Decolonising the Curriculum in HE- Visiting Speaker Series

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Open to the Public. This event will be held over Zoom. Zoom details will be emailed to all registered attendees one week prior to the event.

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Please join us for a talk by Dr Dominic Griffiths, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Dr Griffiths' talk title and abstract will be detailed here very soon.


Dr Dominic Griffiths is a Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Education at University of Witswatersrand, School of Education. He completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Auckland and thereafter took up a postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Johannesburg’s Philosophy Department. His research interests are broadly in Philosophy of Education and African Philosophy of Education. His background is in Continental Philosophy, particularly Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, and his interests are in how these traditions can inform and develop Philosophy of Education.

Recent publications include:

(2020) “Reconceptualising teaching as transformative practice: Alasdair MacIntyre in the South African context”, Journal of Education

(2019) “#FeesMustFall and the decolonised university in South Africa: Tensions and opportunities in a globalising world”, International Journal of Educational Research

(2019) “Using a virtue ethics lens to develop a socially accountable community placement programme for medical students” BMC Medical Education


13:00 Welcome by Chair, Dr Andrea English

13:05 Talk by Dr Griffiths

13:45 Discussion

14:15 Close

About this series

This series is sponsored by The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain; University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education and Sport, Race Equality Subgroup; and The Centre for Education on Racial Equality in Scotland.

The series will run from January – June 2021.

Other Talks in the Series:

21 January 2021 - Dr Foluke Adebisi , University of Bristol, UK

4 March 2021 - Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Coimbra, Portugal (Distinguished lecture)

30 April 2021 - Rowena Anthea Azada-Palacios, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and University College London, UK (Special Talk for School Teachers on Decolonising the Curriculum in Schools)

13 May 2021 - Dr Jason Arday, Durham University, UK

3 June 2021 - Professor Farid Panjwani, Aga Khan University, Pakistan

10 June 2021 - Professor Penny Enslin, University of Glasgow, UK

Any questions about this event, please contact the series organiser:

Dr Andrea English ,

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