Department of Psychology of Education

Dr RJ Tabane

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Psychology of Education
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 352 4139
E-mail: tabanrj@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BA Ed (School Guidance)
  • B Ed (School Guidance)
  • B Ed (Educational Psychology)
  • PhD (Educational Psychology)

Currently teaching

  • ETH203-Q Guidance, counselling and life skills
  • FDEGD4-W Child Development II: Children with problems
  • MEDVOP-9 MEd School Guidance
  • MEDVOT-9 Guidance

Fields of academic interests

Research interest: 

Attention Deficit Hyporactivity Disorder (ADHD); Research Methodology (Qualitative); Counseling and Career guidance; Child and Adolescent Development; HIV/AIDS; working with traditional health practitioners ( THPs) and Community Development.
Masters and Doctorate supervision

Field of Specialisation

Educational Psychology; Guidance and Counseling; Cross-cultural psychology

Books

Book and Book Chapters

  • Nkomo, M., Vandeyar, S., Malada, B., Phatlane, R., Tabane, R. and Phurutse, M. 2009. The state of pedagogy in desegregated South African schools: Peering into the classroom. In Nkomo, M. and Vandeyar, S. Thinking diversity while building cohesion: Transnational dialogue on education. Pretoria: UNISA.
  • Jansen, J., Tabane, R and Sehlapelo, H.  2010. ’I must study double now’ How students encounter and negotiate academic lives at the University of Pretoria. In Higher Education Monitor: Access and throughput in South African Higher Education - Three case studies. HE Monitor 9. www.che.ac.za/publications
    Other publications, Reports and Contributions
  • Tabane, R. J. 2005. The influence of cross-cultural interviewing on the generation of data. Masters Thesis. Pretoria: University of Pretoria. http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-02042005-142212/
    Nkomo, M., Vandeyar,  S., Phatlane, R., Tabane, R., Phurutse, M. and Malada, B. 2007. In search of ‘best practice’ in South African desegregated schools. MONOGRAPH. SANPAD.
  • Nkomo, M., Vandeyar,  S., Phatlane, R., Tabane, R., Malada, B. and Phurutse, M. 2007. ‘Best Practice’ in desegregated classroom environments
  • Tabane, R. J. 2009. Integration and learners' feelings of belonging in a desegregated former House of Delegates school. PhD Dissertation. Pretoria: University of Pretoria.  http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-05012010-163911/
    BRCH, Tabane R, Mbele-Khama, S. and Dlamini, N. 2012. An exploratory study of how traditional health practitioners in South Africa communicate the concepts of disease risk and prevention to their patients. Johannesburg: PEPFAR-USAID-BRCH.
    Conference presentation
  • Tabane, R. J. September 2004 The influence of cross-cultural interviewing on the generation of data. Research Indaba, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria.
  • Tabane, R. J. 23 October 2009. Integration and learners' feelings of belonging in a desegregated former House of Delegates school. Research Indaba, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria. 
  • Tabane R and Human-Vogel, S. 13-16 January 2009 Feelings of ‘at home’ and the conceptualisation of integration in a desegregated former HoD school. EASA, Protea Hotel Karridene, Illovo, Durban 1.
  • Tabane, R. 10-12 October 2011. Interactive Qualitative Analysis (IQA) an innovative Research methodology. UNISA:  Teacher At the Distance, Hazyview.

Journal articles

  • Tabane, R and Bouwer C. 2006. The influence of cross-cultural interviewing on the generation of data. South African Journal of Education. Vol. 26(4)553–564.
  • Tabane, R. and Hunam-Vogel, S. 2010. Sense of belonging and social cohesion in a desegregated former House of Delegates School. Accepted for publication by South African Journal of Education. Vol.30 (3).

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Professional positions & Awards:

  • Best Masters Dissertation: Research Indaba 2005, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria (sponsor: National Research Fund (NRF)
  • Best PhD Research (Practical Implications): Research Indaba 2009, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria (sponsor: UP)

Projects

Projects:

  • Co-Investigator/ Researcher: National Forum against Racism (NFAR) (2009) – Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (Doj&Cd)
  • Principal Investigator/ Researcher:  USAID Prevention Study: An Explorative Study of How Traditional Health Practitioners in South Africa Communicate the concept of Disease Risk and Prevention to their Patients (2011) – Broad Reach Health Care (BRCH) (Study commissioned by USAID)
  • Co-Investigator/ Researcher: Development of a Mental Health Screening Tool for national Department of Basic Education and national Department   of Health (2011) – Health Advance Institute (HAI) 

Other

Memberships:

  • Health Profession Council of SA (HPCSA)
  • South African Council of Educators (SACE)
  • Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)
  • South African Society of Clinical Hypnosis (SASCH)