- Bachelor of Paedagogics (Commerce) – University of Durban- Westville
- Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Economics) – UNISA
- Bachelor of Education Honours – (Curriculum) – University of Natal
- Master of Education (Curriculum Studies) – University of Natal
- PhD (Economic Education) – University of KwaZulu-Natal
- 1988-1996: School Teacher (Economics, Accounting, Business Economics)
- 1997-1999: Lecturer , University of Durban-Westville (BEd, PGCE, MEd)
- 2000-2001: School Teacher (Accounting, Economic and Management Sciences)
- 2002-2008: Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Discipline Head: 2002-2005, 2008)
- 2009- 2012: Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Discipline Head)
- 2010 -2011: Head: School of Social Science Education, UKZN
- 2013- 2016: Associate Professor
- 2012-2014 – Academic Leader : Social Science Education
- 2017- Full Professor
- Higher education curriculum and pedagogy (Commerce Disciplines)
- Textbook research (Economics, accounting and management)
- Curriculum and pedagogy as it relates to commercial subjects
Completed PhD Students
Current PhD Students
Completed PhD Students
- Padayachi S (2022) Applying a Threshold Concepts framework in the teaching of Taxation in a higher education Accounting programme
- Cassim T (2021) Discourses of affirmative action in South African Business Studies school textbooks.
- Hutchinson MV: Discourses of entrepreneurship in contemporary commerce textbooks in secondary schools in selected Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries (2020)
- Lathleiff C: Imagining an authentic workplace using simulation as pedagogy in Auditing (2019)
- Okoli M: Doctoral Research Supervision Experiences of Business Education Students in Nigeria (2019)
- Maniram R: Epistemological access and authentic learning in Hospitality Financial Management (2019)
- Afrika I: School Financial Management in Low Socio-Economic Urban Contexts: A Critical Exploration (2019).
- Ian Africa (2019) School Financial management in Low socio-economic contexts.
- Mercy Okoli (2019) Doctoral Research Supervision Experiences of Business Education Students in Nigeria.
- Roshnee David (2019) Exploration of ideological discourses of globalisation in South African Grade 12 Economics textbooks.
- Motebang B (2018) Theoretical perspectives in school Accounting textbooks: the case of Lesotho and South Africa.
- Ramdhani J (2018) A Critical analysis of the representations of poverty in school Economics textbooks.
- Davis J (2018) First year students’ learning experience of a gaming intervention in an Economics programme at DUT.
- Dansoh WA (2018) The provision of Library Research Support to postgraduate students.
- Arek-Bawa O (2018) Cognitive Demand of Assessment Activities in Level-One Financial Accounting Textbooks in Selected African Countries.
- Perumal K (2018) Perumal K: Pedagogical Competencies of Marketing Educators at South African Higher Education Institutions.
- Wood NA (2017): Teaching practices in Management Accounting and Finance.
- Pillay P 2017 Gender representation in four SADC high school Business Studies textbooks
- Goebel J 2017 Students’ learning of threshold concepts in undergraduate Economics.
- Mkhize MV 2016 The Influence of Attitudes Towards Mathematics on Learning Accounting Amongst Pre-service Accounting Teachers
- Pillay D 2016 In search of a sustainability marketing curriculum: A critical exploration
- Arfo EB 2016 A Comparative Analysis of Technical Vocational Education and Training in selected African Countries
- Mtshali MA 2015 Student experiences of online support in Business Management Education
- Ngwenya JC 2013 Formative assessment in Accounting: Exploring teachers’ understanding and practices
- Bargate K 2013 Managerial Accounting and Finance Students’ Experiences of Learning in a Writing Intensive Tutorial Programme
- Dos Reis K 2013 (CPUT) Mentoring Pre-service teachers in an Accounting Programme (co-supervision)
Current PhD Students
Complete Research Record
- Maistry, S.M. (2022). Working with and through Neoliberalism: Envisioning Research Supervision as a Pedagogy of Care in a Context of” Privileged Irresponsibility”. Education as Change, 26(1), 1-19.
