- PhD (Science Education) UKZN
- PG Dip HE, UKZN
- Masters (Science Education) UKZN
- BSc, UNISA
- JSED, Springfield
- I am a lecturer in the Discipline of Technology Education, Science and Technology Education Cluster, School of Education (Edgewood Campus). I have served as the Academic Discipline Head of Technology Education in 2014. For the past 31 years, I have been involved in the field of Science and Technology Education as high school teacher of Physical science, Life Science and natural science and as a lecturer of technology education at UKZN. I serve as an examiner for the national Life Sciences Olympiad.
- I have also served as an administrator and research assistant on Project Sustain, a 6 million Norwegian Krone project funded by NUFU. The project aimed at the promotion of Sustainable Science and Technology programs at tertiary institutions in South Africa, Malawi and Zambia. I worked with a team of national and international researchers.
- I am a researcher on the safer learning environment project, which was funded by the NRF (2014-2016). I also work on the UTLO support project.
- I have served as an internal examiner of PhD and Master’s thesis of UKZN. I have examined master’s thesis for UNISA. I have moderated the ACT qualification in environmental education and Plant biology for UFS. I have reviewed abstracts for the following conferences SAARMSTE, SAERA, UTLO. I have reviewed articles for SAGE Open, Eurasian Journal of Math, Science and Technology Education.
- I am a member of SAARMSTE 2008- to date.
- Teaching and learning of engineering graphics and design,
- Social justice issues in science and technology education,
- Indigenous knowledge systems,
- Practical work and process skills,
- Education for sustainable development
- Curriculum and policy issues in STE
- Use of technologies in teaching STE
- Gender and STEM education
- Research in technology education
- Gender and STE
- Practical work and process skills
- Integration of NS-TECH
- Service learning
Chapters in Books
- Singh-Pillay, A. (2021). Pre-service technology teachers’ learning experiences of teaching methods for integrating the use of technologies for the fourth industrial revolution. In Naidoo, J. (ed). Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution. (pp. 106-118). Brill, USA.
- Singh-Pillay, A. & Naidoo, J. (2021). Pre-service teacher educators’ experiences of using mobile technologies in teaching and learning mathematics and technology education for the fourth industrial revolution. In Naidoo, J (ed). Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (pp 119-136). Brill, USA
- Mudaly, R, Mabaso, B, Singh, S & Singh-Pillay, A. (2021) Why you touching me? This is scary.” Alcohol,Fear and Miniskirts as Risk Factors in Female Students’ Understandings of Violence on Campus. In Bhana, D., Singh, S & Msibi, T (eds). Gender, Sexuality and Violence in South African Educational Spaces. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan
- Khumalo, S; Singh-Pillay, A.& Subrayen, R. Reflections on Differently Abled Students’ Challenges with Online Learning amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdown. In Smit, J.A., N. Mkhize, N. Ndimande-Hlongwa & L. Ramrathan (eds.), Alternation African Scholarship Book Series, Volume # 04 – ISBN: 978-0-9869936-5-7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29086/978-0-9869936-5-7/2020/AASBS04 ( 188 – 208). Durban: CSSALL Publishers
- Chirikure, T., James, A., Nzimande, N., Singh-Pillay, A. & Naicker, I. A microscope, a stone, a cap and a lampshade: Objects as conduits for recognizing teaching practices as teacher leadership in higher education. In D. Pillay, K. Pithouse-Morgan & I. Naicker (Eds.), Object Medleys: Interpretive possibilities for educational research (pp. 147-162). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
- Advisory board of the International Organisation of Science and Technology Education (IOSTE)
- Advisory board member of The International Society for Academic Researchers (ISfAR).
- Advisory board member of The International Education Conference, Kotdwar, India.
- Presented a keynote lecture at the International Education Conference in India in 2020.
- Editor for the SAARMSTE Conference proceeding, 2019
- Part of faculty exchange programme Chandigarh university, Punjab India, 2021
- Chedoise Blessing (2021). An Exploration of how Early Childhood Education Lecturers Train Pre-service teachers to use Technologies at a Nigerian University
- Sotsaka, Douglas (2020). Unmasking how pre-service engineering graphics and design teachers read and interpret assembly drawing at a university of technology: A case in UMgungundlovu Kwa Zulu Natal.
- Aladejebi D. Toyin (2020). An Exploration of the Intended, Enacted and Achieved Environmental Education Curriculum within the Social Studies Teacher Education Programme at a Nigerian University.
- Rurinda, Elias, (2019). An exploration of the use of Community Based Participatory Action Research to create an innovative platform for engaging A level Biology teachers’ in Biotechnology within the Biology curriculum in Zimbabwe.
- Gamira, Daniel (2019). An exploration of pre-service Geography teachers’ understanding and learning of Environmental Education at a University in Zimbabwe