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Associate Professor in Philosophy of Education
Name: Joseph Jinja Divala
Location: B Ring 438 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Prof Joseph Jinja Divala

Joseph Jinja Divala is an associate philosopher of philosophy of education. He is also an NRF-rated researcher. He has a PhD in Philosophy of Education obtained from Stellenbosch University (2008), a Master of Education in Philosophy of Education from the University of the Witwatersrand (2005), a Bachelor of Education Honours (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand (2004). He also has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Philosophy from the University of Malawi (1999), a Bachelor of Arts in Theology (majoring in Theology and Social and Political Philosophy from the University of Malawi (1997), a Diploma in Theology from the University of Malawi (1994) as well as a Certificate in Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Theology from Kachebere Major Seminary in Malawi (1992).

Before joining the University of Johannesburg, Prof Joseph Jinja Divala lectured in Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Higher Education Policy, Education Transformation, Public Finance Management and Research Methodology at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) University, Stellenbosch University as well as the University of Malawi.

Prof Joseph Jinja Divala researches, publishes and supervises postgraduate students in a number of sub-fields of Philosophy of Education such as: Aims and Conceptions of Education, Deliberative Democratic Citizenship Theory and Practice in Education, Citizenship Identities; Social Justice Education, Higher education autonomy, policy and practice, Educational Theory and Curriculum. Over the years, Prof Divala has supervised and successfully graduated students at honours, masters and doctoral levels in these areas. He has also supervised and collaborated with a number of postdoctoral fellows.

Prof Joseph Jinja Divala is an executive board member of The International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET). He is also a member of several journal review boards locally and internationally.

If you want to know more about his accredited research works, please visit the following links:

GoogleScholar Profile

ResearchGate Profile

ORCiD Profile