School of Education

Leevina Iyer


  • Details

  • Position Lecturer
  • Discipline History Education
  • CampusEdgewood Campus
  • Office AddressG321


  • Primary School Teacher (February 2008 – June 2008)
  • High School Teacher (August 2008 – September 2009)
  • Lecturer (2010 – Present)


  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • UKZN Masters Scholarship
  • UKZN PhD Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Decoloniality, integration, African identity, historical consciousness, multiculturalism, globalisation, textbook research, interdisciplinarity, and Information and Communication Technology in History

Teaching Interests

  • Historical literacy, Prejudices in History, African and South African history, Globalisation, Modernity, Using film and ICT to teach History.


  • Master of Education
  • B.Ed Honours

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Iyer, L.M. (2018). South African Social Sciences teachers’ views on the integration of History and Geography in the General Education and Training phase. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa 14(2), 1-7.
  • Iyer, L. (2017). Social Sciences in the South African curriculum. In J. Wassermann (Ed.), Teaching Social Sciences: Intermediate and Senior Phases (1-18). Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.
  • Iyer, L. (2016). Every step of the way: The journey to freedom in South Africa. Yesterday and Today, (16), 124-126.
  • Iyer, L.M. (2011). An investigation into social sciences in the general education and training band: Teachers’ views and pedagogy as in relation to integration. Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Iyer, L.M. (2011). Our world, our society – Social Sciences grade 8. Yesterday & Today 7, pp.190-193.
  • Iyer, L.M. (2008). Using iPods to teach History. Yesterday & Today 3, pp.64-105.