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Since its inception in 2009 the Department of Professional Studies has grown and developed tremendously in terms of programmes offered and professional teaching students population. The department has 8 full time staff members and more than 10 part time lecturers and teaches over 1160 undergraduate students preparing to be teachers. The department supports 2 Honours level graduate programmes, Masters in Educational Management and Doctor of Philosophy.

Existing programmes in the Department of Professional Studies are being reviewed in response to Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) requirements. This process will continue until 2014. The department seeks to be proactive in the identifying relevant teaching qualifications that will address the needs of rural development. In line with the DHET call to re-curriculate programmes, the Department will add programmes in response to the community curriculum needs. Among other aspects below are the objectives of the department:

12. Sustain learner-driven, community-base, Problem-Based and outcome based curriculum
13. Create an environment conducive to the culture of learning and teaching in terms of objective 1.
14. Provide evidenced-based education as dictated by research findings.
15. Encourage research and publications among staff and students.
16. Utilize available sciences and technology in the education of students.
17. Increase the intake of students for both post basic and post graduate certificate.

QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED IN THE DEPARTMENT
The following qualifications are offered in the department
1) BEDFET Bachelor of Education: Further Education and Training
2) PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education
3) MSCED Master of Science in Education
4) MSCED Master of Education in Science Education
5) MSCEDU Master of Science in Science Education
6) PHDSED Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION: FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING (BEDFET)

DESCRIPTION
This is a comprehensive four year undergraduate degree. The degree prepares teachers who qualify to teach at both Senior Phases, and Further Education and Training (FET) band.

The degree carries 480 credits.

DURATION

The BED FET is a four year degree programme on full time basis.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS for BEDFET

The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education (Umalusi) with an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement, 50-59 %) or better in four subjects. In addition, a student must have achieved an E in English Higher Grade or a D in English Standard Grade to be registered for enrolment in the BEDFET programme, must have a minimum point score of 26. A grade 12 certificate with exemption is required if Grade 12 has been achieved before 2008.

DURATION OF THE BEDFET PROGRAMME

(a) The duration of the programme is a minimum of four years.
(b) In the first, second and third years of undergraduate study, students in full-time employment cannot be registered for more than six modules per year.
(c) In the fourth year, students in full-time employment cannot be registered for more than twelve modules per year.

ACADEMIC PROGRESS

A student shall not repeat a module at first or second year level more than once. Cancellation of a course after the commencement of the second semester for year courses and after the closing date for cancellation of semester courses or modules shall be deemed a failure, except if Senate decides otherwise on the basis of special circumstances.

No second year courses shall be taken unless two year courses (or four semester courses or modules) have been passed at first year level; in order to register for third year courses, a student shall have passed six year courses (twelve semester courses or modules) at first and second year level.

Students registered for the BEDFET degree are required to pass all modules at third year level before they proceed to fourth year. Students are however allowed to register for first semester outstanding modules at third year level with the hope that they would pass these modules before they engage the Practice Teaching Schedule during the second semester. They are required to pass outstanding modules before they can proceed to their fourth year level of study. This is because in their fourth year second semester, students are posted to selected neighbouring school to do Practice Teaching.

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPOSITION OF THE CURRICULUM

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION: FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING (BEDFET)
FIRST YEAR:
Semester 1

EHD 1521 Psychology of Education
IEH 1521 History of Education
ECS 1541 English Communication Skills

Semester 2
SFE 1621 Sociology of Education
EPH 1621 Philosophy of Education
ECS 1642 English Communication Skills

SECOND YEAR

Semester 1
SOE 2521 Sociology of Education
Prerequisite SFE 1621
PHE 2521 Philosophy of Education
Prerequisite EPH 1621
ETL 2521 Preparation of Teaching Practice-Observation
Semester 2
HDC 2621 History of Education
Prerequisite IEH 1521
ECT 2621 Psychology of Education
Prerequisite EHD 1521
ETL 2621 Preparation of Teaching Practice-Observation

THIRD YEAR
Semester 1

ESP 3521 Sociology of Education
Prerequisite SOE 2521
EHC 3521 History of Education
Prerequisite HDC 2621
ETL 3521 Preparation of Teaching Strategies
Prerequisite ETL 2521
ETL 3511 Preparation of Teaching Practice-Observation
PSC 3521 Computer Literacy
Semester 2
ETE 3621 Psychology of Education
Prerequisite ECT 2621
EMT 3621 Philosophy of Education
Prerequisite PHE 2521
ETL 3621 Preparation of Teaching Practice-Observation
Prerequisite ETL 2621
PSC 3621 Computer Literacy

