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

PROF N. RUDHUMBU PUBLICATION UPDATE 2022

ARTICLES/BOOKS PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Norman Rudhumbu, Differentiated instruction strategies and their effect on the academic performance of students in teachers’ colleges, International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability, Inderscience, 2022, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 17-37.
  2. Norman Rudhumbu, Antecedents and consequences of effective implementation of cooperative learning in universities in Zimbabwe, Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning, Emerald Publishers, 2022, DOI 10.1108/JRIT-01-2022-0004.
  3. Norman Rudhumbu, A Gender-Based Analysis of Classroom Interaction Practices: The Effect Thereof on University Students’ Academic Performance,  International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational, International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 22-45, May 2022, https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.21.5.2
  4. Matyokurehwa K, Rudhumbu N, Gombiro C, Chipfumbu-Kangara C. Enhanced social engineering framework mitigating against social engineering attacks in higher education. Security and Privacy, 2022;e237. doi: 10.1002/spy2.237, Willey Online Publishers.
  5. Norman Rudhumbu, Patience Mudau, Entry requirements as predictors of the academic performance of postgraduate students in universities, International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 89-106, February 2022, https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.21.2.6.
  6. Norman Rudhumbu, Applying the UTAUT2 to predict the acceptance of blended learning by university students. Asian Association of Open Universities Journal Emerald Publishing Limited e-ISSN, Emerald publishers: 2414-6994, p-ISSN: 1858-3431, DOI 10.1108/AAOUJ-08-2021-0084, 2021.
  7. Norman Rudhumbu, Elize du Plessis, The mediating role of lecturer biographic factors on curriculum implementation in universities. International Review of Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-022-09937-x, Springer Nature, 2021.
  8.  Norman Rudhumbu, Elizabeth du Plessis, Patience Kelebogile Mudau, Predictors of Behavioural Intentions of Teachers to Adopt and Use Information and Communication Technologies in Secondary Schools in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 366-386, November 2021, https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.20.11.20
  9. Norman Rudhumbu, Elizabeth du Plessis, Kanos Matyokurehwa and Cross Gombiro, Using the personal computer utilisation model to predict students’ technology user behaviour in universities in Botswana, International Journal of Learning Technology, vol.16, No. 3, pp.225-145, Inderscience, 2021. Doi: 10.1504/IJLT.2021.119467
  10. Norman Rudhumbu, Determinants of students’ persistence with the technology-mediated distance education in universities in Zimbabwe, International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) – Thompson Reuters, 2021 Volume 22, Number 4, p. 90-107.
  11. Norman Rudhumbu, Elizabeth Du Plessis, Utilizing the expectancy value theory to predict lecturer motivation to apply culturally responsive pedagogies in universities in Botswana International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Vol. 20, No. 7, pp. 192-209, July 2021 https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.20.7.11, 2021.
  12. Norman Rudhumbu (2021): Implementation of the technical and vocational education and training curriculum in colleges in Botswana: challenges, strategies and opportunities, International Journal of Training Research, Taylor and Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14480220.2021.1990106
  13. Rudhumbu, N., Parawira, W., Bhukuvhani, C., Nezandoyi, J., Majoni, C., Chikosha, F., Zvokuomba, K. and Chingwanangwana, B. (2021), “Insight into online teaching behaviour of lecturers in Zimbabwean universities during the COVID-19 era and beyond: issues and challenges”, International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, Vol. 38 No. 5, pp. 518-539. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJILT-07-2021-0104, Emerald Publishers.  
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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. 13 No. 4, pp. 1062-1084. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-04-2020-0083.Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited, Copyright © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.  
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  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, 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.
  26. 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, Tyler & Francis.
  27. 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.
  28. Norman Rudhumbu, Managing curriculum change from the middle: How academic middle managers enact their role in higher education, International Journal of Higher Education, 4(1), 106-119, 2015.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Norman Rudhumbu, Lucy Rudhumbu, Implementation of classroom management strategies in primary schools in Botswana, Asian Journal of Educational Research & Technology (ISI),  6 (1), 13-24, 2016
  41. 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. 
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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 
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. Norman Rudhumbu (2012). Form 3 mathematics textbook (botsalano press): ISBN:99912-425-7-1
  54. Norman Rudhumbu (2007). Standard 7 mathematics textbook (botsalano press): isbn: 99912-421-6-3
  55. Norman Rudhumbu (2010). Standard 6 Mathematics Textbook (botsalano press): isbn: 99912-532-70-0
  56. Norman Rudhumbu and Maria Dikeme (2009). standard 5 mathematics text book (botsalano press): isbn  99912-531-8-1
  57. Norman Rudhumbu (2007). Standard 7 Mathematics Teachers’ Guide (Botsalano Press): ISBN: 99912-423-8-4
  58. Norman Rudhumbu (2007). primary school leaving examination (psle) revision mathematics textbook (Standard 5 – 7) (botsalano press): isbn: 99912-424-1-4
  59. Norman Rudhumbu (2009). Standard 4 Mathematics Textbook (botsalano press): ISBN: 99912-69-50-9 
  60. Norman Rudhumbu and Lovemore Manyowa (2008). Standard 3 Mathematics Textbook (Botsalano Press): ISBN: 99912- 471-4-9
  61. Norman Rudhumbu and Maria Dikeme (2006). Standard 1 Primary School  Mathematics Textbook (Botsalano Press): ISBN: 97899912-478-0-9

