"Grooming innovative, reflective & professional educators"

Welcome to the Department of Educational Foundations. The basic aim of the Department of Educational Foundations is initial teacher preparation for those who wish to be teachers and upgrading qualified teachers to degree level as well as equipping those working in higher education with grounding in educational theory and teaching skills necessary for effective delivery of lessons/lectures. It also aims at producing an independent, innovative and reflective educator who will contribute responsibly towards the effective teaching of learners in various communities; one who will be actively involved in the teaching and learning process using interactive methods. To achieve these aims the Department has a team of dedicated members who are both professionals and academics, with rich teaching experiences of varying lengths. L.S.U, through the Department of Educational foundations, is contributing immensely to the provision of highly qualified educators most needed by the education system.

 

Mr D. Mhlanga (Chairperson)

Qualifications

  • M.Ed. Degree in Educational Administration 1995- 1996 (University of Zimbabwe).
  • B.Ed. (Hons) Degree 1976-1980 (University of Bristol, United Kingdom).

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning conditions in resettlement schools, Low- performing schools, Instructional leadership and school performance, Philosophy and education, Education and development, Teaching practice supervision.

Current Courses

Educational leadership and management

Research methods in education

Teaching practice supervision

Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects

 

Enquiries

For more information on the programmes, please contact:
The Chairperson
educationalfoundations@lsu.ac.zw

Bachelor of Education Degree in Mathematics

Bachelor of Education Degree in English and Communication

Bachelor of Education Degree in Agriculture

Qualifications:                                                                                                  

  • M Ed Degree in Educational Foundations – Psychology(University of Zimbabwe)
  • B Ed(University of Zimbabwe) 
  • Dip Ed(University of Zimbabwe)

Research Interests

    • Learning Theories.
    • Human Motivation.
      • Human Development

Current Courses: 

  • Psychology of Education
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Supervisor for several undergraduate students’ Research Projects

Qualifications:      

  • Med. Curriculum Studies 2008 Midlands State University,
  • Bed. (Educational Administration Planning and Policy Studies) 2002 Zimbabwe Open University
  • Certificate in Education: 1989 Mkoba Teachers’ College                                                                                           

Research Interests

  • Issues on curriculum innovation and implementation, teaching methods, academic performance (Assessment and evaluation of curriculum), experiences of teachers in schools, teacher preparation for implementing curriculum innovations.

Current Courses: 

Post Graduate Modules: Curriculum and Instruction, Research Methods and Statistics, Teaching Practice, Research Project

Undergraduate Modules: Curriculum Studies, Research Methods, Teaching Practice, Research Project

 

Peer Reviewed Articles   Emily Mangwaya/Ndlovu

  1. EZRON MANGWAYA and EMILY NDLOVU (2013) Rural secondary school teachers’ capacity to respond to HIV/AIDS: The case of Shurugwi district in Zimbabwe. Asian Social Science Vol 9(2): 129 – 134
  2. EMILY NDLOVU and EZRON MANGWAYA (2013) Arguing for the development of critical thinking skills amongst learners in the Zimbabwean education system. International Journal of Management and Humanities Sciences Vol2 (5) 329 – 334
  3. EMILY NDLOVU and EZRON MANGWAYA (2013) Pros and cons of teaching large classes: The Zimbabwean experience International Journal of Management and Humanities Sciences Vol 2(6): 456 – 463
  4. Emily Ndlovu (2014) Implementing Arts and Culture in secondary schools: The case of Matabeleland South Province in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Management Sciences Research Academy of Social Sciences. Vol 2, No, (4) 169-178.
  5. Mangwaya E, Ndlovu E and Manyumwa C (2014) The impact of private and independent colleges on the education system in Zimbabwe: The case of Gweru urban high schools. Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences Vol 3 (5): 78 – 85
  6. Mangwaya E and Ndlovu E (2014) Creative arts and the development of early childhood learners’ full potential: A review of literature. Global Institute for Research and Education Vol 3 (6): 35 - 37
  7. EMILY NDLOVU and EZRON MANGWAYA (2015) Transitioning from teacher education colleges to the real classroom: experiences of student teachers on teaching practice at primary schools in the Lower Gweru district of Zimbabwe. International Journal of Innovation Research and Development Vol 4 Issue (10) 218-225
  8. .Emily Mangwaya1, Mangwaya Ezron2*, Tsumele Johnson3 (2016) Factors Influencing Ordinary Level Students’ Academic Performance in Integrated Science, A Case Study of Three Secondary Schools in the Victoria Falls Town of Zimbabwe. International Journal Advances in Social Science and Humanities Vol.4 | Issue 03 |53-63

 

Qualifications:                                                                                                  

  • M Ed Degree in Educational Foundations – Philosophy(University of Zimbabwe)
  • B Ed(University of Zimbabwe)
  • Dip Ed(University of Zimbabwe)

Research Interests

    • African philosophy
    • Moral philosophy(Values-unhu/Ubuntu)

Current Courses: 

Post Graduate Modules: Philosophy of Education, Research Methods and Statistics, Teaching Practice, Research Project

Undergraduate Modules: Philosophy of Education, Research Methods, Teaching Practice, Research Project

Qualifications:  

  • M.Ed. Sociology of Education. (2005-2007)  Midlands State University.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education.  (1994)  University of Zimbabwe.
  • B.A. (Hons) in Geography.  (1989- 1991)  University of Zimbabwe.
  • PhD student  (2015-) University of KwaZulu-Natal                                                                                               

Research Interests

My  research interests  are on curriculum transformation with specific reference on the inclusion and integration of indigenous knowledge systems into the curricula, Gender issues in education, Teaching practice supervision and Use of social media in teaching and learning.

Current Courses: 

Sociology of education. Contemporary issues in education. Research Methods. Teaching Practice.

 

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