FOURTH YEAR
Semester 1

ECT 4521 English Competence for Teachers
NB: Students with ENG 2561 and ENG 2661 are exempted from ECT 4521
PSG 4521 School Management
HIV 4521 HIV/AIDS Education for Teachers
ETP 4521 Teaching Practice

Semester 2
All second semester modules are completed through portfolios
ETP 4621 Teaching Practice
CTP 4621 Curriculum Theory and Practice

One optional module from:
SPE 4621 Sports Education
MCE 4621 Music Education
DME 4621 Drama in Education
SCL 4621 School Librarianship
RED 4621 Religious Education

Choose two teaching majors from

ACCOUNTANCY
First Year
First Semester

ACC 1541 Introduction to Financial Accounting
Second Semester
ACC 1641 Financial Accounting
Second year
First Semester

ACC 2541 ACC: Company Financial Statement
Second Semester
ACC 2641 Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting

Third year
First Semester
ACC 3541 ACC: External Financial Acc.
Second Semester
ACC 3641 ACC: Managerial Acc and Finance
Fourth Year
ACM 4541 Methodology of Management Sciences: Accounting
ACM 4641 Methodology of Management Sciences: Accounting

AGRICULTURE
First Year
Second Semester

GEN 1641 Genetic Basis of Plant & Animal Breeding
Second year
Second Semester

ANS 2541 Basic Principles of Nutrition

Third year
First Semester

ANS 3542 Management of ruminant farm animals
AGR 3541 Principles & Application of Plant Physiology in Plant Production
Prerequisite BIO 1643 and AGR 2631
Second Semester
AGR 3641 Introductory Plant Breeding and Seed Production
AGR 3643 Agro. of Selec. Oil Seed, Fibre and Cereals

Fourth Year
ANS 4621 Animal production systems and management

BIOLOGY
First Year
First Semester

BIO 1541 Diversity of Life
Second Semester
BIO 1643 Ecology, Adaption and Evolution
BIO 1644 Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology

Second year
First Semester

BOT 2544 Plant Anatomy and Morphology
Second Semester
BOT 2645 Plant Taxonomy & Reproductive Biology
ZOO 2648 Animal Phylogeny

Third year
First Semester

BOT 3543 Disturbance and Plant Ecology

Second Semester
BOT 3645

Fourth Year
MLS 4541 Methodology of Life Sciences: Biology
MLS 4641 Methodology of Life Sciences: Biology

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
First Year
First Semester

BMA 1541 Intro to Business Management
Second Semester
BMA 1641 Functional Areas of Business Management

Second year
First Semester

BMA 2541 Purchasing Management
Second Semester
BMA 2641 Human Resource Management

Third year
First Semester

BMA 3541 Marketing Management
Second Semester
BMA 3641 General Management

Fourth Year
BEM 4541 Methodology of Management Sciences: Business Economics
BEM 4641 Methodology of Management Sciences: Business Economics

CHEMISTRY
First Year
First Semester

CHE 1540 General Chemistry for Applied Sciences
Second Semester
CHE 1621 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 1622 Introductory Organic Chemistry

Second year
First Semester

CHE 2521 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 2522 Organic Chemistry
Second Semester
CHE 2620 Analytical Chemistry
CHE 2623 Physical Chemistry

Third year
First Semester

CHE 3520 Analytical Chemistry Instrumental Techniques
CHE 3523 Advanced Physical Chemistry
Second Semester
CHE 3621 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 3622 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Fourth Year
MCS 4541 Methodology of Natural Sciences: Chemistry
MCS 4641 Methodology of Natural Sciences: Chemistry

ECONOMICS
First Year
First Semester

ECO 1541 Basic Microeconomics
Second Semester
ECO 1641 Basic Macroeconomics
Second year
First Semester
ECO 2541 Intermediate Microeconomics
Second Semester
ECO 2641 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Third year
First Semester

ECO 3541 ECO: International Trade and Finance
Second Semester
ECO 3641 ECO: The SA Economy

Fourth Year
ECM 4541 Methodology of Management Sciences: Economics
ECM 4641 Methodology of Management Sciences: Economics

