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SMATE UNIT (Science, Mathematics &Technology Education)

These precious staff assists to:

  • Run non-formal programmes and projects in science, mathematics, language and technology education which would support local communities and provide research opportunities.
  • Provide Science, Mathematics and Technology (ICT) support and training for schools where there is potential for optimal use and novel developments.
  • Submit international/national publications in accredited journals and at conferences
  • Support postgraduate research studentsSupport dissemination of research findings.
  • Organise and asist with the Science Expo locally and Internationally

Members
Dr, Kathija Adam
Dr. Kathija Adam
Position: Director of School CPD
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: Building 11 Room 7
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 041 5044041
Email: kathija.adam@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: DEd (Education Leadership)
Expertise: Education Leadership, Science Education, Humanising Pedagogy, Content and Language Integrated Learning
My site: http://kathijaadam.wix.com/teachingportfolio

Dr Pam Austin
Dr Pam Austin
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 016
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 4360
Fax: 27 41 504 2822
Email: pamela.austin@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PTD (GTC), HDE (PETC), BEdHons (UPE) cum laude, MEd (NMMU) cum laude, PhD (NMMU)
Expertise: Mathematics Education, Family Maths Programme, HIV and AIDS Education
Responsibilities: Senior Lecturer

Dr Ron Beyers
Dr. Ron Beyers
Position: Part-time lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Location: Summerstrand Campus (North)
Email: rbeyers@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B.Sc.(Un. Natal), M.Ed.(Rhodes), P.Hd. and Post Doc Fellowship (NWU), ORT Step Certificate in Tech Education.
Expertise: , Science, LIfe Science, Information Technology, Technology Education
Responsibilities: Science INtermediate Phase and Information Technology
My site: http://www.yesa.org.za

Andre du Plessis
Prof Andre du Plessis
Position: Associate Professor & Head of Programme PGCE
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: South Campus, Building 6, First Floor
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 041 504 4033
Fax: 27 041 504 1633
Email: andre.duplessis@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: HDE (PETC) with distinction, BA (UPE) cum laude, MEd (Rhodes University) cum laude, PhD (NMMU)
Expertise: Mathematics Education: Intermediate Phase, ICT implementation and integration in schools, ICT and teacher development
Responsibilities: Head of Programme: PGCE and Project Coordinator: IT (computers) in schools.
My site: http://andreduplessis.nmmu.ac.za

Clyde Felix
Dr Clyde Felix
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 060025
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27 41 504 3030/4578
Fax: +27 41 504 1578
Email: clyde.felix@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc, BEd, MEd, HDE, PhD
Expertise: Mathematics Education

Prof Hugh Glover
Prof Hugh Glover
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 0230
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 4031
Fax: 27 41 582 1000
Email: hugh.glover@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc, BScHon, MSc, PGCE
Expertise: Mathematics Education, Teacher Knowledge, Curriculum Development, Project Management

Marilyn Gibbs
Dr. Marilyn Gibbs
Position: Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2701
Fax: 27 41 504 1445
Email: marilyn.gibbs@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc, BSc Hons (Rhodes), MSc (UPE), HDE (Unisa)
Expertise: Physical Science education

Ms Thandiwe Hlam
Ms Thandiwe Hlam
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 06-01-14
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 4304
Fax: 27 41 504 1071
Email: thandiwe.hlam@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: DEJP; Dip-Maths Educ & BEd (Hons) Rhodes University
Expertise: Foundation Phase Maths Education,
Responsibilities: Associate Lecturer
My site: Faculty of Education

Dr Lonnie King
Dr Lonnie King
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 27 41 585 4020
Fax: 27 41 582 1920
Email: lonnie.king@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (UPE), BEd (Rhodes), MEd (Leeds University), MathsEdD (Curtin University of Technology)
Expertise: Mathematics Education in the Primary School, Geometry teaching in the primary school, Thought development in geometry, Teaching and Learning mathematics

Bkhoboli
Dr Benedict Khoboli
Position: Senior Lecturer, Science Education
Department: School for Continuing Professional Development
Room: 122, First Floor, Building 6, South Campus
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 0415042969
Email: benedict.khoboli@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BScEd., MSc, PhD

Dr Raj Kurup
Dr Raj Kurup
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Location: Missionvale Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 4024
Fax: 27 41 582 1000
Email: raj.kurup@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MSc, B Ed, D Ed (NMMU)
Expertise: Science Education
Responsibilities: Head of Programme: ACE MST & B Ed SP Upgrading

Mrs Elsa  Lombard
Dr Elsa Lombard
Position: Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: Room 25, Building 6, South Campus
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 4578
Email: elsa.lombard@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc (UPE), HDE (Pret), BEd (UNISA), MTech Educ (PE Technikon) Cum Laude, PhD (NMMU)
Expertise: Higher Education teaching and learning; Physics/Science education; Research methodology; Action Research; Grounded theory, Design-Based Research, Curriculum Development, Academic Staff Development
Responsibilities: Teaching, Research, Supervision

Dr Les Meiring
Dr Les Meiring
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 060014
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 4044
Fax: 27 41 504 1604
Email: leslie.meiring@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc; MEd (Rhodes); PhD (NMMU)
Expertise: Science Education, student self-efficacy

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Dr Thandiswa Mpiti
Position: Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 2053
Email: thandiswa.mpiti@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy: Education
Expertise: language
Responsibilities: Teaching, maths and isiXhosa
My site: SARE

Mrs Helena Oosthuizen
Mrs Helena Oosthuizen
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 60119
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2267
Fax: 086 618 5650
Email: helena.oosthuizen@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc, BSc Hons (Zoology), MSc, BSc Hons (Information Systems), HDE (post-grad)
Expertise: Life Sciences, ICT, IT
Responsibilities: Teaching Practice coordinator FET and PGCE; HoP Science Education

Ms Joy Turyagenda
Ms Joy Turyagenda
Position: Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2371
Fax: 27 41 504 2822
Email: joy.turyagenda@mandela.ac.za

Ms Marinda Van Zyl
Ms Marinda Van Zyl
Position: Lecturer
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 060134
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 4097
Fax: 27 41 504 2822
Email: marinda.vanzyl@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: B Prim Ed (FP), FDE, BEdHon (UPE) M Ed(NMMU)
Expertise: Mathematics/Numeracy (FP), Influence of FP teaching & learning on IP performance

Dr Lyn Webb
Dr Lyn Webb
Position: Senior Lecturer: Math and ML Ed
Department: Faculty of Education
Room: 06 01 08
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 4016
Fax: 27 41 582 9539
Email: lyn.webb@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (Natal), UED (Natal), FDE(SACE), BEd (Hons) cum laude; MEd cum laude PhD (NMMU)
Expertise: Mathematics Education; language diversity; Mathematical Literacy

Prof Paul Webb
Prof Paul Webb
Position: Acting Dean: Faculty of Education
Department: Faculty of Education
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2565
Email: paul.webb@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc, MEd (Rhodes), MSc (UPE), STD (Cape Town), PhD (Curtin)
Expertise: Science Education, Nature of Science, Classroom Discussion and Argumentation, Writing to Learn Science, Scientific Literacy
Responsibilities: Director: CERTI