Vice-Chancellor's welcoming address 2010

Badat, S. (2010) Vice-Chancellor's welcoming address 2010. In: Vice-Chancellor's welcoming address 2010, 01 February 2010 13:00 - 05 February 2010 13:00, Grahamstown. (Unpublished)

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From introduction: Rhodes University, which means, you and I and academics and support staff, exists to serve three purposes. The first is to produce knowledge, so that we can advance understanding of our natural and social worlds and enrich our accumulated scientific and cultural heritage. As a university our second purpose is to disseminate knowledge and to cultivate minds. Our goal is to ensure that you can think imaginatively, “effectively and critically”; that you “achieve depth in some field of knowledge”; that you can critique and construct alternatives, that you can communicate cogently, orally and in writing, and that you have a “critical appreciation of the ways in which we gain knowledge and understanding of the universe, of society, and of ourselves” Our final purpose as a university is to undertake community engagement. On the one hand this involves your voluntary participation in community projects undertaken thorough our Community Engagement office. On the other hand, it involves service-learning, in which through your academic courses you take part “in activities where both the community” and you benefit, “and where the goals are to provide a service to the community and, equally, to enhance (your) learning through rendering this service”

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:knowledge, cultural heritage, scientific heritage, disseminate knowledge, community engagement, service-learning
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Vice-Chancellor's Office
ID Code:4188
Deposited By: Roelien Clarke
Deposited On:05 Dec 2012 12:34
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