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.