Dr Rendani Mercy Makhwathana is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Early Childhood Education. She has worked for over 16 years in the higher education sector. For 14 years she served the Department of Basic Education as a school principal. Dr Makhwathana specialises in Language in Education and Early Childhood Education. She has supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students. Dr RM Makhwathana is the member of Communication, Marketing and Website committee in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Venda. She has published extensively in peer reviewed and accredited journals. Among her recent publications are:

1) RM Makhwathana. 2021. Student Teachers’ Views on the importance of Learning and Teaching Critical Literacy in the Foundation Phase. Gender & Behaviour, 19 (2). 18005 – 18013.
2) RM Makhwathana, MP Mulaudzi & SK Muthambi. 2021. Strengthening the Teaching and Learning of English First Additional Language in Foundation Phase in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Gender & Behaviour, 19 (2). 18202 – 18210.
3) R. M. Makhwathana, N. P. Mudzielwana and S. A. Mulovhedzi. 2017. The Role of Emotional Health in Learning and Teaching. Journal of Psychology. 8(1), 21-27, DOI: 10.1080/09764224.2017.1305598.

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Department: Department of Early Childhood Education
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: DED, MA (English), BA(Hons) (English), UED, ACE (School Management and Leadership) (UNIVEN); MTECH (Education Management) (TUT); Dip. in Ministry (Kingdom School of Ministry); Cert. in Outcomes Based Education Approaches through Technology (Ramaano Mbulaheni Training Centre); Cert. in Computer (Avuxeni Computer Academy); Cert. in Strengthening Doctoral Supervision Course (RHODES).
Phone: +2715 962 9086
Email: Rendani.Makhwathana@univen.ac.za
Office No: GF19, New Education Building

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