Department of Science and Technology Education

Dr HO Mokiwa

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Science and Technology Education
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 6562
Fax: 086 619 4421
E-mail: mokiwho@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BSc Edu  Hons (Physics and Mathematics, IUIU)
  • MEd (Science Education, UKZN)
  • DEd (Curriculum studies, UNISA) 

Fields of academic interests

Research interests:

  • Issues involving teacher education and development 
  • Classroom practice from teachers' perspective
  • Issues involving language in science teaching and learning 
  • Inquiry science teaching and learning

Field of Specialisation

Science Education-Teachers' conceptions, language in science teaching and learning

Journal articles

Publications in accredited journals:

  • Mokiwa, H.O., & Msila, V. M. (2013). Teachers' conceptions of teaching Physical science in the medium of English: A case study (2013). International Journal of Education Sciences, 5(1), 55-62
  • Mokiwa, H. O. (2014). Teachers' conceptions of teaching Physical science in the medium of English" towards additive bilingualism? Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(2), 79-86
  • Mokiwa, H. O. (2014). Exploring Grade 11 teachers' conceptions of the nature of science, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(2), 247-254
  • Mokiwa, H.O., & Ngubane-Mokiwa, S. A. (2014). Utilization of information communication technology (ICT) for teaching science to young offenders: towards lifelong rehabilitation, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(16), 313-319
  • Mokiwa, H.O. (2014). Exploring the teaching of Physical science through inquiry. International Journal of Education Sciences, 7(1), 21-27
  • Mokiwa, H. O., & Nkopodi, N. (2014). Inquiry-based teaching in Physical science: Teachers' instructional practices and conceptions. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(23), 1074-1082

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Position:

Senior Lecturer:  Supervising and promoting masters and Doctoral students, teaching in the Honors & ACE - Natural science programme
Chairperson: Departmental Higher Degree committee