CAMRI’s Mano Keynote Speaker at Colloquium in South Africa

6 October 2023

Winston Mano was invited keynote speaker at the Teaching and Learning Colloquium for the Faculty of Humanities at North-West University in South Africa: The event, organised by Mpho Shaka, a Professor and Deputy Dean of Teaching and Learning was held in person at the Khaya Ibhubesi Conference Centre in Parys, Free State from 27-28 July. Chaired by Mirna Nel, a Professor of Research and Innovation, Mano’s talk was entitled ‘Transdisciplinary Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Development in Africa: An Afrokological Standpoint’. It invoked insights from the Afrokological heuristic tool to help decolonise teaching and learning in ways that are both relevant and transdisciplinary.  Mano briefly introduced the Afrokological building blocks of incompleteness, decoloniality, conviviality (Mano and milton, 2021) as necessary for establishing a transdisciplinary curriculum that is more responsive to contemporary challenges in Africa.  The other keynote speaker was Professor Mary Kalantzis from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. Her talk focused on “The Affordances of Digital Technology in Transforming Humanities Pedagogy and Its Development”. Professor Dumi Moyo, the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities officially opened the event and chaired the Opening Presentation by Professor Robert Balfour, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning. Professor Balfour argued for enhanced relevance as part of a “New Century Curriculum and the Humanities at NWU”. The overall theme of the colloquium was Transforming Teaching and Learning.


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