South African Society for History Teaching


This category contains posts about the SASHT management.

CV Prof. Elize van Eeden


Personal details & qualifications
Concise Curriculum Vitae
Elize S van Eeden (South Africa)

Elize completed the first degree in 1981 (University of Johannesburg South Africa). In 1985 she obtained the BA Honours in History(University of South Africa, Pretoria); the MA in History with distinction (North-West University) with the dissertation titled: Die geskiedenis van die Gatsrand vanaf die vestiging van die Trekkergemeenskap omstreeks 1839 tot die proklamering van Carletonville in 1948 [Directly translated: “The History of the Gatsrand since the settlement of the first Emigrants known as the Trekkers/Voortrekkers up to the proclamation of the town Carletonville”]. Thereafter the PhD was obtained in 1992 with research on: Ekonomiese ontwikkeling en die invloed daarvan op Carletonville, 1948-1988: ’n Historiese studie [Directly translated:”Economic development and its influence on Carletonville in the period 1948-1988”].

Elize started her professional career in 1982 as teacher. In 1986 she made a short appearance as regional researcher at the Potchefstroom Museum. In July 1986 her career as research scientist started at the former Potchefstroom University [The present day North-West University]. In 2000 she was promoted to associate professor. From 2002 she is in employed at the Vaal Triangle Campus of the Northwest University in the School for Basic Sciences and was promoted to full professor in 2009.

From 1985 to 2010 Elize has published widely. These include 60 articles in accredited academic journals; Contributions in various other journals, yearbooks textbooks and the publication of more than 12 local, corporate and general history book publications. Amongst others she wrote the book: “Didactical guidelines for teaching history in a changing South Africa” (1999). In 2008 she was honoured as the most active researcher of the Vaal Triangle Campus and one of the top ten researchers of the North West University. Currently she is involved in funded (NRF and WRC) projects dealing with integrative multidisciplinary research in local ecohealth matters (inclusive of the positioning of the humanities in integrative research). She acts as project coordinator for research in the School of Basic Science.

Elize currently is chairperson of the South African Society for History Teaching and editor of the accredited peer reviewed scientific journals Yesterday and Today and New Contree. She also is an editorial member of three other journals and a member of five history related societies.

CV Ms Henriëtte Lubbe

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Henriëtte Lubbe lectures in the Department of History at the University of South Africa (Unisa) and is the Review Editor of the African Historical Review. She holds a BA Honours and MA (both obtained with distinction) and is currently working towards a PhD that focuses on cross-cultural interaction and voting behaviour in the Western Cape. She is also a qualified human dynamics facilitator specialising in emotional intelligence training and a South African and Canadian certified water fitness instructor. Her diverse research interests include race relations, voting behaviour, Open Distance Learning (ODL) and the value of water exercise in the rehabilitation and fitness training of athletes. She has presented papers (both in South Africa and overseas) and published academic journal articles in all of these fields. For the past 12 years Henriëtte has also been involved in a community engagement project at Unisa which focuses on practical skills training for History and Social Science teachers.

As the Deputy Chairperson of the SASHT, her vision is to inspire and coordinate the regional representatives of the Society; to assist with the development of the review section of Yesterday & Today; and to support the Chairperson where and when necessary.

CV Dr Susan Bester

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Surname: BESTER
Name: Susanna Jacoba (Susan)
Address: 22 Villa Seville, Bach Straat, Van der Hoffpark,
Contact numbers: (018) 2907256 0822938709
E-mail address:
ID-number: 570 610 0047080
Date of birth: 10 June 1957
Gender: Female
Marital status: Single
Nationality: South African
Language: Afrikaans-English
Health: Good

School: High School Schweizer-Reneke
Year: 1971-1975
Subjects: Afrikaans, English, Mathematics,
Mathematics, Biology, Accounting

Potchefstroomse Onderwys Kollege / Potchefstroom Teachers College (POK)

Year: January 1977-December 1980
Qualification: THOD
Media User Guidance
Bible Studies
Northern Sotho

Noordwes-Universiteit / North-West University

Qualification: BA-Degree
Hoofvakke / Majors
Biblical science
Qualification: BA Honours Degree
Titel / Title:
Die ontstaan en ontwikkeling van plaaslike bestuursstrukture en die ontplooiing daarvan in Ipelegeng naby Scheizer-Reneke.

