Prof. Norman Rudhumbu

Executive Dean – Faculty of Science Education

Associate Professor
PhD (UFH, SA), D.Ed (UNISA, SA ), MPhil (NMMU, SA), MSc (DERBY, UK), MBA (NWU, SA), M.Ed (ZOU, ZIM), B.Ed (UZ, ZIM), CE (UZ, ZIM)

Cell: +263 719 528 681
E-mail: fse@buse.ac.zw

 

 Research Interests:

  • Critical Studies in Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Learning, Schools and Innovations
  • Teaching and Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Strategic management

Publications:

  1. Norman Rudhumbu, Morgen Chawawa, Diversity management practices of private higher education institutions (PHEIS) in Botswana: A critical analysis, Journal of Education and Practice, 5(18), 31-45, 2014
  2. Norman Rudhumbu, The use of motivational teaching methods in primary schools mathematics in Zimbabwe: A case of the first decade after independence, British Journal of Education, 2(3), 22-36, 2014
  3. Norman Rudhumbu, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Practices of Private Higher Education Institutions in Botswana: A Critical Analysis, Journal of Education and Practice, 5(9), 42-50, 2014
  4. Norman Rudhumbu, Internationalization of curriculum in Private higher education institutions in Botswana as a tool for enhancing global graduate employability: A case of Botho University, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, 4(3), 1-14, 2014.
  5. Norman Rudhumbu, Academic middle manager-driven strategies for managing curriculum change in higher education: A theoretical framework, Journal of Education and Practice, 5(39), 55-160, 2014.
  6. Norman Rudhumbu, Douglas Svotwa, Golden Chikari, Use of Employer Branding as a Tool for Attracting and Retaining Talent: Evidence from Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEIs) in Botswana, Journal of Education and Practice,  5(28), 61-71, 2014
  7. Douglas Svotwa, Norman Rudhumbu, Golden Chikari, Perceptions of industry in Botswana towards Botho University student industrial attachment (sia) program, European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 3(2), 103-121, 2014.
  8. Norman Rudhumbu, Motivational strategies in the teaching of primary school mathematics in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Education Learning and Development, 2(2), 76-103, 2014.
  9. Norman Rudhumbu, Cosmas Maphosa, Implementation of talent management practices in higher education: Evidence from Botswana, Journal of Human Ecology, 19(1-2), 21-32, 2014.
  10. Norman Rudhumbu, Enablers of and barriers to successful curriculum change in higher education: A theoretical framework, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development,.3, (1), 12-26, 2015.
  11. Norman Rudhumbu, Managing curriculum change from the middle: A literature review on how academic middle managers enact their role in higher education, International Journal of Higher Education, 4(1), 106-119, 2015.
  12. Norman Rudhumbu, The influence of job requirements on the role of academic middle managers in the planning and implementation of curriculum in private higher education, International Journal of Management Studies, II(1), 37-48, 2015.
  13. Golden Chikari, Norman Rudhumbu, Douglas Svotwa, Institutional Continuous Professional Development as a Tool for Improving Lecturer Performance in Private Higher Education Institutes in Botswana, International Journal of Higher Education Management (IJHEM), 2(1), 26-39, 2015.
  14. Norman Rudhumbu, Leading curriculum implementation in higher education in Botswana: issues and challenges for academic middle managers, International Journal of Advanced Research, 3(9), 528 – 538), 2015.
  15. Norman Rudhumbu, Cosmas Maphosa, The mediating influence of demographic characteristics on the role of academic middle managers in curriculum change in higher Education, Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (MRJER), 3(12), 318-330, 2015.
  16. Norman Rudhumbu, Cosmas Maphosa, Academic Middle Managers’ perceptions of their role in the planning of curriculum in higher education, Journal of Social Sciences, 45(3), 182-189, 2015.
  17. Norman Rudhumbu, Implementation of classroom management strategies in primary schools in Botswana, Asian Journal of Educational Research & Technology (ISI),  6 (1), 13-24, 2016
  18. Norman Rudhumbu, Jonathan Mswazie and Cosmas Maphosa, A model for planning and implementing curriculum change in private higher education institutions, European Journal of Training and Development Studies (EJTDS), 3 (1), 1-22, 2016.
  19. Norman Rudhumbu, Busiswe Ndlovu, Abbas Lusenge, Douglas Svotwa and Golden Chikari, The Use of Motivational Teaching Strategies in the teaching of Business Education at Botho University in Botswana, The British Journal of education, 4(1), 27-36, 2016.
  20. Norman Rudhumbu, Gender parity in academic leadership in selected Southern African Universities: A critical analysis and reflection, International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, 6 (4), 23-38, 2016.
  21. Ushe Makambe, Norman Rudhumbu, O’Brian Mkali, and Busisiwe Ndlovu, Graduate employment satisfaction in higher education in Botswana: A career concept perspective, The British Journal of Education,4(4), 38-52, 2016.
  22. Norman Rudhumbu, Ushe Makambe, O’brian Mkali and Busisiwe Ndlovu, Understanding Graduate Employability: A Case of a Selected University in Botswana, European Journal of Training and Development, 3(2), 1-16, 2016.
  23. Norman Rudhumbu, Jonathan Mswazie, Key strategies for managing educational change and innovation in higher education in Zimbabwe. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(1), 7-34), 2016
  24. Norman Rudhumbu, Douglas Svotwa, Takaruza Munyanyiwa and Mogern Mutsau, Attitudes of students towards entrepreneurship education at two selected higher education institutions in Botswana: A critical analysis and reflection, Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 5(2): 83 – 94; 2016.
