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Ms Shubnam Rambharos

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Position: Teaching and Learning Development Practitioner – TLDP
Email: rambharos@dut.ac.za
Tel: 031 373 2189

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B. Sc (Chemistry and Cell Biology) 
  • NHD: Post School Education
  • B. Tech: Chemistry

BIOGRAPHY

Shubnam Rambharos works across various programmes in Academic Development involving staff, curriculum and student development. She previously co-managed the Extended Curriculum Programmes focusing on proposal and curriculum development, and the grant management of the Extended Curriculum Programmes. She was also involved in New Academic Staff Induction, staff development for multimodal teaching and learning, programme review and evaluation and the Teaching and Learning Conference. Shubnam coordinated the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Series which provides a forum for a scholarly and collegial sharing of ideas on higher education pedagogy, knowledge and curriculum.

Shubnam has recently become responsible for Student Development in the Faculty of Accounting and Informatics and coordinates the First Year Student Experience (FYSE), Senior Year Student Experience (SYSE), Academic Advising, Tutorial and Design Thinking programmes in the faculty. Shubnam is interested in critically reflective pedagogical practice that enhances learning, teaching and assessment through the design of innovative, flexible, integrated and authentic learning activities. As such she is one of the project leaders of the Siyaphumelela 2.0 Moving the Middle Project, focusing on the development of Blended Integrated Leaning and Assessment Projects. Her research interests lie in critically reflective autobiographical narrative inquiry and arts-based methodologies, which she integrates into her practice.

PUBLICATIONS

1.Chitanand, N. & Rambharos, S. 2016. Using Metaphor Drawings to Creatively Imagine New Possibilities for Practice. Journal for New Generation Sciences 14(1): 1–20.

2.Chitanand, N., Rathilal S. & Rambharos, S. 2018. Higher Education Well-being: A Balancing Act (editorial). South African Journal of Higher Education 32 (6): 168–176 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS   

21 – 24 November 2017   

Paper: Integrated Learning and Assessment Projects:  Reimagining Assessment Crossing borders

HELTASA Conference: Higher Education Well-Being: Transcending Boundaries Reframing Excellence, DUT, Durban

5 – 8 October 2018

Paper: Integrated Learning and Assessment Projects:  Innovation in Ways of Being and Doing Assessment

 2nd International Conference on Transformative Education Research and Sustainable Development: Promoting Context-Responsive Wisdom & Knowledge for Sustainable Futures, Kathmandu University Dhulikhel, Nepal

14 – 15 August 2019 

Paper: Determining fitness for purpose of extended curriculum programme design at a University of Technology

2019 National Colloquium on Extended Curriculum Programmes: Three Decades of Foundational Provisioning: Strengthening the Transitions, University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Campus

17 – 19 August 2021    

Paper Optimising Student Success in ECP: A Hybrid Model

2021 HELTASA National Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Colloquium: Promoting Scholarship in ECP, online – hosted by Cape Penninsula University of Technology, Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape

 

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