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Curriculum Change Working Group

The Curriculum Change Working Group (CCWG) was set up to explore curriculum change at UCT. It looks at how teaching and assessments, often seen as exclusionary, can be flexible and help students to succeed.

The CCWG is working towards a Curriculum Change Framework that will recommend a detailed plan for curriculum changes as a way towards building a new identity for UCT.

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) has provided interesting examples of curriculum interventions. The CCWG participated in the 3rd Space Colloquium hosted by ICA in 2016 and 2017 to explore practical curriculum changes already taking place within the arts departments.

The CCWG has also organised key activities to promote and support the exploration, including hosting decolonial scholars such as Nelson Maldonado-Torres and CK Raju. These scholars have worked with various departments and students to discuss what a theory of change could mean for UCT. Further discussions with visiting scholars such as Gayatri Spivak, Ngugi wa Thiongo and Mahmood Mamdani have provided further opportunities for the CCWG to define what curriculum change means.

The preliminary framework document for curriculum change at UCT is available for download (see Downloads).