Hendrix College A Role Model For Institution In South Africa

Monday, December 3, 2012

Representatives of Durban University of Technology in South Africa recently visited Hendrix College during a two-week fact-finding trip to study assessment, general education curriculum and engaged learning at American institutions, according to a news release from Hendrix.

“We’re interested in hearing colleges share practices on general education and engaged learning,” said Lesley Cooke, specialist for the South Africa university’s Centre for Quality Promotion and Assurance.

With a traditional curricular emphasis on workforce development, Durban is looking at American institutions as models for change, according to the release.

In 2011, the university launched a curriculum renewal project to broaden the educational experience of each student beyond their discipline and prepare graduates for employment and prepared them for citizenship incorporating social justice concerns, Cooke said.

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