ENGLISH
First Year
First Semester

ENG 1561 English First Semester
Second Semester
ENG 1661 Introduction to Literature Studies

Second year
First Semester

ENG 2561 English Structure and Usage: Intermediate Level
Second Semester
ENG 2661 Post Coloniality and The African World in Lite

Third year
First Semester

ENG 3541 Advanced English Structure
ENG 3542 Advanced English Usage
Second Semester
ENG 3641 Post Coloniality and the Novel
ENG 3642 The Poetry of Love, Protest and Resistance OR
ENG 3643; Drama of Class, Race & Cultural Differences

Fourth Year
ENM 4541 Methodology of First Additional Language: English
ENM 4641 Methodology of First Additional Language: English

GEOGRAPHY
First Year
First Semester

GEO 1520 Geography: Cartography, Map Analysis, Air Photo
GEO 1541 Integrated Study of Major World Environments
Second Semester
GEO 1620 Geography: Elements of Remote Sensing
GEO 1641 Geography: Major World Environments

Second year
First Semester

GEO 2541 Spatial Organisation of Society
GEO 2542 Quant. & Qualit. Research Methods
Second Semester
GEO 2641 Patterns and Processer in Physical Geography
GEO 2642 Themes in the Geography of Africa

Third year
First Semester

GEO 3542 Geomorphology
GEO 3543 Biogeography
GEO 3544 Population and Demography
GEO 3545 Settlement and Industrial Development
GEO 3541 Geography of South Africa
Second Semester
GEO 3642 Climatology
GEO 3643 Geography of Tourism
GEO 3644 Rural Geography and Development
GEO 3641 Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

Fourth Year
GEM 4541 Methodology of Social Sciences: Geography
GEM 4641 Methodology of Social Sciences: Geography

HISTORY
First Year
First Semester

HIS 1543 Twentieth Century Africa
Second Semester
HIS 1644 Contemporary Middle East

Second year
First Semester

HIS 2541 The making of Modern South Africa
Second Semester
HIS 2642 Europe Since 1945

Third year
First Semester

HIS 3542 Inter African Relations
Second Semester
HIS 3644 Africa and The World

Fourth Year
HSM 4541 Methodology of Social Sciences: History
HSM 4641 Methodology of Social Sciences: History

ISISWATI
First Year
First Semester

ISW 1541 Introduction to Isiswati Grammar
Second Semester
ISW 1641 Introduction to Isiswati Literature

Second year
First Semester

ISW 2541 Meanind, Sounds, Words & Sentence Structure
ISW 2542 Orthography and Terminology
Second Semester
ISW 2641 Origin & Development of Modern Literature
Third year
First Semester

ISW 3541 Introduction to Translation
ISW 3542 Language Planning and Policy
Second Semester
ISW 3641 Society and Literature
ISW 3642 Language and Society

Fourth Year
First Semester

ISM 4541 Methodology of Isiswati
Second Semester
ISM 4641 Methodology of Isiswati

MATHEMATICS
First Year
First Semester

MAT 1541 Mathematics 1541
MAT 1542 Mathematics 1542
Second Semester
MAT 1641 Integral Calculus
MAT 1642 Mathematics Foundation II

Second year
First Semester

MAT 2541 Linear Algebra
MAT 2542 Advanced Calculus
Second Semester
MAT 2641 Real Analysis 1
MAT 2642 Ordinary Differential Equations

Third year
First Semester

MAT 3541 Real Analysis
MAT 3542 Group Theory
Second Semester
MAT 3641 Complex Analysis
MAT 3642 Rings and Fields

Fourth Year
MAM 4541 Methodology of Mathematics
MAM 4641 Methodology of Mathematics

NORTH SOTHO
First Year
First Semester

NSO 1541 Introduction to Northern Sotho Linguistics
Second Semester
NSO 1641 Introduction to Northern Sotho Literature

Second year
First Semester

NSO 2541 An Advance Study to Northern Sotho Grammar
NSO 2542 Historical Linguistics and Semantics
Second Semester
NSO 2641 An Advanced Study of Northern Sotho Literature

Third year
First Semester

NSO 3541 Advanced Study of Morphology
NSO 3542 Semantics
Second Semester
NSO 3641 Further Advanced Study of N. Sotho Literature
NSO 3642 Translation and Terminology

Fourth Year
NSM 4541 Methodology of Home Language: Northern Sotho
NSM 4641 Methodology of Home Language: Northern Sotho

