Jaqueline Naidoo

Degrees Held

  • PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal 2014
  • MEd, University of Natal 2003
  • BEd Honours, University of Natal 1996
  • B. Paed. (Science), University of Durban-Westville 1986

Research Interests

  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Teacher Identity
  • Teacher Emotions and Wellbeing
  • Narrative and Self-reflexive methodologies
  • HIV & AIDS Education
  • Science and Mathematics Education

Teaching Interests & Expertise

  • Research Discourses and Methodologies
  • Teacher Identities and Teacher Change
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Researching Teacher Development

Awards

  • 2023 Academic Staff Excellence Award: Teaching and Assessment
  • 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Award: Innovative, Creative, Effective Supervision                                         
  • 2018 UCDP Mobility Grant
  • 2014 Golden Key International Honour Society                                        
  • 2007 UKZN Merit Award
  • 2007-2009 NRF Thuthuka Grant         

Reviewer for Journals

  • African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
  • Educational Research for Social Change
  • Teaching and Teacher Education
  • African Journal of AIDS Research
  • South African Journal of Education
  • Perspectives in Education
  • Journal of Education
  • South African Review of Education

Community Involvement

  • (2022-2024) Cell Explorer Project. Project funded by the University of Galway, Ireland. Team: Dr Doras Sibanda, Dr Bongani Ndlovu, Dr Xolile and Mr Gumede and PGCE students.
  • (2019-2021), Object inquiry for social cohesion in public Higher Education. Project funded by NRF. Team: Prof. Daisy Pillay, Prof. Inba Naicker, Prof. Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Prof. Theresa Chisanga, Dr. Lungile Masinga and Dr Anita Hiralaal.
  • (2018), Research discourses and supervision. UCDP funded project. Team: Prof. Peter Rule from Stellenbosch University.
  • (2017-2018), Programme for Intended Learning Outcomes: Investigating the role of HODs in supporting teachers and engaging in Professional Supportive Conversations (PSCs) in schools participating in Jika iMfundo in Pinetown district. Project funded by NECT. Team: Dr Nonhlanhla Mthiyane and Prof. Carol Bertram.
  • (2014-2015), Gender equity in Science Education. College- funded project. Team: Dr Nonhlanhla Mthiyane.
  • (2014), The Geographies of Children’s Schooling Experiences in SA: Narratives of Children, Parents/Caregivers and Teachers. UKZN Niche Area funded project. Team: Prof. Nithi Muthkrishna and Prof. Pholoho Morojele.
  • (2012 – 2014), Memory work in Teacher Development Studies. Project funded by UTLO. Team: Prof. Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Prof. Daisy Pillay and Dr Marinda Swart.
  • Guest Lecturer on the International Exchange Programme at Chandigarh University in India in 2019.
  • Presented a seminar on Research Design and Methodology to MEd and PhD students at Durban University of Technology (Pietermaritzburg campus) in 2019 & 2020

Selected Publications

Teaching Expertise

  • Research Discourses.
  • Research Methodologies
  • Researching Teacher Development
  • Teacher Identities and Teacher Change
  • Qualitative Data Analysis

Student Supervision

Editorial Board Member

  • Perspectives in Education.

Reviewer For Journals

  • Teaching and Teacher Education.
  • African Journal of AIDS Research.
  • South African Journal of Education.
  • Perspectives in Education.
  • Journal of Education.
  • South African Review of Education.
  • The Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning.

Guest Lectures/Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer on the International Exchange Programme at Chandigarh University in India from 22 September- 3 October 2019.
  • Presented a seminar on Research Design and Methodology to MEd and PhD students at Durban University of Technology (Pietermaritzburg campus) in July 2019 & 24 February 2020.