Robert Mugabe School Of Education

Department of Educational Foundations

 

About the Department

The Educational Foundations Department endeavors to promote excellent teaching and learning through the production of knowledgeable and culturally-oriented teachers.  The Department offers postgraduate programmes like Master of Education Early Childhood Development, Master of Education Psychology, Master of Education Philosophy, Master of Education Sociology and Post Graduate Diploma in Higher and Tertiary Education.  In undergraduate programmes, the Department teaches Bachelor of Education Honours Early Childhood Development Pre-Service, Bachelor of Education Honours Early Childhood Development In-Service, Bachelor of Education Honours Educational Leadership and Management, Bachelor of Education Honours Sociology, Bachelor of Education Honours Psychology, Bachelor of Education Honours Philosophy.

 

Department Staff

CHAIRPERSON 

Mr. S. Nenji

M.Ed. [Philosophy] [UZ, 2006], B.Ed. [UZ, 2002], Dip. Ed. [MTC, 1994]

Email address: snenji@gzu.ac.zw

 

Research interests

Philosophy for Children, Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Human Rights and Education, History of Education

 

SECRETARY – Mrs. M. Sithole

B.Sc [Hons] Degree [Sociology] [GZU, 2016]

National Diploma in Secretarial Studies [Masvingo Polytechnic College, 2008]

National Certificate in Secretarial Studies [Masvingo Polytechnic College, 2005]

Email address: msithole@gzu.ac.zw

Programme
Duration
 Entry requirements
Bachelor of Education Honours [Pre-Service] Early Childhood Development -Four (4) years Conventional At least five (5) O level passes including English Language.
At least two (2) A level passes.
Bachelor of Education Honours [Early Childhood Development] In-Service -Two (2) years Conventional At least five (5) O level passes including English Language.

A teaching Certificate or Diploma in Education in either Pre-School or Infant Education.

At least two (2) years post training educational experience

.

Bachelor of Education Honours Psychology -Two (2) years Conventional

-Two and half (2½) years Block Release

At least five (5) O level passes including English Language.

A Certificate or Diploma in Education.
At least two (2) years post training educational experience.

 

Bachelor of Education Honours Sociology -Two (2) years Conventional
-Two and half (2½) years Block Release
At least five (5) O level passes including English Language.
A Certificate or Diploma in Education.At least two (2) years post training educational experience.
Bachelor of Education in Philosophy (Honours) Degree [B.Ed. PHIL] In-Service
-Two (2) years Conventional

-Two and a half (2½) years Block Release

At least five (5) ‘O’ level passes at Grade C or better or the equivalent.

A Certificate or Diploma in Education or any other qualifications acquired by a candidate that may be approved by Senate

Bachelor of Education in Educational Leadership and Management (Honours) Degree [BEd. ELM Honours] -Two and half (2½) years Block Release At least five (5) ‘0’ level subjects including English language. A pass at ‘A’ level is an added advantage;

Diploma in education, a teaching degree, or any other relevant qualification.

At least two (2) years post qualification experience in a relevant field.

Master of Education Psychology/ Sociology/ Philosophy -Two (2) years Block Release A Bachelor of Education degree of this University or such degree from a recognized institution with a minimum pass of lower second (2.2).
A degree and a Graduate Certificate in Education of this University or approved equivalent with a minimum pass of lower   second.
Master of Education Early Childhood Development -Two (2)years Block Release A Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Development with a minimum pass of lower second (2.2)
A minimum of one (1) year experience in approved educational work.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher and Tertiary Education (PGDHTE) -One (1) year including six (6) weeks of internship in the second semester Degree in any discipline from a recognized university and teaching related experience in higher and tertiary education

Lecturers

 

TITLE & NAME QUALIFICATIONS CONTACT DETAILS RESEARCH INTERESTS
Prof. R. Mugweni PhD.  Education Policy Studies [UP, 2012], M.Ed.  Early Childhood Education [UNC, 2002], B.Ed. Early Childhood Education [UZ, 1996], C.E. [UZ, 1983] rmugweni@gzu.ac.zw

 

