The University of Johannesburg, in collaboration with colleagues at other South African universities, will host an international conference, which focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning in the global South.
It will showcase exciting and innovative research methods, new findings and feature provocative debates.
Why a conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) in the South?
The scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education has gained momentum and credibility internationally. It is seen as an important means to enhance teaching and learning and to support the professionalization of academics with regard to their teaching role. It is also a means to contribute to the body of knowledge on teaching and learning in higher education. The scholarship of teaching and learning has gained significant momentum in Southern Africa. Many universities have put considerable moral and material support behind this scholarly activity and it is time to celebrate and disseminate these achievements. Since the #Fees must fall and #Rhodes must fall student campaigns beginning in 2015, there has been a growing debate in South Africa about the appropriateness of the content of our curricula, and an interest in looking towards the South for additional or alternative methods and content.