|DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL EDUCATION|
|Name||Dr. Mahao Mahao|
|Position||Lecturer & Head of Language and Social Education (LASED)|
|Qualification||PhD (Literature in English Education) University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
MA (English Education) University of the Witwatersrand
BA Honours (English) University of the Witwatersrand
Postgraduate Diploma (Curriculum Design & Development) UNESCO, Tanzania Institute of Education & the Open University of Tanzania
BEd (English Language & Literature) NUL
|Short Bio||Mahao Mahao is a lecturer in the field of Literature in English Education. Apart from lecturing, he has acted and continues to act in different capacities as English Language examiner and reviewer for the Examinations Council of Lesotho. He is also heavily involved in social activities as Chairperson of Malealea Development Trust – a community organization whose work centres on community projects, orphans & vulnerable children, education and health & well-being. He also regularly writes an opinion column for Lesotho Times newspaper and to date has penned over 75 opinion articles. He has been an internal PhD thesis examiner for the National University of Lesotho. His research interests include curriculum development, digital media and the teaching of African literature, digital media and online safety, translanguaging and digital media in the classroom.|
|Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
|Name||Assoc. Professor Mohaeka G. Raselimo|
|Position||Dean of Faculty of Education|
|Qualification||BA.Ed (NUL), M.ED (NUL), PHD (Education- Geography Education), (Rhodes University)|
|Short Bio||Assoc. Prof. Mohaeka Raselimo is an Associate Professor in Education. He holds a Master of Education (MEd) in Geography Education from the National University of Lesotho and a PhD in Education (Geography Education) from Rhodes University, in South Africa.
He has a deep understanding of the education system in Lesotho based on his teaching and research experience in local secondary schools, participation in curriculum development processes of the Ministry of Education & Training, and as teacher educator in geography education for over twenty years. His research focal areas, in which he has published widely, are Geography Education, Curriculum Development and Environmental Education.
Assoc. Prof. Raselimo has served as member of Higher Education Quality Assurance Committee (HEQAC) of Council on Higher Education (CHE) for two consecutive terms. He is currently a member of a number of regional professional associations such as Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) and South African Society of Geographers (SASG).
|Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Ext: 266 5221 3631: Tel: 266 22340601|
|Name||Dr. Rasebate Isaac Mokotso|
|Qualification||DipTh (COT), BA (NUL), MA (NUL) PGDE (NUL), PhD (UFS)|
|Short Bio||Rasebate is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language and Social Education (LASED), in the Faculty of Education. He teaches 3rd and 4th years students Religious Education courses.
His research interest is in the areas of religion and theology, with specific concentration on religious pluralism, religious inclusivism, political philosophy of religion, political theology and African indigenous religions.
|Contacts||Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 266 22340601|
|Name||Dr. Makhulu A. Makumane|
|Qualification||BA (NUL), BA Hons. (Teaching French as a Foreign Language) (UCT), MA (Teaching French as a Foreign Language) (UCT), PhD (Education-Curriculum Studies) (UKZN)|
|Short Bio||Makhulu Makumane is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the department of Languages and Social Education at the National University of Lesotho. She is the Head Tutor and Marketing officer in the Faculty of Education. She is affiliated with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where she works closely with Assoc. Prof S. B. Khoza. Her research interests include curriculum studies, language policy in education, French language education, foreign language teaching, and the impact of action research on everyday teaching practice.
