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Prof. A Muthivhi


My research interests are in children and young people’s learning and development in rapidly changing sociocultural contexts of schooling. My research is grounded on Vygotsky’s sociocultural and cultural-historical research framework, exploring the relevance and implications of the research methodologies emanating from this research tradition, as well as the implications of its conceptual framework for the specific and unique learning and developmental contexts of schooling and society in contemporary South Africa, and the African sub-continent more broadly. 

Dr NS Thuketana


My research focus areas are inclusive education, learning difficulties and learner supporter of

Prof K Bipath


My research interests are Early Childhood Care and Education, Professionalizing Early Childhood Development Teachers, Policy Implementation and Leadership in ECD, Play and Transformational Pedagogy in the early years.


Dr T Matjokana

My research interests include play-based learning, outdoor play and learning, art and creativity, and learning approaches in early childhood education. 

Dr F Masola

My research interests are childhood adversity and fear of young children. 

Ms M Lekgetho

My research interests are in African language teaching and learning. 

Dr N Swanepoel

My research focus areas are Early Mathematics, Foundation Phase, professional development and participatory action research (PAR). 

Dr J west


My field of research is Language education; Reading assessment; Multilingualism in South African Foundation Phase classrooms; Translanguaging in South African Foundation Phase classrooms and Ethnocentrism within teacher education. 

Dr Makwalete Malatji


My research interests are parent-teacher working relations, literacy teaching in the foundation phase and teacher education.

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