Associate Professor, Centre for Higher and Adult Education, Stellenbosch University

I am an Associate Professor in Higher and Adult Education at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. I have an interest in and commitment to dialogue and learning.

My research interests include adult education, lifelong learning, dialogue and dialogic pedagogy, emancipatory education and qualitative research. I have been involved in a number of non-governmental organisations concerned with disability and education, early childhood development, and language and education.

Selected publications

Nehal, M. & Rule, P. (2018). Imaginative play and reading development among Grade R learners in KwaZulu-Natal: An ethnographic case study. South African Journal of Childhood Education. 8(1), https://doi.org/10.4102/sajce.v8i1.518

Rule, P. & Land, S. (2017). Finding the plot in South African reading education. Reading & Writing, 8(1), a121. https://doi.org/10.4102/ rw.v8i1.121

Rule, P. (2017). Nelson Mandela and Dialogic Lifelong Learning. In C. Soudien (ed.), Nelson Mandela: Global Perspectives of his Significance for Education. (pp. 31-44). Rotterdam: Sense.

Naidoo, J. & Rule, P. (2016). Teachers’ subjectivities and emotionality in HIV/AIDS teaching. African Journal of AIDS Research, 15(3): 233–241. doi:10.2989/16085906.2016.1190768

Nuwagaba, E.L. & Rule, P. (2015). Navigating the ethical maze in disability research in an African context. Disability & Society, 30(5): 255-269. doi: 10.1080/09687599.2014.998333

Rule, P. (2015). Dialogue and boundary learning. Rotterdam: Sense. https://www.sensepublishers.com/media/2555-dialogue-and-boundary-learning.pdf

Rule, P. & John, V. (2011). Your guide to case study research. Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Rule, P. (2011). Bakhtin and Freire: Dialogue, dialectic and boundary learning. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 43(9): 924-942. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2009.00606.x

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Adult Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Education

  • 2003 
    University of the Witwatersrand, PhD (Adult Education)