Department of Science and Technology Education

Prof A Mudau

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Science and Technology Education
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 6353
E-mail: mudauav@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • STD (Mathematics Education) Venda College of Education (1996)
  • FDE (Science Education, Cum-Laude) Rand Afrikaans University(2004)
  • BSc Hons (Science Education) Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg (2006)
  • MSc (Science Education) Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg(2008)
  • DEd (Science Education) Tshwane University of Technology (2013)

Field of Specialisation

  • Science education
  • Classroom practices
  • Language in science
  • Discourse and interactions in science
  • Physics and Chemistry

Books

Publications:

  • Mudau, A.V., Mundalamo, F.J. & Sedumedi, T.D.T., 2013, 'A Microscopic Diagnosis of the Teaching Difficulties in Projectile Motion of a South African Physical Science Teacher: A Focus on Instructional Strategies', International journal of learning in Mathematics, Science and Technology learning, Vol 19 
  • Zezekwa, N., Mudau, A.V., & Nkopodi, N, 2013, 'A comparative study of South African and Zimbabwean Science teacher education programmes: Some theoretical reflections', Mediterranean journal of Social Sciences, Vol 4 (13)
  • Mudau, A.V., 2013, 'A conceptual framework for analysing teaching difficulties in the science classroom' ,Mediterranean journal of social sciences, Vol 4 (13)
  • Mudau, A.V., 2013, 'Teaching difficulties from interactions and discourse in a science classroom', Journal of Educational and Social Research, Vol 3 (3)
  • Mudau, A.V., 2013, 'Using the classroom practice diagnostic framework (CPDF) to investigate teaching difficulties of a physics topic', Mediterranean journal of social sciences, Vol 4 (3)
  • Mudau, A.V., 2013, evaluating the teaching difficulties of a physics topic using the classroom practice diagnostic framework (CPDF): a focus on classroom interactions and discourse. ISTE conference proceedings (Kruger National park). (591-601). ISBN 978-1-86888-741-5
  • Mudau, AV and Mundalamo, FJ. (2011). Teacher's ideas and practice in practical work after the dawn of the new curriculum in South Africa. ISTE conference proceedings (Kruger National park). (241-254). ISBN 978-1-86888-696-8
  • Mudau, AV, Mundalamo, FJ and Sedumedi, TDT (2013). A diagnostic teacher practice framework for science teaching: a case of projectile motion. SAARMSTE conference proceedings (University of the Western Cape). (546-556)
  • Mudau, A.V., & Tabane, R., 2014, "Practical work as it says practical is something students do by themselves…" ,Mediterranean journal of Social Sciences , Vol 5 (2)
  • Tabane, R., & Awelani Mudau, A.V., 2014, "I Touch Girls to Feel What They Are Selling": Sexual Harassment of Female Learners in South African Schools', Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Vol 5 (1)
  • Mudau, A.V., 2014, 'Pragmatic review of literature associated with projectile motion perceived as difficult to teach by some South African teachers', Mediterranean journal of social sciences, Vol 5 (8)
  • Lebata, M.C., & Awelani V. Mudau, A.V., 2014, 'Exploring factors affecting performance in Biology 5090 at selected high schools in Lesotho', Mediterranean journal of social sciences, Vol 5 (8)
  • Mudau, A.V., 2014, 'Micro foundation for in-service training for the physical science teachers: a case of the vhembe district' ,Mediterranean journal of social sciences, Vol 5(9)
  • Mudau, A.V., 2014, 'Lucid perspectives on the art of Physical science teaching from the South African context', Mediterranean journal of social sciences, Vol 5(9)
  • Mudau, A.V., Mundalamo, F.J. & Sedumedi, T.D.T., 2014, 'Through The Eye Of The Needle: A Classroom Practice Diagnostic Framework For The Teaching Of Projectile Motion' Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, (151)
  • Msezane, S.B., & Mudau, A.V., 2014, Reconnoitring the stimulus of Environmental Education in reducing improper solid waste disposal: a case of one of the schools in the Mkhondo Village of Mpumalanga in South Africa', Journal of Human Ecology,  48(3)

Paper presentations

  • An investigation into how grade 10 teachers conduct practical work in South Africa in the context of the NCS :Presented a paper at the SAARMSTE conference in Lesotho in January 2008
  • Presented a paper at the SAASTE conference at WITS in 2008
  • Presented a Round the table at SAARMSTE conference in Mafikeng, 2011
  • Teacher's ideas and practice in practical work after the dawn of the new curriculum in South Africa: presented a paper at the ISTE conference in Kruger National park in October 2011
  • Presented a paper at the Teacher at a distance Conference in October 2011: A Microscopic Diagnosis of the Teaching Difficulties in Projectile Motion of a South African Physical Science Teacher
  • A Focus on Instructional Strategies: presented a paper at the Learner conference in London in August 2012
  • Teaching projectile Motion: presented a paper at the ISTE conference in Kruger National park in October 2012
  • A comparative study of South African and Zimbabwean Science teacher education programmes: Some theoretical reflections: presented a paper at the Saches conference in Port Elizabeth in November 2012
  • A diagnostic teacher practice framework for science teaching: a case of projectile motion: presented a paper at the SAARMSTE conference in Cape Town in January 2013
  • Through The Eye Of The Needle: A Classroom Practice Diagnostic Framework For The Teaching Of Projectile Motion: presented a paper at the WCES conference in Italy in February 2013
  • Evaluating the teaching difficulties of a physics topic using the classroom practice diagnostic framework (CPDF): a focus on classroom interactions and discourse: presented a paper at the ISTE conference in Kruger National park in October 2013
  • Teaching difficulties from interactions and discourse in a science classroom: presented a paper at the HKIECPS conference in Hong Kong in December 2013
  • Micro foundation for in-service training for the physical science teachers: a case of the vhembe district': presented a paper at the SAARMSTE conference in Port Elizabeth in January 2014
  • Teachers at primary schools concentrate on life sciences and do not teach periodic tables:  exploring the philosophy of periodic tables teaching in some of the Vhembe district schools: presented a paper at the Learner conference in New York in July 2014 

Projects

  • SA-ZIM physical science comparative study
  • Tateni project
  • Vhembe physical Science intervention project
  • Rethinking Teaching