Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies

Prof MW Lumadi

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Curriculum and Instructional Studies
Tel: 012 429 8747


  • Secondary Teachers Diploma - Venda College of Education (VECO)
  • Further Diploma in Education - Rand Afrikaans University (RAU)
  • BA - University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • B ED Hons - University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)
  • Hons BA - UNISA
  • M Ed (Curriculum Studies) - University of Johannesburg
  • M Admin (Cum Laude) (HRM) - North West University (NWU)
  • MA (coursework) - University of Stellenbosch
  • DEd (Curriculum Studies) - UNISA
  • Doctor of Divinity - California (USA)

Currently teaching

  • Economics, Literacy and Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching methods and classroom management

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Teacher Education
  • Educational Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Economics Education

Field of Specialisation

  • Curriculum Studies


Recent book chapter

  • Title of book: Educational Research, An African approach.
    ISBN 9780190409135
    Chapter 13 : The logic of sampling. (Mutendwahothe Walter Lumadi)

  • Tile of the book: Mentoring Diverse Populations
    ISBN 10; 1-60797-381-2
    ISBN 13 : 978-60797-381-2 

Journal articles

Articles published in accreditted journals:

  • Lumadi MW. 2015. Curriculum Reform Paradigm: A turnaround strategy.  Journal of Educational Sciences. SI. Pp 16-31.
  • Lumadi, M.W. 2007.  Remedying misdemeanors at Higher Education and Training Institutions.  Journal on Contemporary Issues in Education Research.  Vol.1 No.1. Pp13-20
  • Lumadi, M.W. 2008. Teachers' exodus in South African schools: A smoke with burning fire. Contemporary Issues in Education Research. Vol.1. No.4 Pp31-39
  • Lumadi, M.W. 2008. Managing diversity at Higher Education and Training Institutions. Journal on diversity management. Vol.3. No.4 Pp 44-53
  • Lumadi, M.W. 2008. The pedagogy of postgraduate research supervision and its complexities. Journal on Research methods and learning. Vol.2 No.2 Pp62-70
  • van Wyk, C. and Lumadi, M.W. 2009. Learning from external examiners about the application of critical research skills. International Journal of Educational Science. (vol.1no.2 pp 91-98)
  • Lumadi M.W. 2009. Investigating the styles of teaching and learning in the Religious Education Curriculum in Botswana Secondary Schools. Journal of College teaching and learning ( pp95-102)
  • Lumadi, M.W.2010. The need for training gender-sensitive teachers: Addressing challenges of gender sensitive education for gender sensitive national development. Journal of diversity management (Vol.1no.1 pp 68-78)
  • Lumadi, M.W. Continuous assessment in schools: Teachers' bitter pill to swallow. Journal of International Education Research. First quarter (Vol. 7 no.1pp 27 -34 )
  • Lumadi MW. Students sad stories about trafficking; a scourge in curriculum implementation. JSS 32 (1) 81 89. 2012
  • Lumadi, M.W. Teacher attrition rates. Its implications in the school curriculum. JES. Vol.10 (2011). PP 76 – 88.
  • Sithole BM & Lumadi MW. Pedagogical challenges besetting Business Studies teachers in secondary schools : a Botswana perspective. JSS 32 (1):71 – 80. 2012
  • Lumadi MW, Maguvhe MO & Dzapasi A. Transformational Efficacy of a Curriculum for People with Visual Impairment. ANTH 14 (4): 291-303. 2012.
  • Lumadi MW & Maguvhe MO. Teaching Life Sciences to Blind and Visually Impaired Learners: Issues to Consider For Effective Learning Mediation Practice ANTH 14 (5) 375 – 381. 2012
  • Assan TEB & Lumadi MW 2012 Facets of Integration in Economic and Management Sciences: Theory, Learning–Teaching, Assessment and Metaphor JSS 32 (3) 255 – 261. 2012.
  • Lumadi MW. Empowering the Voiceless Rural Women: A Daunting Task in African Society.S T&T, 10 (2): 123-130 2012.
  • Lumadi MW.Curriculum management: "Driving the school management team frantic. AER121-135. 2012.
  • Sithole BM and Lumadi MW. Improvisation and the Use of Community Resources in Business Studies Teaching.JSS, 34(1): 1-7 2013.
  • Assan TEB and Lumadi MW. Effectiveness of the Induction Programme for School Principals in the North West Province. ANTH15(1): 79-87 2013.
  • Lumadi MW. Challenges Besetting Teachers in Classroom Assessment:  An Exploratory Perspective. JSS 34 (3) 211-221 2013.
  • Lumadi MW. Teachers in the National Curriculum Assessment Policy:  What Powers Do They Hold? JSS 35 (1): 43-49 2013
  • Sethusha MJ and Lumadi MW. Grade six learners' perceptions of environmental awareness: A human ecological support programme. JHE 42(2): 113-123. 2013.
  • Lumadi MW. Implementing a responsive curriculum to diverse learners. JSS 35(2):111-123. 2013
  • Lumadi MW and Assan, TEB School-based Curriculum Development: Experiences from the North-West schools. IJES 5 (3): 237 – 244 (2013).
  • Lumadi MW and Maguvhe MO, Reimagining an Augmentative Communication: An Inclusive Curriculum Angle. IJES 5 (3): 245 – 254 (2013).
  • Woldetsadik, DA and Lumadi MW. An Ethiopian paradigm of apprenticeship Training Colleges and Enterprises: A Curriculum Practice. JSS 36(3): 285-293 (2013.)
  • Lumadi MW. E-Learning's impact on the academic performance of Student- Teachers: A Curriculum lens.  MJSS.  4 (14). 695 - 703. 2013.
  • Lumadi MW and Sethusha JM. Child Support Grant. A dangling carrot in Curriculum Development. . MJSS. 4 (14). 669 - 675. 2013.
  • Mapaire L and Lumadi MW. HIV/AIDS: Its impact in the Zimbabwean school curriculum. Vol.4. No 13. 2013.MCSER. Pp 773-780
  • Asembo. KO and Lumadi MW. professionalising peripheral police officers in Kenya: Implications for curriculum development. Vol. 4. No 13. 2013. MCSER.Pp 781-789
  • Lumadi MW and Kibinkiri EL. The role of E-Learning in the professional development of teachers in Cameroon: A discourse in Curriculum. Vol. 4. No. 13. 2013. MCSER. Pp 791-800
  • Lumadi MW. Exploring Factors Faced by Teachers in Curriculum Implementation. MSCER. Vol.5 No. 6. 2014.  Pp171 – 178.
  • Lumadi MW. Curriculum Implementation: A Mammoth Task for Instructional Leadership. MJSS. Vol. 5 No. 6. 2014.  Pp203 – 210.
  • Lumadi MW. Reversing the Trend of Dismal Performance in Disadvantaged Schools: A Curriculum Evaluation Tool. MSCER.  Vol.5 No. 6. 2014. Pp243 – 249.
  • Lumadi MW. Building a Conducive Learning Environment in Dysfunctional Schools: A Curriculum Development Tool. MJSS.  Vol.5 No. 6. 2014. Pp319 – 325. 
  • Lumadi MW, Teaching and learning of peace and security studies in universities: students reflections on quality and inputs for curriculum implementation. MJSS.Vol.5 no.15. 2014. Pp281 - 288
  • Lumadi MW. Challenges Besetting Teachers in the Implementation of E-Learning in Schools: A Guide to Curriculum Development. MJSS. Vol.5(20) 2014. Pp2814 - 2822
  • Asembo, KO and Lumadi MW. The Will ...but…the Way: Students' Reflections on the Pursuit of Higher Education in Peace and Security Studies amidst Resource Challenges in Universities. MCSER. Vol.5 (20) 2014. Pp2823 - 2830
  • Zulu, A and Lumadi MW. Managing School Based Studies in Namibia's Zambezi Region: Navigating Challenges in the Practicum Triad. MJSS. Vol.5 (20) 2014. Pp2841-2846
  • Lumadi, MW and Acquah BYS. Assessment of Trainee – Economics teachers' Effectiveness: Senior High School Economics Students' Perspective. MCSER. Vol.5 (20) 2014. Pp2853 -2863
  • Woldetsadik, DA and Lumadi MW. The Lived Experiences of Academically High Achievers of Menieato Elementary School: A Phenomenological Approach. MJSS. Vol.5 (20) 2014. Pp2871 - 2875
  • Asembo KO and Lumadi MW. Curriculum Design of Higher Education in Peace and Security Studies: Student's Perceptions of Quality. MSCER. Vol 5 no (20) 2014. Pp2896 - 2904
  • Lumadi MW. Lacking the learner centred approach in mathematics: A Curricular paradigm. IJES. Vol.7 (3) p783 – 788. 2014
  • Lumadi MW. Factors confronting transformational leadership: A Curriculum Management Perspective. IJES. Vol. 7 (3). P663 – 672. 2014
  • Woldetsadik, DA, and Lumadi MW. Gender Responsiveness of HIV/AIDS Awareness Program in Addis Ababa. JHE. Vol. 48 (3) 417-422. 2014
  • Woldetsadik DA and Lumadi MW. Missing Link: Partnership of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges and Industries in Addis Ababa. Journal of Economics Vol. 6 (1): 74 -78. 2015. 

