Dr. Alecia Blackwood, visiting assistant professor of education, recently published Ubuntu Pedagogy: Becoming an Ubuntu Responsive Educator.
"The book provides an overview of a teacher’s journey from the USA to Southern Africa, seeking to understand what it means to teach in the spirit of ubuntu. Through an ethnographic study of the teacher’s lived experiences, Dr. Blackwood unpacks what ubuntu means in the context of education while showing how the process of cultivating one’s humanity is anchored in transformative learning.
She explores the ubuntu pedagogy framework and provides an overview of how educators cultivate their cultural competence for teaching. Furthermore, she offers practical examples that capture the different pedagogical moves when demonstrating an ubuntu-oriented teaching style that affirms and dignifies all learners."
For more information about Dr. Blackwood and her work, visit her website.