UKZN Academic Delivers Lecture to Poverty Education Lab Participants
As part of his research and community outreach initiatives, UKZN’s Professor Kriben Pillay delivered a lecture to the participants of the Poverty Eradication Lab, a pilot project of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism spear-headed by its HOD, Mr Desmond Golding.
Pillay is Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Law and Management Studies.
The month-long lab, based on a Malaysian model, is constructed as a space for deep learning around the issues of poverty in KwaZulu-Natal with the objective being to arrive at a plan for meaningful interventions.
Pillay’s lecture, using the Theory U model for social innovation as a framework, dealt with dialogue as a process for deep learning and action. Critical to the presentation was unpacking how perception constructs the act of dialogue.