24 – 27 July 2017 | University of Johannesburg, Bunting Campus
The University of Johannesburg, in collaboration with colleagues at other South African universities, will host an international conference, which focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning in the global South.
It will showcase exciting and innovative research methods, new findings and feature provocative debates.
Why a conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) in the South?
The scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education has gained momentum and credibility internationally. It is seen as an important means to enhance teaching and learning and to support the professionalization of academics with regard to their teaching role. It is also a means to contribute to the body of knowledge on teaching and learning in higher education. The scholarship of teaching and learning has gained significant momentum in Southern Africa. Many universities have put considerable moral and material support behind this scholarly activity and it is time to celebrate and disseminate these achievements. Since the #Fees must fall and #Rhodes must fall student campaigns beginning in 2015, there has been a growing debate in South Africa about the appropriateness of the content of our curricula, and an interest in looking towards the South for additional or alternative methods and content.
International models and debates are valuable. However it would be useful to contextualise these in relation to challenges and opportunities provided by settings such as the global South, which have not received as much attention. Further, the consolidation of a rigorous and creative scholarly SOTL community in the South will enrich international theories and ideas.
This includes colleagues from the universities of Johannesburg, Rhodes, Western Cape and the Central University of Technology.
Journals and Conference Proceedings
The proceedings of the conference will be published electronically with an ISBN/ISSN; production of a hard copy is still being considered, so please let the organisers know if you are interested in a hard copy.
Full papers will be subject to a double-blind peer review process before they are accepted for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Authors and conference participants are kindly requested to participate in the review process.
Invited speakers include: Carolina Guzman (Chile), Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Portugal/US), N’dri Therese Assi-Lumumba (US/SA), Catherine Manathunga (Australia), Cheryl Hendricks (South Africa), Yunus Ballim (South Africa) Peter Looker (Singapore), Maitseo Bolaane (Botswana)
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