Dr. Young Mudavanhu

Qualifications

  • 2014: Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD), University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 2008: Master of Educational Research (MSc), University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 2005: Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management (HND-HRM), Institute of Personnel Management Zimbabwe (IPMZ), Zimbabwe
  • 2003: National Diploma in Training Management (ND-TM), IPMZ, Zimbabwe
  • 1999: PGDE in Educational Technology, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.
  • 1991: Master of Education (M.Ed.) Curriculum Studies, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
  • 1987: Bachelor of Education Chemistry (B.Ed.), University of Zimbabwe
  • 1984: Certificate in Education Secondary Science (C.E.), University of Zimbabwe
 

Contact Number: +263 782 323 912
Email: ymudavanhu@buse.ac.zw or aymudavanhu@gmail.com
Office number: G28, Faculty of Science Education

 

 
Research Areas
  • Teacher education – professional development, mentoring and teaching practice
  • Science education
  • Nature of science
  • Educational technology
 
Publications
 
Books

Mudavanhu, Y. (2019). Quality of literature review and discussion of findings in selected papers on Integration of ICT in teaching, Role of mentors, and teaching science through STEM. Book Chapter 7 Current Research in Education and Social Studies, Vol 2. http://bp.bookpi.org/index.php/bpi/catalog/book/103

 

Journal Articles

  • Mudavanhu, Y., (2017). Quality of literature review and discussion of findings in selected papers on integration of ICT in teaching, role of mentors, and teaching science through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Journal of Educational Research and Reviews. Received 14 November, 2016; Accepted 4 January, 2017.
  • Mudavanhu, Y., (2016). Teacher educators’ views of student learning and experiences offered to support learning. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 4(9), 209-221. doi:10.11114/jets.v4i9.1609
  • Mudavanhu, Y., (2015). Contradictions and tensions in students’ motives of enrolling in a teacher education programme in Zimbabwe. Journal of Education and Training Studies. 3(2), 159-170.
  • Mudavanhu, Y., (2015). Differences in perceptions of the importance of subject matter knowledge and how these shaped supervision and assessment of student teachers on teaching practice in Zimbabwe. Journal of Education and Training Studies. 3 (1), 98-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.11114/jets.v3i1.589
  • “Relationship between confidence and knowledge of the nature of science: student-teachers perspective in Zimbabwe” in African Journal of Education and Technology, Volume 2, Number 1, 2012 pp. 15-20.
  • “The effects of entry qualifications on students’ performance in university science courses: The case of Bindura University of Science Education” in African Journal of Education and Technology, Volume 1, Number 3, 2011 pp. 32-39.
  • “Pre-service and in-service secondary science teachers’ perceptions of mentoring practices in Zimbabwe” in African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, Volume 13, Issue 2, 2009 pp 64-80.
  • “Students’ perceptions of information technology and projections for the future in science education” in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research 2008.
  • “Mentoring in Teacher Education: Were the Experienced Teachers Ready as Seen By Students?” in South African Journal of Education, Science and Technology, Volume 1, Number 1, 2006.
  • “Stakeholders’ views about the quality of ZIMSEC examination system” in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Volume 17, Number 3, November 2005.
  • “Different views about distance education and how these views affect distance teaching and open learning within ZOU”, in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Volume 16, Number 3, November 2004.
  • “An analysis of the barriers experienced in the implementation of CLNAT project in Zimbabwe” in Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Volume 16, Number 2, July 2004, pp. 112-128.
  • “Trainee teachers’ views about the role of mentors in their professional development” in The Zimbabwe Bulletin of Teacher Education, Volume 12, Issue 2, November 2003.

 

Conference Papers

  • “Teacher trainers’ views of student learning and sense making of experiences with activities offered to support learning”, 18th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 18-22 January 2010, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • “Mentoring pre-service and in-service secondary science teachers” co-authored, 16th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 14 – 20 January 2008, Maseru, Lesotho.
  • “Student teachers’ views about professional expectations”, 16th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 14 – 20 January 2008, Maseru, Lesotho.
  • “Supervision and assessment of pre-service and in-service teachers on practice”, 16th Annual Conference of The Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science And Technology Education 14 – 20 January 2007
  • “Value of academic study and professional study in teachers’ colleges: views of student teachers and their lecturers”, 15th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 9 – 12 January 2007, Maputo, Mozambique.
  • ” Mentoring the beginning science teacher: a case study of Bindura University of Science Education model”, 14th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 9 – 12 January 2006, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • “Under-utilization of computers in education: a question of pedagogy lip-service or lecturers’ concerns”, 14th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 9 – 12 January 2006, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • 13th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 9 – 12 January 2007, Windhoek, Namibia.
 
 
Journal Article Review
  • Premier Publishers
  • Educational Research Journal
  • International Journal of Education and Technology
 
Community Engagement
  • Higher Degrees Committee – FSE