School of Education

Inaugural Lecture Tackles Teaching & Transforming Education

September 18, 2018
Professor Labby Ramrathan, an academic from the School of Education, recently presented his inaugural lecture on teachers, teaching and transforming education.Apart from dedicating the lecture- held at the Edgewood campus- to his mother Mrs K Ramrathan, he also linked his current research on teacher education and teaching to his academic...
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Summa Cum Laude Research Explores Means Employed by Design Students in Generating Ideas

September 14, 2018
Mr McDonald Mnelemba is ecstatic to have graduated summa cum laude with his Master’s in Education following research that looked at creativity in students’ design projects amongst fourth year students at Malawi Polytechnic; one of the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. His research stemmed from his love of design...
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Graduate Completes Education Degree to Make A Difference in Classrooms

September 14, 2018
Ms Fezeka Ndlovu graduated with her Postgraduate Certificate in Education with the aim of making a difference in classrooms as well as in learner’s lives. ‘From my personal exposures and observations while growing up during my primary and high school years, I have been exposed to harsh experiences with children...
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Thabo Msibi

Dean & Head of School

Contact Details

PA to the Dean
Ms Willemien Liebenberg
Email: liebenbergw@ukzn.ac.za
Tel: 031 260 3531
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Welcome Message from the Dean

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I warmly welcome you to the website of the School of Education. Ours is the largest School in the College of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and we are proud of our excellence in the academic trinity.

In line with the academic structure which the University of KwaZulu-Natal adopted in 2012, the School of Education is made up of the following six clusters:

We offer the following academic programmes: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Education Honours, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), M. Ed and PhD.  

Top Stories

September 18, 2018
Professor Labby Ramrathan, an academic from the School of Education, recently presented his inaugural lecture on teachers, teaching and transforming...
Read More
September 14, 2018
Mr McDonald Mnelemba is ecstatic to have graduated summa cum laude with his Master’s in Education following research that looked...
Read More
September 14, 2018
Ms Fezeka Ndlovu graduated with her Postgraduate Certificate in Education with the aim of making a difference in classrooms as...
Read More

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Our Clusters

Education Studies
The Cluster offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At undergraduate level we teach Educational Foundations courses: Philosophy, Sociology, Curriculum, History and Psychology of Education as well as Professional Studies.
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Adult Education, Development, Leadership & Management
The Cluster of Adult Education, Development, Leadership & Management is responsible for a wide range of research, projects and academic programmes.
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Languages & Arts Education
We are a group of specialists working in the broad area of literacies, languages, literature, media, and expressive arts. Many modules are offered within the Cluster across a range of phase specialisations (Early Childhood Development (ECD), Foundation, Intermediate, Senior, Further Education and Training (FET)
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Mathematics and Computer Science Education
We are part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. We are made up of two main disciplines namely, Mathematics Education, and Computer Science Education. We offer over 20 modules per semester in Initial Teacher Education, and Postgraduate programmes
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Science and Technology Education
We are part of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the School of Education. Our cluster consists of two main disciplines namely, Science Education, and Technology Education. We offer over 40 modules per semester in Initial Teacher Education, Continuing Education, and Postgraduate programmes
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Social Science Education
Vision Statement To be the leading inter-disciplinary cluster that promotes African scholarship through teaching, research and outreach in Social Sciences Education.
Mission Statement In the spirit of ‘uMuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’ [a person is a person through other people] we seek to become a leading cluster for teaching, research and outreach in Social Science Education.
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