Research Focus Area: Teaching–Learning Organisations Workshop

The Faculty recently held a workshop organised by it’s Reaserch Focus Area on Mixed Methods & Evaluation Research.  It was held on 27 – 31 July 2009. The workshop was presented by Dr Donna Mertens from Gallaudet University, Washington DC, (USA).

Some of the following topics were covered:
Complexities that challenge such as trends in research and evaluation that support the need for consideration of social justice and human rights. – Ethics as a driving force for transformative inquiry. – Perspectives on reality through a lens of cultural diversity.
Self, partnerships and relationships – Human relations and validity in research and evaluation. – Knowing yourself in relation to community.
Developing the focus of research and evaluation studies – Sources that support bringing focus to inquiry. – Community members as sources.
Transformative Mixed Methods:  Designs, examples, and applications. – Sampling consent & reciprocity.
Data collection, analysis, interpretation & use – Data collection methods, instruments, and strategies. – Language as a critical issue. – Data collection rooted in cultural diversity.

The workshop was attended by our faculty members as well as members from the Vaal Triangle Campus and the Social Sciences Faculty.

Our Director of the School of Education Prof. Petra Engelbrecht with Dr. Donna Mertens as well as the faculty’s research professors – Profs. Sechaba Mahlomaholo (School of Education), Cornelia Roux (School for Curriculum-based Studies) and Seugnet Blignaut (School of Continuing Teacher Education).
Dean of the School of Education Prof. Petra Engelbrecht with Dr. Donna Mertens as well as the faculty’s research professors – Profs. Sechaba Mahlomaholo (School of Education), Cornelia Roux (School for Curriculum-based Studies) and Seugnet Blignaut (School of Continuing Teacher Education).
Dr. Donna Mertens with the director of the School of Education Prof. Connie Moloi
Dr. Donna Mertens with the director of the School of Education Prof. Connie Moloi
Research Director Prof. Monty Monteith with Dr.Donna Mertens
Research Director Prof. Monty Monteith with Dr.Donna Mertens
Prof. Herman Strydom, Dr. Corinne Strydom, Prof. Elda de Waal and Prof. Linda Theron
Prof. Herman Strydom, Dr. Corinne Strydom, Prof. Elda de Waal and Prof. Linda Theron
Me. Helen Meyer, Me. Idilette van Deventer and Dr. Illasha Kok
Me. Helen Meyer, Me. Idilette van Deventer and Dr. Illasha Kok
Me. Marichelle van Deventer and Dr. Ellen Materechera
Me. Marichelle van Deventer and Dr. Ellen Materechera
Mr. Nico Morabe and Dr. Mertens
Mr. Nico Morabe and Dr. Mertens

Finally, the whole group.

Group photo
Mixed Methods & Evaluation Research Workshop
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