School of Education

Bongiwe Zulu

Bongiwe Zulu




Teacher Development Studies


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Office Address

Room 48, Education Building

Degrees Held

  • B.Paed  (1993): University of Zululand
  • B EdHons (2009) :  University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • MEd (2011) : University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • PhD  (2017): University of KwaZulu-Natal

Research Interest

  • My research interests are in the field of the Teacher Education and Professional Development with more focus on Teacher learning, Teacher Knowledge and Teacher Learning Communities. For my PhD, I used the third generation of Cultural-Historical Activity Theory to examine how learning occurs, what type of knowledge is learnt and the nature of collaborative relationship in teachers’ groups.

Teaching Interests

  • I teach and supervise on PGCE, Honours and Masters in the Teacher Development Studies Discipline. 

Teaching Expertise

  • Foundation modules, professional studies, curriculum, knowledge structures, teacher development, teacher knowledge and teacher professional learning.