Dr ‘Mamotena Mpeta is a senior lecturer and HOD of the Department of Professional and Curriculum Studies. With a specialisation in science education, she teaches Life Sciences (Biology) methodologies in the initial teacher education programmes, Biodiversity and Evolution as well as Philosophy, History and Nature of Science in the Bachelor of Education Honours programmes. She has been supervising postgraduate research at Honours, Masters and Doctorate levels. As a coordinator of teaching practice in the past, her work has included training of mentors in schools. She has been actively involved in recurriculation of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Education, particularly in science education specialisations for secondary education and in curriculum studies. Her research interests include science education, teacher education, curriculum implementation and the recent addition of social justice in education.

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