Department of Psychology of Education

Prof H Heeralal

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Psychology of Education


  • Development: Child and Adolescent
  • Educational Psychology


  • UDE (UDW) – 1982
  • FDE (Educational Management) (RAU) - 1999
  • BEd (UZ) – 2001
  • MEd (UZ) – 2002
  • DEd (Educational Psychology) – 2004
  • Certificate in Project Management – 2013
  • Certificate in Doctoral Supervision - 2014

Field of Specialisation

  • Science Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Management

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Associate Professor:   Supervision and promotion of Master and Doctoral students



Prem Heeralal & Anass Bayaga  (2011) Pre-Service Teachers' Experiences of Teaching Practice : Case of South African University, Journal of Social Sciences, 28(2): 99 – 105

C.A. Mbajiorgu, J.W. Oguttu, M.S.Maake, P.J.H. Heeralal; M.G. Ngoepe, M.M. Masafu and L.M. Kaino. (2014) Factors that Impact on the Teaching and Learning of Agriculture Science in FET Schools in Mpumalanga, South Africa: A Case of Mandlethu FET School Journal of Human Ecology, 45(2): 137-145

PJH Heeralal. (2014).  Student Teachers' Perspectives of Qualities of Good Mentor Teachers Anthropologist, 17(1): 243-249

PJH Heeralal. (2014) Adolescents perception of rape in South Africa: Journal of Social Science, 39(1): 121-124 (2014)

PJH Heeralal. (2014). Preparing Pre-service teachers to teach in rural schools: Mediterranean Journal of Social Science, Vol 5 no. 20 (537 -541)

PJH Heeralal. (2014). Overcoming personal challenges that rural teachers face: Mediterranean Journal of Social Science, Vol 5 no. 20  (421 - 431)

PP Jama & PJH Heeralal. (2014).  Implementation of Inclusive Education in 3 schools of Mthatha District in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa: Mediterranean Journal of Social Science, Vol 5 no. 20 ( 242 -252)

JP Dlamini & PJH Heeralal (2014)  Factors and circumstances leading to adults dropping out of community colleges, Journal of Educational and Social Research. Volume 4, NO. 3 (449 – 458)

PJH Heeralal, (2014) Mentoring Needs of pre-Service Teachers During Teaching Practice. A Case Study at a South African University, Journal of Educational and Social Research, 4(1): 511- 515

PJH Heeralal  (2014) Pre-service teacher's Reflections of Lessons Taught during Practice Teaching, International Journal of Education Science, 7(3)

PJH Heeralal Barriers Experienced By Natural Science Teachers in Doing Practical Work in Primary Schools in Gauteng, International Journal of Education Science, 7(3) (2014)

Francis Muchenje and Prem J. H. Heeralal (2014) Teachers' Perceptions of the Implementation of Multicultural Education in Primary Schools in Chegutu District, Zimbabwe, Journal of Social Sciences, 41(3): 325-333

PJH Heeralal (2015) Improving postgraduate supervision in an open and distance learning environment: A case study at the college of education, University of South Africa, South African Journal of Higher Education, Volume 29 Number 3, 2015, pp. 87-100.

Francis Muchenje and Prof Prem JH Heeralal, (2016) Classroom pedagogy and the accommodation of students' cultural diversity: an analysis of teachers' views from selected primary schools in Chegutu district, Zimbabwe, Journal of Social Sciences (in Press).