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Our projects cover four niche ares namely: Language as educational, social and contextual practice, Systemic approaches to development in diverse education contexts, Science and Mathematics Education


 Niche Areas


Niche Area 1: Language as educational, social and contextual practice

Team leader: Prof Sivasubramaniam

This research addresses a socially-aligned epistemology predicated on Ecological/ Socio-cultural and Open Dialogue

approaches to language education. It is oriented toward formulating, fostering and sustaining epistemological

stances that would encourage the accrual of human voice and agency in the language process as researchers grapple

with a multi-lingual mandate in a contextual setting with English as a means to social empowerment.

Niche Area 2: Systemic approaches to development in diverse education contexts

Leader: Prof O Bojuwoye

Research pursued in this niche is underpinned by Systems Theory. The relationships between various elements of the

education system are studied from a holistic rather than elemental perspective in order to better understand them

and to make sound recommendations for the improvement of schooling.

Niche Area 3: Science and Mathematics Education

Niche Area Leader: Prof M Ogunniyi

This research addresses issues surrounding the teaching and learning of Science, Mathematics and Technology.

The five research projects include a focus on Science and Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Argumentative

Teaching in Science, the Relevance of School Mathematics Educations, Language, Technology and Mathematics

Teaching and Learning, and the evaluation of outreach Science and Mathematics Education projects.

Niche Area 4: Post-school studies

Team Leader: Dr J Papier

Post-school studies concern the intersections between vocational education higher education and adult education.

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