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The scholarship of teaching and learning as a means to facilitate social justice in Higher Education: A South African perspective - Professor Brenda Leibowitz, University of Johannesburg
Tuesday 21 June 2016 (3.00 – 5.00 pm)
Room 115, Mayfield House, Falmer
Professor Leibowitz will share a personal account of her engagement in a collaborative project based on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Brenda Leibowitz joined a team of five academics based a two universitiesin the Western Cape, South Africa, in order to foster learning about community, self an identity amongst fourth year psychology and social work students, with the aim to encourage them to learn about themselves and each other, across categories boundaries of difference: race, gender, discipline, language, religion and institution. The developmental, action research project lasted three years but the research team continued to publish for a few years thereafter, and to work on a follow up project. Her involvement in this collaborative project was crucial for ongoing development as an academic, a researcher and as a citizen in a socially unequal and divided country. Professor Leibowistz will describe the project, key learning moments and conclude by sharing key lessons about the benefit of SOTL for professional development and for advancing citizenship and social justice.
Please click here to register to attend the above session.