  25. Norman Rudhumbu, Douglas Svotwa, Takaruza Munyanyiwa and Mogern Mutsau, A comparative study of the University of Zimbabwe and Botho University Entrepreneurship Curriculum Content. Journal of Education and Practice, 7(13), 63 – 72, 2016.
  26. Norman Rudhumbu, Clever Gumbo and Samuel Gumbe, Antecedents of entrepreneurship intentions of final year students in the Faculty of Business and Accounting at Botho University in Botswana, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, 3(2): 1 – 15; 2017.
  27. Norman Rudhumbu, Takaruza Munyanyiwa, Douglas Svotwa, Morgen Mutsau, An Investigative Study into Perspectives and Experiences of Incubates at the Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre at the Kenyatta University, Journal of and Practice, 7: 5 – 10, 2016.
  28. Norman Rudhumbu, Leocadia Zhou and Kenneth Nhundu, Transdisciplinary Research in Higher Education: Towards a paradigm for sustainable development Journal of Business and Management, 19(1): 13 – 19, 2017.
  29. Norman Rudhumbu, Avinash Tirumalai, and Babli Kumari, Factors that influence undergraduate students’ choice of a university: A case of Botho University in Botswana, International Journal of Learning and Development, 7(2): 27 – 37, 2017.
  30. Norman Rudhumbu, Lucy Rudhumbu, Implementing primary school mathematics curriculum: Issues and challenges, Journal of Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities, 4(3), 63-75, 2018.
  31. Sebia Mutasa, Norman Rudhumbu, Integration of disaster risk reduction in the teaching of primary school curriculum in Botswana: a critical analysis and reflection, published by the International Journal of Education and Research, 2018, 6(10), 59-74.
  32. Norman Rudhumbu, Sreedevi Iyer, The mediating role of assessments in the development of problem-solving skills in university students, Journal Humanities & Social Sciences (AJOL) 2019, 10(1), 12-27.
  33. Turugare, M., Rudhumbu, N. Integrating technology in teaching and learning in universities in Lesotho: opportunities and challenges. Education and Information Technology, 25, 3593-3612 (2020). Springer, ISSN 1360-2357, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-019-10093-3
  34. Norman Rudhumbu, Antecedents of university lecturers’ intentions to adopt Information Communication Technology in Zimbabwe, Education and Information Technologies, 25(6), 5117-5132, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-020-10205-4, Springer
  35. Norman Rudhumbu, Cosmas Maphosa, Elizabeth Du Plessis, Challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Botswana: Revisiting the role of entrepreneurship education. Journal of International Education in Business, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 183-201. © Emerald Publishing Limited, 2046-469X, DOI 10.1108/JIEB-12-2019-0058, Emerald, 2020.
  36. Norman Rudhumbu, Kanos Matyokurehwa, and Chiedza Mlambo, Integration of smartphone technology in the teaching and learning process in universities in Botswana. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, (IJEDICT), 2020, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 27-43.
  37. Kanos Matyokureva, Norman Rudhumbu, Cross Gombiro, Cyber Security Awareness in Zimbabwean Universities: Perspectives from the Students. Security Privacy, 2020;1-11, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/spy2.141
  38. Rudhumbu, N. and Du Plessis, E.C.(2020), “Factors influencing curriculum implementation in accredited private universities in Botswana”, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-04-2020-0083, Emerald, 2020.
  39. Norman Rudhumbu, (2020), Unlocking the Cultural Diversity Black Box: Application of Culturally Responsive Pedagogies in University Classrooms in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Vol. 19, No. 12, pp. 146-162, December 2020 https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.19.12.8
  40. Norman Rudhumbu, Diamond Dziva, Elize du Plessis (2021), Level of integration of mobile device technology in teaching and learning in universities in Botswana. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 2021, Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 21-33.
  41. Zhou L., Rudhumbu N., Shumba J., Olumide A. (2020) Role of Higher Education Institutions in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. In: Nhamo G., Mjimba V. (eds) Sustainable Development Goals and Institutions of Higher Education. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham.
  42. Norman Rudhumbu (2012). Form 3 Mathematics Textbook (Botsalano Press): ISBN:99912-425-7-1
  43. Norman Rudhumbu (2007). Standard 7 Mathematics Textbook (Botsalano Press): ISBN: 99912-421-6-3
  44. Norman Rudhumbu (2010). Standard 6 Mathematics Textbook (Botsalano Press): ISBN: 99912-532-70-0
  45. Norman Rudhumbu and Maria Dikeme (2006). Standard 5 Mathematics TEXT BOOK (Botsalano Press): ISBN  99912-531-8-1
  46. Norman Rudhumbu (2007). Standard 7 Mathematics Teachers’ Guide (Botsalano Press): ISBN: 99912-423-8-4
  47. Norman Rudhumbu (2007). Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) Revision Mathematics Textbook (STANDARD 5 – 7) (Botsalano Press): ISBN: 99912-424-1-4
  48. Norman Rudhumbu (2009). Standard 4 Mathematics Textbook (Botsalano Press): ISBN: 99912-69-50-9
  49. Norman Rudhumbu and Lovemore Manyowa (2008). Standard 3 Mathematics Textbook (Botsalano Press): ISBN: 99912- 471-4-9
  50. Norman Rudhumbu and Maria Dikeme (2006). Standard 1 Primary School  Mathematics Textbook (Botsalano Press): ISBN: 97899912-478-0-9
  51. Norman Rudhumbu, Daimond Dziva, Partson Moyo, Crispen Bukuvhani, Jonathan Mswazie, Aaron Mudavanhu, Christopher Mutseekwa (2021): Foundations of curriculum development in higher education textbook (Submission stage).

