Indigenous African philosophy of Ubuntu as a foundation for a conducive environment for a culturally responsive teaching and learning

Khazamula J. Maluleka
2019 Proceedings of International Conference on New Trends in Teaching and Education   unpublished
One of the impacts of colonisation is the nullification of the indigenous African philosophies that would assist in laying the foundation for a culturally responsive environment for teaching and learning. The purpose of this research is to determine the way in which the indigenous African philosophy of Ubuntu can create a conducive environment for culturally responsive teaching and learning (CRTL). The qualitative research approach and action research methodology were used in this article. In
more » ... dition, questionnaires (for academics) and interviews in the form of a talking circle (for indigenous elders) were used to collect data. The focus group sample, consisting of 5 academics and 10 indigenous elders of different ethnicities, were purposefully selected. Findings from the participants confirm the importance of the principles of Ubuntu for the creation of a conducive CRTL environment. This article concludes by accepting the importance of the indigenous African philosophy. It is therefore recommended that this philosophy be accommodated within the school environment to create a conducive environment for CRTL.
doi:10.33422/ntte.2019.09.498 fatcat:ioszl47zgra6zebd2pk3xwnle4