their visit kicked off with a warm welcome dinner at the historic De Volkskombuis, hosted by Sarah van der Westhuizen and Sarah Richmond from the Stellenbosch University International Office (SUI). The guests were treated to an array of authentic South African cuisine, setting the tone for a fruitful exchange.
On Thursday, October 19 Dr Rob Eaton (Curriculum Development Manager) Ms Abby Osborne (Assessment and Feedback Development Lead), and Ms Stephanie Kamffer (Project Officer), started the deliberations by sharing their innovative strategies and methodologies in teaching-learning-assessment (TLA). They also discussed the professional development of lecturers for their TLA. The ensuing discussion revealed several areas of mutual interest between the University of Bath and Stellenbosch University.
In the afternoon, the DLTE introduced the Bath counterparts to the functions and operations of its five units – the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Centre for Learning Technologies (CLT), Language Centre (LC), Academic Planning & Quality Assurance (APQ), and Hybrid Learning (HL).
The morning of October 20 was dedicated to further exploring common TLA ground and discussing potential collaborations between the two institutions. The visit was not only productive but also marked the beginning of what promises to be an enriching partnership.