Teaching and Learning in Troubled Times: What Can Academia Offer in Conflict Ridden Universities (74813)

Session Information: Education Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration
Session Chair: Dube Bekithemba

Friday, 24 November 2023 10:15
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 705
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

In this presentation, I seek to interrogate best strategies for teaching and learning in higher education in troubled times. Various campuses have experienced continued academic disruptions, arson, and violence. In addition, there has been continued presence of SAPS and private securities to mitigate challenges of student protest. With this context, best strategies should be explored to mitigate the continued disruptions and in so doing, I tap into posthuman era thinking to locate best practices from the USA context in dealing with student protest. I argue that the setup of university activities in South Africa, funding models, presence of political parties on campus, disintegrated multi campus models, and skewed distribution of resources at local and national level leaves a lot of room for student to engage in disruptive protest. Thus, a revaluation of academic program underpinned by academia theorization can address challenges to reinvent safe campuses that evoke quality education.

Dube Bekithemba, University of the Free State, South Africa

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Dube Bekithemba is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at University of the Free State in South Africa

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00