Thabile Zondi

Degrees Held

  • Doctor of Philosophy – Geography, UKZN, 2022
  • Master of Education – Geography, UKZN, 2015
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) – Geography, Tourism and History, 2012
  • Bachelor of Education – Geography and Tourism, 2009

Research Interests

  • Geography
  • Teaching, learning and assessment
  • Theology
  • Higher Education

Teaching interests

  • Pedagogy and Education
  • GIS and Mapwork

Community Involvement

  • (2018-2019), Gateway into Reading training, Improving literacy levels by offering weekly lessons to grade one and two in a rural context, a project administered by Neema Foundation, Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal.
  • (2019 – current), Umalusi Council For Quality Assurance in General And Further Education And Training, Verifier of grade 12 marker selection processes, National Senior examination marking processes and School-based assessment procedures.
  • (2018-2022), An Inquiry-based Learning framework for teaching Geographic Information Systems in a rural learning ecology, Improving the teaching of Geographic Information Systems in schools with no computers.

University Service

  • (2021- current) Tech champion committee member
  • (2018 – current) Language Champion committee member
  • (2017-2018) Teaching and learning committee member
  • (2017 – current) School of Education Board committee member

Teaching Expertise

  • Self-awareness and reflective practice
  • Communication and listening
  • Collaboration and adaptability
  • Engaging classroom presence
  • Empathy and patience
  • Lifelong learning
  • Technology