Prof Norman Rudhumbu

Associate Professor
PhD (ufh), D.Ed (unisa ), MPhil (nmmu), MSc (derby), MBA (nwu), M.Ed (Zou), B.Ed (uz)

Department: Curriculum Studies
Cell: 0772749536
E-mail: nrudhumbu@buse.ac.zw; nrudhumbu@gmail.com

 Research Interests:

  • Curriculum design and development
  • Curriculum implementation
  • Educational management and leadership
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Strategic management

Textbooks published:

  • Norman Rudhumbu (2014). Enterprise risk management in private higher education in Botswana (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2014), ISBN 3659552585, 9783659552588
  • Norman Rudhumbu (2012). Form 3 Mathematics text book (Botsalano press): ISBN:99912-425-7-1
  • Norman Rudhumbu (2007). Standard 7 Mathematics text book (Botsalano press): ISBN: 99912-421-6-3
  • Norman Rudhumbu (2010). Standard 6 Mathematics text book (Botsalano press): ISBN: 99912-532-70-0
  • Norman Rudhumbu and Maria Dikeme (2006). Standard 5 mathematics text book (BotsalanoPress): ISBN  99912-531-8-1
  • Norman Rudhumbu (2007). Standard 7 Mathematics teachers’ guide (Botsalano press): ISBN:99912-423-8-4
  • Norman Rudhumbu (2007). Primary school leaving examination (PSLE) revision mathematics  (Standard 5 – 7) text book (Botsalano press): ISBN: 99912-424-1-4
  • Norman Rudhumbu (2009). Standard 4 Mathematics text book (Botsalano press): ISBN: 99912-69-50-9  
  • Norman Rudhumbu and Lovemore Manyowa (2008). Standard 3 Mathematics text book: (Botsalano press): ISBN: 99912- 471-4-9
  • Norman Rudhumbu and Maria Dikeme (2006). Standard 1 Primary school mathematics text book (Botsalano press): ISBN: 97899912-478-0-9

Research Publications:

  • Norman Rudhumbu and 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Douglas Svotwa, and 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
  • Douglas Svotwa, Norman Rudhumbu and 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.
  • 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.
  • Norman Rudhumbu and Cosmas Maphosa, Implementation of talent management practices in higher education: Evidence from Botswana, Journal of Human Ecology, 19(1-2), 21-32, 2014.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Golden Chikari, Norman Rudhumbu and 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.
  • Norman Rudhumbu (2015), 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.
  • Norman Rudhumbu and 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.
  • Norman Rudhumbu and 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.
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Implementation of classroom management strategies in primary schools in Botswana, Asian Journal of Educational Research & Technology (ISI),  6 (1), 13-24, 2016
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Norman Rudhumbu and 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  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Leocadia Zhou and Kenneth Nhundu, Transdisciplinary Research in Higher Education: Towards a paradigm for sustainable development IOSR Journal of Business and Management ,19(1): 13 – 19, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Lucy Rudhumbu, Cosmas Maphosa, Level of integration of technology in universities in Botswana: A case of selected universities. (currently under review by Journal of King Saud University – Computer and Information Sciences, Elsevier), 2017.
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Cosmas Maphosa, Challenges and opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Botswana: a critical analysis and reflection (Accepted for publication by The Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business), 2018.
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Lucy Rudhumbu, Jonathan Msazie, Implementing primary school mathematics curriculum: Issues and challenges (Currently under review by International Journal of Innovative Research and Development), 2018.
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Olumide Jaiyeoba, Cosmas Maphosa, Use of smartphones as learning tools by first year business students at Botho University in Botswana: A critical analysis and reflection (Currently under review by the E-Learning and Digital Media, SAGE), 2018
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Sreedevi Iyer, The mediating role of assessments in the development of problem-solving skills in university students (Accepted by the Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies), 2018.
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Mukai Turugare, The catalytic role of technology in enhancing teaching and learning in universities in Lesotho (Accepted for publication by the Journal of Educational and Social Research).
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Enock Necko, Enhancing academic performance of undergraduate students at a selected university: Examining challenges and mitigating strategies. (Currently under review by the International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development), 2018
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Tshabang Gaolatlhe, Effective implementation of the technical and vocational education curriculum in technical colleges in Botswana: Challenges and strategies (Under review), 2018
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Takaruza Munyanyiwa, Service quality in Higher Education: A conceptual framework. (Work in progress), 2018
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Obrian M’kali, Business management programme as driver of graduate employability: A critical analysis of perceptions of students at a selected university (Accepted by the IISTE-Journal of Research on Humanities and Social Sciences), 2018).