Qualification: MA Degree
Titel / Title:
Ipelegeng, 1918-1994: van plakkerskamp tot dorpsgrond: ’n Historiese studie.
Qualification: Ph.D Degree
Titel / Title:
Die ontwikkeling en invloed van die Elektrotegniese Aannemersvereniging in die Suid Afrikaanse Ekonomie 1948-2000.

Presented a paper during the 16th biennial conference of the South African Historical Society
Titel / Title:
Voorvalle in die hantering van grondbesit en landelike vestiging in die Schweizer Reneke gebied, 1918-1966.

Presented a paper during the annual conference of the South African Society of History Teaching (SASHT) (2009)
Titel / Title:
Research framework for the development and evaluation of educational DVD’s and Wed-based multimedia clips for Grade 8 and 9 History.

Presented a paper during the 26th South African Society for History Teaching
2012 Annual Conference.
Titel / Title:
Collecting and organising the multimedia components for the development of educational DVDS and multimedia clips for grade 10 history: the French revolution – some practical guidelines

BESTER, S.J & VAN EEDEN, E.S., 1999, “Grondregte in die proses van dorpsontwikkeling vir swartes in die Schweizer-Reneke gebied tot 1962”, Historia, 44(2) November 1999.
BESTER, S.J., ELS, C.J. &, BLIGNAUT, S., 2009, “Research framework for the Development and Evaluation of Educational DVDs and Web-Based Multi-Media Clips for Grade 8 and 9 History”, Yesterday & Today, 4 October 2009.
BESTER S.J. & KRUGER, C.J., 2008, Die grondproblematiek in Suid Afrika: ‘n histo-geopolitieke oorsig.

Noordwes Universiteit (Fakulteit Opvoedingswetenskappe) /
North-West University (Faculty of Educational Science)

Teaching first, second, third and fourth year undergraduate History modules.
Development of study guides
Collect archival material and put the collections on the database of the achieve of the Northwest University.
Project leader: Development and compiling of the Education Museum (North-West University)

Part of the workshop to formulate new module outcomes according to the new CAPS document (Curriculum and Assessment Policy for the BEd/PGCE programmes and planning of the programmes in the subject group: History.
Currently I am, in collaboration with the development team of d-Media, busy developing an interactive DVD about the French Revolution for Grade 10s.

Open Learning Group Academy
Facilitation and Marking and Moderation of examination papers

CV Mr. Patrick McMahon

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Date of birth20 September 1952.
Place of birth: Durban, South Africa.

  • Attended University of the Witwatersrand and Johannesburg College of Education.
  • Obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1972, majoring in History and English.
  • Obtained a Transvaal Teachers’ Higher Diploma in 1973, majoring in History and English.
  • Obtained a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in 1974, specialising in History.
  • Obtained a Bachelor of Education Degree in 1978, specialising in Sociology of Education.
Employment History:

  • Employed as assistant at Greenside High School from 1 January 1975 to teach history.
  • Obtained 3 merit promotions (classified as M3.)
  • Appointed administrative head of history at Greenside in 1978.
  • Appointed Head of Department (History) in October 1984.
  • Resigned from Greenside at the end of 1992 in order to take up Head of History at Crawford College.
  • Head of History at Crawford College from 1 January 1993 to the present.
  • Appointed Co-ordinator of the College (equivalent to Deputy) in 1998.
  • Officially given the title of “Deputy Principal” in 2003.
Educational, Historical and Curriculum Activities outside school:

