The Faculty of Education has celebrated the latest graduation with 200 postgraduate certificates in Education as well as 180 Bachelor of Education degrees. We also 25 Honoures degrees and 16 Master’s degrees. The highlight of the event was the five Doctoral degrees. A very special award was made to Tayla Jade Webb who was awarded for her outstanding achievement in her four years of study.
Tayla Jade Webb’s award consists of a silver medal as well as a cash prize and certificate and awarded to candidates for outstanding undergraduate academic achievement during all the undergraduate years of study for any first bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Education.
Tayla Jade Webb was awarded for the best student in the degree BEd Intermediate Phase. Sunay Van der List was awarded for the best student in the degree BEd Further Educationa and Training: Economic and Management Sciences. Roland Steyn who was appointed in BED FET: Human Movement and Science and Sport Management Award. He was the best student in the degree Further Education and Training: Human Movement Science and Sport Management. Bianca van der Merwe was awarded the BED FET: Natural Sciences Award. This was awarded to the best student in the degree BEd Further Education and Training Natural Sciences.
Four of our students were awarded a Doctoral degree. Dr Mandienkhosi Nhlanhla Dhalamini did his thesis in ’Understanding and teaching climate change in the Secondary Education Geography Curriculum in Swaziland’. Dr LD Beukes from the offices of Teaching Practice was the Supervisor.
Dr Donna-Anne Mary Hannaway did her thesis on ‘Teachers’ and learners’ experiences of technology-based teaching and learning in the Foundation Phase’. She did it under Dr Miems Steyn from the Department of Early Childhood Education.
Dr Mapula Martha Malatji did her thesis on ‘Teachers’ and elders’ perceptions of using story-singing when teaching Setswana to young children’. Dr Ina Joubert, Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education was the Supervisor of the student.
Dr Stephen Esrom Masote did her thesis on ‘Teachers’ understanding and implementation of Values Education in the Foundation Phase’. Prof N Phatudi was the Supervisor of the student.