She teaches French language education and curriculum studies to 3rd and 4th year B.Ed. students specialising in French Language Teaching for the high school. She also teaches advanced curriculum studies at the Masters level and supervises research of Masters students in LASED. She has published in local and international journals. In 2018, she received an award of being a top PhD student at UKZN.
|Contactsemail@example.com Ext: 266 5221 3636: Tel: 266 22340601|
|Name||Dr. Tawanda Wallace Mataka|
|Qualification||Dip Ed (UZ) BAECS (ZOU) Hon In Ed (Rhodes Uni SA) MA Ed (Rhodes Uni SA)PhD (Rhodes Uni SA)|
|Short Bio||Tawanda Wallace Mataka is a Lecturer and Researcher in the department of Languages and Social Education at the National University of Lesotho. He teaches linguistics and applied linguistics to 3rd and 4th year students specialising in English Language Teaching for the high school. He also teaches academic literacy from undergraduate to PhD. He is a specialist in English Language Teaching, focusing mainly on Reading to Learn pedagogy among others towards literacy development across the curriculum. His research interests are mixed methods and action research, with focus on literacy development, social justice and politics in education. He has examined research proposals for Masters to PhD for Rhodes University, Witswatersrand, University of Pretoria and Masters Thesis from University of Kwazulu Natal.|
|Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.org: Ext: 266 5221 3634: Tel: 266 223406601|
|Name||Dr. Bonane Motebang|
|Qualification||PhD(UKZN), MPhil (UCT), PGCE(NUL), BA (NUL)|
|Short Bio||Bonane Motebang is a lecturer in the Department of Languages and Social Education at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). She lectures courses in curriculum studies in Accounting Education.
Her research interests include curriculum design, development and evaluation.
|Contactsemail@example.com +266 52213896|
|Name||Mr. Ngoanannete David Lekhanya|
|Qualification||MA.Ed (NUL) B.Ed Hons (NUL) B.Ed (NUL)|
|Short Bio||Ngoanannete D. Lekhanya is a lecturer in the department of Language and Social Education (LASED) in the Faculty of Education at the National University of Lesotho. He teaches curriculum and teaching of Development Studies courses to 3rd and 4th year students in LASED.
His research interests include curriculum studies in Development Studies education, political economy, gender studies, agrarian and rural develop.
|Contacts||Nd.firstname.lastname@example.org +26658479195/ +26663490031|
|Name||Dr. Walter Sengai|
|Qualification||PhD (Education-Curriculum Studies, History) (University of the Free State); M.Ed (Curriculum & Arts Education-History Education)(University of Zimbabwe); M.Sc in International Relations (University of Zimbabwe); B.Ed (History Education)(University of Zimbabwe); Diploma in Education (University of Zimbabwe)|
|Short Bio||Walter Sengai is a Lecturer and Researcher in the department of Languages and Social Sciences (LASED) at the National University of Lesotho. He teaches History education and curriculum studies to B. Ed students specialising in History Teaching for the high school. He also teaches advanced curriculum studies at the Postgraduate/Masters level and supervises research for undergraduate and postgraduate students in LASED. He has published in local and international journals. He is also a peer reviewer for several international journals and book publication houses as well as external examiner for a number of universities. He works closely in various research projects with Assoc. Prof M. L Mokhele-Makgalwa based at the University of the Free State, South Africa. His research interests include curriculum studies, history and History Education, current issues, political science and trends in Higher Education.|
|Contactsemail@example.com Ext: 266 5221 3644: Tel: 266 59817298|
|Name||Dr. George C. Thamae|
|Qualification||STC (NTTC), DIP.ED (SECONDARY) (NUL), B.ED (NUL), M.ED (NUL), PHD (UFS).|
|Short Bio||George C. Thamae is a Lecturer and Researcher in the department of Languages and Social Sciences at the National University of Lesotho. He is the 3rd year Tutor in the Faculty of Education, responsible for students’ registration and presentation of marks to Senate. His research interests include curriculum studies, Sesotho language education, mother-tongue acquisition and orthography.
He teaches Sesotho language education and curriculum studies to 3rd and 4th year B.ED students specialising in Sesotho Language Teaching for the high school. He also supervises at the Masters level in LASED. He has published in local and international journals.
|Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.org Ext: 266 5221 3638: Tel: 266 22340601|
|Name||Mrs. Mahlompho Tsiane|
|Qualification||MA.ED (NUL), B.ED (NUL|
|Short Bio||Mrs Tsiane is a lecturer in the department of Language and Social Education at the National University of Lesotho. She teaches Business Accounting and Management of Business courses and supervises research at undergraduate level.
