Call for Papers 2021
COVID-19 and the transforming higher education landscape
The COVID-19 pandemic is a multifaceted crisis, imbuing all dimensions of human life and having implications for all disciplines and fields in higher education. The corona virus outbreak and its spread witnessed higher education institutions across the world race to introduce online learning offerings and assessments as well as support programmes for staff and students. Few would question the affordances of new technologies in expanding learning into virtual spaces.
One of the outcomes of the pandemic is that a certain level of transformation has been forced upon higher education institutions. This compelled higher education institutions to ask fundamental questions about how they see themselves operate amidst this pandemic, but also how they might function in the future. Pragmatic responses have dominated the sector to the detriment of onto-epistemological and ethical questions that require a fundamental reconceptualisation of what higher education is for and for whom. Failure to reflect on these questions could potentially jeopardise deep thinking and learning.
Our universities have had to change how they think about and perform teaching, learning, research and community engagement. We seek articles that speak to the multiple challenges and inequalities that this has exposed so as to provoke transdisciplinary debates that can initiate new discourses and alternative perspectives on transformation in higher education.
Journal website: https://thejournal.org.za/
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Editor in Chief: Professor Petro du Preez