School of Education

Education Students Share Experiences of Study Tour in Berlin

November 15, 2018
UKZN students enjoy a study tour in Germany. Eight Bachelor of Education students from the School of Education went on an intensive eight-day Teacher Education Study tour in Berlin, Germany. Organiser of the tour and UKZN Academic Leader for Community Engagement Dr Angela James accompanied them on the trip. The...
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Preservice Teachers Work on Agricultural-Garden Projects

November 2, 2018
Sixty final-year pre-service Science teachers got involved in agricultural-garden projects on UKZN’s Edgewood campus to help equip themselves with environment-friendly skills and knowledge to take to classrooms and communities.Science education specialist and lecturer, Professor Nadaraj Govender, saw a need to transform aspects of the science education module to accommodate current...
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Corporal Punishment Conversations: Beyond Hopelessness & Helplessness

October 11, 2018
Highlights from the Corporal Punishment Colloquium. Prof. Thabo Msibi The School of Education recently hosted the first in a series of five colloquia on safer, more inclusive schools, the focus for 2018 was on corporal punishment. The colloquia form part of a special project of the Dean of the School,...
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Prof. Thabo Msibi

Dean & Head of School

Ms Liebenberg (PA)
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Tel: 031 260 3531

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.  We are proud of our cohort model of PhD supervision which is well appreciated in many quarters both within and outside the University.

The cohort model of supervision is one of the factors behind our increasing postgraduate throughput rate. We have taken our cohort model of supervision to contexts beyond the borders of South Africa. For example, we are currently running M.Ed/PhD cohorts in Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mauritius and intend to extend this facility to other countries. We also offer postdoctoral fellowships.

For a student who seeks quality academic programmes, the School of Education is the name to keep in mind. For a researcher who wants to go on a sabbatical or research leave, the School of Education is a fruitful destination. We also work in partnership and collaboration with other institutions of higher education through Memorandums of Understanding. New partners are most welcome. We invite you all to read more on our website, and please do not hesitate to link up with us on any matter of interest.

Enjoy your visit to our website. Feel at home!

Top Stories

November 15, 2018
UKZN students enjoy a study tour in Germany. Eight Bachelor of Education students from the School of Education went on...
Read More
November 2, 2018
Sixty final-year pre-service Science teachers got involved in agricultural-garden projects on UKZN’s Edgewood campus to help equip themselves with environment-friendly...
Read More
October 11, 2018
Highlights from the Corporal Punishment Colloquium. Prof. Thabo Msibi The School of Education recently hosted the first in a series...
Read More

Important Documents

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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