Crispen Bhukuvhani

SENIOR LECTURER- DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM STUDIES

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MSC EDUCATION (CURRICULUM STUDIES) BINDURA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE EDUCATION, 2007.
  • BSC EDUCATION (EQUIV.) (CHEMISTRY) CUBA, 1998.

CURRENT STUDIES:

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EDUCATION MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY- ZIMBABWE


OFFICE PHONE: +263782708531
CELL: +263775428500
EMAIL: cbhukuvhani@buse.ac.zw
OFFICE: FSE COMPLEX – G03

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS
1. BHUKUVHANI, C. (2013) Introductory Computing. OmniScriptum GmbH & Co.KG- LAP Academic Publishing. Pages 385. ISBN 978-3-659-46103-3.

BOOK CHAPTERS
2. BHUKUVHANI, C., Gudhlanga, E. and Chirimuuuta, C. (2012) Science Education for Sustainable Livelihoods: Community Development through Society-Responsive Science Curriculum Reforms In Maruta, S. (Ed.) Sustainable Peace and Development at Community Level: Beneficiaries are Actors too. Southern Institute of Peace-Building and Development, Harare. pp 81-97 ISBN 978-0-7974-4932-9

3. BHUKUVHANI, C. (2015, in press) Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS): Implications for Science Teaching and Learning. In E. Gudlanga and G. Makaudze (Eds) Re-thinking indigenous knowledge systems in the contemporary global knowledge discourse: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach.

 

TECHNICAL/CONSULTANCY REPORTS
4. Gadzirayi, C.T., Bongo, P., Ruyimbe, O., BHUKUVHANI, C., and Mucheri, T. (2016) Diagnostic Study on the status of STEM Education in Zimbabwe.

5. BHUKUVHANI, C. and Nyikahadzoty, M. (2015) Baseline Survey on uptake of science subjects in Zimbabwe secondary schools.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES (REFEREED JOURNALS)

6. BHUKUVHANI, C. (2016) (ACCEPTED) Rural secondary school students’ perceptions on the politics of mobile technologies use in schools: Evidence from science learning at a school in Plumtree in Matabeleland South province of Zimbabwe

7. 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

8. BHUKUVHANI, C., Sana, A. and Tigere, A. (2013) Self-Built Experimental Projects (SBEP): Curriculum Engineering for Science Practical Work in Open and Distance Learning Environment. International Journal of Curriculum Development and Planning Vol. 2 (5)

9. Zengeya-Makuku, V., Kusure L., Zengeya A. and BHUKUVHANI, C. (2013) Secondary School Teachers’ Conceptions Of Indigenous Knowledge: A Basis For Its Inclusion Into The Curriculum. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development Vol. 2 Issue 8 pp 446-452.


10. Jongore, M., Chitimuuta, C., BHUKUVHANI, C. and Zuvalinyenga, D. (2013) The Zimbabwean First Languages seem to be dying a Natural Death: A Case of University Students’ Academic Writing. Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3 (7) pp 318-325.

11. Sunzuma, G., Zezekwa, N., BHUKUVHANI, C. and Chinyoka, M. (2013) Relationship between undergraduate science education achievement in statistics and their prior secondary school mathematics achievement. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research Vol. 2 Issue 8 pp 316-319.

12. Zengeya-Makuku V., Sunzuma G., Zengeya A. and BHUKHUVHANI C.E. (2013) The Quality of Teaching Practice Supervision and Assessment Of Science Student Teachers at The Bindura University Of Science Education (BUSE). BioInfo Publications- Journal of Education Vol. 3 Issue 1 pp 48-53. ISSN: 2249-5517 & E-ISSN: 2249-5525


13. BHUKUVHANI, C., Tigere, A., Mhishi, M., Sunzuma, G. and Mupa, M. (2013) Science and Technology Education Curriculum reforms for the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NST) Revolution. BioInfo Publications- Journal of Education Vol. 3 Issue 1 pp44-47. ISSN: 2249-5517 & E-ISSN: 2249-5525

14. BHUKUVHANI, C., Nyoni, N., Mushiri, T., Mupa, M., Mhishi, M., Sunzuma, G., Zezekwa, G. and Gwizangwe, I. (2013) Science and Technology Educators and Students’ Conceptions of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Case of three universities in Zimbabwe. Crown Research in Education Vol. 3 Issue 1 pp 22-26.


15. BHUKUVHANI, C., Munakandafa, W., Tigere, A., Munodawafa, V., Zengeya, A. and Mupa, M. (2012) Addressing Teaching Practice Quality Assurance Issues in Open and Distance Learning Science Teacher Training: A Case Study in Zimbabwe. SPIRI-International Journal of Social Science Tomorrow Vol. 1 Issue 8 pp 1-6 ISSN: 2277-6168.

