FOCUS

Researching well-being, agency and structures of inequalities.

AIM

Challenging inequalities in and through higher education for social justice and sustainable human development.

SDGs

The chair strategically aligns work to the 2030 SGDs to guide conversations and choices for research and engagement activities, but also to locate work in the global development conversation.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To foster well-being (capabilities expansion) and agency through higher education research.
  2. To contribute to reducing inequalities and poverty in and through higher education as a public or common good.
  3. To generate knowledge for educational and social change.

THEMES

  1. Transitions and Trajectories
  2. Knowledge, Curriculum, and Pedagogies
  3. Public/Common Good

RESEARCH PROGRAMME

  • Theorises, operationalises, and critically analyses policy and practice, framed by concerns with justice, knowledge, diversity, and solidarity
  • Connects processes and findings of research to practice to advance public dialogue
  • Seeks to influence transformative change in education in South Africa
  • Contributes to critical reflection on global development dynamics in ways which foreground human development