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Gender Issues, Education Policy, Vulnerable Children, HIV and AIDS Issues, Parenting Issues
Dr M. Kufakunesu D.Ed [Psychology of education][UNISA, 2015],

M.Ed [Educational Psychology] [GZU, 2008], B.Ed [Maths] [UZ, 2000], Dip.Ed. [UZ, 1995]

 mkufakunesu@gzu.ac.zw

 

 

Adolescent

Psychology, Guidance And Counselling, Assessment And Evaluation, Psychology Of Mathematics Education

Mrs. P. Chikunda

 

M.Ed. Educational Sociology [MSU, 2009], B.Ed. English [UZ, 1995], C.E. [B.T.C. 1991], Certificate in Social Work [UZ, 2011] pchikunda@gzu.ac.zw

 

Deviance, Gender Issues In Education
Mr. C. Dekeza

 

M.Ed  Sociology [UZ, 2005], B.A. Gen Sociology and Religious Studies [UNISA, 2001], CE.[Sec] [GTC, 1989]  cdekeza@gzu.ac.zw

 

Gender and education, Curriculum issues, OVC and education
Mr. D. Ndhlula M.Ed [ECD] [UZ, 2007], B.Ed [ECD] [MASU, 2005], Dip. Ed. [UZ, 2000]  dndhlula@gzu.ac.zw

 

Policy issues in ECD, DAP in ECD,
Mr. A. Chingombe

 

M.A. Philosophy [UZ, 2004], B.A. Hons Philosophy and Religious Studies [UZ, 2000],

Dip. Adult and Continuing Education [GZU, 2010], Dip. Ed. [UZ, 1995]

  achingombe@gzu.ac.zw

 

Higher Education, Citizenship education
Mrs L. Chindanya.

 

M.Ed  Educational Psychology [MASU, 2006], B.Ed [Biblical Studies and Shona] [UNISA, 2002], C.E., [Umtali Trs’ College, 1987] lchindanya@gu.ac.zw

 

Inclusive education- punishment
Mrs S.I. Chingombe M.Ed Educational Psychology [GZU, 2010], B.Ed. [GZU, 2006], Dip. Ed. [BTC, 2001], NC in Clothing Technology, HEXCO schingombe@gzu.ac.zw

 

Learning in higher education, Contemporary issues in education, Special Needs Education
Mr. T. I. Chinooneka M.E.d Educational Administration [UZ,1995], B.Ed. Geography [UZ, 1992], C.E. [BTC, 1985] tchinooneka@gzu.ac.zw Education Policy, Education Management Issues, Information and Technology Issues
Prof. K. Chinyoka D.Ed. Psychology [UNISA, 2013], M.Ed. Educational Psychology [GZU, 2008],    BSc.  Geography & Environmental Studies [ZOU, 2002], Dip.Ed. [G.T.C, 1993] kchinyoka@gzu.ac.zw Human Development, Poverty and Gender Issues in Education, Contemporary Issues on child  abuse, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, Learning of Orphans and Vulnerable children, Cross Cultural Psychology
Mr. W. Chitumba M.Ed Educational Foundations [UZ, 1999], B.A. Hons Philosophy [UZ, 1992], Grad. C.E. [UZ, 1995] wchitumba@gzu.ac.zw

 

Ubuntu Values and The New Curriculum
 
Mrs T.M .Dhlomo M.Ed. ECD [UZ, 2007], M.Ed. Educational  Administration, Planning and Policy Studies [UZ, 2001], B.Ed. ECD [UZ, 1996], C.E. [UZ –  Seke Teachers’ College, 1983]    tdhlomo@gzu.ac.zw

 

 

Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Education Policy, WASH, Inclusive education
Ms L. Phiri M.Ed. ECD [UZ, 2009], B.Ed. ECD  [MASU, 2005], Nursery Nursing Certificate [NNEB, UK, 1985], ECE Training of Teachers [St Mary ELC, ZIM] dubel@gzu.ac.zw Early childhood development issues, Early childhood curriculum, Culture and early childhood development
Mrs C. Dzimiri M.Ed. Educational Sociology [MSU, 2009], B.Ed. [ZOU 2000], C.E. [Morgenster teachers’ College, 1989] cdzimiri@gzu.ac.zw

