About the host: REGENT Business School
Regent Business School (RBS) is a Private Higher Education Institution registered in line with the RSA Higher Education Act (101 of 1997). RBS was established the year 1998 as a post-apartheid empowerment institution offering both affordable and accessible business and management education programmes. The vision of Regent Business School is to be a leading provider of entrepreneurial, business and management education and to develop business leaders through research and innovation. It aims to provide accessible, affordable, and quality entrepreneurial, business and management education via the supported distance mode of delivery that is responsive to the critical needs of South Africa and the African continent within the context of a dynamic global environment
More on this year’s theme
A “hot” topic globally is the development of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Our environment, context and ongoing technological advancements not only influence the ways in which students learn but also play a role in shaping their learning needs. While these factors have become important drivers of innovation, it has also underscored the importance of creating a quality learning experience for students. In particular, the COVID-19 pandemic and the 4th industrial revolution became strong drivers of change and influenced how institutions deliver teaching more recently.
As higher education institutions continually reflect on teaching and related support mechanisms to enhance teaching delivery, an expanding range of online teaching platforms, technologies, creative ideas and innovative teaching delivery methods become available. How do we know, however, that these ‘innovations’ are effective, especially in terms of enhancing the students’ learning experience and do not compromise quality? Do we simply have good ideas that seem like an effective solution to a momentary crisis and, have we truly reflected on practical implications of these innovative ideas?
As the world emerges from post-covid effects and all institutions build and recreate new pathways into the future, the Quality Forum 2022 draws on peers in the higher education sector to reflect on practices that have worked well over the last few years and those which call for a fresh approach to teaching and learning. Further, the Forum hopes to trigger engagement on whether existing quality mechanisms are still relevant in assessing the quality of evolving pedagogies or whether these, too, require reform.
- The Forum is open to
- individuals who are directly involved in strategic planning, specifically quality assurance and institutional research.
- those with an interest in or who work in areas of teaching & learning, innovation and/or educational development, incl. academics & faculty staff.
- all with an interest in quality in higher education.
- The Forum will emphasize peer-to-peer engagement, sharing of experiences/challenges and peer-to-peer advice.
- The Forum will be held in hybrid mode (limited attendees in person and online) in Durban.
Watch this space for more details on the event!