Sibonelo Blose

Sibonelo Blose

Sibonelo Blose

Degrees Held

  • B.Ed. – Commerce (Durban University of Technology)
  • ACE – Tourism Education (UNISA)
  • B.Ed. Honours – Educational leadership, management and policy (UKZN)
  • M.Ed. – Educational leadership, management and policy (UKZN)
  • PhD – Educational leadership, management and policy (UKZN)


Research Interests

  • Sibonelo’s research work largely focuses on personal and professional identities of school-based leaders, including Principals, Deputy Principals and teacher leaders. His Ph.D. study focused on Deputy Principals who are forgotten leaders and whose role is downplayed in the scholarship of Educational leadership; through engaging with their lived experiences the study revealed their identities, meanings shaping their leadership practices and also the influence of school context on their leadership practices. Additionally, Sibonelo has developed an interest in narrative inquiry, which is a methodology he has utilized for the majority of his research work.

Teaching Interests

  • In his teaching, Sibonelo applies andragogy alongside a conglomerate of values, namely: collaboration, creativity, respect, sensitivity and caring. Given that andragogy suggests that knowledge is actively constructed and that adult learning is an interactive process of interpretation, integration, and transformation of one’s experiential world. He encourages dialogue in his lectures, cohorts of students he supervise and also in one-on-one supervision meetings. In this way Sibonelo fosters collaboration, creativity, respect, sensitivity and care. Given that adult learners bring their experiences into the learning environment, values such as respect, sensitivity and care are paramount to his students who have dissimilar experiences and are diverse in terms of employment ranks, gender, race and cultural orientation. Although, Sibonelo can teach most of the modules in the discipline, he has developed an interest in teaching a module titled Leading and Managing People in Education.




Sibonelo has supervised to completion:

  • More than 30 B.Ed. Honours students between 2016 and 2020.
  • Nine MEd students between 2016 and 2020 with one student graduating cum laude, three obtaining upper second class (70 – 74%) and five obtaining lower second class (60 – 69%).

Community Involvement

  • Dr Blose has facilitated numerous workshops aimed at leadership development. Delegates in these workshop included, district leaders and school-based leaders (Departmental heads, Deputy Principals and Principals).