Creating Sustainable Research Environments: Or why the Bricolage Works

Faculty of Education




Creating Sustainable Research Environments: Or why the Bricolage Works

 

Sechaba Mahlomaholo

Professor at the University of the Free State, South Africa

Lecture Delivered Thursday, November 7, 2013
Alphie's Bistro

 

Please join us as Dr. Sechaba MG Mahlomaholo, from the University of the Free State, tells us about the experience of using a methodology informed by Claude Levi-Strauss’s theories of bricolage to develop his Sustainable Learning Environments Project. In his talk, Dr. Mahlomaholo will argue for bricolage-based research methodologies which mirror the messiness of lived experience, over one-dimensional empiricist approaches, which don’t. Everyone conducting educational research and confronted with the quandary of how best to balance validity with variability/ or validity with subjectivity should be sure to attend.

 

DR. SECHABA MAHLOMAHOLO is a graduate of Harvard, Universities of the North and Western Cape and is a National Research Foundation rated Research Professor of Education. He is currently acting as the Head of the School of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Education at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, and he leads the National Research Foundation (NRF)’s project on the creation of Sustainable Learning Environments in schools. Under the guidance of fifteen academics at the University of the Free State in South Africa, fifty graduate students participate. His research project also has very tight relationships with colleagues in the Global Network research project at St. Petersburg University in Russia, the Post-Colonial Education project at the West Indies University in Trinidad and Tobago and the Discourse, Power and Resistance project in the United Kingdom.

mahlomaholo giving presentation
Dr. Secahaba Mahlomaholo

Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of the Free State, South Africa

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