  • I was appointed to the Transvaal Education Department study committee for history in 1981 and served on this body until the T.E.D. closed in 1996.  This body planned and gave advice for history syllabi, examinations and other aspects of policy.  As part of this, I also served on syllabus and media
  • I was appointed to the Gauteng Department of Education L.A.C. at its inception and was also an executive member of the History Focus sub-committee.
  • I was appointed to the examination panel for history in 1984 and set the T.E.D. history paper from 1985 until 1995.  I was re-appointed by the Gauteng Department of Education from 1996 until 2002.  In 2003, I was appointed moderator of the South African history paper, a position which I continue to hold until the present.
  • I was a marker of history external examinations from 1976 to 1982.  I was appointed as a chief marker for history in 1983 and held this position until 2002, after which I became the moderator for the paper.
  • I was part of the N.E.T.F. committee that drew up interim syllabus changes and subject policy at a national level in 1995-96.  I was at that stage appointed as a NAPTOSA representative to the National Committee for History.
  • As an examiner, I helped to draft the policy in connection with the interim history examinations and addressed various conferences around the province in connection with the new examination structure.  In addition, I organised 3 further conferences at the Johannesburg College of Education in connection with continuous assessment, aspects of the new junior syllabi and marking of examinations.
  • I was invited to speak at the 1988 history conference at the University of Pretoria.  I was invited to deliver a paper at the Historical Conference at the University of Stellenbosch in January 1994.
  • I have published :
    • Various articles in the magazine Curricom.
    • An article on “Teaching Apartheid” in “Yesterday and Today” Sept. 1993.
    • A chapter on Latin American history in ‘Geskiedenis in Aksie’ (Std 10)
    • Study guides for Grades 10 to 12 history for Kagiso publishers.
  • I helped to develop a series of historical videos for Kagiso publishers.
  • I was involved with developing a new set of history textbooks with Kagiso (revising ‘Active History’ and writing ‘History Quest’.)
  • I have co-authored booklets on ‘South African History 1948-76’ (Skeleton Series); South Africa 1948-94 (for Macmillan)
  • I have co-authored the X-Kits study guide for Grade 12 history.
  • I have taught at Star Schools since 1990.
  • I have taught at the BP/Sowetan Rewrite School since 1992.
Other Achievements in School:

  • I was appointed phase tutor or standard controller every year at my schools from 1985 until 1998 when I was appointed co-ordinator.  This meant that I was in charge of various grades, advising on courses and consulting with parents.
  • I have taught history from Grade 8 to Grade 12 since 1975.
  • I am also qualified to teach English, Geography and Afrikaans.
  • I have been in charge of media hardware and software at the school.
  • I am computer-literate, working with a PC at home and at school on various administrative programmes.
  • I have been in charge of minutes of meetings, bell administration and general school organisation for many years.  I have worked on timetable committees for 15 years and am one of the chief timetablers at Crawford College.
  • I have chaired the administrative committee at Crawford College and have co-ordinated the college diary since July 1994.
  • I have coached cricket at Under 14 and 2nd team level (from 1975 to 1991)
  • I have supervised Boys’ Squash from 1981 to 1992.
  • I have taken many historical tours and excursions away over a period of 16 years.  I have run a history society at school and presided over two historical banquets.



  • I have been happily married since July 1983.
  • My wife and I have two children aged 19 and 16.
  • We are practising catholics at Yeoville parish.
  • I have been convenor of readers for 20 years at the parish, and have chaired the liturgy committee there.  I am currently chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council.
  • Other interests are :  current affairs, reading, sport, films and staying physically and mentally fit!

CV Mr. Simon J Haw

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Simon Haw was born in Johannesburg in 1946 and after schooling at Parkview Junior, Estcourt Junior and Estcourt High School, he attended the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, where he obtained a BA (Hons) and a B.Ed. He taught for the next 20 years first at Wartburg-Kirchdorf High School and subsequently at Maritzburg College where he was head of history. In 1990 he was promoted to the head office of the Natal Education Department as an educational researcher and subsequently became a history subject advisor. Since his retirement he has run courses for the Department of Education, worked for Umalusi, taken history tour, written textbooks from Grade 5 to Grade 12, and worked as a sub-editor for The Witness. He has written histories of Maritzburg College, the Natal Education Department and The Natal Witness and is currently busy with an update of the Maritzburg College book.

CV Marshall T. Maposa





Nationality:             Zimbabwean

Date of Birth:          17th March 1976

Gender:                   Male












University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN)


Master of Education (MEd)


History Education



Bachelor of Education (BEd) Honours passed summa cum laude


History Education



Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with distinction


History Teaching, Technology, Life Orientation

University of Zimbabwe


Bachelor of Arts (BA) General


History, Economic History, Archaeology

Hartzell High School


GCE Advanced Level


History, Shona, Geography, General Paper (English Language and Communication)

Hartzell High School


GCE Ordinary Level


History, English, Shona,  Geography, Mathematics, General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Agriculture


Year                                       Organization                                      Position/Responsibilities                                        

2008-present                           UKZN                                                  Lecturing/Module co-ordination 

