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Vaughn Mitchell John

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Vaughn Mitchell John
Prof. Vaughn Mitchell John
Professor

Leadership Deputy-Academic Leader: 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

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Adult Education), University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2009
  • Research Psychologist (HPCSA, South Africa), 1997
  • Master of Arts (Psychology, cum laude), University of Natal, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours (Psychology), University of Natal, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Sociology), University of Natal, 1986

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, Trauma Healing

Teaching Interests

  • Peace Education, Conflict Transformation, Research Methodology, Proposal Development, Adult Learning, Postgraduate Supervision  
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Community Involvement

  • Co-convener of Alternative to Violence Project (AVP) International Research Team
  • 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)
  • Co-convener of Peace Education Commission of International Peace Research Association (IPRA) ( 2013 – 2015)
  • 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)

Teaching Expertise

  • Research Methodology (MEd/Phd), Adult Learning (MEd), Research Proposal Development (MEd/Phd), Peace Education (MEd), Conflict Transformation (Undergraduate) & Lifelong learning (Undergraduate)

Student Supervision