ARTICLES AND BOOKS IN PRODUCTION/ACCEPTED/UNDER REVIEW: 

  1. Norman Rudhumbu, The efficacy of the cooperative learning jigsaw strategy in the academic performance of mathematics students in universities, accepted by Mathematics Education Research Journal, Springer Nature (2022).
  2. Norman Rudhumbu, Daimond Dziva, Partson Moyo, Crispen Bukuvhani (2022): Curriculum Issues, Processes and Practices (Under production by Melbee Books, Harare).
  3. Norman Rudhumbu, Differentiated instruction strategies and their effect on the academic performance of students in teachers’ Colleges (In production by the Int. J. of Higher Education and Sustainability (Inderscience), 2021).
  4. Norman Rudhumbu, Daimond Dziva, The influence of differentiated instruction on the academic performance of mathematics students in universities (In production by the International Journal of Innovative Learning (Inderscience), 2021.
  5. Norman Rudhumbu, A gendered analysis of behavioural intentions of secondary school teachers to adopt technology (Accepted by the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 2021).
  6. Norman Rudhumbu, Kanos Matyokurehwa,  Student engagement and academic performance in virtual learning environments in universities, (Under review by the Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning, Emerald Publishers), 2022
  7. Norman Rudhumbu, Learning styles as predictors of academic performance in universities in Zimbabwe, (Under review by the International Journal of Educational Management (Emerald)), 2022
  8. Norman Rudhumbu, Application of the theory of planned behaviour to establish factors influencing the technology use behaviour of lecturers in teachers’ colleges, (under review by the International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (Inderscience publishing)), 2021.
  9. Norman Rudhumbu, A gender-based analysis of differences in learning styles of university students in Zimbabwe, (under review by the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (Emerald)), 2022.
  10. Norman Rudhumbu, Evolving conversation on the quality of online education in universities in Zimbabwe: Students’ perspectives, (under review by the Quality Assurance in Education (Emerald)), 2022. 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  1. Norman Rudhumbu, 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, Botswana, 25th – 26th November 2013).
  2. Norman Rudhumbu, 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. Norman Rudhumbu, 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. Norman Rudhumbu, 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. Norman Rudhumbu, 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, Botswana, 17th June 2015.
  6. Norman Rudhumbu, 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. Norman Rudhumbu, 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, South Africa, 4 – 6 July 2016).
  8. Norman Rudhumbu, Implementing curriculum in universities in Botswana: The mediating influence of biographic characteristics (Paper to be presented at Botho University International Conference, Botswana, 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.
  12. Norman Rudhumbu, McGraw Hill Schools Conference Middle East (ME), Reshaping our Schools Post-Pandemic- 6th December 2021, Dubai Internet City, Dubai.
  13. Norman Rudhumbu, The 3rd High Level Policy Dialogue Forum on “Higher Education and Scientific Research in light of Digitalization and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).” Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), 10 March 2022.

GRANTS AWARDED

  1. Norman Rudhumbu, Maroni Nyikadzino, 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).
  2. Norman Rudhumbu, Miidzo Mavesera, Blessing Masamha, Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe, 2018, Zimbabwe Ethics and Regulatory Capacity Project for strengthening ethical oversight of clinical trials and health research in Zimbabwe through establishment of a national Research Ethics Committees recognition system and 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.

CONSULTANCIES AWARDED

  1. Norman Rudhumbu, Blessing Masmha, Miidzo Mavesera, (2021): Regulatory and Training Needs Assessment of Clinical Trials and Health Research Ethics Compliance and Participant Protection in Zimbabwe. Funded by the European Union (EDCTP) (US$40000.00)
  2. Norman Rudhumbu, Morgen Chawawa, Tom Atonga and Dino Rajah, (Nov 2013/ April 2014), Baseline 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)
  3. Norman Rudhumbu, Ushe Makambe, Obrian Mkali, and Busisiwe Ndlovu, (2015), Baseline Study on Botho Graduates employability in Botswana (Institutional funded study (BWP90000.00).  Project completed in July 2015.