The HELTASA Professional Learning Project extends a warm invitation to all interested in higher education transformation, to join our forthcoming webinar. This will focus on how to transform tertiary educational practices through critical reflection. It is imperative that, at this particular post-Covid juncture, we pause to reflect on our educational approaches, practices, methodologies and technologies since March 2020.

Date: 14 July 2022
Time: 13:00 – 15:00 (SAST)
Platform: Microsoft Teams

HELTASA’s Professional Learning Project is very pleased to have Professor Jack Whitehead (University of Cumbria, UK) to facilitate this reflective discussion. For five decades Professor Whitehead’s research programme has focused on the living educational theories used by individuals to improve their practice, and to understand and explain their educational influences in their workplaces.

A living-educational-theory is an individual’s explanation of their educational influences in their own learning, in the learning of others, and in the learning of the social formations within which the practice is located (Whitehead, 1989). Using human flourishing as the foundational principle, such explanations help individuals to answer questions such as ‘How do you know that your practice has improved?’ and ‘What standards of judgement do you use to justify a claim that your practice has improved?’.

A fundamental self-reflective practice, this approach rests on an individual’s acceptance of their professional educational responsibility to ask, research, and answer this key question: ‘How do I improve my professional educational practice in Higher Education with values of human flourishing?’.

Enquiries can be sent to Dr Rosaline Govender (, Dr Anthea Jacobs (, or Professor Daniel Maposa (

Registration for this important discussion is at the button below.