Teaching and Learning Office

Faculty of Humanities, Social Science and Education

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The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education has a Teaching and Learning Committee whose mission is to contribute to positive and quality teaching and learning process to achieve the vision and mission of taking the University in producing quality graduates who are competitive locally, nationally, regionally and internationally by creating a conducive teaching and learning environment in which all stakeholders play their roles and responsibilities with respect, dignity, academic freedom and accountability. The main objectives of the Teaching and Learning Committee are to create a conducive and an enabling environment for quality teaching and learning for the programmes offered by in the faculty to respond to the University’s strategic plan on students’ centeredness, quality scholarly engagement and academic successs, and to monitor that all stakeholders in teaching and learning, namely the University, staff and students play their roles and responsibilities in promoting quality teaching and learning.

Staff profiles

Full names: Prof. Tawanda Runhare
Designation: Associate Professor, Interim Director School of Education
Qualifications: PhD. Education Policy Studies (UP); M.Ed. Educational Sociology B.Ed. (UZ); History and Sociology of Education (UZ); Cert.in Ed, (UZ); Cert. in Personnel & Training Management (Institute for Personnel Management of Zimbabwe).
Phone: +2715 962 9490
Email: Tawanda.Runhare@univen.ac.za
Office No: FG13, New Education Building

Prof Tawanda Runhare is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies; he has worked for over 20 years in the higher education sector. He specialises in educational sociology and education policy studies. He has contributed 7 book chapters and co-edited the following book: Runhare, T & Gwirayi, P. (Eds) 2021. Sociological Foundations of Education in Africa. Perspectives, Contexts and Contemporary Issues. Cape Town: Oxford University Press. He has supervised 6 Honours, 15 Masters and 9 PhD students. Prof Runhare is currently Deputy Dean, Teaching and Learning and Chairperson of Teaching and Learning, Examinations and Programmes Accreditation committees. He has published extensively in peer reviewed and accredited journals. Among his recent publications are: 1) Runhare, T. Ouda, JB, Vele, MT, Mudzielwana, N (2021). School–community interventions to curb learner dropout: The perceptions of key education stakeholders in a rural South African school neighbourhood. International Review of Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-021-09910-0. 2) Runhare T, Kanaga-Majanga, E & Mathebula, RN. (2021). Resilience of pregnant and parenting learners to pursue educational aspirations within a stigmatising school setting in rural South Africa. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (AJIS), 10(4), 163-173. 3) Mathebula, RN. & Runhare T. (2021). The knowledge landscape of School Disciplinary Committees on disciplinary policies in Mopani education district, Limpopo Province, South Africa. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research (IJLTER), 20(4), 320-339

Links to other profiles
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/Tawanda-Runhare-2027222553
Orcid number: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6142-7858


Full names: Adv. Dr. Pfarelo Matshidze
Designation: Senior Lecturer and Head of Department
Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology (Unizulu), MPhil in Socio-Cultural Anthropology (SUN), LLM (Unisa), LLB (Univen), BA, (Hons) in Anthropology (Univen), UED (Univen), BA, (Hons) in Tshivenda (Univen), Postgraduate Diploma in Higher education PGDip(HE), (Rhodes)
Phone: +2715 962 8131
Email: Pfarelo.Matshidze@univen.ac.za
Office No: 39, Humanities and Social Sciences Building