College of Humanities

Inaugural Lecture Tackles Teaching & Transforming Education

Professor Labby Ramrathan, an academic from the School of Education, recently presented his inaugural lecture on teachers, teaching and transforming education.

Apart from dedicating the lecture- held at the Edgewood campus- to his mother Mrs K Ramrathan, he also linked his current research on teacher education and teaching to his academic journey.

‘Teachers are continuously making instantaneous decisions in class as they spontaneously respond to learners’ needs, questions, diversions and incidental disruptions to the lessons during curriculum delivery; all of which require decisive decisions by the teacher; but we do not focus our teacher development activities on how teachers can harness their decision making capabilities and build trust in these decisions so that appropriate classroom engagement can happen with intended and relevant learning for the learner,’ he said.

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