Professor Alan Cliff

Professor of Higher Education Studies
Alan Cliff is Professor of Higher Education Studies in CILT and the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED). He obtained his BA, BEd and MEd from UCT and his PhD from the University of Auckland. Prof. Cliff has extensive experience teaching courses in educational psychology, educational assessment and adult education to mostly postgraduate education students. He convenes courses in educational assessment and evaluation at postgraduate diploma and master’s levels. He has published internationally in various journals.

Prof. Cliff has supervised master’s and PhD students in areas such as the development of literacies practices in disciplinary contexts; the validation of standardised admissions tests; the use of alternate admissions tests for admission and placement purposes; and factors that contribute to an understanding of marginalisation, exclusion and inclusion of African postgraduate students.

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