Online Spring Short Courses 2020
More information on our September and October 2020 Workshops
Dear ADA Delegates,
We hope that you are all still safe and healthy, and continue to be productive during these difficult times of Corona-19 lockdown and physical distancing.
Writing Boot Camp
In this newsletter we are launching our first online Writing Boot Camp that will take place from 26 - 30 October 2020, focusing on writing and publishing articles, and grant applications
The Writing and Publishing an Article during the finals phases of the PhD course will take place online over five days from 26 - 30 October: This Boot Camp will be an opportunity for those of you that are planning to submit an article this year and that will already have a draft article to work on during the course. Your facilitator, Prof Ruth Albertyn from our Stellenbosch University Centre for Higher and Adult Education, is a seasoned instructor and writing mentor and has been teaching this course with amazing outcomes for the ADA since 2015. The course can only accommodate eight delegates (to ensure optimal interaction with Prof Albertyn), and is aimed at late-phase PhD candidates and recent graduates (More info).
At the same time, we will offer a Grant Writing Fundamentals course online over two morning sessions on 29 and 30 October. Our presenter will be Ms Riana Coetsee, the International & Early Career Research Grants Manager at Stellenbosch University. As an experienced grants manager, she will take you through the components of a high quality proposal when applying for funding, and highlight the pitfalls applicants should avoid (More info).
Spring School 2020
In our previous newsletter, we highlighted the workshops in our upcoming online Spring School, aimed at later-phase PhD candidates that are preparing to move on to the next steps in their careers, namely Supervising the PhD by publication (14 - 18 Sept, info) and Teaching in the digital world: The use of blended active learning strategies (14 - 25 Sept, half days, info).
The other two courses presented at the Spring School will be on Academic Writing Skills (14 - 18 September info), or those wanting to explore a Mixed Methods Approach to their research (21 - 25 September, info).
The Academic Writing Skills Workshop will aim to demystify the academic writing process and offers practical strategies to help you develop your writing skills, because academic writing is no-one’s first language. The workshop is presented by seasoned writing facilitator Ms Selene Delport, from the Stellenbosch University Language Centre, and includes two one-on-one sessions with a writing consultant, one during the School and one after.
The Mixed Methods course is presented by Prof Tony Ongwuebuzi from the University of Cambridge (UK). The aim of this interactive one-week course is to provide - using frameworks, models, heuristics, and exemplars - a step-by-step guide for conceptualising, planning, and implementing mixed methods research approaches.