Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies

Ms MA Sethako

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Curriculum and Instructional Studies
Tel: 012 429 6121


  • M.A. Ed
  • B. Prim Ed
  • Secondary Education Diploma (SED)
  • Housecraft Teachers Certificate (HTC)
  • Primary Teachers Certificate
  • Certificate in Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Certificate in Knowledge Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation

Currently teaching

All NPDE modules but wrapping up all NPDE issues

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Evaluation of programs
  • Teacher development
  • School improvement
  • Quality education
  • Multicultural education

Field of Specialisation

  • Curriculum design and instruction
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Portfolio development
  • Portfolio assessment



  • Setlhako, M. (Nov 2007).The life blood of South Africa’s economy. Enterprise Magazine, 22-27.
  • Setlhako, M. (Nov 2007). BEE that often implodes. Enterprise Magazine, 30 - 31.

Paper presentations

  • NPDE Programme - Lessons of Experience
  • Challenges in Technology Education: Language and Teacher training as barriers to meaningful participation in classroom delivery
  • Assessment as Educational Reform: Who ought to have a big picture?
  • Leadership and Change with reference to the South African education system.


Improvement of secondary schools (52 Schools) - Limpopo, KZN, EC


Professional membership:
South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA)