Thomas Salmon

Empowering South Africa’s Young Education Researchers

In the ever-evolving landscape of education research the role of young researchers is pivotal. Their fresh perspectives, innovative ideas and energy contribute significantly to advancing our understanding of educational practices and policies. However, they face many challenges in our institutions in South Africa. SAERA is working to foster a supportive environment through the activities proposed …

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Journal of Education migrating to the SABINET on-line platform

The Journal of Education is MIGRATING to a new on-line platformDear subscribers, contributors, reviewers, Board members, Editorial Team members, SAERA membership and the general academic communityGreetings to you allThe editorial team of the Journal of Education in consultation with the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) library, the original host of the Journal, will migrate its online …

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SAERA Mandela Lecture 2023 – ‘Commodification, Corporatization, Complicity and Crisis: The University in Contemporary South Africa’.

This year marked SAERA’s 10th annual conference, a milestone hosted by Rhodes University’s Faculty of Education in East London in the Eastern Cape. This anniversary occasion was also marked by the delivery of our 10th annual Nelson Mandela Lecture as part of the conference at the end of the opening day in a plenary session …

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In memory of Prof Sechaba M. Geoffrey Mahlomaholo

Prof Sechaba at SAERA 2014 The South African Education Research Association is saddened to hear about the passing of Prof Sechaba Mahlomaholo and we wish to express our condolences and share our deepest sympathies with his family, friends and colleagues Prof Sechaba M. Geoffrey Mahlomaholo was the President of SAERA in 2016 and 2017 and …

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Latest Issue of the Journal of Education Now Available

Dear Members of the South African Education Research Association, We are happy to announce the release of the newest issue of the Journal of Education, accessible for your perusal at the following URL: https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/joe/issue/current. This particular issue of the Journal of Education brings a spotlight to both basic and higher education, with a distinctive focus …

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December 2022 – New issue of the Journal of Education

On 2022-12-1 a new issue of the Journal of Education has been published No 89 (2022): General Issue– Please find a link to the new issue below:Link: https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/joe/issue/current Some key topics are illustrated in the word cloud below:   The Journal of Education publishes two general issues per year (June and December), as well as …

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We congratulate Dr Mphoentle Modise, SAERA executive member representing early career researchers, who recently graduated with her PhD at UNISA. Well done!

Dr Mpho-Entle Puleng Modise is a lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies, College of Education at the University of South Africa. Her research areas include student support in open distance and e-learning (ODeL), academic professional development, technology adoption, and educational technology. She also has an interest in OERs and MOOCs. Dr Modise …

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Supporting early career scholars (ECRs) within SAERA

The South African Education Research Association (SAERA) held its 8th annual conference virtually organised by the University of Witwatersrand which focused on the theme of ‘Education for Inclusivity and Sustainability in Times of Increasing Inequalities’. As a national academic organisation that started in 2013 SAERA has progressively sought to professionalise, cohere and improve educational research …

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Special Issue of the Journal of Education – The complexity of learning to teach

Guest editors: Maureen Robinson, Lee Rusznyak, Melanie Luckay, Heloise Sathorar Much of the policy discourse on teacher education in South Africa today is informed by ‘size and shape’ concerns such as teacher supply and demand, graduation and attrition rates, or the need for teachers in particular subjects. What is often lacking, however, is a deep …

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2021 Lecture by Prof. Jill Adler

Professor Jill Adler presented the 2021 annual SAERA Nelson Mandela Legacy Lecture, entitled “Thinking-with-Mandela on levering educational change”. The event was held on Zoom online due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, and was hosted by the WITS School of Education. In her presentation, Prof Jill Adler asked us to reflect on Mandela’s Legacy, …

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