College of Humanities

Corporal Punishment Conversations: Beyond Hopelessness & Helplessness

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The School of Education recently hosted the first in a series of five colloquia on safer, more inclusive schools, the focus for 2018 was on corporal punishment. The colloquia form part of a special project of the Dean of the School, Professor Thabo Msibi. The three-day corporal punishment colloquium, held on the Edgewood campus, incorporated hermeneutic conversations and keynote presentations to offer insights into the phenomenon and to advance the view of schools as gentle, humanising spaces. Attending the colloquium were learners, teachers, parents, school leaders, members of professional bodies, student teachers and academic scholars who shared their experiences, perspectives and scholarship.