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.
In this podcast episode, Dr Christine Ellison gets the opportunity to discuss her PhD research with Professor Alan Smith and Dr Alan McCully.
In this episode Dr Christine Ellison meets with Professor Naureen Durrani and Dr Helene Thibault to discuss the work that has been done in the Central Asian region and what challenges still exist in the area.
In this episode Dr. Christine Ellison interviews Professor Alan Smith who holds the UNESCO Chair at Ulster University in Northern Ireland. Alan has taught in both Northern Ireland and Zimbabwe and was previously a Senior Research Fellow at Ulster University’s Centre for the Study of Conflict.
In this episode Dr. Christine Ellison interviews Professor Mario Novelli, a professor in the Political Economy of Education at the University of Sussex. His recent work has focused on the role of education in peacebuilding processes and he is a founder of the PEER Network.