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Promoting social change amongst students in higher education : a reflection on the Listen, Live and Learn senior student housing initiative at Stellenbosch University

dc.contributor.authorDunn-Coetzee, Munitaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorFourie-Malherbe, Magdaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T09:49:30Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T09:49:30Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationDunn-Coetzee, M. & Fourie-Malherbe, M. 2017. Promoting social change amongst Students in Higher Education : a reflection on the Listen, Live and Learn senior student housing initiative at Stellenbosch University. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 5(1):63–75, doi:10.24085/jsaa.v5i1.2483en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2307-6267 (online)en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2311-1771 (print)en_ZA
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.24085/jsaa.v5i1.2483
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/102015
dc.descriptionCITATION: Dunn-Coetzee, M. & Fourie-Malherbe, M. 2017. Promoting social change amongst Students in Higher Education : a reflection on the Listen, Live and Learn senior student housing initiative at Stellenbosch University. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 5(1):63–75, doi:10.24085/jsaa.v5i1.2483.en_ZA
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/jsaa/indexen_ZA
dc.description.abstractTwenty-two years after apartheid South African higher education is still struggling with challenges around access, success and transformation. Stellenbosch University (SU), as a historically white university, is striving to become significantly better and different in terms of relevance and active role-playing. SU wants to prepare students to become South African citizens who bring about and enable positive change in society. The Listen, Live and Learn (LLL) initiative at SU is a senior student housing programme with the aim of providing experiential opportunities for students to make contact with ‘the other’. By being in closer, more regular contact with ‘the other’, students’ stereotypes, biases and discriminatory attitudes should start changing for the better. This article focuses on the evaluation of one of the proposed outcomes of the LLL programme – increased levels of interaction among students in a LLL house lead to reduced stereotyping and diminished bias. A quantitative investigation by means of an electronic survey was conducted. The second phase of the research was of a qualitative nature and consisted of focus group interviews. The conclusion can be made that LLL participants are a self-selecting group and that students who tend to apply for the LLL programme probably already have low levels of prejudice, bias and stereotyping. For the programme to effect social change, it needs to be considerably expanded in order to include more students who may not necessarily share the ‘open-mindedness’ of this cohort.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/jsaa/article/view/2483en_ZA
dc.format.extent13 pages : illustrations (some colour)en_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherJournal of Student Affairs in Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial change -- South Africa -- Western Capeen_ZA
dc.subjectHigher education -- South Africa -- Western Capeen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial evolutionen_ZA
dc.titlePromoting social change amongst students in higher education : a reflection on the Listen, Live and Learn senior student housing initiative at Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
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