(Re)configuring curriculum theorising: some posthumanist musings

4 Nov, 2020 4:00 pm
Presented by:

Profs Petro Du Preez and Shan Simmonds

Human and non-human beings are situated in an era of unprecedented change as a result of societal and natural disasters and because of the advancement and development of robotic, prosthetic, neuroscientific and biogenetic technologies. Posthumanism, understood as an opportunity for humanity to re-invent itself – is one avenue that we can take in our attempts to (re)configure the status quo.

In this paper, we draw on posthumanism (specifically focusing on the works of Karen Barad and Rosi Braidotti) to navigate us in our musings toward (re)configuring curriculum theorising. Our musings pivot around the critiques posed by posthumanists in terms of social constructivism as hegemonic learning theory and reflection as an approach within this theory. We conclude by revealing possible future directions for (re)configuring curriculum theorising.


Prof Suriamurthee Maistry – University of KwaZulu-Natal
Prof Shan Simmonds – North-West University
Prof Petro du Preez -North-West University


Barad, K. (2007). Meeting the universe halfway: quantum physics and the entanglement of matter and meaning. Durham & London: Duke University Press.
Braidotti, R. (2013). The posthuman. Cambridge, UK: Polity.

Time 16h00 to 17h00
Zoom link:https://ukzn.zoom.us/j/94072908274?pwd=ZVkvRytQcG1uN25FRTVZM1pMVlN0dz09
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