Department of Science and Technology Education

Fostering Educational Excellence through Collaboration

Promoting educational excellence through collaborative efforts, the Asset Mapping: Breaking the cycle of poverty, led by Prof. Ramodungoane Tabane, actively contributed to the DPWI's annual University Readiness workshop, Principals Forum, and Matric Bursary Award Ceremony. Read more

DeSTE attended the Re-configurations of Educational (In)Equality in a Digital World Seminar & Workshop

Dive into the cutting-edge insights brought to you by the Academic Development Open Virtual Hub as colleagues from DeSTE attended a groundbreaking seminar. Read more

Top Performer in the category for Best Research Masters and the recipient of the Council Graduate Excellence Award

In the hallowed halls of academia, a brilliant student has recently achieved a remarkable milestone, standing out among her peers as she was awarded her master's degree with the prestigious cum laude distinction. This accomplishment not only highlights her academic prowess but also speaks volumes about her dedication, hard work, and passion for learning. Read more

Getting to know Prof. Nkidi Phatudi as a mother and an academic.

A mother and an academic with more than 35 years experience from Ga-Rankuwa. I have different experiences of being a COD, and I think even in the context itself, where you serve as a COD, can either make or break you. I am proud of the Department and the achievements they made- from the time I was appointed in 2016 to the present day. Read more

Passion is what drives me

Mr Lawrence Masuvhe is a young academic who grew up at Dzimauli village near Thohoyandou in Limpopo province. Mr Masuvhe has a passion for teaching and helping people. Read more

From humbling beginnings to an NRF rated full Professor

Truly speaking, I did not like school much at that time. I remember I would bunk school for many days. Read more

My Journey to my dream job

My journey started when I grew up in the rural area of Thokoza and other areas around Mpumalanga, South Africa. I grew up going to local schools where I was never exposed to any information concerning universities available outside my villages. All I knew was, once I get our Grade 12 results, I will then have to leave the villages and go find a tertiary institution to enrol. Read more

My journey of becoming an NRF grant holder

Unisa Radio interview with - Dr Makokotlela, NRF grant holder in the Department of Science and Technology Education, specialising in Environmental Education and Geography. Read more

Wits University’s first student to graduate with a master’s degree in Science Education

Like many boys, Prof Nkopodi grew up in the rural areas of Sekhukhune district, in Groblersdal. Where he completed both his primary and secondary education. This was when parents still paid for what was known as “tshelete ya moago”, meaning building money. Read more

My journey of exploring traditional botanical knowledge

I grew up in the western part of Zimbabwe, in a city called Bulawayo. The only time I left the city was when I went to do my A levels at a boarding school, Manama High School, in Gwanda. Read more