Her research interests include curriculum studies in Accounting, business studies and social entrepreneurship.
|Contactsemail@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org 52213780 Tel :22340601|
|Name||Mrs. Maitumeleng Lesia|
|Qualification||M.A. (Linguistics) NUL
B.A. ED (Sesotho and Religious Education NUL
|Short Bio||Maitumeleng Lesia is a Lecturer in the Department of Language and Social Education in the Faculty of Education. She teaches 3rd and 4th years B.ED students Sesotho Education courses. She also teaches B.ED (Primary) students Sesotho Education courses.
Her research interests include curriculum studies in Sesotho, appropriate Language usage and language corruption.
|Contactsemail@example.com Ext: 52213642 Tel: 22340601|
|Name||Ms Lihotetso Gloria Matee|
|Qualification||B.ED (NUL), MA.ED (NUL)|
|Short Bio||Lihotetso Gloria Matee is English Language Education Lecturer and researcher in the Faculty of Education at National University of Lesotho. She has been in the teaching profession for over 14 years. She was a lecturer at Botho University Lesotho where she taught Communication and Study Skills. Her research interests include among others pedagogy, curriculum studies, orality and African cultural practices. Her paper has currently been accepted by an international journal while waiting for response from local journals.
She holds a Master of Arts in Education Degree from National University of Lesotho where she did Advanced Curriculum Studies and Language Education in 2019. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from National University of Lesotho where she majored in English Language and African Languages in 2005.
In addition to her professional role as an educator and a university lecturer, she is one of the founding members of Sesiu website. Sesiu is a website meant to assist not only students but also individuals interested to learn Sesotho Language, culture and tradition.
|Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.org Cell:56048196 Tel: 266 22340601|
|DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS|
|Name||Assoc. Professor Paseka Andrew Mosia|
|Position||Senior Lecturer and Head of Department|
|Qualification||Doctor of Education, BA Psychology (UNISA); M.Ed., PGDE, B.Ed. Honours (UFS); B.Ed. (NUL).|
|Short Bio||Paseka Andrew Mosia holds a Doctor of Education in Inclusive Education from the University of South Africa. He is Senior Lecturer in the Educational Foundations Department and teaches courses in Education Support Service, Inclusive Education and Life Skills Education at undergraduate and graduate levels. He supervises masters and PhD students in the area of inclusive education and Educational Psychology. His research interests are on inclusive education generally, learner support and social justice in education.|
|Contactsemail@example.com, +266 52213885|
|Name||Mr. Tankie Khalanyane|
|Qualification||BA.Ed in English, Geography and Education (NUL), B Ed (Hons) Applied Linguistics; M ED in Sociology of Education (University of the Witwatersrand)|
|Short Bio||Tankie Khalanyane is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations and B Ed Honours Coordinator, Faculty of Education of the National University of Lesotho (NUL). Previously, he was a Senior Publications Officer at the Institute of Southern African Studies, NUL for 14 years. Currently he is a doctoral candidate with the University of South Africa. He teaches Sociology of Education and Group Dynamics. He has published over ten articles in local, regional and international journals. His M Ed dissertation Power and Struggle: A Critique of Hegemony and Control of Schooling in Lesotho was published by Lambert Publishers in Germany 2010. He has co-authored a book chapter published in Public Policy Transformations in Africa in 2016. His areas of research interest are; Critical Discourse Analysis, Social Policy Analysis, Language Teaching and Education for Justice and Human Rights.|
|Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.org Ext: 266 5221 3889: Tel: 266 22340601|
|Name||Dr. Julia Chere-Masopha|
|Position||Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Foundations; Postgraduate Research Coordinator, Faculty of Education|
|Qualification||PhD (University of Wollongong, Australia) CERT. VI of Training Assessment (PlentyLearning, Sydney, Australia) Master of Science of Educational and Training System Design (University of Twente, Netherlands) BA.Ed (NUL), STC (National Teacher Training College, Lesotho) Khoeli Pholosi Award: the Best Graduate Female Student in Literature in English (NUL).|
|Short Bio||Julia Chere-Masopha has studied in the areas of Instructional Technology (PhD) Training and Assessment (Certificate VI); Science of Educational and Training System Design (Masters) and African Languages and Literature in English and English Language (BA.Ed & STC). Teaching experience: primary/special education school teacher (Australia), secondary school education (Lesotho) college education: English and Life skills (Australia), tertiary (Undergraduate and postgraduate) education: Instructional Design and Clinical Supervision and Educational Research Methods (Faculty of Education, National University of Lesotho), staff training and development (Academic Development Centre, National University of Lesotho); Postgraduate research supervision (Masters): Educational management and leadership, teaching and assessment. Community service and scholarship: member of Council of Higher Education Quality Assurance Committee (HEQAC), ECOL examiner, member of RCE-Lesotho Chapter, and Chairperson of Gregg Memorial Secondary school, reviewer of international journals, external examiner for Master’s dissertations and doctoral theses.
