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Monday, May 6 • 13:00 - 16:00
Transforming the curriculum: Disruptive thinking and responsible research

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The event will be organized as a seminar aimed at stimulating dialogue between scholars that are interested in research methods, ethics and social transformation. The ‘Rhodes Must Fall campaign’, that started at the University of Cape Town in 2015 and erupted across South Africa, sparked a blistering debate on decolonisation of curricula that paved the way for critical debate about the relationship between power, knowledge and learning. Transformation of higher education calls for pluralism and disruptive thinking if universities are to take on their role in social transformation. One way to dismantle the hegemony of Western knowledge systems is to rethink how research should be done. We seek to initiate a debate on responsible research for social transformation and decolonisation of the curriculum.

Keywords: Social transformation, decolonisation of knowledge, responsible and ethical research. Venue: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bellville Campus
Contact details: Prof Penelope Engel-Hills, engelhillsp@cput.ac.za, +27 21 959 6218

Monday May 6, 2019 13:00 - 16:00 SAST
Cape Town