Marena Lotriet

Marena Lotriet

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Tel: +27 12 420-4748
E-mail [email protected]

Research Interests:

  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Tutor Systems
  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Reflective practices


  • MPhil Education Linguistics RAU (UJ)
  • BA Hons (Afrikaans) – UP
  • B Prim Ed (Senior Primary) – UP

Latest Publications, Papers and Research Reports (past 5 years):

Accredited Journal Articles

  • Zeeman, E. & Lotriet,  M.  2012. Beyond the expected: an enriched learning experience through learner engagement and participation. Teaching in Higher Education, 18(2):179-191. (ISSN 1356-2517).
  • Lotriet, M, Erasmus, H.C. & Mostert, S.N. 2016. Tutoring targets – the challenge of evaluating success. Journal for New Generation Sciences, 14(1):61-76. (ISSN 1684-4998).

Papers Presented

  • Sehlapelo, H., Lotriet, M. & Lemmens, J. (November, 2012). Evaluation for improvement of teaching and learning practices at the University of Pretoria. Paper presented at the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) Conference, Stellenbosch. South Africa.
  • Lotriet, M., Erasmus, H.C. & Mostert, S.N.  2014.  Tutoring Targets – the challenge of evaluating success.  HELTASA Conference, University of Free State, Bloemfontien, 18-21 November 2014.  
  • Johnson, E., Morwane, R., Lotriet, M., Pretorius, G. & Dada, S. 2016. Adult learners’ perspectives on their engagement in a hybrid learning honours programme at a South African university. Paper presented at the 10th Annual UKZN Teaching & Learning Conference, Durban, RSA, 20-22 September 2016.
  • Morwane, R., Pretorius, G, Johnson, E., Lotriet, M., Dada, S. 2016.  Ethical considerations in the development of a blended learning programme.  Poster presented at the Combined ICED/HELTASA Conference, 23-25 November, Cape Town, 2016.

Research Reports

  • Lotriet, M. et. al. (2013). Faculty of Humanities Tutor System Research. University of Pretoria. Unpublished report. 

Current activities

  • Support to the Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning.
  • Individual and group support – Faculty of Humanities (curriculum development, teaching and professional development)
  • Presentation of workshops – planned and on request.

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