Daimond Dziva

Daimond DzivaCell: +263-772 779 227
Email: ddziva@buse.ac.zw; dziva1234@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

  • An accomplished and consistent Educator at the secondary and tertiary education levels with a good track record in assuring student success.       
  • Extensive background of implementing science education programs for secondary school students in diverse socio-economic populations and developing and imparting courses and programmes at university level.   
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and negotiation strengths.
  • Treasures reaching consensus, establishing goals, and attaining results.  

Research Interest

  • Teacher Knowledge
  • Teaching, Learning & Curriculum
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Science Education
  • Curriculum Development

EDUCATION

  • MSc.Ed., Curriculum Studies, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe, 2006
  • Licentiate Degree in Education, Biology, Instituto Superior Pedagógica, Enrique Jose Varona , Cuba, 1999

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2013 Awarded Erasmus STETTIN full funding to pursue PhD studies at University of Patras, Greece
  • 2009 Recipient, Commendation of producing the Best A-Level Biology Student Results, Mandava High School
  • 2003: Commendation For Good Performance As A Teacher After Producing The Best Student Results In  Biology Ordinary Level 2002 Examination at Musume in Mberengwa District
  • 2002: Best A –Level Biology Teacher After Producing The Best Result at Musume in Mberengwa  District
  • 1996: Best Student, Academic: At Superior Pedagogical Institute, Jose Varona in Cuba.

ACADEMIC /TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Lecturer, Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe, 2010 to Present
  • Actively involved in all areas of academia, engaging and challenging students to realise their full potential and develop their teaching skills.
  • Teaching classes ranging from 5 to 300 students per course.  
  • Developing teaching materials
  • Setting and marking assignments and examinations
  • Acting as a personal tutor to a number of students
  • Supervising/moderating students’ projects
  • Attending and contributing to professional conferences, workshops and seminars
  • Performing a variety of administrative roles
  • Supervising and Assessing Student Teachers at various school stations in Zimbabwe.  

COURSES TAUGHT 

Undergraduate

  • PC003: Curriculum Study
  • PC301: Curriculum Design, Implementation & Evaluation  
  • PC304: Advanced Pedagogics
  • PC306: Pedagogics
  • PC102: Research Methods and statistics
  • AS403: Applied Science Education

Graduate

  • ME201: Management of Science Education
  • PC509: Assessment, Supervision and Evaluation in Tertiary Education
  • PC506: Management of Learning in Tertiary Education

Coordinator-Virtual, Open and Distance Learning Centre, Bindura University of Science Education’s St Alberts’ VODL Centre, 2011-2012

  • Coordinating teaching and learning in liaison with Departmental Chairpersons
  • Compiling and consolidating registers of students enrolled at the centre
  • Interfacing and coordinating the students’ support services
  • Ordering the appropriate teaching and learning materials for the centre
  • Producing centre reports
  • Preparing teaching time table
  • Ensuring quality control in delivering VODL programmes
  • Coordinating the incorporation of e-learning
  • Preparing Centre budget and statistics
  • Representing the VODL Director and VODL Committee

High School Teacher: 1999 to September. 2010

  • Taught Biology at Advanced and Ordinary levels, Integrated Science, General Science, Geography & Mathematics to secondary school students in class sizes averaging 40 students.    

HIGHLIGHTS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Acting Chairperson, Curriculum Studies department, Bindura University of Science Education, August 2018-
Coordinator-Virtual, Open and Distance Learning Centre, Bindura University of Science Education’s St Alberts’ VODL Centre, 2011-2012

Co-ordinated activities at a centre with over 500 undergraduate students studying for Diploma in Science Education, Bachelor of Science Education and BSc.Ed. Honours Degree. Direct all aspects of centre operations, including instructional leadership, management, program planning and implementation, staff evaluation, student discipline, centre finance, and staff supervision. 