History Method 1

History Method 2

History for Educators 220

History for Educators 310

History Teaching (PGCE)

Teaching for Historical Literacy (Honours)



Independent Research (Honours)

MEd History Education


English Language Course

Academic Literacy in English

Teaching Practice





1998-2007         Donain/Chinaa Secondary Schools            Teaching

Teacher – History, English

Head of Department – History

Senior Master

Acting Deputy Headmaster


  • Teaching, facilitating and remedial work
  • Problem-solving/counselling
  • Research/analytical thinking/writing skills
  • Team-work/leadership/communication
  • Computer literacy
  • Planning and facilitating meetings and discussions for organizations
  • Organizing events
  • Adapting to situations and achieving goals under pressure


  • A Zimbabwean view of the FET History Curriculum presented at UKZN Edgewood Campus at the South African Society for History Teaching Conference (21-22 September 2007)
  • The depiction of the nineteenth and twentieth century migration in Africa in selected Ordinary Level Zimbabwean History textbooks presented at the Education Association of South Africa (EASA) Conference (13-16 January 2009).
  • Theorising historical literacy presented with Johan Wassermann at ‘Longing for the Present: the History of History Education and the Temptations of Modernity’ (Leuven, Belgium, 18-20 August, 2010).
  • Conceptualising African scholarship presented with BR Mngomezulu at the School of Social Science Education research seminar, Faculty of Education, UKZN Edgewood (2010).
  • History textbooks and their construction of an African consciousness presented  South African Society for History Teaching Conference (Pretoria, South Africa, 23-24 September 2011)


  • Maposa, MT (2008). Can PowerPoint enable History learners to “do History?” Yesterday & Today 1.
  • Maposa, MT (2009). The depiction of migration in Africa in selected Ordinary Level Zimbabwean History textbooks (accepted for publication) – EASA Conference proceedings
  • Maposa, MT (2011). A loud silence: the history of funeral dress among the Ndau of Zimbabwe. In C. Mitchell (ed). Was it something I wore? HSRC.
  • Maposa, MT & Wassermann, J (2009). Theorising historical literacy. Yesterday & Today 2.
  • Maposa, MT & Mngomezulu, B (2011). Ethnicity and political power in Africa. International Political Science Review (Under peer review).
  • Maposa, MT & Wassermann, J (2012). Historical literacy in a context of Patriotic History: an analysis of Zimbabwean History textbooks. African Education Review (under peer review).
  • Maposa, MT & Mngomezulu, BR. Conceptualising African scholarship (awaiting journal review).
  • Maposa, MT “Third Chimurenga” and history education in Zimbabwe. History wars  (Book chapter under review)

CV Mr. Matthew Marwick

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1.      Personal details

Full Names:                                              Matthew Marcellus MARWICK

Date of Birth:                                           12 January 1971

Marital Status:                                         married to Kirsten (nee Harms)

Secondary Education:                          Maritzburg College (1984-1988)

National Service:                                    State President’s Unit, Voortrekkerhoogte, 1989-1990

2.      Tertiary education

Institution:                                               University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg)

Degrees:                                                   BComm (1991-1993), LLB (1997-1998)

Institution:                                               University of South Africa

Degrees:                                                   BA Hons (2010), PGCE (cum laude) (2008)

3.      Recent Employment History

2004 – present

Position:                                          Teacher / Head of Department / Housemaster

Employer:                                       Maritzburg College

My duties at the school include / have included the following:

  • Editor of The College Old Boy newsletter (2003-2012)
  • Assistant Archivist (2004-2009)
  • Member of the Executive Committee: Maritzburg College Old Boys’ Association (2004-2012)
  • Master-in-Charge of the Special History Project / Military Affairs Society / Drill Squad (2004- )
  • Rugby and cricket coach (2005- )
  • Master-in-Charge of Debating (2005)
  • Member of the Cultural Affairs Committee (2005- )
  • Member of the Form 2 Admissions Committee (2005-2012)
  • Member of and lately chairman of the Archives Committee (2005- )
  • President of the Maritzburg College Old Boys’ Association (2005-2006)
  • Chairman of the Goldstones Club (supporters’ club) (2006-2007)
  • Provincial marker of Grade 12 Economics (KwaZulu-Natal) (2006-2008)
  • Master-in-Charge of the College Crier school newspaper (2007-2012)
  • Head of Department: Form 2 (2008)
  • Delegate and workshop leader at International Boys’ Schools Coalition conferences in Toronto (2008), Philadelphia (2010) and London (2011)
  • Housemaster of Nathan House (2008-2011) and Clark House (2013- )
    • Head of Department: Prefects (2009- )
    • Editor of the Maritzburg College school magazine (2009- )
    • Member of the Maritzburg College 150th Planning Committee (2009- )
    • Member of the Maritzburg College Museum Planning Committee (2010- )
    • Member of the executive committee of the SA Society for History Teaching (2010- )
    • Member of the executive committee of the Pietermaritzburg Heritage Society (and chairman of the Conservation Committee ) (2010- )
    • Chairman and founder of the Maritzburg College Traditions Committee (2012- )
    • Member of the Governing Body of Maritzburg College (2012- )
    • Director of the Maritzburg College Foundation (2012- )
    • Master-in-Charge of the Maritzburg College Rugby Referees’ Society (2012- )
    • Tournament Director of the Maritzburg College 150th Winter Sports Festival (March-April 2013)