16. Chirimuuta, C., Gudhlanga, E. and BHUKUVHANI, C. (2012) Indigenous Knowledge Systems a Panacea in Education for Development?: The Place and Role of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Curriculum Innovations in Zimbabwe. SPIRI-International Journal of Social Science Tomorrow Vol. 1 Issue 5 pp 1-9 ISSN: 2277-6168


17. Sunzuma, G., Zezekwa, N. and BHUKUVHANI, C. (2012) An insight into the Pedagogical Approaches for a Virtual Open Distance Learning (VODL) Programme at a selected university in Zimbabwe. SPIRI-International Journal of Social Science Tomorrow Vol. 1 Issue 4 pp 1-10 ISSN: 2277-6168

18. 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


19. Gudhlanga, E., Chirimuuta, C and BHUKUVHANI, C. (2012) Towards a Gender Inclusive Curriculum in Zimbabwe’s Education System: Opportunities and Challenges. Gender and Behaviour Vol. 10 (1) pp 4533-4545 ISSN: 0117-7322

20. Mhishi, M., Mandoga, E., Tunjera, N. and BHUKUVHANI, C. (2012) An Assessment of the 2009 Zimbabwe Government’s Decision to Enrol Pupils into Form One Using School-Based Assessment as an Alternative to Public Examinations. Canadian Center of Science and Education- International Education Studies- Vol.5 No. 4 pp 31-38 ISSN 1913-9039

 


21. Sunzuma, G., Zezekwa, N. and BHUKUVHANI, C. (2012) Undergraduate Students, views on their learning of Research Methods and Statistics (RMS) course: Challenges and Alternate Strategies. SPIRI-International Journal of Social Science Tomorrow Vol. 1 Issue 3 pp 1-9 ISSN: 2277-6168

22. BHUKUVHANI, C., Chiparausha, B. and Zuvalinyenga, D. (2012) Effects of Electronic Information Resources Skills Training for Lecturers on Pedagogical Practices and Research Productivity. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 8 Issue 1 pp 16-28 ISSN: 1814-0556


23. Mhishi, M., BHUKUVHANI, C. and Sana, A.F. (2012) Science Teacher Training Programme in Rural Schools: An ODL Lesson from Zimbabwe. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL). Vol. 13 No. 1 pp 72-86. ISSN: 14923831

24. BHUKUVHANI, C. Zezekwa, N. and Sunsuma, G. (2011) Students’ preparedness to integrate Information and Communication Technology tools and resources for the learning of Organic Chemistry concepts in the District of Masvingo, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 7 Issue 2 pp 27-37 ISSN: 1814-0556


25. BHUKUVHANI, C., Zezekwa, N. and Sunsuma, G. (2011) Primary School Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Mentor Supervision. The Dyke: Journal of the Midlands State University Vol. 5 Issue 2 pp 124-144

26. BHUKUVHANI C., Kusure L.P., Munodawafa V, Sana A.F and Gwizangwe I. (2010) Pre-service Teachers’ Use of Improvised and Virtual Laboratory Experimentation in Science Teaching. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT. Vol. 6 Issue 4 Vol. pp 27-38 ISSN: 1814-0556

RESEARCH PROJECTS & CONSULTANCIES
1. Baseline survey and situational analysis on science uptake in Zimbabwe secondary schools in Zimbabwe (2014) (Value: $10 000- Funded by BUSE Research Board).
2. Training of Science Teachers on the utilisation of science kits in districts in Mashonaland Central province, Zimbabwe for the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and UNICEF Science Kits Project funded under the Education Transition Fund. (November 2013 and February 2014).
3. Review of country notes for Zimbabwe and Swaziland for The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre, Gender Project- Paris, France. www.oecd.org/dev; http://genderindex.org. (24/4/14-5/5/14).
4. Training Consultancy for Hilbright Group of Schools for Science Teachers on Assessment and Evaluation and Practical Work in Science teaching, April 2014.
5. Academic Programme Curriculum Review consultancy for the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE), 2011.


CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
1. Book project: Curriculum concepts and issues (October 2016 – June 2017)
2. Commercialisation of technology and research output from higher and tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe (July – December 2016)

PROPOSED PROJECTS SUBMITTED FOR FUNDING
1. Principal Investigator: Proposed African Centre of Excellence in STEM Education (ACESTEME) project. Value: US$ 6 000 000 – World Bank. (Evaluated as fundable)
2. Gadzirayi, C.T., Bongo, P., Ruyimbe, O., BHUKUVHANI, C., and Mucheri, T. (2016) Diagnostic Study on the status of STEM Education in Zimbabwe. (BUSE/Higher Life Foundation Research Project)
3. BHUKUVHANI, C. and Nyikahadzoyi, M. (2015) Baseline Survey on uptake of science subjects in Zimbabwe secondary schools. Value: $10 000- Funded by BUSE Research Board).
4. Training of Science Teachers on the utilisation of science kits in districts in Mashonaland Central province, Zimbabwe for the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and UNICEF Science Kits Project funded under the Education Transition Fund. (November 2013 and February 2014).
5. Review of country notes for Zimbabwe and for The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre, Gender Project- Paris, France. www.oecd.org/dev; http://genderindex.org. (24/4/14-5/5/14).


EXTENSION SERVICES HIGHLIGHTS
1. Training of Science Teachers on the utilisation of science kits in districts in Mashonaland Central province, Zimbabwe for the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and UNICEF Science Kits Project funded under the Education Transition Fund. (November 2013 and February 2014).
2. Training Consultancy for Hilbright Group of Schools for Science Teachers on Assessment and Evaluation and Practical Work in Science teaching, April 2014.
3. Academic Programme Curriculum Review consultancy for the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE), 2011.


AREAS OF SPECIALISATION & RESEARCH INTERESTS

Curriculum development, cultural issues in science, curriculum issues in science education, educational media and technologies, research methodology, chemistry education