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Modernity’s ‘other’ and the transformation of the university


Howard Richards
University of Santiago, Chile


 

As its title suggests, this article suggests that universities should be transformed, and that they should be transformed by learning from modernity’s ‘other’. Every single word in the title and in this first sentence requires elaboration to explain how we1 use them and what we mean by them. It should be said at the outset that the decision to make ‘other’ singular instead of plural does not rest on a belief that modernity has only one other and that other is known. On the contrary, what is ‘other’ to modernity is varied, plural, and to a large extent unknown.

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Community Work Programme: Evaluation of the OW Process

By  Gavin Andersson,

Community Work Programme:  Evaluation of the OW Process  Singizi 2010.

Context of the evaluation

  • Seriti is one of two implementing agents currently managing and implementing CWP.
  • Seriti is currently implementing CWP across 26 sites and has conducted 4 OWs since 2007 affecting 9 sites.
  • OWs have taken place in Munsieville, Bokfontein, Kwanda communities and Diepsloot.
  • The goal of OW is to impart organizational skills for community transformation and in this context its specific purpose is to enable communities to effectively implement the CWP.

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Learning with Africa

Jacinta Castelo Branco Correia

This article discusses the outcomes of the Organisational Laboratories (known in English as the “Organization Workshop – O.W.”)-method as used in the Chiuta District (Mozambique) Development Program, run under the auspices of the “Norwegian People’s Aid” NGO (NPA). This method has the potential to generate organizational and entrepreneurial capacities on a massive scale while, at the same time, ensuring professional capacitation.

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Maaya Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurial Model of the Festival sur le Niger
By Godelieve Spaas

“This book tells the story of the Festival sur le Niger. The festival, a yearly cultural event held on the Niger river and its banks in Ségou, Mali, combines musical, dance and visual arts. Traditional and contemporary artists perform and exhibit their work for an international audience. Over the years the number of people visiting the festival annually has grown to exceed twenty thousand, many artists have become internationally known
thanks to the festival and many local entrepreneurial activities have matured into companies capable of supporting families and the community”.


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An introduction to Activity Theory

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An introduction to Activity Theory
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Mary van der Riet
University of Kwazulu – South Africa
(transcript R.Carmen – July 2014)

Cultural-historical activity theory, or CHAT, with its roots in Soviet psychology, and Marx and Engels, has emerged as a significant phenomenon in the last few decades. This video introduces the notion of CHAT, locating it historically in the work of Vygotsky, Leont’ev and Engeström. It then develops the notion of activity system analysis based on Engeström’s work. read more