Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies

Dr VA Nkonyane

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Curriculum and Instructional Studies
Tel: 012 429 6210


  • DTech; MEd; Bed; BA Ed; PGDE in EdPsy; PTC

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Decolonization Pedagogy; Ubuntu as a research theory; Africanization of curriculum; poverty, socio-economic class and race issues and how these manifest themselves in education (academic performance), especially of the rural communities

Field of Specialisation

  • Curriculum Studies 


  • Vhembe District Project on improving performance in Maths and Science; The 500 schools Project on improvement of learner performance in South African underperforming schools.


Postgraduate Supervision:

  • Supervising 10 MEd students