CV Dr. Pieter Warnich

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Name and surname: Pieter Gabriël Warnich
Date of birth: 16 December 1957
Nationality: South African
Years of experience:
18 years as a secondary school History teacher and 9 years as a History education and Social Sciences lecturer.
Main focus
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Area of specialization
  • History Education
  • Curriculum Studies Development
  • Comparative education
  • Assessment and Pedagogy
  • PhD [North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)]: 2008
  • BEd [University of Stellenbosch]: 1991
  • MA [HISTORY] (cum laude) [University of Stellenbosch]: 1988
  • HED [University of Stellenbosch]: 1982
  • BA Hons (cum laude) [University of Stellenbosch]: 1981
  • BA [University of Stellenbosch]: 1980
  • Matric [Strand High School]: 1975
  • 1976-1977: Instructor in the Infantry Division of the South African Defence Force.
  • 1985-1989: History and Afrikaans teacher at Point High School in Mossel Bay.
  • 1990-2003: Head of History Department, Paarl Boys’ High School.
  • 2004-2009: Lecturer, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus).
  • 31 October – 11 September 2009: Acting Director for the School of Curriculum-based Studies, Faculty of Educational Sciences, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus).
  • From 2010: Senior Lecturer, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus).
Current Teaching
  • Under-graduate: History teaching, learning and assessment (BEd I,II, III, IV)
  • Social Sciences Methodology (BEd IV)
  • Post-graduate: BEd Hons (Module: NAVR 611/RSPF 671)
Current research projects/interests
  • Assessment as educational practice (Assessment practices in higher, secondary, and primary education with specific reference to history education)
  • Comparative curriculum studies development in history teaching in the countries of Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK and South Africa
Current administration
  • Responsible for the development, upgrading and quality assurance of various History and Social Sciences modules (2003 – 2011)
  • Subject Chair for History, Geography and Social Sciences (2008 – 2010).
  • Academic mentor for new appointed History lectures in Education at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), 2005-2010.
Member of:
  • The management committee of the School for Curriculum-based Studies (2008 -2010)
  • The Advisory Counsel of the Faculty of Education (2008 – 2010)
  • The Teaching Committee of the Faculty of Education (2008 – 2011)
  • The Social Sciences Focus Group (2008 – 2010)
Academic output
Articles in educationally focused journals
2010: Warnich, P.G., Van Eeden, E.S. & Meyer, L. ‘n Vergelykende internasionale perspektief op die historiese verloop en invloed van Uitkomsgebaseerde Onderwys (UGO) op Geskiedenis as skoolvak in Suid-Afrika (Deel Twee).[A comparative international perspective on the historical course and influence of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) on History as a school subject in South Africa (Part 2)].New Contree, 59. May, pp. 85-110.
2009: Warnich, P.G., Van Eeden, E.S. & Meyer, L. ‘n Vergelykende internasionale perspektief op die historiese verloop en invloed van Uitkomsgebaseerde Onderwys (UGO) op Geskiedenis as skoolvak in Suid-Afrika (Deel Een)[A comparative international  perspective on the historical course and influence of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) on History as a school subject in South Africa (Part 1)].New Contree, 58. November, pp.183-207.
2008: Warnich, P.G.  Secondary School History Teachers assessing Outcomes-Based Education (OBE): A case study. Yesterday and Today, No.3 October 2008, pp.59-72.
2006: Warnich, P.G.  The Source-Based Essay Question (SBEQ) in History teaching for the further education and training (FET) phase. Yesterday and Today, March (Special edition), pp. 23-41.
2005: Warnich, P.G.  Using primary sources in the intermediate phase history : A systematic approach.  A Journal of teaching(A publication of the teacher development directorate of the Department of Education), No. 1, pp.47-55.
2005: Warnich,P.G.  The development of History lesson templates for Grades 10-12 by using an OBE format, North-West Province Department of Education, History:
Policy on Continuous Assessment (CASS) in the FET band.
2000: Warnich, P.G.Rugby Pearls from Paarl, SA Rugby Magazine, June, Vol 6, No 3.
1994: Warnich, P.G. Kommentaar op die toepassing van kontemporêre Geskiedenismateriaal op skoolvlak, Gister en Vandag, Okt., No. 28. (Commentary on the application of contemporary History material at school level, Yesterday and Today, Oct., No.28).
1993: Warnich, P.G. Boishaai bewaar vir die toekoms, Rostrum, (Tydskrif van die Kaaplandse Onderwysdepartement), Nov., Vol. 15, No. 2. (Boys’ High preserves for the future, Rostrum, (Journal of the Cape Education Department), Nov., Vol. 15, No. 2.
Chapters in academic books
2010: Warnich, P.G.  The planning of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in South African schools.  (In Meyer, L., Lombard, K.; Warnich, P. & Wolhuter, C. 2010.
Outcomes-Based Assessment for South African Teachers, Pretoria, Van Schaik).
2010: Warnich, P.G. & Wolhuter, C. Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in South Africa: Issues and Challenges. (In Meyer, L., Lombard, K.; Warnich, P. & Wolhuter,
C. 2010. Outcomes-Based Assessment for South African Teachers, Pretoria, Van Schaik).
2010: Meyer, L. & Warnich, P.G. OBE and OBA in South African Schools: The way forward? (In Meyer, L., Lombard, K.; Warnich, P. & Wolhuter, C. 2010. Outcomes Based Assessment for South African Teachers, Pretoria, Van Schaik).
1988: MA: Die toepassing en invloed van Slawewetgewing in die Landdrosdistrik Tulbagh/Worcester, 1816 – 1830 (The application and influence of slave laws in the landdrost district Tulbagh/Worcester, 1816 – 1830).
2008: PhD: Uitkomsgebaseerde assessering van Geskiedenis in Graad 10 (Outcomes-Based Assessment of History in Grade 10).
Papers at conferences
2008: Grade 10 History teacher’s in South Africa assessing Outcomes-Based Assessment (Paper presented at the international national conference organized by the Association for the Study of Evaluation and Assessment in Southern Africa [ASEASA] held at the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA), University of Pretoria, 9-11 July 2008).
2008: The impact of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) on History teachers in the senior secondary school phase (Paper presentedat the internationalconference in Tutzing,Germany organised by the Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing in co-operation with the Internationalen Gesellschaft für Geschichtsdidaktik, 8-10 September 2008).
2010: The value and role of cemeteries: Designing a possible methodology for teaching heritage to History learners (Paper presented at the South African Society for History Teaching held at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State Province, 24-25 September 2010).
2008: History teachers in the Further Education and Training (FET) band and Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA): Issues, shortcomings and suggestions
(Paper presented at the South African Society for History Teaching held at the School of Education, University of Cape Town, 26-27 September 2008).
2006: Secondary school History teachers assessing Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) as the main principle of the National Curriculum Statement (NCS): a case study (Paper presented at the South African Society for History Teaching held at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus 21-22 September 2006).
2006: Die Brongebaseerde Opstelvraag (BGOV) in die assessering van die Geskiedenis in die VOO-band: Die pad vorentoe?  (Referaat gelewer by die OVSA-kongres, 18-21 Januarie 2006 wat aangebied is deur die Universitet van Vrystaat by die IIanga Estate in Bloemfontein). [The Source-Based Essay Question (SBEQ) in the assessment of History in the FET Band: The road ahead? (Paper presented at the EASA Congress held at the University of the Free State at the IIanga Estate in Bloemfontein).
2005: The Source-Based Essay Question (SBEQ) in History teaching (Paper presented at the South African Society for History Teaching held at St Henry’s Marist Brothers’ College in Durban, 23-24 September 2005).
1994: Deurlopende sillabusontwikkeling vir groter inhoudsrelevansie: Enkele didaktiese riglyne vir die toepassing van kontemporêre Geskiedenismateriaal op skoolvlak.  (Suid-Afrikaanse Historiese Genootskap, 19-21 Januarie 1994, Universiteit van Stellenbosch). (Continuous syllabus development for greater content relevance: Some didactical guidelines for the application of contemporary History material at school level, South African Historical Society, 19-21 January 1994, University of Stellenbosch).
Study Guides and Readers for under-graduate and post-graduate students
GSXN 125:  History Didactics
GSXN 325:  History Didactics
VGAK 511:  Subject Didactics of History
VGBK 521:  Subject Didactics of History
HISE 111:  Aspects of Ancient and Modern Word History
HISE 211:  Aspects of South African History(1836-1948)
HISE 221:  Aspects of African and 20th Century World History(1870-1990)
HISE 311:  Aspects of European and World History (1914-2000)
HISE 321:  Aspects of South African History (1948-2000)
HISD 321:  History Methodology
HISD 411:  History Methodology
HISD 511:  History Methodology
LASD 411:  Social Sciences Methodology
LASD 421:  Social Sciences Methodology
LASD 521:  Social Sciences Methodology
2006: Effective questioning – a practical instrument on how to formulate questions and the importance of the source-based questions (Presented at the History workshop on Empowering the History educator at the North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus) in collaboration with the South African Society for History Teaching and the Gauteng Department of Education on 22 & 23 June 2006).
2004: Action research in classrooms. (a) To write an effective manual for doing a source-based study. (b) Gather examples of primary sources (for grade 9) which are to be analysed in accordance with the different methods of questioning. (Workshop for the Mpumalanga Department of Education, held at Sabie 26-29 January 2004).
Professional Society Membership
2008-2011: Die Internationale Gesellschaft für Geschichtsdidaktik (International  Society for History Didactics)
2005-2011: North-West Province representative for the South African Society for History Teaching
2005-2011: Member of the Historical Association of South Africa.
2005-2008; 2010- Member of the Executive Management of the South African Society for History Teaching.
Other career activities
2010- External moderator for the BEd Hons programme in Social Science and History offered at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of Yesterday & Today (An educationally focused journal, published in conjunction with The South African Society for History Teaching.

