COVID 19 Pandemic has dramatically altered all our lives. At UCT, we have been away from campus since mid-March 2020, and it is now more than 3 months since we have last experienced ‘normal’ campus life...
When I joined the Global Citizenship Programme (GCP) mid-January 2020, having to adapt to a new team, working environment, and role as a lecturer, was welcomed. Embracing this new chapter, I had no idea what the next few months would have in store for the world, South African citizens, and particularly students and staff (including myself) within the higher education sector.
As lecturers, we have heard and participated in many conversations about teaching online in the current environment of the pandemic of COVID-19. As lecturers we are having the conversations, attending webinars and designing lesson plans in preparation to teach online.
‘Social Infrastructures: engaging with community for change’ (SI) - has been developed via a partnership between EBE and CHED and has its roots in the Global Citizenship programme (GC). The course counts as an 18-credit Humanities Complementary Studies Elective for EBE degrees. The term 'social infrastructures’ recognizes that urban development is a sociotechnical process, giving rise to particular relationships between households and communities and between materials and technologies, shaped by the institutional and political context.