Thursday, May 23, 2019

Final Programme

2019 Conference Programme



DAY 1, 27/03/2019




Person Responsible

07h30 – 08:30


08:30 – 08:45


Dr Makua

08:45 – 09:00

Opening Remarks

Prof Ramogale (DVC: Teaching and Learning)

09:00– 09:45

Keynote address

Prof Monwabisi Ralarala

09:45 – 10:00


Prof Ramogale (DVC: Teaching and Learning)

10:00 – 10:25


All Participants


10:25 – 10:45 Tea Break


Parallel Sessions


Great Ilanga (Prof S Ngcobo)

Suite 3 (Dr K Naidoo)

Suite 4 (Dr L Marhaya)

10:45 - 11:10

M. de Swardt and M E. Hoque

Meta-modes of learning that support and influence the millennial student’s holistic learning experience at an Academic Institute in South Africa

D Mnengi-Gweva

Facilitating Constructive Alignment For Learner-Centredness In A Comprehensive Historically Disadvantaged Institution

FN Fon

Monitoring performance variation between 2018 and 2019 cohorts of Digestive Physiology at UNIZULU influence by formative and summative assessment

11:10 – 11:35

Mike Megrove Reddy, Eyitayo Francis Adanlawo, Sithembiso Magnus Ngubane

Higher Education Journalism students’ awareness of the risks associated with using Facebook

George Kehdinga

Theorising plane of immanence as pathway to effective curricula charges in teaching and learning

TS. Mthoko

The digital  era: “Do I need to be physically in class?” A question from the 21st Century Learning

11:35 – 12:00

M. Mbhanseni, G M. Naidoo

Digital Communication: Bridging the gap between students and lecturers

M Mathunjwa, A van Biljon and N Gumbi

A comparative study between Mental Toughness, Physical Education and Human Movement Science students at University of Zululand

Mgobhozi  Yolisa, Ngcobo Sinethemba, Asanda Cebani

Repositioning and balancing power for academic success: A case of the Unizulu Writing centre

12:00 – 12:25

Thandokazi Euthodora Ikedinobi

Integration of E-learning tools by lecturers in a rural university in South Africa

T.P. Makhathini

Development of effective communication skills in engineering through a collaborative learning and student-centered approach

JM. Miya

Adoption of Cellular Phones for Mobile learning and its impact on student academic participation

12:25 – 12:50

N.D. Siyaya, P.R. Gumede and E.D. Joubert

Lessons Learnt from the Academic Induction Programme: A case study of the Mangosuthu University of Technology

L. Wesner, R.R. Nathanson

Transforming preservice teacher education with a future-oriented approach

Xolile Mkhize

Evaluation of student’s engagement and performance in an MUT food security community project aimed at undertaking project based learning

12:50 – 13:40 Lunch Break

Parallel sessions


Great Ilanga (Dr M Moodley)

Suite 3 (Dr MM Chili)

Suite 4 (Mr N. Fuyane)

13:40 – 14:05

Mbusiseni Celimpilo Dube

Chronicles of Postgraduate Certificate in Education students on mentoring process: A lesson from teaching practicum


Exploring Academic Resistance to Academic Staff Development

M. Sibanda and F.N. Fon

Are large classes within the higher education sector a problem or an opportunity? A systems thinking perspective.

14:05 – 14:30

FR. Nofemela

The Future of work – How ready is Higher Education?

Anilkumar Krishnannair and Syamala Krishnannair

Guided Conversations in the Learning of Mathematics: An Illustration From a First Year Course in Calculus

NP Ndlovu

Do Non-first generation students perform better academically than First generation students? A case study of students at MUT

14:30 – 14:55

Mfikoyi Thandokazi

Using Mobile Devices: E-Learning Implementation at  Walter Sisulu University (Zamukulungisa Site)

T. Chani

Sentiment Analysis of Students’ Social Media Posts

R N Nsibande

Introducing ‘slow philosophy and academics’ evaluative voice’ as an approach to transform engagement with student feedback in higher education

14:55 – 15:20

Ndebele Hloniphani Decolonising the linguistic space for social justice: The case of a South African university of technology.

