Doras Sibanda

Degrees Held

  • PhD Chemistry Education    University of KwaZulu-Natal   2009-  2013                         
  • M.Ed.   Science Education University of KwaZulu-Natal 2004 – 2006
  • B.Ed.   Chemistry University of Zimbabwe     1999 – 2000                     
  • Ad DipEd Education University of London. 1995 – 1998            
  • Cert. Ed.  Education Gweru Teachers College, Zimbabwe       1989 – 1991          

Research Interests

  • Doras Sibanda is a senior lecturer in chemistry education at the University of KwaZulu Natal in the school of Education. Her research interests are in teaching sequences in chemistry education, mentoring of science teachers, inquiry based science teaching, pedagogical content knowledge and creativity in Africa, STEM education, teacher development and curriculum decolonization.

Research Interests

  • I teach a variety of courses from undergraduate to honors in science education. The courses include natural science content in chemistry, physical sciences, PGCE natural sciences and teaching and learning courses at honors level.

Selected Publications

Community Engagement

  • 2019 – current: Cell explorer Project (DNA experiment)
  • 2008-2019 : member of organizing committee for KZN, Minitek Quiz
  • Science Cluster representative community engagement
  • Member of SAARMSTE, ESERA

Teaching Expertise

  • Natural Science EDNS 210
  • PGCE Natural Science teaching
  • PGCE Physical sciences teaching
  • Physical Science for Educators EDPS 320
  • Physical Science for Educators EDPS 220
  • Physical Science Method 1 EDPS201
  • Teaching and learning in Science 11 (Hon)
  • Teaching and learning in Science 1 (Hon)
  • Assessment in Science & Mathematics Education (Hon)

Student Supervision