Southern African Universities Learning and Teaching (SAULT) Forum SIG

Southern African Universities Learning and Teaching (SAULT) Forum SIG

Co-convenor: Kibbie Naidoo,

SIG description:

Arising as a partnership of ICED and Heltasa, the SAULT Forum is a regional network which aims to support dialogue and collaboration for the development of teaching and learning in higher education in Southern Africa. The ‘Region’ of Southern Africa is defined as including the following countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The aims are to: promote interaction and collaboration among members for the purpose of the development of teaching and learning; support research into teaching, student learning, higher education policy relevant specifically to the context of the region; support the emergence of new national educational/academic development networks in every country; facilitate access to the network of educational and academic development experts in the theory and practice of educational development in HE internationally.

The SAULT Forum holds regional meetings and supports about the improvement of teaching and learning. It makes available documents, papers, and multi-media materials in support of the development of teaching and learning. it shares opportunities for applying for research grants, conferences, exchanges etc, and facilitates the exchange of materials between countries. The forum has an ongoing research project on rurality and higher education, for which it has received funding from the National Institution of Humanities and the Social Sciences.


Our next SAULT Forum meeting will take place in Botswana in February 2017.

The Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) is a professional association for educators and other significant stakeholders in the Higher Education sector.

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