 

Gender and other contemporary issues in education.
Prof. E. Ganga D.Ed. Psychology of Education [UNISA, 2013], M.Ed. Educational Psychology [UZ, 2003], B.Ed. [UZ, 1999], C.E [GTC 1983] eganga@gzu.ac.zw

 

Human Learning and Development from early childhood to adolescence, Marginalised populace eg. OVC in CHH, Issues in HIV/AIDS, Gender and Poverty, Guidance And Counselling, Assessment and Evaluation
Mr. T. Hlupo M.Ed. Psychology [MASU, 2006], B.Ed. [UZ, 2002], C.E. [UZ, 1988] thlupo@gzu.ac.zw Human Learning and Development from early childhood to adolescence, Contemporary Issues on child  abuse, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, Learning of Orphans and Vulnerable children, Assessment And Evaluation, Psychology Of Mathematics Education
Mrs V.Ingwani M.Ed. Educational Psychology [MSU, 2007], B.A. English & Communication Studies [ZOU, 2003], C.E. [BTC, 1991) vingwani@gzu.ac.zw Gender and Education, Religion and Education, Psychosocial Issues in Education
 
Mr. T. Madzivadondo M.Ed.  Educational Foundations [Philosophy] [UZ, 2004], Grad. CE. [UZ, 1998], B.A. [UZ, 1991] tmadzivadondo@gzu.ac.zw Philosophy and Education, Ubuntu Philosophy, Human Rights Education,  Philosophical schools of thought
Dr S. Magwa D.Ed. Psychology [UNISA, 2015], M.Ed. Educational Psychology [MSU, 2007], B.A. English and Communication Studies [ZOU, 2003], C.E. [Andrew Louw ZINTEC College, 1984] smagwa@gzu.ac.zw Child and adolescent development, Child abuse, Community Psychology, Gender issues, Guidance and Counseling
Mrs E. Makasi M.Ed. Psychology [UZ, 2004], M.Ed. ECD [UZ, 2010], Dip. Ed [Masvingo

Teachers College,1994], B.Ed. ECD [UZ, 1999]

emakasi@gzu.ac.zw

 

 

Contemporary  Issues in ECD
Ms R. Mashava M.Ed. Educational Foundations [Sociology] [UZ, 2003], B.A. [UZ, 1992], Grad. C.E.  [UZ, 2000] rmashava@gzu.ac.zw

 

Higher education and Policy, Education and development, Policy sociology
Mrs S. Moyo M.Ed. Educational Psychology [MSU, 2007], Licentiate in Education  in Biology  [Enrique Jose Varona Cuba, 1998] smoyo@gzu.ac.zw

 

Assessment And Evaluation, Psychology Of Mathematics Education, Child abuse, Community Psychology, Gender issues, Guidance and Counseling
Prof. B. J. Siyakwazi PhD. Philosophy [Rutgers the State University, 1979], M.Ed [Tufts University, 1975], B.Ed. [Hons] History [Lincoln University, 1974], License Certificate to teach Social Studies [Mass, 1975], Primary Teachers’ Higher [PTH] [Morgenster 1958] profbjsiyakwazi@gmail.com History of Education, Philosophical Issues in Education, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education, In Search of Approaches for Effective Teaching
Mr. S. Vurayai M.Ed. Sociology [GZU,2009], B.Ed. [GZU, 2005], Dip. Ed. [MTC, 2000] svurayai@gzu.ac.zw Sociology of poverty, Sociology of knowledge and the curriculum, Gender Studies, Rural sociology, Mathematics Education
Dr. D. Madzanire D.Ed. Socio-   Education [UNISA, 2016], M.Ed. Sociology [GZU, 2009], B.Ed. [GZU, 2005], Dip. Ed. [UZ, 1997], Grade 5 Certificate in Theory of Music [UNISA] dmadzanire@gzu.ac.zw

 

Multicultural education, Education and cultural conflict in diversity, Sociology of Music, Contemporary social problems