Name of Degree: Magister Educationis
Title of Dissertation: Blended Learning as an academic writing intervention programme for first year students’ academic writing
Through my study I hope to assess how face-to-face- and online teaching and learning can improve academic writing. My hope is to graduate in 2021.
“Imagine a postgraduate-student-orientated space that provides mediation in the process of academic writing…”
I grew up in Bonteheuwel, which is situated on the Cape Flats, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. And I currently live in Monte Vista, also in Cape Town.
My CPUT journey started in 2018 as part of the nGAP Programme (The New Generation of Academics Programme). The nGAP Programme is a Higher Education and Training Initiative that enables newly-recruited lecturers to benefit from teaching development and research development opportunities.
The best part of my postgraduate experience has been passing my degree Summa Cum Laude. This achievement exceeded not only my own expectations but it affirmed that I am as good an academic as any other.
I would like more support being given to postgraduate students in terms of their writing. The Writing Centre at CPUT is primarily for undergraduate students. Postgraduate students could largely benefit from a postgraduate-student-orientated space that provides mediation in the process of academic writing. Providing one-on-one consultation sessions to students where they can discuss their writing, explore new ideas and look at the general academic conventions such as writing structure, referencing would do a great deal for both the institution and its students.
Watch Genevieve explain a bit more about her research here.