Teaching citizenship in visual communication design : reflections of an Afrikaner
CITATION: Costandius, E. 2012. Teaching citizenship in visual communication design: reflections of an Afrikaner, in B. Leibowitz (ed.). Higher Education for the Public Good: views from the South. Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA. 191-201. doi:10.18820/9781928357056/15.
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Introduction: An academic institution’s focus of learning is usually on students, while the learning of lecturers is often regarded as being of secondary importance. Is it true, as the old adage has it, that the best way to learn is to teach? And, if so, is the learning that takes place mostly content-driven learning or reflective? This chapter describes the learning that occurred through a citizenship module that aimed to change the perceptions and attitudes of students, and also my own reflective experience of the process, which I realised was also a journey in personal learning.