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Gert Van Der Westhuizen

Research Associate
Name: Gert van der Westhuizen
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About Prof Gert van der Westhuizen

Prof van der Westhuizen’s research involves conversation analysis studies of learning interactions in school and professional learning settings. School studies advances the understanding of the generational and social dimensions of learning conversation and how these play out in interaction settings. Research on learning interactions in teacher education include studies on how knowledge is used to identify and work with learning needs, and how social norms of interaction shape learning attainment.

Recent Publications:

Keane, M., Raciti, M., Van der Westhuizen, G., Motala, S., Stanton, S., Gilbey, K., Msimango, S., Manathunga, C., & Qi, J. (2023).  Indigenous Knowledge Systems in South Africa and Australia: Transforming Doctoral Education. Journal of Curriculum Perspectives.

Affiliation: University of Johannesburg