Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies

Prof G van den Berg

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Curriculum and Instructional Studies
Tel: 012 429 4895
Fax: 086 613 3903


  • MA (Applied Linguistics), DEd (Didactics) 

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:    

  • Curriculum studies, e-learning, open distance learning 

Field of Specialisation

  • Curriculum studies, technology-enhanced learning


Book Chapters:

  • Van den Berg, G. 2014. Curriculum development: processes and contexts. In Du Preez, P. & Reddy, C. (Eds.) Curriculum Studies: Visions and Imaginations. Cape Town: Pearson. ISBN 9781775788775

Journal articles

Publications in accredited journals:

  • Van den Berg, G. and Coetzee, L. 2014. Academic self-Concept and motivation as predictors of academic achievement. International Journal of Educational Sciences 6(3): 469-478.
  • Van den Berg, G and Schulze, S. 2014. Teachers’ sense of self amid adaptation to educational reform. Africa Education Review, 11 (1): 59-76.
  • Van den Berg, G. and Dichaba, M.M. 2013. Real-life experiences during teaching and learning: Three South African teachers’ narratives. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 3(4):471-478
  • Van den Berg, G. and Mamhute, R. 2013. Socio-educational challenges of pregnant students and student mothers. Anthropologist, 15(3):305-311.
  • Van den Berg, G. 2012. Student perceptions of the lecturer’s role in online discussions. Progressio, 34(1):71-85

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies (2012 – current)
  • Acting Chair of the Department of Educational Studies (2011 – 2012)
  • Pragramme Manager: Honours BEd (2008 – 2010)
  • Excellence in Tuition Award (2006)