PHYSICS
First Year
First Semester

PHY 1521 Mechanics 1521
PHY 1522 Waves and Optics 1522
Second Semester
PHY 1623 Properties of Matter and Thermal Physics
PHY 1624 Electricity and Magnetism

Second year
First Semester

PHY 2521 Classical Mechanics
PHY 2522 Waves and Optics

Second Semester
PHY 2623 Electrodynamics
PHY 2624 Modern Physics

Third year
First Semester

PHY 3521 Atomic and Nuclear Physics
PHY 3522 Solid State Physics
Second Semester
PHY 3623 Thermal and Statistical Physics
PHY 3624 Quantum Mechanics

Fourth Year
MPS 4541 Methodology of Natural Sciences: Physics
MPS 4641 Methodology of Natural Sciences: Physics

PSYCHOLOGY
First Year
First Semester

PSY 1541 Introduction to Psychology
Second Semester
PSY 1641 Introduction to Applied Psychology

Second year
First Semester

PSY 2511 Research Proposal Writing Practicals
PSY 2541 Basic Research Methodology
PSY 2542 Human Development
Second Semester
PSY 2641 Psychopathology
PSY 2642 Introduction to Social Psychology

Third year
First Semester

PSY 3511 Practicum: Basic Counselling Techniques
PSY 3541 Personality Theories
PSY 3542 Psychotherapy
Second Semester
PSY 3611 Research Project Practical (Qualitative and Quantitative)
PSY 3641 Psychological Assessment
PSY 3642 Research Methodology

Fourth Year
MLO 4541 Methodology of Life Orientation
MLO 4641 Methodology of Life Orientation

TSHIVENDA
First Year
First Semester

TVE 1541 Introduction to Tshivenda Grammar
Second Semester
TVE 1641 Introduction to Tshivenda Literature
Second year
First Semester

TVE 2541 Advanced Study to Tshivenda Grammar
TVE 2542 Historical Linguistics and Semantics
Second Semester
TVE 2641 Advanced Study of Tshivenda Literature

Third year
First Semester

TVE 3541 Further Advanced Study to Tshivenda Grammar
TVE 3542 Comparative Linguistics and Semantics
Second Semester
TVE 3641 Further Advanced Study of TVE Literature
TVE 3642 Language Planning Policies & Comparative Stud.

Fourth Year
TVM 4541 Methodology of Home Language: Tshivenda
TVM 4641 Methodology of Home Language: Tshivenda

XITSONGA
First Year
First Semester

XTS 1541 Xitsonga: Introduction to Grammar
Second Semester
XTS 1641 Xitsonga: Intro. to the Study of Literature

Second year
First Semester

XTS 2541 A detailed study of Xitsonga Grammar
XTS 2542 Semantics, Historical and Socio Linguistics
Second Semester
XTS 2641 A Detailed Study of Xitsonga Literature

Third year
First Semester

XTS 3541 An in-depth study of Xitsonga Grammar
XTS 3542 An in-depth study of aspects of Sociolinguistic
Second Semester
XTS 3641 An In-depth Study of Xitsonga Literature
XTS 3642 An In-depth Study of Historical Comperat. Lin.

Fourth Year
XIM 4541 Methodology of Home Language: Xitsonga
XIM 4641 Methodology of Home Language: Xitsonga

POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (PGCE)

Description
The (PGCE) is a post graduate certificate in education. The programme prepares students who have completed bachelor’s degrees. Students are restricted to a choice of two methodologies on the teaching subjects that they studied in the bachelor’s degree. These are subjects taught at senior phase and Further Education and Training (FET) band. Students with ENG 2561 and ENG 2661 are exempted from ECT 4621. Students with SOE 2521, PHE 2521, ECT2621, HDC 2621 are exempted from EPE 4521, ESE 4521, EPS 4621 and EHE 4621

The qualification carries 120 credits.

Duration of the Programme
The PGCE Programme is offered for a minimum of one year full-time and two years part-time.

