Department of Adult Basic Education

Prof GP Baloyi

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Adult Basic Education
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 484 1062
Fax: 012 429 8812
E-mail: baloygp@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • DEd (Unisa)
  • MEd-Comparative Education (Unisa)
  • BEd-Specialisation in Educational Management (Unisa)
  • BA (Unisa)STB (Tivubeni College of Education)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Distance Education and Elearning (University of Maryland University College)

Currently teaching

  • ABT302J
  • ABT303K
  • DYD112R
  • DYD2195
  • BPT1501

Fields of academic interests

Research Interest:

  • Adult Education
  • Open Distance and E-Learning
  • Rural Education
  • Comparative Education

Journal articles

Papers published in accredited journals

  • Learner Support to adult students in open distance and learning: University of South Africa’s views, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 5 (3), 2013
  • The role of the Adult Basic Education and Training in addressing human rights in rural communities of South Africa, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 5 (1), 2014
  • Learner support using video conferencing to reach adult students in distance learning, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 5 (7), 2014
  • The role of University of South Africa in contributing to open distance and e-learning and social justice in South Africa, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 5 (3), 2014 

Accepted and in process of publication in accreddited journals

  • Learner support in Open Distance and e-Learning for adult students using technologies (Journal of Communication)
  • Learner support challenges faced by adult open and distance learning students (Studies of Tribes and Tribals)
  • Learner Support in Open Distance and E-Learning Context through Teaching Presence of Commumity of Inquiry Model ( International Journal of Education Sciences (IJES)

Paper presentations

  • Teaching large classes with limited resources (Panelist), Date: 7th August 2007(Makerere University, Uganda)
  • SAIDE Conference held at the University of Pretoria 18-19th of August 2008, Title: Innovative uses of technology for learner support, A Mopani District perspective.
  • Teacher Education at a Distance Conference 1-3rd October 2008. Title: Trends and challenges facing postgraduate students in teacher education at Mopani District in Limpopo Province.
  • Positve Discipline conference (Gauteng Education Department and University of South Africa, 28 February – 2nd March 2009, UNISA) Tittle: The need for parent involvement in developing learning culture
  • SAIDE conference (UNISA, 17th -18th August 2009)
  • Teacher Education conference (UNISA, 8th -9th October 2009)
  • The challenges rural Adult Basic Education students at University of South Africa face with learner support through technology (School of Education, Burgers Spark Hotel, 22nd July 2010)
  • Creating supportive environment for Polokwane B.Ed Law students (North West University, Potchefstroom, 8th September 2010
  • The value of ICT and new technologies for distance education rural students (University of Venda, Tshipise, 8th October 2010)
  • NADEOSA Conference 2011, 29 August 2011, St. Johns’s College, Johannesburg, South Africa.Title: Comparisons of tutoring teacher education distance students between University of South Africa, North West University and University of Pretoria in Limpopo Province
  • Cambridge Open Distance and E-Learning conference, 25 – 28 September 2011, Cambridge University, UK, Tittle: The role of the University of South Africa in providing social justice to ODEL students.
  • Teacher Education Conference , UNISA, 10 – 12 October 2011, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Province, Title: Learner Support in Open Distance Learning context: A case study of ABET programmes at the University of South Africa
  • Community Engagement Scholarship Conference, March 22 – 23, 2012, Unisa, Title: Advancing Community Engagement in ODL context
  • Teaching Practice Conference, Saint George Hotel, South Africa, 7 August 2012, The value of Teaching Practice and e-learning of ABET students at Unisa
  • The promotion of youth work through policies in the greater Letaba Municipality (University of South Africa, Tshwane, 18th – 20th March 2013
  • Learner support in context of Open Distance and E-Learning for adult students using new technologies (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, 28th June 2013)
  • The experiences of learner support in adult basic education at the University of South Africa (OSSREA South African Chapter, University of South Africa, 17th July 2013)
  • Distance Education Association of Southern Africa, 20 – 22 September 2013, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Title: Learner support using videoconference to reach adult students in distance learning
  • Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, 22-23 August 2013, Unisa, Tittle: The experiences of learner support in Adult Basic Education at the University of South Africa,
  • Heltasa Conference, 20 – 29 November 2013, Unisa, Title: Learner support in ODL context: A case study of ABET programmes at the University of South Africa.
  • Comparative Education Society in Europe, June 10-13, 2014, Freiburg, Germany, Title: The need for parent involvement in developing learning culture in the rural area of South Africa