School of Education

Patrick Mweli

Patrick Mweli




Contact Number


Office Address

Mr Patrick Mweli


Educational Psychology

031 260 3549

Campus Edgewood Campus

Office Address
CS137, 2nd Floor Main Tutorial Building,

Degrees Held

  • Master of Education (Educational Psychology)

Research Interests

  • Education
  • Languages
  • Indigenous Knowledge

Teaching Interests

  • Educational Psychology
  • Inclusive Education
  • Education Studies

Publications / Selected Publications


  • Mweli, P. (2009).Exploring the implementation of inclusive
    education in the Pinetown district schools: a case study of leaners’
    experiences and teachers’ perceptions about the classroom environment at
    a selected school. GRIN Verlag publishing: Munich



Item info

Edminson Library (Edgewood Campus) Copies Material Location
71.9046 MWE1BookOn Shelf

Journal Articles


By: Mweli, Patrick. Online Submission. 2012 24 pp. (ED544051)
Full Text from ERIC

Since the 1994 election, South Africa has moved from a politics of separatism to social justice and inclusivity. The White Paper 6 (Department of Education, 2001) on inclusive education policy em…

Subjects: Inclusion; Social Justice; Stakeholders; Teaching Methods; Racial Segregation; Cognitive Style; Foreign Countries; Educational Change; Politics of Education; Program Implementation; Qualitative Research; Teacher Education; Student Needs

Community Involvement

  • Lay minister in the church

Teaching Expertise

Teaching Experience

Educator – 1998 -2010 🙁 Primary Phase)

I taught numeracy in the foundation Phase. Managing the class and controlling students work. In the Intermediate Phase I taught Natural Sciences and mathematics.

As an educator I have managed the classroom; Control of learner register; Monitoring of learners progress in school work; Planning and designing learning programs; Identifying and placing of learners in different learning programs

Head of School – JANUARY 2009- 2010

  • As an HOD in Natural sciences and Maths department I was involved in managing level one educators’ work, coordinating projects and educational activities for this department. In this sense I was involved in mentoring educators, monitoring and evaluating educational programs as well as delegated duties to eight members of staff in my department.
  • I also coordinated the recording of the assessment tasks and all activities that need to be reported back to the parents about students’ educational progress; Convening meeting with educators in my department and School management meetings as well as parents meeting.
  • Coordinated the development and formulation of the following school policies: School admission policy; Disciplinary policy; School constitution – vision and mission statement of the school
  • Drawn up monitoring and intervention strategies for learners with barriers to learning.
  • Conduct planning sessions for learning programs and teaching strategies to ensure that teaching and learning is effectively implemented in the school.
  • I have assisted in the organization and facilitation of the implementation of inclusive education in my department and the entire school.

Lecturer : University of KwaZulu-Natal (2011-2012)

  • I taught undergraduate students the following module in the School of Education: History of Education- EDES 210 (2nd years); Philosophy of Education -EDE$310 (3rd years); Educational Psychology- EDES 220 (2nd years); Approaches to teaching -PS210 (2nd years); Professional Studies 120 (15t years); EDES410 (4th years) Sociology of Education & Inclusion & Diversity.
  • The duties that I performed with regard to the above modules are: lecture preparation and presentation; administering assessment in terms of marking and keeping records for students duly performance (DP); tests invigilation; recording of marks; mentoring students to cope with their academic work in the form of individual consultations; taking part in staff planning meeting for each module.
  • I taught postgraduate (PGCE) Life Skills Foundation Phase module and EDES 601 (Numeracy in the Foundation phase. The duties I performed in this module are: lecture preparation and presentation, conducting academic assessment for students in my group and recording of the marks.

Teaching Practice Tutor – University of KwaZulu-Natal

Duties that I performed as a teaching practice tutor are: visiting student teachers in the schools; mentoring of the students to develop necessary skills needed for effective teaching and learning in the classroom; observing students’ lesson presentation in the classroom; Liaise with the teaching practice office in terms of students treatment at the schools and their behavior in relation to staff members, parents and learners.

Leadership and Administration

Module coordination – Professional Studies 210 (Approaches to Education); EDES 310 (Philosophy of Education) and EDES220 (Educational Psychology)

Duties I performed as module coordinator are: Compiling the course content in the form of module reading manual and preparing it for printing; manage and coordinates the smooth running of the module; chaired weekly planning meeting with thirteen lecturers teaching the module; attended to students’ needs with regard to the skills development and the objectives of the module; keeping students records in term of marks; monitoring the work of the lecturers involve in the module; organized stationary need for the smooth running of the module; prepared DP (Duly performance ) of the students; set tests and booked venues where they will be written; prepared assignments for the students and monitored the marking of these activities; kept progress records of the student and liaise between lecturers students involved in the module and higher management.

Tutor at SANTS: Private Higher Intitution (2013)

During this period I taught students who are studying for a Bed (foundation and Intermediate) Phase, the following module: ALI515 [academic literacy] (first year) and ALI525 (second year); LFO116 [language teaching in the foundation phase] 1st year and LFO216 (2nd year); and ECP416 [Effective Classroom Practice] 2nd year and WIL116 & WIL216 [Work Integrated Learning]. This module is about practice teaching where students do simulation lesson in class with their peers and are mentored by the tutor and then they go to schools to teach a number of weeks. During this module I visited them in the school to mentor and assess their progress.