Admission Requirements
Students should be in possession of a recognized university degree. Students must have completed at least 24 credit points in one teaching subject and 36 credit points in another teaching subject at undergraduate level

Composition of the curriculum:

First semester
Core Modules

EPE 4521 Philosophy of Education
ESE 4521 Sociology of Education
ETL 4521 Teaching and Learning Strategies and Media
PSG 4521 School Management
PSC 4521 Computer Literacy
ECT 4521 English Competence for Teachers
HIV 4521 HIV/AIDS Education for Teachers

Choose two methodologies from the list provided:
XIM 4541 Methodology of Home Language: Xitsonga
NSM 4541 Methodology of Home Language: Northern Sotho
TVM 4541 Methodology of Home Language: Tshivenda
ECM 4541 Methodology of Management Sciences: Economics
ACM 4541 Methodology of Management Sciences: Accounting
BEM 4541 Methodology of Management Sciences: Business Economics
ASM 4541 Methodology of Life Sciences: Agriculture
MLS 4541 Methodology of Life Sciences: Biology
HSM 4541 Methodology of Social Sciences: History
GEM 4541 Methodology of Social Sciences: Geography
ENM 4541 Methodology of First Additional Language: English
MLO 4541 Methodology of Life Orientation
MPS 4541 Methodology of Natural Sciences: Physics
MCS 4541 Methodology of Natural Sciences: Chemistry
MAM 4541 Methodology of Mathematics
MUM 4541 Methodology of Arts and Culture: Music
ISM 4541 Methodology of Isiswati

Second semester
All second semester modules are completed through portifolios
ETL4621 Teaching and Learning Strategies and Media
ETP4621 Teaching Practice
EPS4621 Psychology of Education
EHE4621 History of Education
HIV4621 HIV/AIDS Education for Teachers
CTP4621 Curriculum Theory and Practice

All PGCE students continue with the two methodologies as in first semester as follows:

Choose two methodologies from the list provided:
XIM 4641 Methodology of Home Language: Xitsonga
NSM 4641 Methodology of Home Language: Northern Sotho
TVM 4641 Methodology of Home Language: Tshivenda
ECM 4641 Methodology of Management Sciences: Economics
ACM 4641 Methodology of Management Sciences: Accounting
BEM 4641 Methodology of Management Sciences: Business Economics
ASM 4641 Methodology of Life Sciences: Agriculture
MLS 4641 Methodology of Life Sciences: Biology
HSM 4641 Methodology of Social Sciences: History
GEM 4641 Methodology of Social Sciences: Geography
ENM 4641 Methodology of First Additional Language: English
MLO 4641 Methodology of Life Orientation
MPS 4641 Methodology of Natural Sciences: Physics
MCS 4641 Methodology of Natural Sciences: Chemistry
MAM 4641 Methodology of Mathematics
MUM 4641 Methodology of Arts and Culture: Music
ISM 4641 Methodology of Isiswati

One optional Module
SPE4621 Sports Education
MCE4621 Music Education
DME4621 Drama in Education
RED4621 Religious Education
SCL4621 School Librarianship

NOTE:
- Students who have completed Education at year two, are exempted from Education modules offered at PGCE level.
- Students who have completed English at year two are exempted from ECT 4521 English Competence for Teachers.


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (MSCED)

Description:
The objective of the M.Ed (Science education) is to provide professional and scholarly training for educational practitioners. The programme enables participants to develop professional skills through core modules and a research project.

Purpose:
To provide professional and scholarly training for those Sciences, Mathematics or Technology practitioners (the names used include and are not limited to Life Sciences; Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences) who wish to combine course work with an area of applied research of direct interest and relevance to their work, community or region.

Assessment: The degree is examined through course work and a research project.

Duration of study
The duration of study of the M.Ed (Science Education) is a minimum of two years full time and four years part-time.

Admission
Students must be in possession of a B.Ed Honours degree from a recognised university or an equivalent qualification recognised by the Senate. The admission must fulfill the entry requirements as in the general rules pertaining to the Master’s degree.
Credits: 240

Modules:
Core modules
SME 6541 or Science educational Research project
SME 6542 Mathematics Education Research project
SME 6543 Research methods in Science Education
SME 6645 or Curriculum Development in Science Education
SME 6646 Curriculum Development in Mathematics Education
SME 6544 Methods and techniques of Science Teaching and Learning

Elective modules
SME 6622 History and Philosophy of Science and Science Education
SME 6521 Science, Technology and Society
SME 6522 Primary Science Education
SME 6523 Primary Mathematics Education
SME 6648 Gender Issues in Science Education
SME 6623 Evaluation and Assessment Issues in Science/Maths Education
SME 6621 Independent study-Science/Mathematics Education Seminar
SME 6524 Language and Medium of Instruction in Science
SME 6549 One Content Science Module
SME 6550 One Content Mathematics Module
Candidates are expected to take all core modules and to select two modules from the Electives based on need and interest.

