School of Education

Sebenzile Helga Ngema


Sebenzile Helga Ngema
Ms. Sebenzile Helga Ngema

Discipline Physical Science Education

Contact Number 031-260-1631

Campus Edgewood Campus

Office Address G316 Main Tutorial Building

Last Updated 8 months ago

Degrees Held

  • Master of Education (MEd); University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2011
  • Bachelor of Education Honours (B.Ed. Hons); University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2006


  • 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
  • Inquiry-Based Science Teaching
  • Teacher knowledge, beliefs and goals
  • Teaching and learning in Natural Sciences & Technology
  • Assessment in science education

Teaching Interests

  • Teaching Chemistry in Physical Sciences
  • Teaching pedagogy in PGCE Natural Sciences
  • Teaching Integrated Natural Sciences & Technology
  • Teaching method modules in Physical Science and Natural Science.

Selected Publications

Community Involvement

  • 2016 to date: member of UKZN Mintek Minquiz
  • 2017 to date: SAARMSTE member

Teaching Expertise

  • Developing inquiry-based lesson plan
  • Maximising PCK for integrated science and technology
  • Conducting practical work in science education

Selected Publications