Chairperson – Dr. Nicholas Zezekwa
The department of Science and Mathematics Education became functional on the 1st of June 2014 after the unbundling of the Department of Education due to ballooning student numbers.
The department is mandated to equip science and maths education students with the relevant pedagogical & research skills needed by the 21st century teacher.
To 2000 produce holistic science and mathematics teachers who are creative, critical and have higher order thinking skills required for our developing community and the world.
To provide world class teaching and learning experiences backed by current research in order to produce highly skilled science and mathematics classroom practitioners who are able to adapt to the ever changing technological trends in local communities and internationally.
- Student Centredness
- Seeding Labs’ 2020 Instrumental Access Program Grant
The Department of Science and Mathematics Education is one of the 18 awardees selected to receive an Instrumental Access 2020 award from a pool of 58 applications received from 20 countries. The grant is worth $150 000 in form of laboratory equipment mainly in the fields of Chemistry and Biology.
- The Department Of Science and Mathematics Education is currently working with the Department of Science and Technology Education at the University of South Africa in Research areas of Nature of Science, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mentoring, Education for Sustainable Development, and Indigenous Knowledge Systems among others where members from both departments are involved in collaborative research.