Grants successfully applied for:

  • 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 (P50000.00) and completed December 2014)
  • Norman Rudhumbu, Ushe Makambe, Obrian Mkali, and Busisiwe Ndlovu, Tracer Study on Botho Graduates (Institutional funded study (P90000.00)  Completed end of April 2015)

Conference Presentations:

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).

Dissertation supervision and examination

  • Josephat Mugumba, (2016).  [M.ED]; Use of smart phones as a learning tool in Higher Education: A case of Private Higher Education Institutions in Botswana. [Botho University, Botswana]
  • Sreedev Iyer, (2016). [M.ED]; Towards a student assessment framework for enhancing the development of problem solving skills in Universities in Botswana. [Botho University, Botswana]
  • Enock Neko, (2016). [M.ED]; Factors affecting academic performance of undergraduate students in the faculty of computing: A case of Botho University. [Botho University, Botswana]
  • Etuna Megameno Ashipala, (2016). [M.ED]; Quality assurance in Namibian Higher Education: institutional perspectives and practices. [Botho University, Botswana]
  • Turugare, Mukayi, (2016). [M.ED]; The integration of technology in higher education in Lesotho: challenges and opportunities. [Botho University, Botswana].
  • Cytto Mathe, (2017). [M.ED]; Effective development of a sports programme in technical colleges in Botswana. [Botho University, Botswana].
  • Moyo Lindiwe, (2017). [M.ED]; Factors that affect curriculum development in vocational technical education institutions in Botswana: A case of Gaborone Technical College. [Botho University, Botswana].
  • Nkokobocho, Tsholofelo, (2017). [M.ED]; Relevance of the vocational and technical curriculum in the current employment market in Botswana: A case of Jwaneng technical College. [Botho University, Botswana].
  • Tshabang Gaolatlhe, (2017). [M.ED]; Evaluation of the implementation of the vocational and technical curriculum at Jwaneng Technical College in Botswana. [Botho University, Botswana].
  • Gaonyadiwe Kelebogile, (2017). [M.ED]. The role of higher education curriculum in addressing unemployment in Botswana; A case study of Jwaneng Technical College. [Botho University, Botswana].
  • Obrien M’kali, (2017). [M.ED]. Towards graduate employability: A case of Business Management students in Botswana
  • Anthony Masaka, (2018). [M.ED]. Factors affecting curriculum development in tertiary institutions in Botswana. [Botho University, Botswana].
  • Anitha Adaikala Immaculate, (2018). [M.ED]. Evaluation of the impact of educational technology on teaching in private higher education institution. [Botho University, Botswana].
  • Dayimani, M. (2016). [M.ED]; Implementation of Visual Arts Education in one Technical and Vocational Education and Training College in the Eastern Cape: The Voices of Lecturers and students. [University of Fort Hare, South Africa].

Community Engagement:

  • Member of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
  • Member of the Botswana Educators and Researchers Association (BERA)
  • Member of Botho University institutional research committee (Jan 2011-Current)
  • Member of Botho University Institutional Faculty programme development committee (Jan 2013-current)
  • Member of the Botho University Academic Board (August 2016 – Current)
  • Member of the Botho University Faculty Assessment Committee (Jan 2014 – current)
  • Member of the Botho University Education Quality Executive Committee
  • Member of the Botho University Extended Vice Chancellor Executive Committee
  • Member of the Botho University International Research Organising Committee
  • Member of the Botho University Research Monitoring and Evaluation Committee
  • Member of the Botho University Journal in Higher Education Editorial Team
  • Member of the Botho University MOU Monitoring Committee
  • Member of the University of Limpopo Journal Editorial Team
  • Member of the Botho University Advisory Council (Jan 2018 –July 2018)
  • Member of the Bindura University of Science Education Senate (Aug 2018-current)
  • Reviewer: Higher Education Policy (HIEP) journal, Springer.
  • Annual Mathematics Books Donations to Regent Hill School (2016 – Current)
  • Best student trophy donation to Regent Hill School (2017)

Awards:

  • Best Researcher at Botho University, 2014
  • Best Researcher at Botho University, 2016
  • Best Lecturer nominee in 2014