Her research interests include: Rural education and curriculum alignment, ICT in teaching and learning, Education for sustainable development, Online learning, Innovative strategies for teaching and assessment.
|Contactsemail@example.com Ext: 266 5221 3390: Tel: 266 22340601|
|Name||Dr. Tebello Tlali|
|Qualification||B.Ed.; (NUL) B.ED Hons; M.Ed.; MA-Higher Education; PhD-Philosophy and policy studies in Education (UFS).|
|Short Bio||Teaches courses in philosophy of Education; supervises postgraduate students; Serves as the Faculty of Education’s Quality Assurance Coordinator; Research interests include philosophical issues in education focusing on epistemological matters; educator ethics; educator professional development; engendering reflective practice; postgraduate supervision; and issues pertaining to teaching and learning in Higher Education.|
|Name||Dr. Retšelisitsoe Matheolane|
|Qualification||PhD (CUT), M.Ed. (UFS), B.Ed. (NUL)|
|Short Bio||Retselisitsoe Matheolane is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). She teaches courses in Psychology of Education, such as Developmental Psychology, Community Psychology, Life-skills Education and Dyslexia in Schools at both the Undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Her research interests include corporal punishment in Schools, Human Rights in Education, teaching practice, Sexuality Education and learners’ motivation. Currently, Dr. Matheolane serves as a Teaching Practice Coordinator in the Faculty of Education at NUL.
|Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com +266 22340601/+266 52213748|
|Name||Dr. Malephoto Niko Ruth Lephoto|
|Qualification||B.ED, (NUL), B.ED Honours (UFS), M.ED (UFS), Philosophiae Doctor in Education (PhD in EDUCATION), (UFS)|
|Short Bio||Dr. Malephoto Niko Ruth Lephoto is a lecturer. She is also a tutor for education first year students. She graduated with a PhD from the University of the Free State several years after she graduated for her Master’s degree from the same University. She graduated for her first degree from the University of Lesotho. She teaches courses in the areas of educational psychology, counselling and Inclusive education. She also supervises Education Masters students. Dr Lephoto has carried out research and published various articles in the stipulated areas, with particular reference to Lesotho. She has served as article reviewer for Alternation Journal. She also serves as article editor for SAGE Open Journal. Her Research interests: psychology of education, counselling, inclusive education, indigenous knowledge systems, participatory action research.|
Email address: Lephotoniko@yahoo.com
|Name||Mr. Teboli David Makafane|
|Qualifications||B.A, PGDE, M.ED (NUL)|
|Short Bio||Mr. Makafane is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations at the National University of Lesotho (NUL). He teaches Instructional Technology/Design and Clinical supervision at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. He is passionate about and has interest in community service, where he encourages his students to recognize the role of community in their upbringing and professional endeavours. He is a member of the ESD-Lesotho and Regional Center for expertise (RCE-Lesotho)
His research interests include Bullying in schools, school gangsterism, Teacher’s professional development and the use of learning management systems.
|Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com +266 58944419 / +266 52213114|
|Name||Dr. Isaiah M. Makhetha|
|Qualification||BA (NUL), PGCE (NUL), MEd (Educational Administration and Management) (NUL), PhD (Education Management) (UNISA), Diploma in Theology (Lelapa La Jesu Seminary).|
|Short Bio||Isaiah M. Makhetha is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations at the National University of Lesotho. He teaches educational administration and management courses at the graduate and honours levels. He supervises students who are pursuing Masters degree in the Department of Educational Foundations.
Isaiah M. Makhetha is also a priest. He is the Sub-Dean at St. Mary and St. James Cathedral at Maseru West.
His research interests include issues related to managerial matters, gender issues in education and administrative issues in education.
|Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.org Ext: 266 5221 3756: Tel: 266 22340601|
|Name||Mrs. Malebohang Catherine Morena|
|Position||Coordinator- Bed. Primary|
|Qualification||PhD (in Progress), UFS; M.Ed (Educational Psychology), UFS; BEd Honours, UFS; BEd.Primary, NUL; Higher Diploma in Education, NUL; Primary Teachers Certificate, N.T.TC.|
|Short Bio||Malebohang Marena is a coordinator of the BEd. Primary Programme in the Faculty of Education, National University of Lesotho. She teaches Educational Psychology. She is still pursuing her PhD. Her research focus is on students with disabilities both in primary schools and higher education.|
|Contactsemail@example.com cell +266 58992932 office +266 52213394|
|Name||Miss Lintle Lydiah Mosola|
|Qualification||M.Ed (Inclusive Education) (University of Free State), Honours (University of Free State), B.Ed (National University of Lesotho)|
|Short Bio||Ms. Mosola is an assistant lecturer in the department of Educational Foundations (Special Education Unit) at National University of Lesotho. She teaches Special Education courses and specializes in Sign Language education as well as education for the hearing and visually impaired persons. Her overall research and community service projects focus on student and teacher support and innovative teaching practices in responding to trends in inclusive education. Ms. Mosola is currently a member of Faculty of Education marketing team.|
|Contacts||Ext #: 3758, Phone #: 58553025,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Name||Ms. Kelello Rakolobe|
|Qualification||B.Ed. (NUL), M.Ed.- Education Policy and Governance (UFS), PhD-Education Policy Studies (Ongoing) UFS|
|Short Bio||Ms. Rakolobe is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations at the National University of Lesotho. She is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Education Policy Studies at the University of Free State. Her research interests are in education policy and children’s rights in education. She has written several articles for The Post newspaper on current affairs and education related issues.
She teaches Introduction to the Foundations of Education, Non-formal Education (Undergraduate level), Education Law and Education Policy, Planning and Practice (Honours level)
|Name||Dr. Sepiriti Sepiriti|
|Qualification||B.Ed (NUL), B.Ed (UFS), M.Ed (UFS), PhD (UFS)|
|Short Bio||Sepiriti Sepiriti is a lecturer in the department of Educational Foundations at the National University of Lesotho. He offers Educational Management Courses at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. His research interests include policy studies, school governance and educational management and leadership.|
|Contactsemail@example.com, Tel : 52213770, Tel: 266 22340601|
|Name||Ms. Mahlape Tseeke|
|Qualifications||M.Ed.(CCNU), B.Ed. (NUL)|
|Short Bio||Mahlape Tseeke is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations in the Special Education Unit at the National University of Lesotho. She teaches Special Education and Psychology of Education courses at graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research interests include Inclusive Education, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Sensory Disabilities. Ms Tseeke is currently serving as a 2nd Year Tutor in the Faculty of Education at NUL.|
|Contactsfirstname.lastname@example.org, +266 52213637, Tel: 266 22340601|
|Name||Dr. Nthama Matsie|
|Qualification||Ph.D. (UWC); M.ED.; B.ED. Hons; Further Diploma in Education: Special Educational Needs (UWC)
|Short Bio||Nthama Matsie is a lecturer and researcher in the Educational Foundations Department (EDF). She teaches courses in Inclusive Education and Educational Support Services at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her research interests are in Educational Psychology generally and learner Support Services.
