AFRICAN DOCTORAL ACADEMY Stellenbosch University September and October Short Courses

AFRICAN DOCTORAL ACADEMY
Stellenbosch University
September and October Short Courses

Online Spring Short Courses 2020

​More information on our September and October 2020 Workshops

 

 

 

African Doctoral Academy: Introducing our first online Writing Boot Camp! 26 - 30 October 2020

 

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AFRICAN DOCTORAL ACADEMY
Stellenbosch University
September and October Short Courses

 
 

 

Spring School: 14 - 25 September


The Spring School features four courses taught over two weeks in September, featuring writing, supervision, research and teaching skills.

 

Writing Boot Camp: 26 - 30 October


The Writing Boot Camp offers you the opportunity to finish off your draft article or grant application that you planning to complete this year.

 
 

 

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 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.

 
 

 

Online Spring School: 14 - 25 September 2020

 
 

Online Writing Boot Camp: 26 - 30 October 2020

 
 
 

 

Writing Boot Camp 2020

 

1. Writing and publishing an article during the final phases of the PhD  



26 - 30 October​ 2020

Publishing 'boot camp' for doctoral delegates in the final phases of their thesis; a draft of the article is required to work on during the course.​
- Prof Ruth Albertyn (Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch University and University of Stellenbosch Business School​)​ |Read ​more​|​ 
 

2.  Grant writing fundamentals​



29 - 30 October 2020

The Do's and Don'ts of Grant Writing and where to start looking for funding. ​
- Ms Riana Coetsee (Division of Research Development, Stellenbosch University) ​|Read m​ore​|  

 

 
 

 

Important Information:
Spring School 


Dates: 14 - 25 September 2020
  - Week 1 and 2  (14 - 18) /(21 - 25) Sept
  - Teaching in the Digital World: 14 - 25 Sept (mornings).
Costs per course: 
   - Weekly:
   - R6200 (Early Bird)
   - R6600 (Standard price)
​  Closing dates for payments: 
   - Early Bird: 28 August
   - Standard price : 2 September 
Contact Us: adainfo@sun.ac.za

 

Important Information:
Writing Boot Camp


Dates: 26 - 30 October 2020
Writing and Publishing an Article: 26 - 30 Oct
Grant Writing Fundamentals: 29 - 30 Oct  (mornings)
Costs per course: 
   - Weekly: R6600 (Early Bird)   
   - R7100 (Standard price)
   - Two day course: R1350
​  Closing dates for payments: 
   - Early Bird: 30 September
   - Standard price: 16 October
Contact Us: adainfo@sun.ac.za

 
 

 

Online Programme - Spring School 2020



The ADA will host a second virtual school from 14 – 25 September. As always, we will offer high impact research design and methodology training, for researchers in the late Master's stage and beyond, doctoral candidates (current and prospective) and their supervisors.
 

Each workshop has a detailed course and format description (links as below). Please note that each course below has different offering dates. You can only attend one course in a week, as the days overlap.
 

1 - Teaching in the digital world: The use of blended active learning strategies
(14 - 25 September​ 2020, half days)


Participants will reflect on being a teacher in a world where using digital technologies, and their application in teaching and learning is becoming more commonplace.
- Prof Wim van Petegem (KU Leuven, Belgium), Dr JP Bosman, Dr Sonja Strydom and Ms Magriet de Villiers (Centre for Learning Technologies, Stellenbosch University)​  ​|Read more​|​ 
 

2 - Academic writing skills for doctoral candidates​ (14 - 18 September 2020) *New


“Academic writing is no-one’s first language.” This workshop demystifies the academic writing process and offers practical strategies to help you develop your writing skills. 
- Ms Selene Delport (Writing Lab, Stellenbosch University) |Read more​|  

​​​3 - Supervising the PhD by pub​lication: An introduction​ (14 - 18 September 2020) *New


This course is aimed at supervisors interested in exploring PhD by publication as alternative to the monograph thesis.
- Prof Liezel Frick and Dr Sonja Strydom (Centre for Higher and Adult Education​, - Stellenbosch University) ​|Read more​|
 

​​4 - Introduction to mixed methods research: A comprehensive step-by-step approach​ (21 - 25 September 2020) *New


​The purpose 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.
- Prof Anthony (Tony) Onwuegbuzie (University of Cambridge, UK and University of Johannesburg​) ​|Read ​more​|  

Please note that the week-long courses will take place over one week, but delegates will be required to sign in and complete an orientation in the week before the course commences. You can attend only one course per week, as they take place at the same time.

We are excited to continue offering our online workshops - and hope that we can welcome you to some of our interventions still this year. Please remember that you can also chat to us on our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Please keep safe and healthy! 
 - Team ADA

The African Doctoral Academy is situated within the Africa Centre for Scholarship at Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 21 808 9057
email: adainfo@sun.ac.za 
Web: www.sun.ac.za/ada