We are excited to launch the podcast Africa in Conversation… during Africa Month! In this podcast series, produced by the Africa Hub of the Peer Network, we will talk all things education, the political economy of education and society. Each episode is a conversation with educators, researchers , academics and social commentators from the continent of Africa, out in the diaspora and the world.
Episode 6: The changing nature of the South African university: Decolonisation, neoliberalism, and resistance
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 5: Climate Change and Climate Justice: Landscapes for a new world
In this episode of Africa in Conversation we speak to political ecologist and environmental scientist Katrina Lehman-Grube. Climate change events and its destruction is no longer just a B-grade script from a sc-fi television series. It is the reality of life in the 21st century – ask the communities of Kwa Zulu Natal and the Western Cape in South Africa who experienced once in a generation flooding, the thousands of …
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.
Episode 3: Young People at Risk of Social Exclusion
Over the past 30 years, the notion of interventions to mitigate risky behaviour in young people has forged some formidable cottage industries and academic research, youth development strategies and state policies added to this is the emergence of policy connections between intervention facilities to deal with youth at risk and the introduction of school policing. But what are the beliefs and values in society that underscore the othering of young …
Episode 2: Teacher Training, Teacher Identities: In Conflict and Crises
We all have had that one teacher – the one whose influence on us as individuals have shaped our journeys. In South Africa, many teachers fearlessly challenged the brutality of Apartheid, either through their re-interpretation of the Apartheid curriculum, or instilling in their students a belief that another world is possible. But how has the transition to democracy shaped the role and identities of teachers? And what has the crises …
Episode 1: Ideations on representation of the Black Body
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.
Episode 1: Ideations on representations of the black body
In our first episode, Peer Network Africa Hub Co investigator and director of the School of Education, Professor Azeem Badroodien and Associate Professor Divine Fuh, director of the Institute for Humanities in Africa, 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.
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