Department of Adult Basic Education

Ms GK Mokwena

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Adult Basic Education
Lecturer
Tel: 012 481 2701
E-mail: mokwegk@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • M Ed (Adult Education)

Currently teaching

  • Introduction to Assessment in ABET - ABT1516

Fields of academic interests

Research Interests:

  • Vocational Education and Training 
  • Distance Education and Self-determined learning
  • Community Education

 

Field of Specialisation

  • Adult Education

Books

  • An Auto-Ethnographic Life Story of a Black Academic Woman:  A Story of Triumph in the Face of Adversity.  In Dolapo Adeniji-Neill and Ann Mungai(Editors)  Written in Her Own Voice Ethno-educational Auto biographies of Women in Education.  Written in her own voice.  Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (Black Studies Critical Thinking New York.  ISBN nr: 978-1-4331-3252-0.  Date: 2016
  • Developing creativity in learners through fine art and crafts.  In MD Magano and U Ramnarain. (Ed.)Including the excluded: Educating the vulnerable for the 21st century. Cape Town.  Pearson. ISBN nr. 978 1 7759 5299 2 Date: 2015

Journal articles

  • Mokwena, GK & Magano, MD 2016. Vocational Education in Correctional Centres for juveniles: A Career Wellness perspective. Journal of Educational Studies, Forthcoming.
  • McIntyre-Mills, J., Mokwena, G.K., Arko-Achemfuor, A., Mabunda, P., and Njiro, E. 2014. Participatory approach to education: An action learning approach at the University of South Africa. Participatory Educational Research, www.partedres.com/.../9-per_14 14_volume_1_issue_2_page_106_132.pdf

Conference presentations/ proceedings

 Mokwena, GK: Quan Baffour KP, Women of Mapula Embroidery Project threading the Needle and telling their stories, Reading Association of South Africa, (LITASA) Unisa, Muckleneuck Campus, Pretoria. 13 -15 October 2017

  • Mokwena, GK, Higher Certificate students’ utilisation of online additional teaching support at the University of South Africa, Teacher Education @ a distance, The Ranch, Polokwane. 10 -13 October 2017
  • Mokwena, GK, Vocational Training programmes and Employment Creation for former Kha Ri Gude Literacy Campaign graduates in Khujwana Village, Limpopo.  saiced2016@aa-rf.org ISBN Nr: 978-0-620-7296-6. African Academic Research Forum.  Pretoria. 2016
  • Mokwena, GK & Johnson, LR.  Capabilities redefined The Case of Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign graduates.   Education Association of South Africa (EASA) Arabella Hotel & Spa, Hermanus, Western Cape.  2016
  • Mokwena, GK.  Exploring the role of Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign in empowering women in South Africa.  International society for teacher education (Isfte) Skukuza Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa.  2016
  • Achemfuor, A. & Mokwena, GK. Vocational training programmes as an alternative career path for Kha Ri Gude graduates.  Third Community Engagement Symposium hosted at the Vaal Triangle Campus of North-West University at the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark.  2016
  • Mokwena, GK. Exploring UNISA First year Adult Basic Education Student’s participation in E-Tutoring.  26th World Conference International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Sun City, North West Province, South Africa.  2015
  • Mokwena, GK & Tshephe, GP. Community Colleges in South Africa twenty years later:  A case of Mercy Winterveldt Public Adult Learning Centre; Pretoria.  NADEOSA:  Conference hosted by the Distance Education Unit of the University of Pretoria at the Groenkloof Campus. 2014
  • Mokwena, GK, Challenges faced by Adult Education and Training Teachers in the teaching of Information Communication Technology. The 6th Annual Teacher Education @ a distance Conference hosted by Teaching Practice Unit, Unisa at Kwa Maritane, North West.  2014
  • Mokwena, GK; Empowering Women for Socio-Economic Freedom:  A Case of Mashiko Sewing Project.  Education Association of South Africa (EASA), International Conference hosted by University of Free State, Golden Gate National Park.  2014
  • Mokwena, GK, Developing a Skills Training Programme for Unemployed Adults at Mercy Winterveldt Education and Training Centre.  The Curriculum Reform and Transformation Conference hosted by University of South Africa, Pretoria. 2013
  • Mokwena, GK: Quan Baffour KP, A Community College in the Making?  A Case Study of Mercy Winterveldt Adult Education Centre, The 5th Distance Educators and Trainers Association (DETA), International Conference hosted by Kenya Science Campus of the University of Nairobi, Kenya. 2013
  • Mokwena, Gladys K; Dichaba, Mpho, 2013. A narrative analysis of South African women lived experiences: A case of Mapula Embroidery Project, URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14316
  • Mokwena, GK. Prevention and Management of HIV and AIDS, Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Kibbutz Mizra, Galilee College, Israel.  2004.

