News

Feb
21

Message from the Chairperson

Workers College turns 25 in 2017. This is a significant achievement in an ever-changing context and we will be sharing more of the events and activities planned for 2017 in due course.

By webmin | Campus . News . Trade Union . Uncategorized
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Feb
21

Message from the Director

Workers College turns 25 in 2017. This is a significant achievement in an ever-changing context and we will be sharing more of the events and activities planned for 2017 in due course.

By webmin | News . Trade Union . Uncategorized
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Sep
15

Recognition of Prior Learning as ‘Radical Pedagogy’

This article argues that a model of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in use at a Workers College in South Africa, may be seen as a form of ‘radical pedagogy’. Drawing on documentary sources, focus group interviews and observations, it describes an educational philosophy which aims to build the competencies of labour and community activists, facilitate their self-affirmation and dignity, and provide an access route to post-school education. It documents and attempts to theorise how this philosophy is enacted in classroom pedagogy, and explores some of the tensions and challenges encountered. The article concludes by acknowledging the unique contribution of these education practices to an understanding of what ‘RPL as radical pedagogy’ might look like.

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Sep
15

Collaborations – Labour Research and Resource Institute (LaRRI), Namibia

The Workers’ College, always worked closely with LaRRI in education programmes both locally and on the continent but a special collaboration between the College, LaRRI and the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) was formed 11 years ago and this resulted in the Labour Studies Diploma of LaRRI being accredited through the College by the UKZN

By webmin | Academic . Labour Law . News . Research
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Jun
21

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This programme aims to redress inequities by providing adult learners with opportunities for learning. The model developed is one that specifically targets adults working in community based organisations, including trade unions, so as to build the capacity of individuals and groups within these organisations.

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Platform

to promote debates on working class perspectives on a range of issues

Develop

worker and community leaders through providing educational opportunities

Transformation

by challenging the current dominant/formal educational practices

Recognise

and use prior learning, indigenous knowledge and struggle experiences

Address

127 Magwaza Maphalala Street
(Former Gale Street)
3rd Floor James Bolton Hall,
Durban, 4001

Online

email: reception@workerscollege.org.za

Phone/Fax

Tel : +27 31 304 0260
Fax : +27 31 301 5430

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