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CV Dr Boitumelo Moreeng

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2010 UFS Assessment of learning in higher education (16 credits)
2010 UFS Introduction to qualitative research (4 credits)
2008 MAREMATLOU TRADING Financial management certificate (20 credits)
2008 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Quality assurance
2007 ASSESSMENT COLLEGE OF SOUTH AFRICA Conduct outcomes-based assessment (15 credits)
2007 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Basic counselling skills
2007 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Life skills and hiv/aids education for secondary schools
2007 THE GENESIS GROUP Conflict management and facilitation skills
2006 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National curriculum statement grades 10 -12
2001 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Outcomes based education
2000 STANDFORD BUSINESS COLLEGE Diploma in computer skills
2000 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Quality assurance
1999 SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC TEACHERS UNION Workshop on education policies

2013 – Acting Head of School of Social Sciences and Language Education, Faculty of Education, UFS
Provide leadership and manage the daily activities within the school.
2011- – Discipline Co-ordinator for human and social sciences, Faculty of Education, University of the Free State

2009 – to date – Lecturer – Faculty of education – University of the Free State
Responsibilities – Academic coordinator for Practice teaching
– Lecturing undergraduate (B.Ed, ACE) and post graduates modules(Bed, PGDE)
– Supervising Masters and PhD students
Research interest – Teacher Education, Curriculum, Social Sciences and History Education, Qualitative Research Methodologies
2005 – 2008 – Subject Advisor – History – Free State Province
Responsibilties – Monitoring curriculum implementation and training teachers
2004 – Acting Deputy Principal – Sediti High School (Thaba Nchu)
2001 – 2004 – Head of department (Social Sciences and Languages) – Sediti High School
1995 – 2000 – Teacher – Goronyane High School, Thejane Middle School, Sehlabeng High