- Maistry, S. M. (2022). SDG4 and the Ambiguity of Sustainable Development: The Case of Poor Schools in South Africa. Sustainability, 14(20), 13393.
- Du Preez, P., Le Grange, L., Maistry, S.M., & Simmonds, S. (2022). On sustainability and higher education: Towards an affirmative ethics. Perspectives in Education, 40(3), 118-131.
- Goebel, J. S., & Maistry, S. M. (2022). In Search. of an Inclusive Participatory Research Methodology: The Appeal of Interactive Qualitative Analysis to Novice Qualitative Researchers. Educational Research for Social Change, 11(2), 106-123.
- Le Grange, L., Maistry, S.M., & Simmonds, S. (2022). Re-imagining Curriculum Enquiry/Inquiry in Times of Unprecedented Uncertainty. Education as Change, 26, 2 pages-2 pages.
- Le Grange, L., Maistry, S.M., Simmonds, S., Visser, A., & Ramrathan, L. (2022). Education in a ‘neoliberalised’online teaching and learning space: Towards an affirmative ethics. Transformation in Higher Education, 7, 9.
- Le Grange, L., Simmonds, S., Maistry, S. M., Blignaut, S., & Ramrathan, L. (2022). Assessment and social justice: Invigorating lines of articulation and lines of flight. Journal of Education (87), 24-47.
- Padayachi, S., & Maistry, S. M. (2022). Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Using Interactive Qualitative Analysis to Understand Non-Major Accounting Students’ Learning. International Journal of Higher Education, 11(4), 136-136.
- Blignaut S, Pheiffer G, Le Grange L, Maistry SM, Ramrathan P, Simmonds S, Visser A. (2021) Engendering a sense of belonging to support student well-being during Covid-19: A focus on Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 4. Sustainability, Volume 13, No. 3 (Pages 1-14)
- Maistry SM (2021) Threats to Decolonial Immanent Ethics, African Journal of Inter/Multidisciplinary Studies, Volume number: 3, Issue number: 1 (Pages: 26-37).
- Maistry SM et al (2021) Transitioning to online mode for a supervisor-led PhD community of practice, African Perspectives of Research in Teaching and Learning, Volume number: 5, Issue number: 1 (Pages: 147-157)
- Maistry SM et al (2021) Towards a counter-narrative: Why dissent/agonism might have appeal in a neoliberal higher education space!Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, Volume number: 28, Issue number: 2 (Pages: 211-237)
- Maistry SM (2021) Aligning with feminism: Critical autoethnographic reflections of a profeminist heterosexual male teacher educator. Journal of Education, 82, 5-27. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2520-9868/i82a01
- Perumal K & Maistry SM (2021 Pedagogical Competencies of South African Marketing Educators. Africa Education Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2021.1878377
- Maistry SM (2021) Ailing South Africa’s Comorbidity: The Nation’s Chronic Affliction of Intersecting Education, Economic and Health Inequalities. Education as Change (forthcoming)
- Maistry, SM (2020) Curriculum Theorising in an economics education programme. Alternation (31), 28-50
- Ananth, A., & Maistry, S. (2020). Invoking interactive qualitative analysis as a methodology in statistics education research. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 16(1). doi:10.4102/td.v16i1.786
- Ramdhani, J., & Maistry, S. (2020). Legitimation of Poverty in School Economics Textbooks in South Africa. Education as Change, 24, 21 pages. doi:10.25159/1947-9417/5974
- Goebel, J., & Maistry, S. (2020). Engaging head and heart in disciplinary learning: Insights from a threshold concepts-infused university programme. Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning (CriSTaL), 8(1), 21-38.
- Africa, I & Maistry SM (2020) Neoliberal stratification: The confounding effect of the school poverty quintile ranking system in South Africa. South African Journal of Education. (forthcoming).
