2018 EXTENDED CURRICULUM PROGRAMMES COLLOQUIUM

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This is an annual Colloquium held at various universities to provide an ideal platform for academics and other stakeholders in higher education institutions to share ideas, research findings about various aspects of Extended Curriculum Programmes, and discuss the challenges experienced and possible solutions. The 2018 Colloquium is designed to thoughtfully engage with ways of reclaiming education in the light of the future of Extended Curriculum Programmes.

About the Conference

The dispensation of the advocation for free higher education as well as the massification of students in the South African Universities opens itself to a wide range of burning questions related to the future of Extended Curriculum Programmes (ECP). Initially and fundamentally, the ECP’s genesis in South Africa, is rooted in the DHET’s quest to equip students who are at risk because of their disadvantaged educational backgrounds, to support them academically with knowledge, skills and competencies in their first years to strive through and successfully complete their studies. However, the biggest question is: What is next in the future of Extended Curriculum Programmes?

The 2018 National Extended Curriculum Programmes/ Foundation Colloquium will be hosted by the University of Venda, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, 22nd – 23rd August 2018 at Khoroni Hotel in Thohoyandou.

This is an annual Colloquium held at various universities to provide an ideal platform for academics and other stakeholders in higher education institutions to share ideas, research findings about various aspects of Extended Curriculum Programmes, and discuss the challenges experienced and possible solutions. The 2018 Colloquium is designed to thoughtfully engage with ways of reclaiming education in the light of the future of Extended Curriculum Programmes.

Each paper will be limited to 20minutes for presentation, discussion and questions.

Criteria for selection of abstracts:

Linked to the conference theme
Clear focus on one or more of the subthemes
Underpinned by theory
Adhere to the following technical criteria:
Arial 12pt in MS Word format
1.5 line spacing
Abstract heading Arial 14pt bold
Maximum of 5 key words
Abstract submission must be made online at: http://www.univen.ac.za/ecpcolloquium/ecpcolloquim-call-for papers/. For more information about the conference, email us onecpcolloquim@univen.ac.za and http://www.univen.ac.za/ecpcolloquium/ecpcolloquim-registration/. For more information visit: http://www.univen.ac.za/ecpcolloquium/ or call Mr Mbodila on 015 962 8911.
Accordingly, we invite you to submit Abstracts of not more than 250-300 words in line with but not limited to the main theme and the following sub themes:

– Curriculum alignment between ECP and the main stream
– Improving Information Literacy Education skills in ECP
– Thinking beyond ECP traditional to technological advancement teaching and learning techniques
– Putting equal emphasis and accountability to ‘access’, ‘participation’, ‘retention’, and ‘success’ of Foundation/ECP students
– Teaching and learning with Emerging Technologies (TLET)
– The impact of mentoring and tutoring in increasing the throughput rates of ECP students
– Capacity building by uplifting the skills and leadership levels of ECP academic staff

Conference Book of abstract

The theme for ECP Colloquium 2018 is “Reclaiming Education: What is next in the Future of Extended Curriculum Programmes?”. We solicit submissions of Abstracts of not more than 250-300 words on all relevant topics including, but not limited to:

  • Curriculum alignment between ECP and the main stream
  • Improving Information Literacy Education skills in ECP
  • Thinking beyond ECP traditional to technological advancement teaching and learning techniques
  • Putting equal emphasis and accountability to ‘access’, ‘participation’, ‘retention’, and ‘success’ of Foundation/ECP students
  • Teaching and learning with Emerging Technologies (TLET)
  • The impact of mentoring and tutoring in increasing the throughput rates of ECP students
  • Capacity building by uplifting the skills and leadership levels of ECP academic staff
Accommodation Information

Each delegate is required to make their own accommodation arrangements. The following hotels are willing to give each delegate a discount:
• Porche Villa: www.porche-villa.co.za (website); info@porche-villa.co.za (email); 076 446 0322
• Hotel2Ten: http://www.2tenhotel.com (website); reservations@2tenhotel.co.za (email);
015 963 0210
• Khoroni: http://www.khoroni.co.za (website); info@khoroni.co.za (email); 015 962 4600

• Kalahari Inn: http://www.kalahariinn.co.za (website); info@kalahariinn.co.za (email); 015 963 3755

Terms and conditions: The booking must be made directly with the hotel reception and not through booking agents or websites. There are also other reasonable guest houses in close proximity to the conference venue (University of Venda).

Important Dates

30 May 2018 Abstract submission deadline

15 June 2018 Notification of acceptance of abstract

1 August 2018 Registration Closes

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