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Sadiki, Lufuno; Steyn, Francois – Transformation in Higher Education, 2022
Background: For many years, the lived experiences, knowledge systems and histories of previously colonised people have been misinterpreted, removed and devalued in university teaching. The present curricula of African universities are predominantly Eurocentric and Criminology is no exception. In the wake of the #RhodesMustFall student protest…
Descriptors: Criminology, Foreign Countries, College Curriculum, Educational Change
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Ayford, Jaime-Lee; Zaaiman, Johan – Transformation in Higher Education, 2021
Background: Colour-blind attitudes deny racial dynamics and can lead to resistance to transformation because there seems to be no need for it. This study investigated these attitudes amongst students at a university campus engaged with implementing its transformation agenda. Aim: Using a survey, the research determined the prevalence of…
Descriptors: Racial Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Racial Differences
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Nell, Ian A. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2021
Background: The shifting identity of a first-year class over a decade in terms of demography and representation, inevitably led me to reflect deeply on what I teach them and how I facilitate the learning process. I had to pay close attention to decolonisation and contextualisation. The basic research question is: How does one reflect on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Introductory Courses, Teaching Methods, Theological Education
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Kele, Kamvalethu; Mzilen, Pedro – Transformation in Higher Education, 2021
Background: This article explored the leadership responses that were used by two comprehensive universities in South Africa (Nelson Mandela University and University of Johannesburg) during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in continuing with the rolling out of their teaching and learning programmes safely and digitally under…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Ngubane, Nomalungelo I.; Makua, Manyane – Transformation in Higher Education, 2021
Background: Universities, globally, and in South Africa, continue to be confronted with demands for transformation, humanisation of pedagogical practices and to embrace social justice. Aim: In this article, we bring to the surface possibilities of "Ubuntu" pedagogy within a social justice framework. We intersect Collective Fingers Theory…
Descriptors: African Culture, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Social Differences
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Patrick, Hosea O.; Abiolu, Rhoda T. I.; Abiolu, Oluremi A. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2021
Background: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic brought unprecedented changes leading to 'business unusual' in all facets of life and livelihood on a global scale. The restrictions on gathering, social distancing and lockdown measures necessitated by the need to curtail its spread, had, and still have an enormous impact on the educational…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Delivery Systems, Electronic Learning
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Matolino, Bernard – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Philosophy teachers owe their students a little more than mere formal instruction of topics popular in philosophy. What they owe their students is largely influenced by philosophy's claims to be a discipline that is principally dedicated to the study and fostering of wisdom. Therefore, there is an obligation to be wise on the part of philosophy…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Individual Development, Transformative Learning
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Masitera, Erasmus – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: The central claim of this article is that African disability justice is possible through analysing, re-examining and reimagining realities that distort and disempower the being of individuals with disabilities. Aim: In this article, I argue for an African disability justice. Methods: I do this by establishing that higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Culture, Social Justice, Disabilities
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Mendonça, Mariana – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: The health emergency that Argentina is experiencing because of the COVID-19 pandemic radically changed institutional normality at all educational levels. Universities have certainly not escaped this logic. Whilst their first response was a general shut down, along with a shift to online teaching and learning, the actions taken in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Change, COVID-19
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Le Grange, Lesley – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: The reconfiguration of the contemporary university as a consequence of the (re)ascendency of neoliberal politics has not escaped South African universities. The higher education landscape in the country is characterised by performativity regimes -- discourses on quality assurance, efficiency and accountability abound and so too modes…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research, Neoliberalism, Universities
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Sabelis, Ida H. J. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: Over the last two decades it has become increasingly urgent to rethink current hurdles and opportunities for higher education, not just in the Global North, but in the effects of Northern policies globally. Aim: For the last 6 years a team of European scholars worked on a book entitled, "Academia in Crisis" (Donskis et al.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Policy, Foreign Countries
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Norris, Marcos; Welch, Andrew – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: This article explores the political impact of using gender neutral pronouns in the university classroom. Aim: We explore how the gender neutral pronoun 'they' denaturalises essentialist models of gender identity. We follow 'they' toward a consideration of the gender neutral pronoun 'it.' 'It' advances -- at the same time that it…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Language Usage, Form Classes (Languages)
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Nell, Ian A. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2020
Background: Assessment of students for ministerial practice is traditionally performed through assignments and oral examinations, which often only concentrate on the knowledge component and outcomes of the programme. Assessing students in this way lead to a view of religious practitioners as people who are not really in touch with their…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Theological Education, Postcolonialism, Masters Programs
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Gearon, Liam F. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: This article explores the increasing prevalence of security themes in higher education policy. Aim: Addressing neglect in security studies on the role of the university in the processes of securitisation, this article shows the integral relationship between securitisation theory and the securitised university. Setting: Drawing on…
Descriptors: Incidence, Higher Education, Correlation, Epistemology
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Dickinson, Colby – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Issues of identity, interdependence, relationality and violence are far larger than the human species alone, although humanity has often pretended as if it alone were the beneficiaries of studying such ideas. Aim: Pedagogically, the complexity of existence beyond human being must influence the traditional humanities curriculum or risk…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Humanism
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