|Contactsemail@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org , +266- 58099351, Tel: 266 22340601|
|Name||Mr. Relebohile J. Matobo|
|Position||Special Education Needs Assistant|
|Qualification||Bachelor of Education in Special Education (NUL)
Certificate- Inclusive Education, Braille Literacy, Orientation and Mobility (Lesotho National League of the Visually Impaired Persons)
|Short Bio||Relebohile Matobo is a Special Education Needs Assistant at the National University of Lesotho in the Special Education Unit. He advocates for and facilitates the learning of students with disabilities at the University. His duties include, among others, converting print materials into Braille and other accessible formats for the visually impaired students. He also equips such students with Orientation and Mobility as well as daily living independent skills.
Mr. Matobo worked as a Life Skills teacher and Braille transcriber at St. Bernadette Primary School and represented the school at a four-year training on Inclusive Education and issues related to Visual Impairment, held by the Lesotho National League of the Visually Impaired Persons (LNLVIP).
He currently serves students with disabilities in the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Law, in different years of study (1st to 5th year) and his clientele comprises both males and female (14 visually impaired & 1 hard of hearing).
Ext.: 52213628 Cell: +26653326054/+266 63890510
|Name||Dr. Olufemi Timothy Adigun|
|Qualification||NCE (FCES), B.ED (UniIbadan), M.ED (UniIbadan), PH.D (UniIbadan)|
|Short Bio|| Olufemi Timothy Adigun is Lecturer of Inclusive Education in the Department of Educational Foundation, Faculty of Education, National University of Lesotho, Lesotho. He is a trained special educator with bias for research in Deaf Education and Deaf studies. He has been teaching issues around special needs education since 2013. His research interests include among others application of computer-assisted pedagogy, sign language, inclusive educational practices, issues and psychosocial development of persons with special needs.
Dr Adigun holds the Nigeria Certificate of Education from the prestigious Federal College of Education (Special) Oyo in 2004, a Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Special Education from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2009, 2013 and 2017 respectively. Dr Adigun has several scholarly publications in referred journals. In 2021, Dr Adigun received the University of Zululand Vice-Chancellors’ Research Award.
|Contactsemail@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell: 56874578|
|Name||Dr. Musa Adekunle, Ayanwale|
|Qualification||PhD (Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation) (University of Ibadan); M.Ed (Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation)( University of Ibadan); Post Graduate Diploma in Education (National Teacher’s Institute); B.Sc (Statistics)(University of Ilorin); Certification on Programme for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) (University of Michigan); Certification on The Data Scientist’s Toolbox (Johns Hopkins University); Certification on R programming Language (Johns Hopkins University).|
|Short Bio||Adekunle Ayanwale is a Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Educational Foundations at the National University of Lesotho. He teaches courses in research, measurement, statistics and evaluation to postgraduate students (M.Ed, M.A & M.Sc (Ed)) specializing in theory and application of Classical Test Theory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT) for educational assessment. He also supervises research work for postgraduate students in Educational Foundations. His research interest spans from the application of test theories; development and validation of measurement instruments; research/assessment/evaluation capacity building; Psychometrics; generalizability theory-based reliability analysis, programme development, monitoring, and evaluation; Q-Methodology; structural modelling and computerized adaptive testing research, respectively. Also, he is an experienced and top-notch quantitative and qualitative data analyst, and distinguished author who has published in many reputable local and foreign journals.
