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Experiential Education expert at SUEEC
Author: Student Affairs / Studentesake
Published: 22/09/2020

​A world renowned subject-matter expert and knowledge creator in the field of experiential education will be one of the extraordinary keynote speakers at the Stellenbosch University Experiential Education Conference (SUEEC) in November 2020.

Prof George Kuh, Founding Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus at Indiana University (IU), will be engaging with the SUEEC participants as one of the extraordinary keynote speakers on Research and Innovation in Experiential Education conference track. Prof Kuh accredited with founding some of the most important tools and frameworks used within higher education today, has more than 400 publications and made several hundred presentations on topics related to institutional improvement, university student engagement, assessment strategies, and campus cultures. His recent books include Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015), Ensuring Quality and Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale (2013), High Impact Practices (2008), Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle (2007), and Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter (2005, 2010).

As Founder of IU's Centre for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement and related instruments for law students, beginning college students, and faculty, Kuh also took the first-ever in-depth look at the factors that help or hinder the careers of graduates of arts-intensive training high schools and postsecondary institutions as the founding director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment and the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project.

Prof Kuh will be presenting a master class about Research and Innovation in Experiential Education at the SUEEC, a virtual experience conference hosted by Centre for Student Leadership, Experiential Education and Citizenship (CSLEEC) at the Division for Student Affairs on 10-11 November 2020. The Research and Innovation in Experiential Education conference track explores experiential education and experiential learning as expanding frontiers in higher educational research and innovation in responding to pressing humanitarian needs and issues of social justice. Experiential education as integrated in the curriculum presents exciting new opportunities for scholarship and research. A rigorous and well-developed scholarship agenda in the area of experiential education can lead to innovation moving institutions beyond current limitations.

“It is an incredible privilege and honour to have Prof Kuh present a Keynote and Master Class at the SUEEC. His work continues to influence our theoretical approach and experiential learning methodology," said Ruth Andrews, Chairperson of the SUEEC Steering Committee and Manager of the SU Co-curriculum Office at CSLEEC.  Other keynote speakers that will be at SUEEC include Profs Alice Kolb, Thuli Madonsela, Jonathan Jansen, Arnold Schoonwinkel, Hester Klopper, Dr Choice Makhetha and Mr Mustafa Erdogan.

  • Early bird registration for the SUEEC was open until 20 September 2020, and normal registration is open from 21 September until 27 October 2020. Join us on 10-11 November 2020 for this virtual experience.

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