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Chairperson: Higher Degrees Committee, Curriculum and Instructional Studies
  • Deputy Chairperson: Departmental Research
  • Programme Manager Intermediate and Senior Phase
  • Organiser, Executive member: Organization for Social Sciences Research in Southern and Eastern Africa (OSSREA)
  • Board member: Educational Research Review (ERR)
  • Member: Educational Research Association (ERA)
  • Rector: WCE
  • Director:  School of Postgraduate Studies
  • Member of Council,  NWU

Reviewer of Journals:

  • South African Journal of Education (SAJE)
  • South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE)
  • Journal of Educational Studies (JES)
  • African Education Review (AER)
  • Education for change
  • Education Research Review (ERR) International journal


  • Developing strategies to increase learner performance in National Senior Certificate examinations.: A case study of Mathematics and Physical Science in Limpopo schools
  • Challenges affecting schools with 0% pass rate in Grade 12 examinations in Vhembe district


Postgraduate Supervision:

  • Zulu  Africa - Role parameters within the context of the practicum triad: teacher training perspectives  from Namibia’s Zambezi region. Graduated in September 2015 (Doctoral student).
  • Kyahurwa Olivia - The challenges faced by primary school principals in curriculum management: A case of region C Gauteng province.  Graduated in September 2013 (MEd)
  • Maimela Hlekani Selinah - Impact of Curriculum Changes on Primary School Teachers in Seshego Circuit,  Limpopo Province. Graduated in May 2016 (MEd)
  • Chaba Mokgadi Reginah – MEd (University of Venda) (A critical analysis of the implementation of OBE in grade 7 classes in Region 3 of the Limpopo Province) Graduated in 2003
  • Mafenya Nkhangweleni Patrick– MEd (University of Venda) (Assessment strategies used by grade 2 educators in the Northern Region) Graduated in 2002
  • Mathoni Tsumbedzo Jonas– MEd (University of Venda) (The significance of OBE in primary schools of the Far Northern Region ) Graduated in 2001
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