- Maistry, S. M. (2020). Transactional ethics and ‘damage-centred’ research: Of banality and oblivion. Perspectives in Education, 38(1), 88-99. https://doi:10.18820/2519593X/pie.v38i1.7
- Mtshali, MA, Govender, DW, Maistry, SM (2020). Online Discussion Forum: A tool to support learning in Business Management Education. South African Journal of Education. https://doi.org/10.15700/saje.v40n2a1803
- Maistry (2019) The higher education decolonisation project: negotiating cognitive dissonance. Transformation (forthcoming)
- Maistry SM (2019) Fetishistic disavowal and elusive jouissance: the case of the South African higher education decolonization project. South African Journal of Higher Education. (forthcoming)
- Maistry SM (2019) (Re)counting the high cost of predatory publishing and the effect of a neoliberal performativity culture. Journal of Education.
- Maistry SM (2019) About vicarious blame, ‘containers’ and ‘contents’: rejoinder to Le Grange. Journal of Education
- Goebel JL & Maistry SM (2018) Recounting the role of emotions in learning economics: Using the Threshold Concepts Framework to explore affective dimensions of students’ learning. International Review of Economics Education.
- Maniram R & Maistry SM (2018) Navigating Epistemological Access Using Authentic Assessment in a Hospitality Financial Management First Year Module: An IQA Experience. South African Journal of Higher Education.
- Pillay P & Maistry SM (2018) title: The ‘firstness’ of male as automatic ordering: gendered discourses in Southern African Business Studies school textbooks. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa.
- David R & Maistry SM (2018) The school economics textbook as programmatic curriculum: An exploited conduit for neoliberal globalisation discourses. Journal of Education, Vol 74, pp32-46.
- Maistry SM & David R (2017) Phantasmagoria: communicating an illusion of entrepreneurship in South African school textbooks. Educational Research for Social Change. Volume 6, No.2, pp101-114.
- Mkhize MV & Maistry SM (2017) Pre-service Accounting teachers’ attitudes towards mathematics. South African Journal of Education.
- Davis J & Maistry SM (2017) ‘Involvement’ and ‘Fun’: Unusual suspects in a higher education Economics programme. Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, Volume 24, No. 2 pp34-55.
- Maistry SM (2017) Betwixt and between: Liminality and dissonance in developing threshold competences for research supervision in South Africa. South African Journal of Higher Education. Volume 31(1). Pp119-134.
- Maistry SM (2015) Crossing over to education for PhD study: liminality and threshold crossing. Alternation:Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, Volume 17, pp209-225.
- Bargate K & Maistry SM (2015) Writing-to-learn in a higher education writing intensive tutorial programme: student collaboration and confidence building. South African Journal of Higher Education; Volume 29(4), pp35-49. (50% contribution)
- Mtshali, MA, Maistry SM, & Govender DW (2015) Online chats: A strategy to enhance learning in large classes. South African Journal of Education, Volume 35(4) pp 1-10.
- Maistry SM (2015) Towards a humanizing pedagogy: an autoethnographic reflection of my emerging postgraduate research supervision practice. Journal of Education, Volume 62, pp92-102.
- Maistry SM (2015) Accountability and Surveillance: New technologies of control in higher education. Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, Volume 88, pp25-35.
- Wood N & Maistry SM (2014) Professional accounting associations’ influence on higher education accounting pedagogy. Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, Volume 12, pp198-239. (50% contribution)
- Maistry (2014) Education for economic growth: a neoliberal fallacy! Alternation: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Arts and Humanities in Southern Africa, Volume 21(1), pp 57-75
- Maistry SM & Pillay P (2014) Gender representation in contemporary grade 12 Business Studies textbooks. Perspectives in Education. Volume 32(4),pp74-92. (50% contribution)
- Samuel MA & Maistry SM (2014) Brother Sun and Sister Moon: I hear your tune, so much in love with all I survey. Alternation: Interdisciplinary Jou
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