Ntombela Berrington

Linguistic imperialism continued in internationalisation and globalisation

Mthembu Nokwazi Nombulelo Adora

Post 1994, Transformation in Higher Education a Reality or a Facade

15:20 – 15:40 Tea Break

Parallel sessions


Great Ilanga (Dr R. Subbaye)

Suite 3 (Ms M. Modipane)

Suite 4 (Dr PR Gumede)

15:40 – 16:05

A. M. Msomi

Lecturers challenges on implementation of e-learning practices in teaching at a faculty level in the higher education

O. Chabaya

Lecturers’ experiences of and reflections on their development of pedagogical competences during a long term university pedagogical course (PGDHET)

Vidius Archer

Uber’-ing an Engineering Extended Curriculum Programmes (ECP) into the 2020’s – using the outcomes specified by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a design framework

16:05 – 16:30

S. Ngcobo

Lecturers’ beliefs and practices towards a dual medium academic literacy teaching material

D Hove

Findings from implementing active learning strategies in a mathematics course at a university of technology

A. Mohale

The Influence of Supplemental Instruction Programme (SIP) on Students’ Academic Performance

16:30 – 16:55

M.Mbodila and M. Mbodila

A Review of factors affecting students’ academic performance and pass rate in Open Distance Learning (ODel) environment: Case Study: South African institutions

Logan D. Naidoo

Transforming Higher Education: The Role of the State in Transforming Universities

S.C Singh

Examining the Impact of the ECP Experience on Students’ Cognitive Abilities in the Department of Management Accounting






Networking Cocktail event (Venue: Suite 5) 



DAY 2, 28/03/2019




Person Responsible

07:30 – 08:30


08:30 – 08:45


Dr Makua

08:45 – 09:00

VCs address

Dr Malaza (Vice Chancellor)

09:00 – 09:45

Keynote address

Prof Rajani Naidoo

09:45 – 10:00


Prof Jurgen Enders

10:00 – 10:30


All Participants


10:30 – 10:50 Tea Break


Parallel Sessions


Great Ilanga

Suite 1 (BM George )

Suite 2 (Dr B. Ntombela)

10:50 - 11:15

Workshop by Prof R Rawatlal & Dr R Dhunpath DataSculpting Student Records: The secret life of progression

L K. Mdanyana

Equipping classrooms with resources that support 21st century learning: A need for professional development and continuous support to lecturers

A Ramrung

Diversity in Higher Education and its Effect on Student Development

11:15 – 11:40

E.D. Joubert

A Matter of Context: E-learning as a Vehicle for Transformation at a Historically Disadvantaged Higher Education Institution in South Africa

Nkosinathi Emmanuel Madondo

Ensuring Meaningful Access to Powerful Knowledge to Enable Success of Students from Rural Areas in the field of Science in Higher Education: A Decolonial Perspective

11:40 – 12:05

MO Uleanya

The Role of Career Awareness and Guidance Programmes for First-Year University Students

Victor Sibusiso Xulu

Social Justice in Higher Education

12:05 – 12:30

George Kehdinga

Theorising the relevance of educational encounters for language and learning in higher education

M C Modipane

Exploring students’ understandings/conceptualisations and perceptions of a decolonised curriculum at a South African university: Implications for curriculum development

12:30 – 12:55

J. Marriote Ngwaru

Transforming classroom Language and Literacy development for effective socially constructed learning: Cues from New Literacy Studies

L.C. Mthethwa

Authenticating student’s social justice in previously disadvantaged higher institution during the 4th industrial revolution era

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

BUS TOUR – 14:00 – 15:30



Gala Dinner and Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards

Great Ilanga   


DAY 3, 29/03/19



Person Responsible

07:30 – 08:30


08:30 – 08:45


Dr Makua

8:45 – 09:00

Colloquium Closing Remarks

Dr Makua

9:00 – 13h00



Great Ilanga (Dr Melanie Skead)

Suite 1&2  (Ms Lindsay Wesner)

13:00 Lunch and Closure


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