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Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Decolonising Curricula

Centre for Civil Society Seminar: Decolonising Curricula

Speakers: Mvu Ngcoya, Rozena Maart, Shaun Ruggunan, Mershen Pillay
Date: 25 May 2017
Time: 12h30-14h00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room A726, Level 7, Shepstone, Howard College, UKZN


Following calls for curricula review and more specifically decolonising curricula, this seminar highlights some of the practical efforts that have been undertaken to achieve this at UKZN. Understood as critiquing assumptions about dominant worldviews, examining the relationship between the location and identity of the holders of worldviews and considering the implications of the context student body in terms of pedagogy, curricula decolonisation provides an opportunity to facilitate genuine social transformation.

Speakers at this seminar will provide examples of how they have begun the process of decolonising class room spaces, pedagogies, and assessment techniques.

Speakers Bios:

Mvu Ngcoya: Lecturer. Father. Plays football. Likes imifino. Teaches in Development Studies. Research areas: Food, indigenous knowledge, rural and agrarian studies, Ubuntu, plants and identity

Rozena Maart: Professor. Fiction writer. Makes cake. Philosopher. Research areas: Psychoanalysis, Derridean Deconstruction and Black Consciousness

Shaun Ruggunan: Critical Management Studies advocate, critical performativity fan, science fiction aficionado, slow movement fan.

Mershen Pillay: Professor. Audiologist. Speech therapist. Intrigued by how professions and professionals transform thoughts and actions to cultivate more democratic relationships with people. Research areas: swallowing disorders, ototoxicity and occupational audiology, professional development.

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