TUT newlyweds tackle educational issues together at conference

A newly wedded couple will see their dream of presenting at a conference together, come true next week. The Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Karel Kapp, Faculty Quality Officer at the Office of the Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, and his wife, Danielle, will soon be on their way to participate in the second International Conference Teaching and Learning, and Education (ICTLE) Conference from 15 to 17 November in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

In his address, Karel, who is specialising in Law and Policy Development, will look at The implications of the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQSF) Act on Human and Financial Resources.

Danielle, who specialises in Early Childhood Development, is a Foundation Programme teacher at a Curro school. She will deliver a paper focusing on The influence of Retrospective Parenting on Parenting Styles and a Young Child’s Behaviour.

Both will present on the first day of the Conference, 15 November.

Sharing their story, an exited Karel says, There was an instant connection when we met in a Master’s class at the University of Pretoria in 2016. We share a passion for education and ever since we met, we wanted to present together at an international conference. After we got married in March, I applied to present at the ICTLE and convinced Danielle to apply too. Two weeks after my proposal was accepted, she received confirmation that she was accepted.

As a Quality Officer, Karel works extensively with Professional Bodies and Heads of Departments to ensure that all qualifications offered at the Faculty are compliant with market needs and accredited. For the past two years, he has been closely involved with TUT’s Project 2020, specifically in finalising a new fee structure towards the financial viability of the University.

A diverse group of expert committee members designs the ICTLE Conference agenda. It addresses the most significant questions in the areas of early childhood education, public education policy, machine learning, theory and practice of physical education development, and more. The Conference will offer them a unique opportunity to engage and learn from their peers from all around the world.

Source: Tshwane University of Technology