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Navan N. Govender is a Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree (specialising in secondary English teaching), and Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Applied English Language Studies, and a PhD in Applied Language & Literacy Education in the field of critical literacy. His PhD investigated how critical literacy could be used to engage student teachers with issues related to sex, gender and sexual diversity in South Africa. Currently, he is working to understand critical literacy's role in Scottish English language and literacy education as well as in initial teacher education.
Specific fields of study include: literacy studies; critical literacies; multiliteracies, multimodalities and visual literacies; transmodality; representation, gender and sexual diversity; critical discourse analysis; sociolinguistics; social semiotics; and social justice education.
Navan teaches on the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme, offering classes in critical literacies and multimodalities as well as a range of English methodology classes for secondary schooling educators.
- critical literacy
- social semiotics
- social justice
Between Criticality & Colonialism: Unsettling Perspectives on Language & Literacy Education in Scotland
1/07/19 → 31/12/19
Project: Non-funded project
1/01/13 → 30/06/14
Project: Projects from Previous Employment
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Research output: Other contribution
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
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Finding a Place for Critical Literacy in Scotland - Between Criticality & (De)Colonialism: Unsettling Perspectives on Language & Literacy Education in ScotlandNavan Govender (Contributor), Kelly Stone (Contributor), Jennifer Farrar (Contributor)
Activity: Other activity types › Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation
Activity: Membership types › Membership of committee