A posthumanist re-reading of teacher agency in times of curriculum reform

  • W. Appadoo-Ramsamy
Keywords: teacher agency, diffraction, entanglement, curriculum reform, intra-actions


Teacher agency in times of curriculum reform has often been researched and studied from a humanist perspective that focuses on human experiences and narratives. While this way of conducting research has contributed to a better understanding of curriculum design and implementation, it is nevertheless important to move away from a human-centred approach and to consider intra-actions between teachers and their material conditions as they inhabit multiple macro-policy and micro-institutional spaces across temporal dimensions. In this article, emphasis is laid on teacher agency as a hybrid collective between teachers and others (policy documents, formal and informal infrastructures, technology, textbooks). Teacher agency is consequently re-thought as a fluid process of entangled and diffracted possibilities that is not predetermined, but as a result of intra-actions, it is one that is always in “becoming”.


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Author Biography

W. Appadoo-Ramsamy

Mauritius Institute of Education


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How to Cite
Appadoo-Ramsamy, W. 2023. “A Posthumanist Re-Reading of Teacher Agency in Times of Curriculum Reform”. South African Journal of Higher Education 37 (5), 100-111. https://doi.org/10.20853/37-5-6114.