Department of Adult Basic Education

Ms J Karel

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Adult Basic Education
Tel: 012 484 1052


  • MED (in adult education)
  • MED (Adult Ed.)
  • B.ED (Hons-Adult Ed)
  • B. A (Dip Edtion)

Currently teaching

  • ABT2620 – Teaching Practice
  • DYD 114T – Working with people in their communities
  • DYD 116V – Learning Processes 

Fields of academic interests

Research interests:

  • Assessment, Early Childhood Issues,ABET  & Youth issues, UBUNTU & Gender 

Field of Specialisation

  • Adult education


  • Letseka, M., & Karel, K. 2015. Pass rates in open distance learning. In Moeketsi Letseka (ed) Open Distance Learning (ODL) in South Africa (pp. 65-75). Nova Publishers: New York.

Journal articles

Karel K.J.N, Using online formative   assessment to enhance students learning in ODL. The Unisa Cambridge International Conference in Open Distance and eLearning29 September -2October 2013) Cape Town

Karel K.J.N, Prof ER Mathipa, Dr. QK Semuli & DR. NR Raselekoane; Stakeholders partnerships identification and relationship development-roles and reciprocity. Community Engagement Scholarship Conference UNISA 2014 Pretoria)

Karel KJ.N. Prof ER Mathipa & T Mann: Investigating the possibility of implementing recognition of a prior learning (RPL) programme to evaluate the skills of seamstresses in the clothing manufacturing industry.  South African International Conference on Education 21-23 September 2014 Manhattan Hotel Pretoria)

Karel KJ.N. Prof ER Mathipa & Ms   A. Wilmot: An exploratory study of how creativity in adult learners can be facilitated in higher education in Gauteng Province (21-23 September 2014 SAERA Manhattan Hotel Pretoria)

Karel KJN UNISA   Students conceptions  and experiences of formative assessment in open distance learning 26th World Conference International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) 2015 Sun City, North West Province, South Africa 

Paper presentations

  • Community Engagement Scholarship Conference
    Topic: Stakeholders partnerships identification and relationship development-roles and reciprocity by: Prof ER Mathipa, Dr. QK Semuli, Ms KJ Karel and DR. NR Raselekoane


  • Currently registered for the Doctor of Education Degree (Didactics) in Adult Education