South African universities are in the midst of the twin challenge of neoliberal higher education economics versus the big questions of decolonization, resistance and deracialised transformation. Isha Dilraj is in conversation with Dr Savo Heleta and they explore transformation and decolonisation in the university and higher education space.
Episode 4: Explorations on Vocational Education: The search for a theory on the Capabilities Approach
In this episode of Africa in Conversation, Professor Azeem Badroodien talks with renowned scholars in the field of Vocational Education, Associate Professor Lesley Powell and Professor Simon McGrath. In this conversation they explore TVET education in the context of the Capabilities Approach which foregrounds the values of individuals and institutions in the context of an unequal socio-economy.
In our first episode of Africa in Conversation, we focus on Ideations on Representations of the Black Body – a timely discussion in tune with Africa. Join Professor Azeem Badroodien, and Associate Professor Divine Fuh as talk through ideas of the African body, African identities within that body and notions of resilience in the context of the political economy of education.
An hour conversation with Professor Shose Kessi, Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town, exploring a range of issues including feminist pedagogies and research methods in the context of decolonisation struggles in South Africa, the Global South, and the metropole.
The relationship between gender and conflict; gender at a conceptual level and problems with existing theorisation in policy as well as practice; how education might mitigate conflict; gender, education and conflict in the Central Asian context