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Invitation to talk by Australian scholar

Invitation to talk by Australian scholar

The Self Study for Transformative Higher Education (SeStuTHE) Project in the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the Durban University of Technology invites you to the College Lecture Programme to be presented by Professor Peter Taylor.

Professor Peter Taylor, Professor of Transformative Education, Science and Maths Education Centre, is based at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. He will address academics and scholars on the topic: “Socially Responsible Teaching in Higher Education: New Paradigms and Possibilities”.

Date: Tuesday 14 April 2009

Time: 12:00 – 13:00

Venue: Conference Room D-Block, 7th Floor ML Sultan Campus, DUT

If you are interested in attending this seminar, please reply to Bhekani Dlamini on email: bhekanid@dut.ac.za or 031 373 2845 (RSVP essential).

Professor Taylor is part of a group of scholars and research from Australia and Mozambique who are visiting DUT from 14 – 17 April. They are here to attend Self Study THE project and they will be conducting various workshops relating to this.

Scholars visiting DUT
Professor Peter Taylor, Professor of Transformative Education, Science and Maths Education Centre, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
Dr Elisabeth Settelmaier, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
Dr Emilia Afonso, Pedagogical University, Maputo, Mozambique.
Dr Alberto Cupane, Pedagogical University, Maputo, Mozambique.
Professor Taylor has indicated that he would be willing to do a University lecture on Tuesday, 14th April 2009.

Prof Taylor specialises in research that engages educators in reflecting creatively and critically on their professional practice. Research that looks at the big picture of education, at globalisation and cultural framings, political interests and curricular possibilities, history and philosophy of the discipline, aesthetics and the spiritual; in short, research that has a transformative intent in relation to the future role of education in society. His research aims to understand deeply self and other, situating that understanding in ethically sound perspectives, and elevating that understanding in imaginative and visionary ways.

Recently completed doctoral and masters research topics that Prof Taylor has supervised follow:
• Developing a culturally inclusive philosophy of science teacher education in Mozambique. Emilia Afonso
• Between the ‘real’ and the ‘imagined’: An inquiry into the act of transformative leadership. Les Pereira
• Transforming the culture of teaching and learning in science: The promise of ethical dilemma stories. Lily Settelmaier
• Integrating science and soul in education: The lived experience of a science educator bringing holistic and integral perspectives to the transformation of science teaching. Sue Stack
• Excavating and salvaging personal story: Shaping future primary mathematics teachers. Keith McNaught

For more information, please contact Bhekani Dlamini on 031 373 2845 to facilitate the interview.