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Gavin Edward Craig Heath

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Gavin Edward Craig Heath
Gavin Edward Craig Heath Lecturer

Seniority Dr.

Discipline Geography Education

EmailHeathg1@ukzn.ac.za

Contact Number 031-260-3497

Campus Edgewood Campus

Office Address CF139

Last Updated 1 month ago

Degrees Held

  • Bachelor of Arts, Cape Town, 1980
  • Higher Diploma in Education (P.G.) Secondary, Cape Town, 1990
  • Master of City and Regional Planning, Cape Town, 2000
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Rhodes, 2021 (Graduation in October 2021)

Experience

  • Over 16 years’ service as lecturer in this field at this University.  Five years’ service as a teacher.

Accomplishments

  • Scholarship winner at the University of Cape
    Town (2000),
  • Cape Education Department Merit Bursary (1987-1990),
  • National Research Foundation PhD Scholarship 2014-2016

Research Interests

  • Geography Education
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Education for Climate Change
  • Water Security
  • Mountain-Oriented Education
  • Regional studies

Teaching Interests

  • Geography Education Methodology
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Education for Climate Change
  • Understanding Research
Selected

Publications

Community Involvement

  • 2016-2021. Community Engagement Committee Representative.
  • Khan, A., Dickinson, J. and Heath, G. (2014). Teaching water (study guide). Fundisa for Change Programme.  Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
  • 2020-2022. Keep-it-Cool Education for Climate Change project.  https://www.vvob.org/en/programmes/south-africa-keep-it-cool-climate-change-education
  • Vogel, C., Misser, S., Vallab, P., Brundrit, S., Heath, G.E.C., & Manik, S. (2021). Teaching Climate Change (study guide). Fundisa for Change Programme. Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
  • Member of the Mountain Club of South Africa, and Corporate Member of the South African Planning Institute.

Teaching Expertise

  • EDGO212 Development Studies
  • EDGO214 Mapwork & GIS
  • EDGG210 Introduction to Physical and Human Geography
  • EDGG220 Settlement Geography
  • EDGG410 Climatology
  • EDGO311 Climatology
  • EDGG301 Geography Methodology 2
  • EDGG701 Critical Discourses in Geography Education
Students

Supervision

One master’s student 2015-2017