School of Education Hosts Masakhane Youth Leadership Course

The School of Education, in partnership with Community Development Association (CDA), a student-run community outreach organisation, hosted the 17th annual Masakhane Youth Leadership Course (MYLC) for Grade 11 learners from predominantly disadvantaged schools in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Participants enjoyed enriching activities and teaching from some of the University’s best academics during the week-long course. Topics

UKZN Students and their mentors from the Silibona Educational Trust at their first meeting in 2018. From left to right on the top row are Desiree Mzimela (Mentor), Nosipho Gabela, Samkelisiwe Mkhize, Futhi Mchunu (Mentor), Melda Magolela (Mentor), Nothando Maphumulo, Nobuhle Magadlela and Andiswa Mbatha (Mentor).

Bursaries for Diligent Humanities Students

Four students from the College of Humanities: Ms Nosipho Gabela, Ms Nothando Maphumulo, Ms Samkelisiwe Mkhize and Ms Nobuhle Magadlela, were recently awarded bursaries from the NGO Silibona Educational Trust. The Trust provides financial support and mentoring to students who face economic hardship so that they may complete their higher education studies. ‘The trust raises

Education Students to Partake in Berlin Study Tour for Teachers in Training

Eight students from the School of Education are part of an eight-day Study Tour for Teachers in Training programme taking place in Berlin at the end of August. The students will attend classes, visit German schools, participate in a teacher conference and experience the country’s culture, lifestyle and university structure. They will be based at

Education staffers honoured at celebratory lunch for achieving their PhD’s.

Celebrating Staff Achievement

Education staffers honoured at celebratory lunch for achieving their PhD’s. The School of Education at UKZN recently hosted a celebratory lunch for five of its staff members who graduated with doctoral degrees. The lunch, held at the Makaranga Lodge near Hillcrest, was facilitated by the Dean and Head of the School, Professor Thabo Msibi, who

PhD student, Ms Thulebona Shawe is awarded a certificate of recognition from NAAAS.

A Closer Look at Insufficient IsiZulu Books in Urban Schools

PhD student, Ms Thulebona Shawe is awarded a certificate of recognition from NAAAS. PhD student, Ms Thulebona Shawe of the School of Education, presented a paper at the National Association of African American Studies (NAAAS) conference in Dallas in the United States. The paper was titled: Who to Blame? The Unavailability of the isiZulu First

Education academics seen with their new book titled Leadership that Works in Deprived School Contexts of South Africa.

Education Academics launch new book on Leadership in Schools

Education academics seen with their new book titled Leadership that Works in Deprived School Contexts of South Africa. Professor Vitallis Chikoko together with seven academics from the School of Education recently launched their new book titled Leadership that Works in Deprived School Contexts of South Africa on the Edgewood campus. The UKZN authors were Dr

Professor Ayub Sheik facilitates a workshop for Matric teachers at the KwaMashu Teachers Centre.

Education Academic hosts workshop for Matric teachers

Professor Ayub Sheik facilitates a workshop for Matric teachers at the KwaMashu Teachers Centre. As part of a community outreach initiative, Professor Ayub Sheik, a lecturer from the School of Education facilitated workshops for Matric teachers. These were held at the KwaMashu Teachers Centre and New Germany Primary School.  Matric Drama was also workshopped by

School of Education hosts 2018 Minquiz Competition

Winners of the 2018 Minquiz KZN Regional Competition with UKZN staff. UKZN’s School of Education recently hosted the 2018 Minquiz KZN Competition – an annual national Science and Mathematics contest for Grade 12 learners, sponsored by MINTEK. About 110 high school learners, accompanied by their teachers, attended and participated in the written and oral competition

Professor Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan (third right) with international presenters and participants at the AERA 2018 symposium in which she discussed the book Teaching, learning, and enacting of self-study methodology: Unraveling a complex interplay.

Education Academic showcases new book at international symposium

Professor Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan (third right) with international presenters and participants at the AERA 2018 symposium in which she discussed the book Teaching, learning, and enacting of self-study methodology: Unraveling a complex interplay. School of Education Academic, Professor Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, presented on her eighth edited book during an international symposium at the American Educational Research Association

Highlights from the Environmental Sustainable Action and Community Development Conference.

UKZN hosts Environmental Sustainable Action & Community Development Conference

The School of Education Community Engagement office in partnership with non-profit education development organisation Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME) recently hosted its second Annual Environmental Sustainable Action and Community Development Conference at the Edgewood campus. This cross-disciplinary (STEM) conference brought together over 200 participants including teachers, students, communities, municipality representatives,