CTL Auxin Session: Higher education in community – collaborative higher education, an ethic and pedagogy of care and Ubuntu
22 September 2020, 12:45 - 13:45
Please join us for the next Auxin session presented by Prof Geo Quinot:
In this presentation I want
to focus on a collaborative paradigm of teaching and learning. I ask what the
relationship is between the “YOU” and the “OUR” when we say: “YOUR teaching
matters”. I want to argue that the “OUR” – the relational – is an inherent part
of the individual statement “YOUR teaching matters”. I aim to link the
individual teaching practice with a community of practice using a range of
theoretical discourses such as social constructivism, collaborative
learning/teaching theories, an ethics and a pedagogy of care and ultimately via
the African value of Ubuntu, asking whether such a collaborative paradigm is
perhaps more appropriate for a university with the vision of becoming “Africa’s
leading research intensive university.” I ask whether such a collaborative
paradigm is perhaps more appropriate in our context than a highly
individualistic one that is typical of a traditional liberal conception of the
university. In illustrating more collaborative approaches to learning, I want
to conclude the presentation by briefly sharing some experiences from an
experiment in one of my modules with particular emphasis of student feedback.
Prof Geo Quinot:
Geo Quinot holds the
degrees BA(Law) LLB (Stellenbosch) LLM (Virginia) MA
(Free State) MPA (Birmingham) and LLD (Stellenbosch). He is a Professor in the Department of Public Law at Stellenbosch
University, Founding Director of the multi-institutional African Procurement
Law Unit and an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Quinot is a former
Vice Dean of the SU Law Faculty and SU Teaching Fellow, national Teaching
Advancement at Universities (TAU) fellow, recipient of a National Heltasa award
for excellence in teaching and learning, and a SU Chancellor’s Awards for
Lifetime Achievement in Teaching & Learning. Apart from his focus on legal
education, he is a leading scholar in administrative law and public procurement
law and policy, specifically in the African context. He has published widely in
these areas, including as author/co-author/editor of seven books. He regularly
advises government on matters pertaining to public procurement law and policy.
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Prof Quinot recommends these readings on the topic:
E. (2001) ‘Understanding co-operative learning: a case study in tracing
relationships to social constructivism and South African socio-educational
thought’, SAJHE, 15(2), 98-104. Available here.
N., & Major, C. H. (2014). Boundary crossings: Cooperative learning,
collaborative learning, and problem-based learning. Journal on Excellence in
College Teaching, 25(3&4), 7-55. Available here.
N. (2012) The caring relation in teaching, Oxford Review of Education, 38:6,
771-781. Available here.