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Teaching & learning
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Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning are the core functions of any university and UCT is constantly trying to improve the experience of teaching and learning for academic staff and students alike.

UCT aims to produce graduates that not only embody the desirable attributes of critical thinking, technical and literary competence, but also are committed to life-long learning and global citizenship with a social consciousness. They should be appropriately prepared for the demands of the 21st century.

In order to achieve these goals, the teaching and learning environment must stimulate both students and staff to be full participants in learning. It also requires ongoing attention to the structure and content of the curriculum, and to the ways that scholarship and research impact on this curriculum.

UCT is committed to “afropolitanism”, which emphasises the need for Africa’s voices to be embedded in the curriculum, and in the learning spaces.

Teaching resources are available from the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT).