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NEW UKZN BOOK ON TEACHING AND LEARNING

November 17, 2016

Professor Kriben Pillay next to a poster promoting the new book at the recent UKZN Teaching and Learning Conference.

The College of Law and Management Studies’ (CLMS) Teaching and Learning Office has published the second volume of articles on teaching and learning by academics in the College. The volume is titled: “Teaching and Learning in the College of Law and Management Studies: Shared Approaches, Lessons and Good Practices, Volume II”.

Compiled and edited by the College Dean of Teaching and Learning, Professor Kriben Pillay, and former Head of the College Teaching and Learning Unit, Dr Caroline Goodier, the current volume covers teaching and learning in the Disciplines of Accounting, Economics, Information Technology, Leadership and Management. 

One of the Accounting articles in the volume by Professor Nick Wood won the first ever CLMS Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research prize in 2015. The article investigated the professional accounting association’s influence on Higher Education accounting pedagogy. American author and speaker, Mr Steven Harrison, who presented at last year’s 9th UKZN Teaching and Learning Conference, wrote that Pillay’s preface is ‘a beautifully written piece and a clear call for academia, and all of us, to look deeper’.

One of the Accounting articles in the volume by Professor Nick Wood won the first ever CLMS Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research prize in 2015. The article investigated the professional accounting association’s influence on Higher Education accounting pedagogy.

American author and speaker, Mr Steven Harrison, who presented at last year’s 9th UKZN Teaching and Learning Conference, wrote that Pillay’s preface is ‘a beautifully written piece and a clear call for academia, and all of us, to look deeper’.

 Dr Ari Naidoo of UNISA said UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies was doing what the teaching and learning sector at UNISA would like to do.

 Pillay said it was gratifying to see an upsurge in the scholarship of teaching and learning, to the extent that the College was able to publish two volumes within a two-year period. ‘This is the first of its kind at any university in the country, and the articles from both volumes, freely available for download from the College website, go beyond disciplinary concerns and into the heart of a range of approaches to enhancing teaching and learning, and thereby, student success. These articles have much to offer academics in other disciplines as well,’ said Pillay.

‘I would like to place on record that both volumes would not have seen the light of day without the expert project management skills of teaching and learning research assistant, Ms Kriyanka Moodley,’ said Pillay. ‘Her management of the project covered diverse areas such as liaising with the authors and editors; obtaining publication permissions; overseeing layout, design and proofreading; developing promotional materials, and finalising electronic and print publication.

 ‘I am mentioning this in particular as this ethos of developing teaching and learning interns, both at the College level and in the office of the Director of Teaching and Learning, Dr Rubby Dhunpath, has had the effect of developing new capacities in young postgraduate students that will stand them in good stead in the future. In this direct form of learning by doing, we also see the essence of teaching and learning in action,’ said Pillay.

The foreword was written by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the College, Professor John Mubangizi, while the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Teaching and Learning, Professor Renuka Vithal wrote the back cover endorsement.


Thandiwe Jumo

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