06 November 2014 Volume :2 Issue :56

Launch of UKZN Book on Teaching and Learning Practices

Launch of UKZN Book on Teaching and Learning Practices
Cutting cake to celebrate the launch of a book written by UKZN academics are (from left) Professor Renuka Vithal, Professor Kriben Pillay and Professor John Mubangizi.

The College of Law and Management Studies Teaching and Learning Unit recently celebrated the launch of the first of its kind, a book that deals specifically with Teaching and Learning.

The book titled: Teaching and Learning in the College of Law and Management Studies: Shared Approaches, Lessons and Good Practices which was launched at the Colleges Research Day is a compilation of published articles and book chapters authored by the Colleges academics.
College Dean of Teaching and Learning, Professor Kriben Pillay’s objective was to bring together material from disparate sources so that there was an increased awareness of what is being accomplished across the College in teaching and learning.

Speaking at the event, UKZN’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Teaching and Learning Professor Renuka Vithal commended the College for being trailblazers in the field of teaching and learning and said she is looking forward to more publications in future.

‘I would like to congratulate the College of Law and Management Studies for setting the bar so high. We are especially pleased to see an increase of grants that have gone to the College and how they are bearing fruit. When I saw the book I had to send it to the Deans of the other Colleges so that they can also start thinking about doing the same for their Colleges,’ she said.

To commemorate this big occasion, the contributors to the book, namely Dr Shaun Ruggunan, Professor Betty Mubangizi, Professor Manoj Maharaj and Ms Upsana Singh from the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance, Dr Gerry Bokana and Ms Vanessa Tang from the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Graduate School of Business and Leadership academics Ms Cecile Gerwel Proches and Shamim Bodhanya each received the first printed copies of the book along with Ms Fiona Farquharson who edited the book. The book covers five themes:

• Theoretical approaches to teaching and learning.

• Creative pedagogy using simulations and software.

• Teaching, learning and assessment.

• Enhancing student access and throughput Social regeneration through practitioner research and public leadership.

The book will be available in electronic format and at a cost of R40 for the hard copy.

Thandiwe Jumo

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