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 October – 3 November) while the ECR Pre-Conference Workshop (Monday 30 October 2023) was held at the Blue Lagoon Hotel and Conference Centre in East London.


Conference theme: Education(al) Foundations, Education(al) Futures.

You can find the call for papers here and more details on the SAERA association website.


Access Conference Information:

Conference programme: Click here 

Book of abstracts: Click here

A Special Issue of the Journal of Education scheduled for March 2024 will contain published versions of papersSlides are available for the keynote presentations by clicking the links below:

Opening Panel: From Diagnosis to Understanding – A national view on teacher pedagogy:

Panel Chair and Moderator: Anil Kanjee | Panellists: Godwin Khosa | Cina Mosito | Tinti Enoch Rabotapi

Keynote 1: Wed 1st November 

Hasina Ebrahim : Education Foundations | Troubling Early Childhood Foundations for Better Futures


Keynote 2:  Thurs 2nd November

Lesley Le Grange : Educational Futures | The many sides to performativity


The 2023 Pre-conference Early Career Researcher Workshop was organised by our ECR representative Dr Mphoentle Modise. This is available on our Youtube channel if you missed it. See below:


Choosing a mentor in which Prof Geesje Van den Berg and Dr Mphoentle Modise explore ‘all matters mentorship.


For updates regarding the next SAERA 2024 conference, please check the upcoming conferences page on the association website in the coming months.