School of Education

Makie Kortjass

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Makie Kortjass
Dr. Makie Kortjass
Senior Lecturer

Leadership Discipline Coordinator: Early Childhood Education

Discipline Early Childhood Education

EmailKortjassm@ukzn.ac.za

Contact Number 031-260-3669

Contact Number ALT.031-260-5252

Campus Edgewood Campus

Office Address S507 Main Tutorial Building

Last Updated 2 months ago

Degrees Held

  • Bachelor of Arts (Univeristy of Zululand)
  • Honours Bachelor of Education (UNISA)
  • Master of Education (UKZN)
  • PhD (UKZN)

Research Interests

  • Early childhood mathematics
  • An integrated learning approach in teaching early childhood mathematics
  • Arts-based methods in teacher education

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate courses:

  • Numeracy in the Early Years
  • Mathematics for Foundation Phase Methods

Awards

  • Staff excellence awards: Grant – Issued by the College of Humanities: University of KwaZulu-Natal, 29 November 2019

Selected Publications

University Service

  • I presented a webinar on peer coaching at the Unisa College of Education, titled ‘Sustaining and Maintaining Collegiality through Peer Coaching’, 11 August 2021. 
  • Panel member in Masters research proposal review committees
  • I served as a representative for research in Early Childhood Development – National Curriculum Framework: Umalusi investigation
  • I served as a member of the organising committee for the three day Colloquium on corporal punishment: “Corporal Punishment Conversations: Beyond Hopelessness and Helpessness”, held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Education (Edgewood Campus), 26-28 September 2018.
  • I served as a member of the organising committee for the 2nd South African Research Association for Early Childhood Education (SARAECE) KZN Regional Conference: “Transforming Early Childhood Education for a better future” held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Education (Edgewood Campus), 10 November 2017.

Teaching Expertise

  • Early childhood education, integrated learning approach in early childhood mathematics, arts-based approaches in early childhood education.

Student Supervision