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Challenging heteronormative scripts through film and transformative pedagogy among TVET college students

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-21 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:29:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:29:25Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-21 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11237
dc.description.abstract We describe an initiative aimed at addressing homophobia and destabilising heteronormativity in higher education. The initiative was implemented in 2014 at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and involved 20 newly formed peer educators and one lecturer from the college. We focussed on work which emphasised the creation of a safe and welcoming environment for gender non-conforming students. In particular, we made use of film and transformative pedagogy to address homophobia at the TVET college. Through analysing the participants' reflections, we found evidence that the intervention facilitated students' critical thinking and self-examination, while helping them find alternative ways of bringing about social change and gender equity in their 'day-to-day praxis'. The initiative further provided space to forge new ways of talking about and addressing abuse of LGBTI students; thus enabling an appreciation of the resourcefulness of film. Overall we highlight the potential value of film and transformative pedagogy in addressing homophobia and disturbing heteronormativity among students in a TVET college. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject FILM INDUSTRY en
dc.subject TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRAINING (TVET) COLLEGES en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject HETERONOMORMATIVITY en
dc.subject TRANSFORMATION en
dc.title Challenging heteronormative scripts through film and transformative pedagogy among TVET college students en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 31(4) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle South African Journal of Higher Education en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9977 en
dc.PageNumber 267-285 en
dc.outputnumber 8888 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ngidi, N.D. & Dlamini, M.A.C. (2017) Challenging heteronormative scripts through film and transformative pedagogy among TVET college students. <i>South African Journal of Higher Education</i>. 31(4):267-285. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ngidi, N.D. en
dc.contributor.author2 Dlamini, M.A.C. en


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