Oct 292012

Elmarie Costandius

“…at that moment that you give students the project of discussing stereotyping, you are immediately in the position where you have to start thinking very carefully yourself about what you say, how you do things. And suddenly you are in a situation where you realize you have just stereotyped!”

In this brief Elmarie Costandius, of the Department of Visual Arts is interviewed by Dr Catherine Kell, a researcher commissioned by the CTL. Download the full interview here.

This is the sixth brief in the Centre for Teaching and Learning or CTL’s ‘Making a life’ series, where we explore the attitudes and experiences of academics at Stellenbosch University, with regard to their roles in teaching, research and what is generally called ‘community involvement’. The series was approached as a set of interviews with individual academics, which took the form of reflective conversations between a CTL researcher and the individual academic. Academics approached for the interviews were not sampled, but drawn from different departments and different disciplines, and tended to be those who had had some involvement with CTL. At times we have incorporated other texts into the brief, to enrich the sense of the activities academics engage in, in ‘making a life’.

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