My key areas of focus are diversity in the classroom and building socially-just curricula that is student-centred and fulfills student needs for academic success. I coach school teachers and academics on building relevant and socially-just curricula that centre student access and needs for academic success, and academics on using technology and other pedagogic interventions to engage students. I have also published articles in academic journals on curriculum development for Universities of Technology (UoT) and traditional universities.
As co-founder of the Decolonising the Curriculum movement at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), I recognised that educators need assistance with curriculum development and began facilitating transformative workshops and developing academic interventions for schools and universities. Working with academics in CPUT’s Extended Curricula Programme for the Architecture and Interior Design course, we built a two-day bus tour of diverse Cape Town areas including Ndabeni, Langa, Pinelands, Bonteheuwel, Gatesville, Athlone, Hout Bay, Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu, and engaged students on the history of the areas in walking lectures that led to conversations about apartheid spatial planning and its effect on present day communities.
Click through to read my academic writings on decolonising curricula, and to see my Talks & Panel Discussions on Curriculum Transformation.