Paper presentations

  • Mokwena, GK, Vocational Training programmes and Employment Creation for former Kha Ri Gude Literacy Campaign graduates in Khujwana Village, Limpopo.  saiced2016@aa-rf.org ISBN Nr: 978-0-620-7296-6. African Academic Research Forum.  Pretoria. 2016
  • Mokwena, G.K. & Johnson, LR. Capabilities redefined: The Case of Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign graduates. Education Association of South Africa (EASA)Arabella Hotel & Spa, Hermanus, Western Cape: 2016           
  • Mokwena, GK. Exploring the role of Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign in empowering women in South Africa. International society for teacher education (Isfte) Skukuza Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa: 2016
  • Mokwena, GK & A Achemfuor. Vocational training programmes as an alternative career path for Kha Ri Gude graduates. Third Community Engagement Symposium hosted at the Vaal Triangle Campus of North-West University at the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark: 2016
  • Mokwena, GK. Exploring UNISA First year Adult Basic Education Student’s participation in E-Tutoring.  26th World Conference International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Sun City, North West Province, South Africa: 2015
  • Mokwena, GK. Vocational Education and Training for unemployed women: The Case of Winterveldt; Pretoria. Association of Educational Development in Africa(AESA) Protea Hotel, Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town: 2015
  • Mokwena, GK.  & Magano, MD. Vocational Education in Correctional Centres for juveniles: A Career Wellness perspective. Association of Educational Development in Africa (AESA)Protea Hotel, Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town: 2015
  • Mokwena, GK.  & Tshepe, GP. NADEOSA:  Community Colleges in South Africa twenty years later:  A case of Mercy Winterveldt Public Adult Learning Centre; PretoriaConference hosted by the Distance Education Unit of the University of Pretoria at the Groenkloof Campus: 2014
  • Mokwena, GK.  Challenges faced by Adult Education and Training Teachers in the teaching of Information Communication Technology. The 6th Annual Teacher Education @ a distance Conference hosted by Teaching Practice Unit, Unisa at Kwa Maritane, North West: 2014
  • Mokwena, GK. Empowering Women for Socio-Economic Freedom:  A Case of Mashiko Sewing Project.  Education Association of South Africa (EASA), International Conference hosted by University of Free State, Golden Gate National Park: 2014
  • Mokwena, GK. Developing a Skills Training Programme for Unemployed Adults at Mercy Winterveldt Education and Training Centre. The Curriculum Reform and Transformation Conference hosted by University of South Africa, Pretoria: 2013
  • Mokwena, Gladys K; Dichaba, Mpho, A narrative analysis of South African women lived experiences: A case of Mapula Embroidery Project, URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/14316  Date: 2013
  • Mokwena, GK & Quan Baffour, KP. A Community College in the Making?  A Case Study of Mercy Winterveldt Adult Education Centre. The 5th Distance Educators and Trainers Association (DETA), International Conference hosted by Kenya Science Campus of the University of Nairobi, Kenya: 2013

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Recipient of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Grant for completing Part-Time Doctoral Studies.  (2018)
  • Recipient of the National Teaching Award Best Educator Category - Adult Basic Education and Training (2008)

Projects

  • Support for  Adult Education and Training (AET) facilitators in selected Correctional Centres in Tshwane.
  • Community engagement College of Education, ABET Department evaluated the impact of the Kha Ri Gude Literacy Campaign in three selected provinces, Limpopo, Kwa Zulu Natal and Eastern Cape.                 
  • Adjudicator National Teaching Award Kha Ri Gude category Team 

    member of the Kha Ri Gude Evaluation (Limpopo) 2013 – 2015

  • Team member of the Emthonjeni Correctional Centre teachers and 

    earner offenders support - 2014 to date

  • Additional Committee member Unisa Women’s Forum 2017 to date

Other

  • Panel member for the  Adjudication of the National Teaching Awards – Kha Ri Gude Category