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22 October 2014
Teaching and Learning Seminar

Teaching and Learning Seminar

Critical realism is an important resource in addressing a number of debates that are current in higher education. Drawing extensively on Margaret Archer’s work on agency and the possibilities for corporate agency, in debating with colleagues writing in Gender and Education about the significance of agency for feminism and rejecting the more generally accepted post-structuralist accounts being offered, renowned scholar Sue Clegg explores what a critical realist account of intersectionality might look like compared to post-structuralist readings.

Prof Clegg will be presenting a short seminar on her research, spanning close-to-practice investigations, often in collaboration with practitioners, and theoretical work on the social and pedagogical significance of the gendering of information technology, analyses of information technologies in learning and teaching, a critique of the debate about the nature of ‘evidence-based’ practice, and more recently work on temporality.

Seminar: Realism as a Theoretical Resource

Date: Wednesday 22 October 2014

Time: 11h00 - 13h30

Venue: Centre for Humanities Research

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Andrea Jansen at or Tamara Shefer at

Sue Clegg is Editor of Teaching in Higher Education and sits on the Editorial Boards of Studies in Higher Education and Higher Education Quarterly. She plays a major role in the Society for Research into Higher Education and chairs their Publications Committee. She was awarded the Rector’s Award by the University of the Western Cape and the Distinguished Fellow Award by the University of Auckland.