In memory of our editor-in-chief, and friend

Professor Brenda Leibowitz

The inimitable force behind this journal was our editor-in-chief, Professor Brenda Leibowitz. Sadly, Brenda passed away on April 26, 2018.

Brenda was a force for good in higher education, and in her work, she sought out a higher education space that was more caring of its participants: students and teachers alike.  Her efforts were aimed at supporting academics – particularly young academics – to engage in scholarly teaching practice, and these efforts are reflected in some of the papers that appear in this issue.  Brenda was a friend, colleague, supervisor and mentor to all of us involved in SOTL in the South, and to many others.  It is with deep sorrow but also gratitude and pride that we dedicate the April 2018 special issue to her. Her contributions to the development of scholarly and socially just teaching and learning in South Africa – and the world – will leave an indelible mark on the higher education landscape. 


SOTL in the South 2(1), April 2018 (special issue) 

This special issue of SOTL in the South is edited by Dr Zach Simpson of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and Prof Peter Looker of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The papers are developed from those that were presented at the SOTL in the South conference held in Johannesburg in July 2017.


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