“The aim of this Colloquium is to help and equip you, our academic staff, with new information on what is happening in the education sector and to share with you best practice from your peers to help improve your delivery of information in class and ultimately, the throughput rate of the College,” said Leon Beech, Principal Beech during his “setting the scene” remarks at the first Colloquiums held at Northlink College’s Protea Campus.
These Colloquiums were held the day before Trimester 2 registration and the other before the day the Second Semester registration and saw interesting topics that ranged from “The 4th Industrial Revolution” at the Engineering Colloquium to “Smart Apps for Education” that was discussed at the Business and General Colloquium.
“The educational mode of delivery cannot stay the same. We need to change as the student population and their interests change so that they can be reached and be taught on their level,” added Neil Maggott, Deputy Principal: Corporate Services, the MC for the Colloquiums.
The Colloquium also saw Sello Sethusha, Assistant Director – DHET, addressing the Engineering academic staff and Martha Collett, CATHSSETA Western Cape Regional Co-ordinator, speaking to the Business and General Studies academic staff about what their respective organizations are currently busy with and who they foresee the various changes that would need to take place in the future to better the delivery of education and training.