Curriculum Studies
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Higher & Adult Education

 

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Vision

The interest group envisages the advancement of academic excellence within the interdisciplinary fields of Higher and Adult Education, taking into account the context of Curriculum Studies as a field of inquiry.

This vision is supported by the following general values:

  • Relevance
  • Quality
  • Academic integrity
  • Integration, and
  • Sustainability

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​Mission

The interest group strives at enhancing the work of the Centre of Higher and Adult Education, the Department of Curriculum Studies and the Faculty of Education through

  • quality research and service to both postgraduate students and the education community at large,
  • disseminating research results,
  • collegial interaction and co-operation as well as
  • critical engagement and debate

 

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Rationale

The existence of the interest group is justified by the fact that while both the fields of higher and adult education requires specialist inquiry, they are closely related to other fields of education. While the interest group thus focuses on the challenges and relevant problems of higher and adult education, its focus is relatively broad. It is important for us not to plan and work in isolation from the broader field of education as co-operation and mutual inquiry might be beneficial to both. It also seems imperative to continuously reflect on research and other priorities that might direct or influence the work of the Centre and the Department of Curriculum Studies both inside and outside of Stellenbosch University.

(For the work and programmes of the Centre for Higher and Adult Education, please visit our Webpage

 

Interest Group Members

Name

Telephone

E-mail

Areas of Specialization

Prof Eli Bitzer (Chair)​+27 21 808 2297/2277emb2@sun.ac.za​Higher and Adult Education
Prof Magda Fourie-Malherbe​+27 21 808 3908/2277mfourie@sun.ac.za​Higher and Adult Education
Dr Liezel Frick​+27 21 808 3807/2277blf@sun.ac.za​Higher and Adult Education