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​​​​​The name of the “Auxins” originates from Greek (auxano) and means “to grow”.​

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) started the Auxins to accomplish their task of supporting SU academics in their teaching responsibilities.​ To read more about the Auxins, click here.

The Auxins therefore has as its aim to create the following growth opportunities for SU academics:

  • Windows for innovative teaching and assessment practices on campus
  • Opportunities for academics to examine and deepen their knowledge about topics of own interest in the arena of teaching and learning at SU
  • A Scholarship of teaching and learning route on the growth route of becoming reflective lecturers.

​For resources of previous Auxins, click here.​

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Die oorsprong van die naam “Auxin” is Grieks (auxano) en beteken om “te groei”. 

Die Sentrum vir Onderrig en Leer (SOL) het die Auxins begin in die uitvoering van hulle taak om US-akademici met hulle onderrigverantwoordelikhede by te staan. Om meer oor die Auxins te lees, kliek hier​

Die doelwit van die Auxins is om vir US-akademici die volgende groeigeleenthede te skep: 

  • Toonvensters vir​ innoverende onderrig- en assesseringspraktyke op kampus 
  • Geleenthede vir akademici om hulle kennis oor onderwerpe in die arena van onderrig en leer aan die US, waarin hulle self belangstel, te ondersoek en te verdiep.
  • 'n Padkaart vir akademieskap vir onderrig en leer as deel van die algehele groeiproses vir dosente om reflektiewe dosente te word.

Vir hulpbronne van vorige Auxins, kliek hier.​

Igama elithi “i-Okzini" lisuka kwigama lesiGrike elithi “auxano" nelithetha ukuthi “ukukhula".

IZiko lokuFundisa nokuFunda (IFF) laqala i-Okzini ukuze lifezekise umsebenzi walo wokuxhasa abahlohli nabafundi base-SU kumaxanduva abo okufundisa. Ukuze ufunde kabanzi ngee-Okzini, cofa apha

I-Okzini ke ngoko inezi zinto njengenjongo yayo yokudala la mathuba alandelayo ukulungiselela abahlohli nabafundi base-SU:

  • I-Windows ukulungiselela imisebenzi yokufundisa nokuhlola ekhampasini
  • Amathuba abahlohli nabafundi okuba bahlole ze benze nzulu nangakumbi ulwazi lwabo malunga nemixholo abanomdla kuyo kwimeko yokufundisa nokufunda e-SU
  • ISkolashiphu sendlela yokufundisa nokufunda malunga nendlela yokukhula ekubeni ngabahlohli abasebenza ngokubonakalisa. 

Ukuze ufumane imithombo yoncedo yee-Okzii zangaphambili, cofa apha​.

​​2021 Auxins​

February 23, 2021
 Prof Susan van Schalkwyk, Professor in Health Professions Education and Director of the Centre for Health Professions Education in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Topic: Scholarship, scholarly teaching and SoTL: implications for the ‘professoriate’.

March 23, 2021
 A/Prof Robbie Pott: Department of Process Engineering

Topic: Balancing SoTL & disciplinary research.​​

April 13, 2021
 Dr Nompilo Tshuma, Lecturer in the Department of Curriculum Studies & the Centre for Higher and Adult Education​

Topic: Towards humanising online postgraduate supervision: Reflecting on student experiences in lockdown​

May 25, 2021
 Dr Marenet Jordaan, BAHons Journalism convener, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Topic: Developing a knowledge skills module for first years.​​

July 20, 2021
 Dr Margaret Blackie, Senior Lecturer in Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, current SU Teaching Fellow

Topic: Students' Developing Conceptions of Knowledge: Insights from a longitudinal study in Chemistry

August 24, 2021
 Dr Marianne Unger, Senior Lecturer, Division of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Topic: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts – exploration of the 4C-ID model for curriculum design

October 5, 2021
 Dr Marianne McKay, AgriSciences

Topic: Curriculum Renewal​

​​2020 Auxins​

September 22
 Prof Geo Quinot

Topic: Higher education in community – collaborative higher education, an ethic and pedagogy of care and Ubuntu.

August 25
 Salisha Maharaj and Dr Christina van der Merwe

Topic: Emergency migration to online teaching in the Covid-19 pandemic: Impact on the mental health and wellness of lecturers and other university staff.​​


28 July 2020
 Prof Karin Baatjes​

Topic: Teaching and learning in the Theory-Practice Nexus​

26 May​ 2020
 Prof Mbulungeni Madiba​

Topic: Implementing multilingualism in South African universities: dilemmas and innovations​


28 April 2020
 Dr Maricel Krügel​

Topic: Designing your teaching online

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  • Auxins take place once a month during lunch time (12:45 – 13:45).
  • Venue: MSTeams during lockdown. When there is no lock-down in place, Auxins will be screened on MSteams and also be held simultaneously face-to-face at Den Bosch (41 Victoria Street opposite House Skuilhoek and directly behind the Conservatoire, on Stellenbosch campus).
  • Enquiries: gdullaart@sun.ac.za​
  • Bookings: Lucy Lucks
  •   llucks@sun.ac.za​
  •   021 808 3717