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André is a Principal Lecturer in Higher Education. She joined the University of Portsmouth in 2004 to support academic staff development. She was previously involved in Academic Development in South Africa and has extensive experience in teaching and learning in HE and FE.

Research Interests

André’s research interests focus on creativity in learning and teaching in higher education, academic leadership and higher education institutions as learning organisations. She has more recently concentrated on the gaming generation’s observed changed learning styles, innovative teaching in open learning spaces, postgraduates with teaching responsibilities and professional development.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of Stellenbosch

1 Feb 19996 Dec 2002

Award Date: 6 Dec 2002

MPhil, University of Stellenbosch

1 Feb 19971 Dec 1998

Award Date: 3 Mar 1999

BA (Hons), University of Johannesburg

1 Feb 19961 Dec 1996

Award Date: 6 Mar 1997


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