n South African Journal of Higher Education - Higher education transformation and a pedagogy of hope : editorial

Volume 22, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



Debates in and about higher education (like some of the articles which appear in this issue) still involve issues of transformation which include, gender analyses, critical reviews, postgraduate student completion, teacher education, quality assurance, literacy, online learning, equity, and so on. In this essay, I restate some of the thoughts of Paulo Freire in relation to transformation in (higher) education, focusing on some of the the implications of his Pedagogy of Hope for teaching and learning. For him, transformation in higher education should be considered as a reliving of Pedagogy of the Oppressed which is constituted by three constitutive features: conscientisation, humanisation and praxis.

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