Department of Educational Foundations

Dr MM Letseka

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Educational Foundations
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 4774
Fax: 012 429 4919
E-mail: letsemm@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • MEd
  • BEd
  • DED Philosophy of Education (UNISA, 2012)

Currently teaching

  • Philosophy of Education

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Philosophy of Education
  • African Philosophy
  • Ubuntu
  • Philosophy for children

Field of Specialisation

  • Philosophy of Education

Books

Book chapters:

  • Letseka, M. M. and Ganya, W. 2017. African philosophy and medical ethics in K. Moodley (ed), Medical Ethics, Law and Human Rights, 2nd ed. Van Schaik: Pretoria.
  • Letseka, M. M. and Higgs, L. G. 2017. Introducing philosophy for children in the school curriculum in L. Ramrathan, L. Le Grange, & P. Higgs (eds.), Educational Studies for Initial Teacher Development. Juta: Cape Town.
  • Pitsoe, V. and Letseka, M. M.  2016. Quality Assurance in virtual learning environments for open distance learning in Dragan Cvetkovic (ed), Virtual Learning. Intech: Croatia.
  • Pitsoe, V. J. and Letseka, M. M. 2016. Theorizing Quality in ODL Practices, in F. R. Aluko, M. Letseka and V. J. Pitsoe (eds), Assuring Institutional Quality in Open Distance Learning (ODL) in the Developing Contexts. Nova Publishers: New York.
  • Letseka, M. M. 2016. The nexus between open distance learning (ODL), African philosophy and Ubuntu, in M. Letseka (ed), Open Distance Learning (ODL) through the philosophy of Ubuntu. Nova Publishers: New York.
  • Pitsoe, V. and Letseka, M. M. 2016. Ubuntu driven ODL student assessment, in M. Letseka (ed), Open Distance Learning (ODL) through the philosophy of Ubuntu. Nova Publishers: New York.
  • Pitsoe, V. and Letseka, M.M. 2015. Best practices in open learning (ODL) assessment, in M. Letseka (ed), Open Distance Learning (ODL) in South Africa. Nova Publishers: New York.

Journal articles

  • Pitsoe, V. and Letseka, M. M.  2016. Social capital and open distance e-learning: A Bourdieusian and Marxian discourse. E-Bangi Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 11 (1), 202-212.
  • Pitsoe,V & Letseka, M. M. 2015. Re-engineering teaching practice through reflexive practice and culturally relevant pedagogy framework. eBangi – Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 10 (1), 154-169.
  • Letseka, M. M. 2014. Did philosophy originate in Greece? An Afrcanist response, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5 (23), 1302-1307.
  • Letseka, M. M. 2014. Africanising philosophy for children (P4C) in the South African context, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5 (9), 348-355.
  • Letseka, M. M. 2013. Understanding African philosophy through philosophy for children (P4C). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 4 (14), 745-753.
  • Letseka, M. M. & Venter, E. 2013. Learning critical thinking through philosophy for children(P4C), in F. E. Gouws and C. C. Wolhuter, Educational Research in South Africa: Practices and Perspectives: SAERA 2013 Conference Proceedings. Cape Town: Oxford University Press.
  • Letseka, M. M. & Venter, E. 2012. How student teachers understand African philosophy. Koers – Bulletin for Christian Scholarship, 77 (1), 124-131.

Projects

  • Researcher, Archaeology of Ubuntu Project (Lesotho Chapter)
  • Empowering teachers at PHL Moraka School (Community Engagement)
  • Researcher, The physical, technological and social spaces of Teacher Education
  • Student support in ODL (Book project)