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Wayne Hugo

Position Associate Professor
Discipline Education and Development
Phone 033 260 5567
Email hugow@ukzn.ac.za
Office Address  Education Building Pietermaritzburg Room 51

Degrees Held

  • BA ed Bed Med Phd

Profile

Experience:

  • 2008 – 2010: Head of School (Education and Development) University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2009: Associate Professor (Education and Development) University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2006: Senior Lecturer (Education and Development) University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2003: Lecturer (Education and Development) University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 1995: Senior Lecturer (Education Studies) Johannesburg College of Education
  • 1991: Head of Department (History, Life Orientation, Business Economics). Sandown High School

Research Interests:

  • Education and development
  • Comparative Education
  • Theorising education

Teaching Interests:

  • Education and development
  • Comparative Education
  • Theorising education

Supervision:

  • Phd graduates:  Carol Bertram, Sagree Govender, Cindy Ramhurry, Ted Sommerville, Adrienne Watson, Aradhna Arbee (joint supervisor with Carol Thomson), Craig Blewett, Vanessa Singh, Carmel Chetty (with Nithi Muthukrishna), Melanie Martin (with Nithi Muthukrishna).
  • Masters graduates: Miranda Naidoo, Morgandran Govender, Sifiso Siegfried, Vedaste Nylimana, Cathy Johnson, Pam De Jager, Mitch Clark, Brenda Davey, Thabile Chamane, Antoinetter Harding, B Mkhonto, N Nxumalo 

Community Involvement/Outreach:

  • Write for newspapers
  • Do presentations for schools and other institutions

Publications

  • Hugo, W, 2017. Theorising Education. HSRC Press, Cape Town (in press)
  • Hugo, W. 2016. Boundaries of the educational imagination. African Minds, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. (ed). 2015. Conceptual integration and educational analysis. HSRC press, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2014. Cracking the code to educational analysis. Pearson, Cape Town


Journal Articles

  • Hugo, W. 2016. What education is of most worth in a world we are consuming the future of our children? Southern African Journal of Environmental Education 32: 11-25
  • Blewett, C and Hugo, W. 2016. Actant affordances: a brief history of affordance theory and a Latourian extension for education technology research. Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning 4(1): 55-73
  • Watson, A and Hugo, W. 2015. Adolescent literacies: Chatting and learning across different planes of composition. Education as Change 19(1): 120-147
  • Johnson, C., Dempster, E., and Hugo, W. 2015. Exploring the recontextualisation of Biology in the CAPS for Life Sciences. Journal of Education 60: 101-122
  • Arbee, A, Hugo, W., and Thomson, C. 2014. What is epistemological access in Marketing? Journal of Education 58: 39-64
  • Hugo, W and Wedekind, V. 2013. Six failures of the pedagogic imagination. Southern African Review of Education 19(1): 139-158
  • Hugo, W and Wedekind, V. 2013. Ordering principles and operating principles of pedagogy: a reply to Zipin. Southern African Review of Education 19(1): 167-176
  • Johnson, C., Dempster, E., and Hugo, W. (2011). Exploring the recontextualisation of Biology in the Life Sciences Curriculum, 1996-2009. Journal of Education. 52: 28-57
  • Harley, K., Hugo, W and Wedekind, V. 2010. A periodical of its time: a brief history of the Journal of Education: 1969–2009. Southern African Review of Education, 16(2): 21-43.
  • Hugo, W and Bertram, C. 2009. Rulers of consciousness: the university and the pedagogic device in Critical and Reflective Practice in Education. 1, 1.
  • Hugo, W. 2009. Spiralling  Reference: A case study of apprenticeship into an academic community of practice. South African Journal of Higher Education. 23 (4): 703-721
  • Hugo, W., Bertram, C; Green, W., and Naidoo, D. 2008. Bernstein, Bloom and the analysis of pedagogy in South African Schools. Journal of Education 43: 31-56
  • Hugo, W and Nylimana, V. 2008. HIV/AIDS Education in Butare-ville secondary schools (Rwanda): analysing pedagogic discourse using a Bernsteinian framework. Journal of Psychology in Africa 18(3): 295-304.
  • Hugo, W and Muller, J. 2006. Truth, beauty and the sublime (Introduction to special issue of JoE). Journal of Education 40: 7-13.
  • Dempster, E and Hugo, W. 2006. Introducing the concept of evolution to South African schools. South African Journal of Science 102 (3/4): 106-113
  • Muthukrishna, N., Hugo, W., Wedekind, V., and Khan, F. 2006. ‘Emerging moral orientations amongst primary school children in the province of KwaZulu-Natal’. Education as Change 10 (1): 41-54
  • Hugo, W. 2005. ‘New conservative or new radical: the case of Johan Muller’. Journal of Education 36: 19-36
  • Hugo, W. 2005. ‘Something extra: the moment of good teaching’. Journal of Education 36: 79-92
  • Hugo, W. 2004. ‘Pedagogy and hierarchy: Plato and Bernstein’. Journal of Education 34: 51-77


