School of Education

Ansurie Pillay

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Ansurie Pillay
Ansurie Pillay Academic Leader, Lecturer

Seniority Prof.

Leadership Language & Arts Education

Discipline English Education

Emailpillaya3@ukzn.ac.za

Contact Number 031-260-3613

Office Address Room F513, Main Tutorial Block

Last Updated 2 weeks ago

Education

Awards

  • 2017 Distinguished Teachers Award, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2012 PhD Relief Grant, College of Humanities Research Office, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2011-2012 Strategic Research Grant, College of Humanities Research Office, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2010 University Travel Grant, Faculty of Education Research Office, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2003 Commonwealth Vision Award for Excellence in Film-making, London
  • 2002 National Television Awards (3 awards) for excellence in television production, Durban
  • 2001 National Television Awards (4 awards) for excellence in television production, Durban
  • 1980 Burnwood Secondary School Head Prefect
Professional

Experience

Professional Affiliations

  • 2015 – 2016 Action Learning and Action Research Association
  • 2014 – 2018 South African Education Research Association
  • 2013 – 2015 English Academy of Southern Africa
  • 2013 – 2014 Reading Association of South Africa
Academic

Services

  • 2018   Programme Evaluator at Council for Higher Education (CHE)
  • 2017 – 2019 School of Education School Board Representative on College Academic Affairs Board (CAAB)
  • 2017 Convenor of Panel of the 2017 Thomas Pringle Award for Best Article in Education
  • 2016 – 2016 Cluster Leader: Language and Arts Education, School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2014 – 2016 Research and Higher Degrees Committee, University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Education
  • 2014 – 2018 Peer Reviewer for Journals and Book Chapters
  • Peer Reviewer for Journals: Educational Research for Social Change; Perspectives in Education; Alternation; Agenda; South African Journal of Education; The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa; In Education (a Canadian publication); African Perspectives of Research in Teaching and Learning; Third World Quarterly; Journal of Education
  • Peer Reviewer for Book Chapter: Object Medleys: Interpretive Possibilities for Educational Research (eds. Pillay, Pithouse-Morgan, Naicker)
  • 2017 Peer Reviewer:  National Research Foundation (NRF)
  • 2018 Independent Peer Reviewer – invited to evaluate a journal (Per Linguam) as part of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) peer review process of DHET accredited journals.
  • 2014 – 2017 I have examined 10 M.Ed. dissertations and 3 PhD theses (to date)
  • 2009 – 2011; 2013 – 2015   Discipline Co-ordinator: English Education, Language and Arts Education, School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • 2013 – Present External Examiner:
  • 2017: B.Ed. (Sol Plaatjie University)
  • 2015; 2016: B.Ed. Honours English Language Communication (Rhodes University)
  • 2014; 2015; 2016: B.Ed. Language Methodology (University of the Witwatersrand)
  • 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018: PGCE English Home Language; PGCE English Second Language (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)
  • 2013; 2014; 2015; 2016: B.Ed. English Communication (Embury College)
  • 1999 Acting Head of Department: Languages and Speech and Drama (Durban Girls’ Secondary)
  • 1997 – 1998 South African Certification Board (SAFCERT) representative for Speech and Drama (KZN)
  • 1987 – 1999 Member – KZN Speech and Drama Provincial Committee
  • 1996 – 1998 Senior Certificate Examiner (KZN) for Speech and Drama – Head of Panel
  • 1996 – 1999 Senior Certificate Sub-examiner / Chief Marker
Selected

Publications

Postgraduate Teaching

  • B.Ed. (Honours) and M.Ed. modules at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
    2009 – Present   Cinematic, Television and Documentary Film Narratives; Critical Awareness of Language and Media; Language in Education; Narratives in Education
Postgraduate

Research Supervision

Completed

Students

Supervision

Currently supervising

Research

Projects

Community Involvement