Past Conferences

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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SAERA Conference 2023: Education(al) Foundations, Education(al) Futures

Many congratulations to the 2023 Rhodes University Local Organising Committee and to all who attended and helped make SAERA’s 10th anniversary conference a great success.  This year marked the 10th annual SAERA ’s conference, a milestone hosted by Rhodes University’s Faculty of Education Makhanda. The conference was held at the Premier Regent, East London (31 …

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Plenary Panel: How Sustainable & Viable is Multilingualism for Higher Education Purposes in SA?

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 The realisation of Constitutional provisions as regards the use of all eleven languages for education, remain a mirage in South Africa. Recent judgments regarding languages for teaching and learning, as media of instruction, in the context of Unisa and the UFS seem to prophecy a monolingual higher education context in which English …

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Plenary Panel: Diverse Voices in Educational Research

 Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 At the last 2017 SAERA conference, a critique was raised that the SAERA organisation and its conference needed to hear a more diverse range of voices about educational research, other than that of seasoned academics/ researchers/ experienced supervisors/ lecturers/specific institutional types, and to look at alternative formats to how conferences can be …

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Plenary Panel: The Curriculum Knowledge Imperative in SA Education

Monday, October 22nd 2018 The politics of knowledge in South African universities recently witnessed a radical discursive rupture. The call for decolonising education has been the cornerstone of the students’ recognition struggles at universities. Mobilising on the basis of their demand for free education, students across the university sector articulated the need for change in …

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