Conference Presentations:

  1. Internationalization of curriculum in Private higher education institutions in Botswana: A tool for enhancing global graduate employability. (Paper presented at the Botho University International Research conference, 25th – 26th November 2013).
  2. Implementation of talent management strategies in higher education: Evidence from Botswana (Paper presented at the International Academic conference in Paris (IACP), France, 11-12th August 2014).
  3. Diversity management practices of private tertiary education institutions in Botswana: The bedrock for human resources management (Paper presented at the 2nd AHTI research conference in Palapye, Botswana, 10-13 March 2014).
  4. The role of the academic middle manager in the planning of curriculum change in higher education in Botswana (Paper presented at the University of Fort Hare Post Graduate conference, 13th October 2014).
  5. The influence of job requirements on academic middle manager role in curriculum change in higher education. (Paper presented at the Faculty of Education and Blended learning conference at Botho University on the 17th June 2015.
  6. The moderating influence of biographic characteristics on the role of academic middle managers in the implementation of curriculum change in higher education in Botswana.(Paper presented at the 1st University of Venda-Walter Sisuslu University International Research Conference in East London, South Africa, 2nd – 4th September 2015).
  7. The moderating influence of entrepreneurship education on the attitudes of higher education students towards entrepreneurship in Botswana: towards an entrepreneurial society. (Paper presented at the University of Fort Hare Centenary Conference 4 – 6 July 2016).
  8. Implementing curriculum in universities in Botswana: The mediating influence of biographic characteristics (Paper to be presented at Botho University International Conference 14-15th November 2017).
  9. Norman Rudhumbu, 1st SADC High-level Regional Conference of Vice Chancellors and Deans of Faculties of Education, Science, Engineering and Technology. Theme: Transforming SADC through quality higher education, science, technology and innovation towards realization of the SADC Industrialization Strategy 2063. (19 – 22 February 2019, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe).
  10. Norman Rudhumbu, Hands on teaching-learning, innovation and improvisation for development of scientific and entrepreneurial competences, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe, 24-29/06/2019.
  11. Norman Rudhumbu, Strengthening STEM education through the integration of ICT in African Higher Education Institutions: Policy initiatives, challenges and strategies, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 20-21 November, 2019.

Grants Awarded

  1. Norman Rudhumbu, Morgen Chawawa, Tom Atonga and Dino Rajah, Tracer study on Perceptions of stakeholders (industry and graduates) on the Botho University graduate internship programme. (Botswana Human Resources Development Council (HRDC)) sponsored research (BWP50000.00). Project completed in December 2014)
  2. Norman Rudhumbu, Ushe Makambe, Obrian Mkali, and Busisiwe Ndlovu, Tracer Study on Botho Graduates in Botswana (Institutional funded study (BWP90000.00).  Project completed in April 2015)
  3. Norman Rudhumbu, Miidzo Mavesera, Blessing Masamha, 2018, Strengthening ethical oversight of clinical trials and health research in Zimbabwe through establishment of a national Research Ethics Committees recognition system and establishment of institutional Research Ethics Committees (Collaboration with MRCZ: €290,000). Successfully awarded in March 2019. Project commenced in September 2019 and to be completed after 3 years.
  4. Norman Rudhumbu, Maroni Nyikahadzoyi, Mpofu Vongayi, Dziva Diamond, Zinyeka Gracious, Chinhara Henry, Mandoga Edward, Judy Mwenje. Seeding Labs’ Instrumental Access Grant of USD $150,000. (Grant successfully awarded, September 2019).


Academic Awards:

  1. Best Researcher at Botho University, 2014
  2. Best Researcher at Botho University, 2016
  3. Best Lecturer nominee in 2014