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Vaughn Mitchell John

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Vaughn Mitchell John
Vaughn Mitchell John Professor

Seniority Prof.

Leadership Education & Development Education

Discipline Adult Education

Emailjohnv@ukzn.ac.za

Contact Number 033-260-5069

Office Address Room 12a, Education Building

Last Updated 5 months ago

Degree Held

  • BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Experience

  • Twenty five years’ experience in Higher Education.
  • Teaching and research in the disciplines of Adult Education and Social Justice Education.
  • Leading projects involved in peace education and conflict resolution.
  • Certified trainer in Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

Accomplishments

  • Co-convener of Peace Education Commission of International Peace Research Association (IPRA) ( 2013 – current)
  • Executive Member of Standards Generating Body for Conflict Resolution, Peace and Elections.
  • Recipient of following grants: University Competitive Research Grant (UN) ( 2005)
  • Spencer Foundation grant for PhD study (2006); Thuthuka grant, National Research Foundation (2007-2009); United States Institute for Peace, funding for peace education project (2006); Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, funding for peace education project ( 2006-2010); UTLO Competitive Research Grant (UKZN) (2012-2013)

Research Interests

  • Peace Education, Transformative learning, Conflict and Violence, Educator Development.

Teaching Interests

  • Research Methodology (MEd/Phd), Adult Learning (MEd), Lifelong learning (Certificate in Education), Peace Education (MEd), Conflict Transformation (Certificate in Education)
Selected

Publications

Complete

Research Record

Community Involvement

  • Co-convener of Peace Education Commission of International Peace Research Association (IPRA) ( 2013 – current)
  • Board of Governors, St John’s Diocesan School for Girls (2012 – current)
  • Executive committee and Board of Trustees, Alternative to Violence Project, KZN Network (2010 – current)
  • Executive committee, Standards Generating Body for Democracy, Human Rights and Peace (past)
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Midberg Adult Education Centre (past)