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SCIENCE EDUCATION (MEDSED)

Module
SED 800

The M.ED (Science Education) Programme

The M.ED (Science Education) is a one year full-time or two-year part-time degree programme. The programme is designed specially for professionally qualified people who want to learn about applied research methods, and conduct their own research project that can be relevant to their own teaching situation. It is a strongly multi-disciplinary programme attracting teachers at all levels from across the broad field of science and mathematics education who have an interest to improve the teaching and learning of science, mathematics or technology and advance their career prospects.


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SCIENCE EDUCATION (MSCEDU)

Module
SCED 800

The M.SC.Ed Programme

The M.Sc.Ed by research is a one year full-time or two-year part time degree programme. The programme is designed specially for professionally qualified people who want to learn about applied research methods, and conduct their own research project. It is a strongly multi-disciplinary course attracting students with a sound science or mathematics background who have an interest in addressing factors which affect the teaching and learning of science, both at tertiary and pre-tertiary level and to advance their career prospects. A suitable research project from this programme would require expertise on the student’s part in a recognized subject area in Science.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN SCIENCE EDUCATION (PHDSED)

Description:
The course seeks to stimulate the development of analysis, theoretical and practical understanding and competencies needed by those involved in educational innovation and consolidation, especially as critical and constructive users of research as active researchers, as administrators or planners and as initiators or agents of change.

Purpose:

To accredit the highly advanced and specialized professional study of an agent of science and mathematics education in which the student demonstrates capacity for sustained, original research

Assessment: The degree is only examined by a full research thesis/dissertation.

Duration of study
The degree shall not be conferred unless the student has been registered as a student at the university for at least two years of full time study or four years of part-time study. A student who has not obtained a degree after four years of full time study or six years of part-time study will be allowed to register only by special consent of the Senate.

Admission
A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for the PhD (Science Education) unless s/he holds the degree of M.Ed (Science Education) or another equivalent qualification recognised by the Senate of the University.

Credits: 360

Module:
SED 900 Science Education research dissertation

JOURNAL AND BOOK PUBLICATIONS

Dr Azwidohwi Philip Kutame
Journal publications

Kutame A P; Mulaudzi MP: Researching sensitive issues in education in the Limpopo Province, South Africa (Perspectives in Education Journal Volume 28(1) 2010).
Kutame A P: Teachers’ perceptions of assessment towards professional development: Implementation of an Integrated Quality Management System in South African education. (Journal of Educational Studies Volume 10(1) 2010).
• Denhere C; Ngobeli, TD; Kutame A. A Min review of literature on teacher occupational stress (Journal of Educational Studies Volume 9(2) 2009.
• Mudzusi AH, Netshandama, VO, Kutame AP: Condom use amongst students requesting emergency contraceptive pills at tertiary institutions. (Journal of Educational Studies Volume 10(1) 2010).
• Mulaudzi MP; Kutame A P. Arresting attention-deficit hyperactive disorder in children and adolescents: strategies for educators and parents (Journal of Educational Studies 10(1) 2010).
• Vhonani Netshandama, Mary Maluleke, Philip Kutame: Students’ Reflections On The Benefits Of Community Engagement Programmes In A Rural-Based University, A Pursuit For Social Justice. (Journal of Educational Studies). Journal of Educational Studies: Special Issue on Social Justice; 2011).
Philip Kutame; Mary Maluleke, Vhonani Netshandama. Teacher performance evaluation for quality teaching. Journal of Educational Studies (Volume 10 (2) 2011.
• Vhonani Netshandama, Mary Maluleke, Philip Kutame. Understanding the dynamics in a dysfunctional school through a university–community participatory action research: A case study. Journal of Educational Studies Vol.11 (1) 2012.
• Maluleke, M.; Netshandama, V.O., Kutame, A.P. Health-educator performance evaluation for quality teaching. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, Volume 18 Issue 2. 2012

Book publications
C Denhere; TD Ngobeli, AP Kutame (2012): Teaching practicum stress experiences. Lambert.

Dr NF Litshani
Publication

N. M. Musehane and Dr. N. F. Litshani: The Properties of the Celestial Bodies in Tshivenda Culture. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 2 No. 21; November 2012, 172-175.

