School of Education

Bongani Prince Ndlovu

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Bongani Prince Ndlovu
Bongani Prince Ndlovu Lecturer

Seniority Mr.

Discipline Science and Technology Education

Emailndlovub7@ukzn.ac.za

Contact Number 031-260-3444

Campus Edgewood Campus

Office Address CU142 Main Tutorial Block

Last Updated 5 days ago

Degrees Held

  • MSc (Chemistry Education), University of Witwatersrand, 2017
  • BSc Hons, University of Witwatersrand, 2013
  • Ed., University of Pretorial, 2010

Experience

  • Teaching Secondary School Physical Sciences and Mathematics 2010 – 2019
  • Mathematics Sciences and Technology Head of Department (Siyabusa Secondary School) 2016 -2019
  • Lead Tutor for Physical Sciences at PROMATHS (Dobsonville) 2016 – 2020
  • National examiner and moderator for PROMATHS Physical Sciences (Grade 10 -12) 2016 – 2020
  • Senior Education Specialist for Physical Sciences (Johannesburg West District) 2020/03 – 2020/08
  • B. Ed (Science and Intergrated Science & Technology) Lecturer and Module Resource Development 2020 till to date

Research Interest

  • Content Knowledge for Teaching Sciences
  • Teacher Professional Knowledge
  • Topic-Specific PCK
  • STEM Education

Research Interest

  • Ed undergraduate teaching in Physical Sciences and Integrated Sciences and Technology Content Modules
  • Teaching methodology modules in Physical Sciences and S&T   

Community Involvement

  • (2020/1), PCK talks and works. This community engagement project involves academics from a variety of national and international universities with the same interest on PCK. New developments and current research endeavors are discussed
  • (2021), Science for the Future, this project is funded by SANRAL and coordinated by the university of Free State under the theme “Key Concepts in Science. It focuses on developing CK for grade 8&9 NS teachers.
  • (2021), STEM education for the 21st century citizenship. This is a joint project between UKZN Science and Technology and the Mauritius Institute of Education
  • (2021) Southern African Association for Research in Sciences Mathematics and Technology Education (SAARMSTE). This is an association that holds annual events on MSTE research. I take part in these events as a conference presenter and a symposium speaker

Teaching Expertise

  • Taught Physical sciences and Mathematics between 2010 to 2013
  • HOD for Sciences, Mathematics and Technology education between 2013 to 2020
  • Senior Education Specialist for Physical Sciences in 2020
  • National Examiner and Moderator for Physical Sciences in the PROMATH project between 2013 to 2020

Conference Papers

  • Ndlovu, B., & Mavhunga, E. (2021). Conceptualisation Of Content Knowledge Related To Teaching School Science: A Systematic Literature Review. 29th  Annual Conference Of The Southern African Association For Research In Mathematics, Science And Technology Education Lesotho: SAARMSTE
  • Ndlovu, B., & Mavhunga, E. (2019). Examining Topic Specific Pedagogical Content Knowledge Within The Assessment Practices In The South African National Senior Certificate Examinations. 27th  Annual Conference Of The Southern African Association For Research In Mathematics, Science And Technology Education (Pp. 624 – 626). Durban: SAARMSTE.
  • Ndlovu, B., & Nakedi, M. (2013). Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge For Effective Teaching Of Physical And Chemical Change In Grade 10. In M. Ogunniyi, O. Amosun, K. Langenhoven, S. Kwofie, S. Dinie (Ed.), 21st Annual Meeting Of The Southern African Association For Research In Mathematics, Science And Technology Education. Cape Town: SAARMSTE.