School of Education

Sebenzile Helga Ngema


  • Details

  • Position Lecturer
  • Discipline Physical Science Education
  • Campus
  • Office AddressG322 Edgewood Campus

Degrees Held

  • Honours Degree in Science & Mathematics Education
  • Masters Degree in Science Education


  • Lecturing and coordinating Physical Science, Natural Science & Technology undergraduate modules and PGCE EDNS 604 postgraduate module.
  • Supervising Masters and Honours research dissertation
  • Teaching Physical Sciences at school level for twenty years.
  • Worked at Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy (MSTA) as an assistant director for research.

Research Interests

  • Practical work in science education; Assessment in science education; Inquiry-Based Science Teaching; Teaching and learning in Natural Sciences & Technology

Teaching Interests

  • Teaching Physical Science Education, Natural Sciences and Natural Sciences & Technology
  • Teaching methods modules for Physical Science and Natural Science.


  • Successfully supervised Honours students to complete their independent research project.
  • Currently co-supervising four Masters Students doing full dissertations.

Community Involvement

  • Work with Subject Education Specialists (SES) for Physical Science to provide professional development for Maths & Science teachers. We also extend the programme for Maths & Science high school learners with motivational talks, career guidance and Physical Science content revision workshops.
  • UKZN-Minquiz science partnership with schools