(two conference presentation to be made in September 2013 – 10-12 September at the University of Namibia, Windhoek, and the one at the South African Society for History Teachers Conference in Pietermaritzburg (27 – 28 September).
1- 3 October 2012 – 2nd Sustainable Rural Learning Ecologies International Colloquim, Qwaqwa – Towards a transformative school based history curriculum leadership – BB Moreeng
5-7 September 2012 – 18th National South African Principals Association Conference, Bloemfontein – Reflexive school-based curriculum leadership – BB Moreeng
10 July 2012 – Effective Teaching Conference, Motheo FET College, Thaba Nchu, Effective Teaching in the FET sector – BB Moreeng
24 – 26 November 2011 – 1st Sustainable Rural Learning Ecologies Colloquim, Qwaqwa – Reconceptualising the heritage project: the case for a postcolonial discourse – BB Moreeng.
14-16 November 2011 – International conference on teaching and learning (ICTL), Malaysia – Building partnerships in teacher training: Mentorship as stimulus for school based learning- G Alexander, MM van Wyk and BB Moreeng. [peer reviewed]
14-16 November 2011 – International conference on teaching and learning (ICTL), Malaysia – Education as transformation – MM van Wyk, G Alexander and BB Moreeng [peer reviewed]
31 October – 01 November 2011 – 4th Annual Teaching Practice Symposium, Potchefstroom – Constructing student-teachers identities via a university mentorship programme initiative: A case for school based learning – G Alexander, BB Moreeng and MM van Wyk.
31 October – 01 November 2011 – 4th Annual Teaching Practice Symposium, Potchefstroom – Rethinking peer assessment feedback to improve student learning – BB Moreeng and G. Alexander.
23 – 24 September 2011 – 16th Annual conference of the South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT), Willow Park, Johannesburg – Exploring the use of an assessment-centred learning environment in enhancing historical knowledge and skills – BB Moreeng
23 – 24 September 2011 – 16th Annual conference of the South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT), Willow Park, Johannesburg –Museums as centres of learning support for history teachers: An action learning and living history model– BB Moreeng and A Barclay.
24 -25 September 2010 – 15th Annual conference of the South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT), Golden Gate, Free State – Exploring heritage in the classroom: Towards Debalkinising nation building- BB Moreeng

Van Wyk MM, Alexander G & Moreeng BB. Education as Transformation: A case of a Faculty. South African Journal for Higher Education, 24(6): 1036-1051(2010)
Moreeng BB. Reconceptualising the teaching of Heritage in schools. South African Journal of Higher Education (in press)(2013)
Moreeng BB & du Toit ER. The powerful learning environment and history learners in the Free State Province. Yesterday and Today Journal (in press)(2013)
* (1 article currently under consideration in an internationally accredited journal- title Transformative Curriculum Leadership for Rural Ecologies

Two book chapters currently in press:
Oxford University Press – Language as a barrier to inclusion in the classroom
Van Schaik – Microteaching

Currently supervising 3 PhD students and 3 Masters students.
2013 – Member of the organizing team for the Sustainable Learning Environment Colloquium (October 29 -31) and the EASA conference (Jan 2014) – Responsible for the academic content of the conferences.

2013- Reviewer – The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa

2012 – Africa Century International African Writers Conference, 7-10 November 2012, UFS, Academic Team member and Panel Chair.
2012 – Organised History Teaching Workshops for schools in Motheo District- Free State Province.
2012 – Host and supervisor of the Fullbright History teacher (Craig Divis) from Vermont State, USA.
2012 – Assessment of research proposal for the National Research Foundation
2012 to date – External examiner for UNISA– D Ed and M Ed
2011 – to date UFS Internal examiner M Ed and PhD -students
2011 – Evaluator for Higher Education South Africa (HESA) – Grade 12 History examination papers.
2011 – Screener of History grade 10 textbooks – Department of Basic Education
2010 – to date : External moderator – history teaching modules University of Fort Hare.
2010 – to date : Reviewer – Perspectives in Education Journal
2011 – to date: Reviewer – Journal for Social Sciences and Perspectives in Education
2010 – to date: Regional coordinator (Free State) South African Society for History Teaching
2009 – Panelist during an academic dialogue on: Is over-population a deterrent for development, presented at the University of the Free State, 13 November 2009.