Chapters in Books:

  • Hugo, W. 2015. Introduction, in Conceptual Integration and Educational Analysis. HSRC Press, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2015. Using conceptual integration for educational analysis: a step by step guide, in Conceptual Integration and Educational Analysis. HSRC Press, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2015. Why conceptual integration is useful for educational analysis, in Conceptual Integration and Educational Analysis. HSRC Press, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2015. Conclusion: Conceptual integration as a descriptive and prescriptive tool of analysis, in Conceptual Integration and Educational Analysis. HSRC Press, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2012. Spiralling reference: a case study of apprenticeship into an academic community of practice, in Fataar, A. Debating thesis supervision. Sun Press, Stellenbosch (see 2009 article in SAJHE – included here because of debate it participated in)
  • Hugo, W. 2012. Supervision response on ‘Spiralling reference’, in Fataar, A. Debating thesis supervision. Sun Press, Stellenbosch
  • Hugo, W. 2009. Drawing the line in Post Apartheid Curriculum Studies, in Pinar, W. Curriculum Studies in South Africa. Palgrave McMillan, New York.
  • Hugo, W. 2009. The eupraxis of Wally Morrow, in Pendlebury, S & Shalem, Y. Retrieving Teaching: Critical issues in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Learning. Juta, Cape Town
  • Bertram, C and Hugo, W. 2008. Social Justice through epistemological access – a tale of two classrooms, in Muthukrishna, A. Educating for Social Justice and inclusion. Nova publishers, New York
  • Hugo, W. 2007. Climbing the ladder of knowledge: Plato and Bernstein, in Moore, R., Beck, J., Arnot, M., Daniels, H (eds) Knowledge, Power and Educational Reform: applying the sociology of Basil Bernstein. Routledge, New York


Complete Research Record

Publications

Books

  • Hugo, W, 2017. Theorising Education. HSRC Press, Cape Town (in press)
  • Hugo, W. 2016. Boundaries of the educational imagination. African Minds, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. (ed). 2015. Conceptual integration and educational analysis. HSRC press, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2013. Cracking the code to educational analysis. Pearson, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2007. Ladders of beauty: Hierarchical pedagogy from Plato to Dante. Peter Lang, Bern

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Hugo, W. 2016. What education is of most worth in a world we are consuming the future of our children? Southern African Journal of Environmental Education 32: 11-25
  • Blewett, C and Hugo, W. 2016. Actant affordances: a brief history of affordance theory and a Latourian extension for education technology research. Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning 4(1): 55-73
  • Watson, A and Hugo, W. 2015. Adolescent literacies: Chatting and learning across different planes of composition. Education as Change 19(1): 120-147
  • Johnson, C., Dempster, E., and Hugo, W. 2015. Exploring the recontextualisation of Biology in the CAPS for Life Sciences. Journal of Education 60: 101-122
  • Arbee, A, Hugo, W., and Thomson, C. 2014. What is epistemological access in Marketing? Journal of Education 58: 39-64
  • Hugo, W and Wedekind, V. 2013. Six failures of the pedagogic imagination. Southern African Review of Education 19(1): 139-158
  • Hugo, W and Wedekind, V. 2013. Ordering principles and operating principles of pedagogy: a reply to Zipin. Southern African Review of Education 19(1): 167-176
  • Johnson, C., Dempster, E., and Hugo, W. (2011). Exploring the recontextualisation of Biology in the Life Sciences Curriculum, 1996-2009. Journal of Education. 52: 28-57
  • Harley, K., Hugo, W and Wedekind, V. 2010. A periodical of its time: a brief history of the Journal of Education: 1969–2009. Southern African Review of Education, 16(2): 21-43.
  • Hugo, W and Bertram, C. 2009. Rulers of consciousness: the university and the pedagogic device in Critical and Reflective Practice in Education. 1, 1.
  • Hugo, W. 2009. Spiralling  Reference: A case study of apprenticeship into an academic community of practice. South African Journal of Higher Education. 23 (4): 703-721
  • Hugo, W., Bertram, C; Green, W., and Naidoo, D. 2008. Bernstein, Bloom and the analysis of pedagogy in South African Schools. Journal of Education 43: 31-56
  • Hugo, W and Nylimana, V. 2008. HIV/AIDS Education in Butare-ville secondary schools (Rwanda): analysing pedagogic discourse using a Bernsteinian framework. Journal of Psychology in Africa 18(3): 295-304.
  • Hugo, W and Muller, J. 2006. Truth, beauty and the sublime (Introduction to special issue of JoE). Journal of Education 40: 7-13.
  • Dempster, E and Hugo, W. 2006. Introducing the concept of evolution to South African schools. South African Journal of Science 102 (3/4): 106-113
  • Muthukrishna, N., Hugo, W., Wedekind, V., and Khan, F. 2006. ‘Emerging moral orientations amongst primary school children in the province of KwaZulu-Natal’. Education as Change 10 (1): 41-54
  • Hugo, W. 2005. ‘New conservative or new radical: the case of Johan Muller’. Journal of Education 36: 19-36
  • Hugo, W. 2005. ‘Something extra: the moment of good teaching’. Journal of Education 36: 79-92
  • Hugo, W. 2004. ‘Pedagogy and hierarchy: Plato and Bernstein’. Journal of Education 34: 51-77