He is a peer reviewer for several local and international journals. He is a member of learned societies such as; International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing, Association of Computerized Adaptive Testing in Africa, American Educational Research Association, Educational Assessment and Research Network in Africa, Association of Behavioural Research Analysts and Psychometricians, Data Science of Nigeria and Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria.
|Contactsemail@example.com Tel: 56133385|
|DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION|
|Name||Assoc. Professor Tšepo Mokuku|
|Qualification||Science & Environmental Education|
|Short Bio||Tšepo Mokuku is an Associate Professor in Science and Environmental Education at the National University of Lesotho. He has a broad knowledge of Science & Technology Education and curriculum development issues at school and teacher education institution levels, in the context of Lesotho. His research focal areas are innovative science pedagogy, sustainability education, and indigenous knowledge systems and has several seminal publications in the areas. He also has a particular interest in citizens’ science and has initiated significant ongoing innovative community-based development project in this area, in respect of biodiversity conservation and ecotourism. Mokuku has co-founded, as well as Chair of the following networks: Regional Centre of Expertise-Lesotho on Environmental Sustainability, affiliated to United Nations University in Japan; Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) and SAARMSTE-Lesotho Chapter, affiliated to the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics Science Technology Education (SAARMSTE).|
|Contacts||+266 62848691; firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Name||Mrs. Marafolatsane Thakane Seeiso|
|Qualification||MSc. (Agriculture in Crop Science) North-West University
Honours (Agriculture in Crop Science) North-West University
BSc (Agriculture) National University of Lesotho)
Diploma (Agriculture Education) National University of Lesotho
|Short Bio||Mrs. Marafolatsane Thakane Seeiso began her teaching career as Agriculture and Science subject teacher at Maseribane High School. Besides teaching responsibilities, she performed several administrative and management responsibilities within the school, which included Headship of the Department (HOD). She participated in several in-service activities such as the development of a Localized Agriculture Syllabus in High Schools, and the implementation of the new Integrated School Curriculum under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and teaching at the Lesotho College of Education. Mrs. Seeiso is currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Department of Science Education at the National University of Lesotho. She has participated in several seminars and conference presentations and published six journal articles in accredited international journals from her dissertation. She received an award from the Rectorate Office in recognition of her contribution to the research output of the North-West University in 2012. She is a member of Sustainable Development (ESD) for Teacher Educators in Southern Africa and is contributing in the change project that is currently underway at the National University of Lesotho. She is the Coordinator for Physical Education and Sports Programme Development project which involves the collaboration of the National University of Lesotho, the Lesotho government and Cuba government (CENTRO INTERNATIONAL DE LA HABANA SA).|
|Name||Dr. Mamohato Makhechane|
|Position||Chemistry Education lecturer|
|Short Bio||Mamohato is a Chemistry education lecturer at the National University of Lesotho, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate methodology/curriculum studies courses, including supervision of MSc. Education students. She received a BSc. Education degree in Chemistry and Geography from the National University of Lesotho in 2007 and the MSc. degree in Chemistry Education from the National University of Lesotho in 2014. She received a PhD in Chemistry education from The University of Witwatersrand in 2021, awaiting graduation. She wrote her PhD on the link through which PGCE student teachers’ topic specific Pedagogical Content Knowledge is transferred in planning, into enactment and into influencing learner outcomes. Before this, she taught high school Science for 10 years, from 2007 to 2017 at Khukhune high school where she also served as a head of Mathematics and Science department from 2009 to 2017. From 2012 to 2013 she served as an acting deputy principal at the same school. From 2017 to 2020, she was a tutor and sessional lecturer for BEd, PGCE and MEd science education courses at the University of Witwatersrand.
Her research interest is on teacher professional development (at pre-service and in-service levels). The aim is to equip Science teachers with competence to deliver sound science lessons that enhance learning and increase conceptual understanding by developing their pedagogical content knowledge.
|Name||Mr. Tom Ssendija|
|Qualification||MEM (Environmental Management) UFS, Honours BA (Geography) UNISA, PGDE – Makerere University (Uganda), BA – Makerere University (Uganda), Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (A Level), Kololo Secondary School|
|Short Bio||Lecturer Geography and Environmental Education|