Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies

Prof MJ Taole

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Curriculum and Instructional Studies
Professor
Tel: 012 429 3541
E-mail: taolemj@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PHD (Curriculum Design and Implementation)
  • BA Ed (Education)
  • BA Hon (English)
  • MEd

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Curriculum Development And Implementation
  • Teacher Development
  • Language Teaching
  • Multigrade Teaching
  • Teaching Practice

Field of Specialisation

  • Curriculum Studies and Development

Books

Books and Chapters:

  • Taole, M.J. 2014. Managing school violence, In: Okeke, van WYK & Phasha (Ed): Schooling, society and inclusive education: An Afrocentric perspective. Cape Town; Oxford University Press
  • Taole, MJ 2014. Reflective teaching. In Taole MJ (Ed), Teaching practice, perspectives and Frameworks, Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Taole, MJ  & Van Wyk, M. 2014. Reflective Practice in teacher education. In Taole MJ (Ed), Teaching practice, perspectives and Frameworks, Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Taukeni, S & Taole MJ (2013). Accessing social grants to meet orphan children school needs: Namibia and South Africa perspectives, p73-78. Comparative Education, Teacher Training, Education Policy, Social Inclusion, History of Education Volume 11. Conference Proceeding of Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Sofia, Bulgaria, 15-20 June 2014: Bureau for Educational Services. ISBN: 978-954-92908-3-7
  • Taole, MJ. (2013). Teachers’ views on curriculum change: A curricular perspective. p 371-384. Criticality, Creativity and Connections: In pursuit of educational innovations. (L Wood & Wolhuter CC (EDS). Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference of  EASA Education Association of South Africa 17-20 January 2012.Potchefstroom: Platinum Press
  • Wolhuter, C, Stein, H. Taole, M. J.; Geyer, W. 2012. The dual image of the South African teacher .Barona: SIA Izdenieciba RaKA. Kestere, I, Wolhuter, C, Lozano, R. (EDS). The Visual image of the teacher: International Comparative Perspectives. Barona: RaKA.
  • M J Taole 2012. Teachers’ experiences in the implementing National Curriculum Statement in the North West Province in South Africa. Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co: Saarbrucken: Germany.

Journal articles

Accredited Journals:  Format: Harvard style

Articles

  • Ramorola Mmankoko  & Taole Matshidiso Joyce  2014. The Links between School Violence and Drug Usage in Schools: External or Internal Factor? Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 5(1): 11-18.
  • Taole Matshidiso Joyce and Ramorola Mmankoko 2014.Teacher Attitudes, Professionalism and Unprofessionalism in Relation to School Violence Journal  Sociology and Social Anthropology, 5(1): 19-27
  • Taole Matshidiso J. 2014. Quality Basic Education for All: Challenges in Multi-Grade Teaching in Rural Schools. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 5 No 1,:531-536
  • Taole Matshidiso Joyce. 2014.  Multigrade Teaching: A Daunting Challenge  for rural  teacher. Journal of Studies of  Tribes  & Tribals, 12(1): 95-102.
  • Taole M. J. 2013 Teachers’ Conceptions of the Curriculum Review Process. International  Journal of Educational  Sciences, 5(1): 39-46
  • M. J. Taole, Exploring Principals’ Role in Providing Instructional Leadership in Rural High Schools in South Africa.  2013 Stud Tribes Tribals, 11(1): 75-82
  • M.J. Taole & Mohapi J.S.  2013. Optimising the Learning Environment for the Reception Year: The Experiences of Rural Grade R Teachers. International  Journal of  Educational Sciences, 5(4): 355-361
  • M.J.Themane1 and M.J Taole.  2013. Student-teachers’ HIV/AIDS knowledge and their risky sexual behaviour at a South African rural-based university. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) Volume 19(3),: 527-540.
  • Taole Matshidiso Joyce 2013 Reflective Practice through Blogging: An Alternative for Open and Distance Learning Context. Journal of Communication, 4(2): 123-130
  • Taole Matshidiso Joyce 2013.School Violence: Reimagining Schools as ‘Safe Havens’ Journal of Social  Sciences , 37(3): 249-258
  • Taole MJ (2012) Reflective Experiences of Post Graduate Certificate in Education Students during Teaching Practice, Research in Higher Education Journal, Volume 17, Retrieved from http://www.aabri.com/manuscripts/121243.pdf, ISSN #1941-3423
  • Matshidiso Taole and Vusi S. Mncube 2012. Multi-grade Teaching and Quality of Education in South African Rural Schools: Educators’ Experiences. Studies of  Tribes Tribals, 10(2): 151-162 (2012)

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Associate Professor at UNISA
  • Associate Editor: African Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum (AJPC)
  • 2013 NRF (KIC) grant - for an international conference attendance, Canada.
  • 2013 UNISA Women in Research Award - Developing Researcehr Category
  • 2014 NFR (KIC) grant - for an international sonference attandence (Mauritiius)

Projects

  • EDC Projects
  • CAPS Project
  • Vhembe Project: Teaching of Maths and Science
  • Book Editor of Teaching Practice
  • Perspectives and Frameworks
  • NW teacher training project 

Other

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  • Taukeni, S & Taole MJ (2013). Accessing social grants to meet orphan children school needs: Namibia and South Africa perspectives, p73-78. Comparative Education, Teacher Training, Education Policy, Social Inclusion, History of Education Volume 11. Conference Proceeding of Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Sofia, Bulgaria, 15-20 June 2014: Bureau for Educational Services. ISBN: 978-954-92908-3-7
  • Taole, MJ. (2013). Teachers’ views on curriculum change: A curricular perspective. p 371-384. Criticality, Creativity and Connections: In pursuit of educational innovations. (L Wood & Wolhuter CC (EDS). Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference of  EASA Education Association of South Africa 17-20 January 2012.Potchefstroom: Platinum Press
  • Taole MJ 2012. Learning through play: A daunting challenge for reception year teachers, p184-200.Beauty and the Beast: Towards turning the tide in education. Conference Proceedings of the Education Association of South Africa, Sun City, 10-13. January 2011.Pretoria: Printed by Van Schaik Publishers.
  • Taole MJ. (2011) A comparative study of teacher education in Namibia and South Africa., p37-42. Comparative Education, Teacher Training, Education Policy, Social Inclusion, History of Education Volume 9. Conference Proceeding of Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Sofia, Bulgaria, 5-9 July: Bureau for Educational Services. 

Postgraduate Supervision:

  • 2014 V P Khumalo, The school as a curriculum management site in era of curriculum change
  • 2014 Zikalala NA An investigation of Home language as a language of learning and teaching in the foundation phase in Gauteng East district