Book Chapters

  • Hugo, W. 2015. Introduction, in Conceptual Integration and Educational Analysis. HSRC Press, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2015. Using conceptual integration for educational analysis: a step by step guide, in Conceptual Integration and Educational Analysis. HSRC Press, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2015. Why conceptual integration is useful for educational analysis, in Conceptual Integration and Educational Analysis. HSRC Press, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2015. Conclusion: Conceptual integration as a descriptive and prescriptive tool of analysis, in Conceptual Integration and Educational Analysis. HSRC Press, Cape Town
  • Hugo, W. 2012. Spiralling reference: a case study of apprenticeship into an academic community of practice, in Fataar, A. Debating thesis supervision. Sun Press, Stellenbosch (see 2009 article in SAJHE – included here because of debate it participated in)
  • Hugo, W. 2012. Supervision response on ‘Spiralling reference’, in Fataar, A. Debating thesis supervision. Sun Press, Stellenbosch
  • Hugo, W. 2009. Drawing the line in Post Apartheid Curriculum Studies, in Pinar, W. Curriculum Studies in South Africa. Palgrave McMillan, New York.
  • Hugo, W. 2009. The eupraxis of Wally Morrow, in Pendlebury, S & Shalem, Y. Retrieving Teaching: Critical issues in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Learning. Juta, Cape Town
  • Bertram, C and Hugo, W. 2008. Social Justice through epistemological access – a tale of two classrooms, in Muthukrishna, A. Educating for Social Justice and inclusion. Nova publishers, New York
  • Hugo, W. 2007. Climbing the ladder of knowledge: Plato and Bernstein, in Moore, R., Beck, J., Arnot, M., Daniels, H (eds) Knowledge, Power and Educational Reform: applying the sociology of Basil Bernstein. Routledge, New York

Research Reports

  • Hugo, W. 2014. Underperforming schools and turn around strategies that work or fail – a literature review and framework for South African interventions. Education excellence consortium.
  • Hugo, W. 2010. What makes education work – a literature review for KZN Treasury. Pietermaritzburg: School of Education and Development
  • Hugo, W, Jack, M, Wedekind, V and Wilson, D. 2010. The state of education in KwaZulu-Natal: a report for KZN Treasury. Pietermaritzburg: School of Education and Development, UKZN

Editorials

  • Journal of Education:  2007 (42); 2008 (43) with Sylvan Blignaut; (45) with Volker Wedekind; 2009 (46); 2010 (48, 50); 2011 (51); 2012 (53, 55); 2013 (57)

Media

  • Articles in The Witness for a column called ‘Education matters’, articles in The Mercury, articles in The Post

Grants, Consultation, and Research Projects

  • Development Grant to develop Advanced Diploma for Technical and Vocational Training Lecturers (2017)
  • 2016 – 2017 Curriculum consultant and Writer for SANTS
  • 2015 – 2017 Academic consultant EducorAfrica
  •  Reviewed the Bojanala Systemic School Intervention Project 2009, 2010 for Joint Education Trust
  • Provincial treasury report on quality of education in KwaZulu-Natal (2008-2011): Joint director with Volker Wedekind
  • Gender, Education and Global Poverty Reduction Initiatives (2009-2011): Expert advisor
  • Institutional Initiatives to Enhance Participation, Access, Retention and Success in African Higher Education: A Multi-Country Study on Good Practice to Inform Policy (2010-2011): Steering committee member
  • International Association for Advancement of Curriculum Studies (2008-11): Research report on South African Curriculum Studies and respondent
  • NRF Further Education and Training Research Project (2005-8): Director

Invited Talks

  • 2015 (October) Keynote. Consuming our children – the future of education. 25th anniversary of the Murray and Roberts Chair in Environmental education, Rhodes University
  • 2015 (June) Keynote. The work of pedagogy - how metaphor, metonymy, abstraction and densification are used in teaching. LCT Colloquium, Cape Town.
  • 2014 (June) Keynote. How to theorise education. Phd conference, Wits University
  • 2014 (February) Invited address. Devices of the pedagogic imagination, Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town
  • 2013 (October). Keynote. The rigours of the pedagogic imagination. Phd conference on Knowledge and the Curriculum, Rhodes University
  • 2012. Plenary. Specialised knowledge and professional judgement in teacher education: an address to teacher educators in South Africa. Teacher education conference, University of Pretoria
  • 2012. Keynote. Escaping the shadows with Bernstein, Bourdieu, Boltanski and Latour. IAACS, Rio de Janeiro

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