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2018: A YEAR IN REVIEW | TEACHING AND LEARNING
WINFIELD’S
WINNING WAYS
CONTINUE
Associate Professor James “Jimmy” Winfield continues to rack up
awards for teaching excellence, but for the College of Accounting
lecturer, it’s all about making a difference.
the result of a collaboration between
the Higher Education Learning and
Teaching Association of Southern
Africa (HELTASA) and the Council
on Higher Education (CHE) and is
the most prestigious national award
in teaching and learning in higher
education.
It is his 11th award for teaching
excellence, on top of nine awards
from the Graduate School of
Business, and UCT’s Distinguished
Teacher Award in 2016. Winfield
was also involved in the innovative
Learn Accounting project and led
the introduction and development
of the Business Ethics course,
which received UCT Collaborative
Educational Practice Awards in 2016
and 2017 respectively.
Reflecting on his motivation in life,
Winfield recalled his days as a waiter:
“I used to love the fact that people
would come in hungry and a bit
grumpy and then, at the end, they
would leave with a smile on their face,
and I had a little bit to do with that.”
While those days may be over,
he thrives on bringing similar
satisfaction to those he teaches at
UCT. It’s a formula that has served
both the students and Winfield well,
evident in his array of awards and
the affectionate nickname “Uncle
Jimmy” that many students use when
referring to him.
His latest accolade was the 2018
CHE-HELTASA National Excellence in
Teaching and Learning Award that he
received in November. The award is
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