Teaching and learning - Ms N Parbhoo-Ebrahim

Teaching and learning - Ms Naailah Parbhoo-Ebrahim




Ms Naailah Parbhoo-Ebrahim

Lecturer for: INY 714 - Information behaviour, retrieval and organisation

Voted the most organised lecturer by the EBIT Faculty House in 2021



Ms Naailah Parbhoo-Ebrahim: Profile


The effective use of international and local experts


Teaching and supporting students is one of my greatest passions. Each year at the intake of new students I once again stand amazed by the knowledge that the students hold and their willingness to share. This creates a collaborative environment in all my classes.

As I love organisation, I make sure that all my content is systematically and timeously made available to students via ClickUp, email and WhatsApp This makes it easier for them to concentrate on the work without the added stress of student life.

To broaden my students’ opportunities and understanding of concepts I make use of international as well as local external guest lecturers who are experts in their fields. This exposes the students to experts and researchers they have cited in their assignments and/or in their INY 734’s research reports. As some students base their reports on these experts’ theories, it motivates them to do well in the module and builds their academic network. This has shown to be an effective method, as I’ve received positive feedback from guest lecturers commenting on student participation.

Your students are wonderful at asking good questions!”
Quote from Professor Ian Ruthven


Some of the guest lecturers used in the past:

Research Associate, UNISA
Prof Meyer lecturerd on information behaviour put into perspective.
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and Chair of the Information Seeking in Context (ISIC) Steering Committee,
Prof Ruthven lecturerd on information at work and information needs.
Information School (iSchool), Paul G, Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), University of Washington, and Director, InfoSeeking Lab, and editor of Information Matters, a publication of Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Prof Shah lecturerd on task-based information retrieval.


Some of the feedback received from students:

“The INL lecturers are all very respectful and polite towards all students. This made class very pleasant and a relaxing environment. Also, the lecturers always asked questions making the classes interactive and not just stagnant. Also, I would like to thank Mrs Parbhoo-Ebrahim. She is the nicest lecturer and very organised. She always makes sure we know what is going on in the week we are in and her Whatsapps messages are a blessing to us scatter-brained students.”




























Published by Joukje Geertsema

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