Books
NF Litshani. (2012). Re-tooling and Re-skilling of Educators of Multi-grade schools. Lambert Academic Publishing.

Community Engagement: LIFE ORIENTATION/ LEWENSORIENTERIG
Via Afrika: Textbook: co-authored the following LO text books:
1. ISBN : 978 1 415 42294 6
Grade 10 Teacher’s Guide (and CD)
Grade 10 Learner’s Book (and CD)
2. ISBN: 978 1 415 42291 5
Graad 10 Onderwysersgids (en CD)
Graad 10 Leerderboek (en CD)
3. ISBN: 9781775635871: DVD
Via Afrika eBook (both in English and Afrikaans):
• Grade 10 eTeachers’ Guide
• Grade 10 eLearner’s Book
• Grade 10 eStudy Guide
4. ISBN: 978 1 41544 127 5
Grade 12 Teacher’s Guide (and CD)
Grade 12 Learner’s Book (and CD)
5. ISBN: 978 1 41544 129 9
Graad 12 Onderwysersgids (en CD)
Graad 12 Leerderboek (en CD)

Mr SJM Kaheru
Journal publications:

Kaheru, S. J., Mpeta, M., & Kriek, J. (2011). The use of Interactive Computer Simulations with regard to access to Education – a social justice issue. Journal of Educational Studies, 10(2), 89-106
Book publications
Kaheru, S. J. (2006). Physical Science Practice: One thousand and one problems that can make you proud. Thohoyandou: Business Machine Services

The following is a list of staff members in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

Designation Name Contacts
Senior Lecturer and Head of Department Dr AP Kutame:
Teaching areas
Philosophy of Education, School effectiveness Research interests: School effectiveness; School management; research methodology; community engagement.
Tel: +2715 962 8715
Fax: 086 525 9111
Email: Philip.kutame@univen.ac.za
Senior Lecturer Dr MA Ravhudzulo
Areas of specialization:
History of Education (all levels), sociology of education, philosophy of education, educational research at postgraduate level, organizational behavior (post graduate), History teaching methodology, Geography teaching methodology, supervision of postgraduate students.
Tel: +2715 962 8048
Fax: +2715 962 8050
Email: aaron.ravhudzulo@univen.ac.za
Senior Lecturer Dr RJ Monobe, holds the following qualifications: Certificate in Banking (Institute of Bankers in South Africa), (B.A.(Unin), B.Ed (Hons), M.Ed (RAU), Further Diploma in Education: Educational Media (SACTE), D.Ed (RAU), PGDM (NWU).
Areas of Specialization:
Media Education, Curriculum Studies, Commercial subjects (BEM 4541 AND BEM 4641, ECM 4541 AND ECM 4641) methodologies, Teacher Education, School management, Research methodology and Psychology of Education.
Tel: +2715 962 8395
Fax: +2715 962 8050
Email: ratau.monobe@univen.ac.za
Lecturer Dr NF Litshani:
Teaching areas:
Multi-grade Education; Languages, Curriculum and Commercials; Management and leadership.
Research areas: Multi-grade Education; Languages, Curriculum and language issues; Management and leadership.
Tel: +2715 962 8122
Fax: Fax: +2715 962 8050
Email: Ndanganeni.litshani@univen.ac.za
Lecturer

Mr SJM Kaheru
Teaching areas: Physical science methodology: Physics and Chemistry
Teaching Practice and Community engagement.

Tel: +2715 962 8472
Fax: 086 696 3011
Email: samkaheru@univen.ac.za
Lecturer

Mrs M Mpeta
Teaching areas: Life sciences methodology; HIV
Teaching Practice; Community engagement.

Tel: +2715 962 8205
Fax: Fax: +2715 962 8050
Email: m.mpeta@univen.ac.za
Lecturer

Mrs SK Muthambi
Teaching areas: English Methodology, English Competence for Teachers and Teaching Practice
Research areas: Multi-grade Education.

Tel: +2715 962 8227
Fax: Fax: +2715 962 8050
Email:
muthambis@univen.ac.za

Lecturer

Mr LP Ramabulana
Teaching Areas: Mathematics and Sciences Education
Interest: Assessment and Evaluation; Teaching and Learning Strategies; Teaching
Practice; Community engagement

Tel: +2715 962 8152
Fax: Fax: +2715 962 8050
Fax: 0865469419
Email: peter.ramabulana@univen.ac.za