The 8th Annual Teaching & Learning Higher Education Conference began this morning at the University’s Edgewood Campus. Professor Renuka Vithal, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning will deliver the Opening Address at 09:00.

The keynote address on Humanities, Democracy and the Politics of Knowledge in Higher Education will be conveyed by Professor Garyatri Spivak from Columbia University in the United States.

The Opening session will be streamed live to the University Community. The workshops will be recorded and can be accessed by emailing utlo@ukzn.ac.za or calling x3002 for further information. The live stream may be accessed at the following link: https://broadcast.ukzn.ac.za/tlhec8.

300 national and international delegates are attending the conference and a total of 150 papers will be presented during the 3 days of deliberations.

This year’s conference will focus on the theme: ‘Comparative Perspectives on Higher Education: Systemic Change, Curriculum Reform, Quality Promotion and Professional Development’

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

University Professor, and a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society – Columbia University, USA

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an Indian literary theorist, philosopher and University Professor at Columbia University, where she is a founding member of the school’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.[1] She is best known for the essay “Can the Subaltern Speak?” considered a founding text of postcolonialism; and for her translation of, and introduction to Jacques Derrida’s De la grammatologie.


Professor Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela

Professor Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela

Assistant Dean for International Studies in the College of Education and Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Administration, Michigan State University, USA

Professor Mabokela’s research draws largely on theoretical approaches from Comparative & International Education, Policy Studies, Sociology, and Organizational Theory. Her research seeks to understand experiences of marginalized populations and aims to inform and influence institutional policies that affect these groups within institutions of higher education.


Professor William Pinar

Professor William Pinar

Canada Research Chair, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy, University of British Columbia, Canada

William Pinar is the founding editor of the scholarly journal JCT, and with Janet Miller, the founder of the Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, as well as the founder and now President of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies and the founder of its American affiliate, the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, for which he serves as Conference Committee chair.

Professor Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe

Professor Sozinho Matsinhe

Executive Secretary of the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), the official language agency of the African Union, since 2009.

Professor Matsinhe hails from Mozambique and holds a PhD in Linguistics with special reference to Bantu Languages from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. His postdoctoral research has focused on language planning and language development, language contact and bilingualism in education, the use of African languages as medium of instruction in formal education as well as on Morphology and Syntax of Bantu languages.

From 1992 to 2009, he taught in the Department of African languages at UNISA. Professor Matsinhe has published widely and has lectured in many countries. He has also served as external examiner for various African universities. Professor Matsinhe is still associated with UNISA as Honorary Professor at the Institute for African Renaissance Studies.

 

Full Recording Schedule

8th Annual Teaching & Learning Higher Education Conference

DATE

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKER

DETAILS/PANEL

 

25-Sep-14

08h45 to 10h30

Welcome & Introduction

Dr Rubby Dhunpath – University of KwaZulu-Natal

 

TLHEC – stream

Opening Address

Professor Renuka Vithal – University of KwaZulu-Natal

 

Keynote Address

Professor Gayatri Spivak – Columbia University, United States of America

 

11h45 to 12h30

Panel Discussion

Professor Gayatri Spivak, Columbia University, USA

Prof Mershen Pillay – University of KwaZulu-Natal

Prof Vivienne Bozalek – University of Western Cape (TBC)

Dr Federico Settler – University of KwaZulu-Natal

T&L TV

13h50 to 15h50

Workshops

Professor Gayatri Spivak – Envisioning an Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization

MMLT

WKSHP -recording

Professor William F Pinar – Repositioning Students as Central in Curriculum Reform: Context, Conviction, Incorporation

LT 6

16h15 to 17h00

Panel Discussion

Professor William Pinar, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr Thabo Msibi – University of KwaZulu-Natal

Prof Labby Ramrathan – University of KwaZulu-Natal

Dr Brian Shawa – University of KwaZulu-Natal

T&L TV

26-Sep-14

09h00 to 10h00

Keynote Address

Professor William Pinar, University of British Columbia, Canada

 

TLHEC – stream

10h00 to 11h00

Plenary Panel

Professor Sozinho Matsinhe – African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), African Union

Chair: Dr Langa Khumalo – University of KwaZulu-Natal

11h15 to 12h00

Interview-Panel Discussion

Professor Reitumetse Mabokela – Michigan State University, USA

Dr Nyna Amin – University of KwaZulu-Natal

Dr Shamim Bodhanya – University of KwaZulu-Natal

T&L TV

13h00 to 13h45

Panel discussion

Professor Sozinho Matsinhe – African Academy of Languages (ACALAN), African Union

Dr Langa Khumalo –  University of KwaZulu-Natal

Prof Michael Samuel – University of KwaZulu-Natal

Dr Rubby Dhunpath – University of KwaZulu-Natal

T&L TV

14h25 to 16h25

Workshops

Maheshvari Naidu – Teaching with your Mouth Shut! Engage Pedagogy and Performance Teaching

MMLT

WKSHP -recording

Reitumetse O Mabokela – The PhD and Beyond: Building a successful academic year

LT 6

16h00 to 16h45

Interview

Professor Renuka Vithal – University of KwaZulu-Natal

 

T&L TV

27-Sep-14

09h00 to 10h00

Keynote Address

Professor Reitumetse Mabokela, Michigan State University, USA

 

TLHEC- stream