Research, Cluster research grant, Bindura University of Science Education; 2012-2013
Principal Researcher for a research into Pre-service student teachers’ attrition rates under the VODL program.
The research grant was worth US$2 500.00

PUBLICATIONS

  • Daimond Dziva, Lovemore Kusure, Crispen Bhukuvhani, Misheck Mhishi, Israel Muvindi, Dorcas Zuvalinyenga, Kisswell basira, Isel R. Berdut (2015). Attrition of pre-service student science teachers under the virtual, open and distance learning (VODL) mode at Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) in Zimbabwe. Educational Journal of the University of Patras UNESCO Chair, 2(2), p. 25-34, ISSN: 2241-9152
  • Bhukuvhani, C., Mupa, M., Mhishi, M. and Dziva, D. (2012). Science Practical Work Instructional Technologies and Open Distance Learning in Science Teacher Training: A Case Study in Zimbabwe. IJEDICT, Volume 8, Issue 2. pp 17-27 ISSN: 1814-0556
  • Dziva Daimond, Mpofu Vongai and Kusure Lovemore (2011). Teachers’ Conception of Indigenous Knowledge in Science Curriculum in the Context of Mberengwa District in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Education and Technology. 1(3) 88 – 102
  • Bhukuvhani, C., Mhishi, M., Dziva, D. (2011). Science Education through virtual and open distance learning: Science Practical Work Instructional Technology Use Audit. Zimbabwe International Journal of Open and Distance Learning Special Edition in-print.
  • Osmany Hernández Basulto, Isel Ramírez Berdut & Daimond Dziva (July, 2014). A Toolbox for Science and Mathematics Educators’ Professional Guidance at Bindura University of Science Education. The International Journal Of Humanities & Social Studies 2 (7) pp 58-61, ISSN: 2321 – 9203
  • Isel Ramirez Berdut, Daimond Dziva (2014). Negotiation in the Training of Science Teachers: A Phenomenological Examination of Two Lecturers’ Experiences. International conference. New perspective in Science Education 2nd Ed.
  • Israel Muvindi, Dorcas Zuvalinyenga & Daimond Dziva (October, 2013). Human Rights Education: The Zimbabwean Challenge. International Journal of English and Education 2(4) p. 275 – 284, ISSN: 2278-4012
  • Isel Ramírez Berdut, Daimond Dziva & Joyce Zivanai (February, 2014). Negotiation in the formation of science teachers: a phenomenological examination of three lecturers’ experiences. World Journal of Educational Sustainability, Management and Leadership. P. 1-11

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  

  • Member, Raiffet

PRESENTATIONS  

Conferences

  • Dziva, D. (2014), “Zimbabwe education system” Conference presentation at University of Patras
  • Dziva, D. (2012), “University students’ perceptions of characteristics of an effective lecturer: A validity study of a student evaluating lecturer Form using a Mixed Methods Analysis,”
  • Conference presentation at Research and International Expo, University of Zimbabwe
  • Dziva, D. (2012), “Science and Mathematics Preservice Teachers’ views and use of Project based learning”, conference presentation at the 6th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference,
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban

Workshops    

  • Dziva, D. (2018), participated in a ZIMCHE organised workshop on minimum body of knowledge for curriculum studies university programmes.
  • Dziva, D. (2017), attended the “University of Zimbabwe Quality Assurance Training Workshop”.
  • Dziva, D. (2017), “Preparing for Applied Science Education.” Presented at Bindura University of Science Education
  • Dziva, D. (2011), “Essentials of Classroom Teaching.” Presented at the Applied Science Education Workshop, Bindura.
  • Dziva, D. (2012), “Results Based Management System for academic staff.” Presented to Faculty of Science Education Academic staff, Bindura
  • Dziva, D. (2011), “Student preparation for ASE/Practicum.” A workshop for mentors held at St Alberts’ High, Mashonaland Central.

University Service 

  • Board Member, Department of Curriculum Studies, Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE), 2010 to present  
  • Coordinator-Virtual, Open and Distance Learning Centre, 2011 to 2012
  • Member, Faculty of Science Education Higher Degrees Committee, 2011-2015
  • Departmental Coordinator for Masters students’ dissertations, BUSE, 2012-2013
  • Member, departmental subcommittee on regulations, 2012-2013      
  • Chairperson, Dzikwa Orphans Trust and BUSE Partnership Committee, 2012
  • Member Senate subcommittee on regulations, 2015 to present
  • Member University Library committee, 2015 to present
  • Member   Open day committee, 2015 to present
  • Member University wide time table committee, 2015 to present
  • Applied Science Education/teaching practice Coordinating team member 2015 to present