South African Society for History Teaching

Management

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Voting for new Executive closes on 6 September

All current SASHT members received an election link on 23 August to vote for a new team. It is of utmost importance that each/or institutions must ensure that there membership for the past year 2016-2017 are paid before their vote (checked by the 7th of September) can be regarded as valid. Closing day for voting is 6 September.
 If anybody  have subscribed as member but have not yet received the link to vote, please provide Prof E van Eeden  with your  e-mail addresses at Elize.VanEeden@nwu.ac.za

Dear Members of the Society
Its time again for a change of the SASHT Executive and after three years of loyal service by all our executive and portfolio as well as regional members, we have to continue to ensure transparency in our election process and work towards a continuous refreshed focus. We therefore invite you to nominate another member of the Society (or even yourself but through another nominator), to be electable. If you want to see change you must indeed be the changing factor.
As per nomination form attached or available on the SASHT fb and website, the deadline for nominations are 10 August. See the outline on the nomination form for more information on the process forward which we would appreciate to finalise by the time of the ISHD International Conference in joint cooperation with the SASHT between 13-15 September in Vanderbijlpark. The conference programme, mind you, is loaded and stunning! Hope to see you there.
Kind regards
Prof Elize S van Eeden
(SASHT Chair)

SASHT Executive Nomination form 2017-

 

CV Prof. Elize van Eeden

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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,
Potchefstroom
Contact numbers: (018) 2907256 0822938709
E-mail address: sjbdok@telkomsa.net
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
Majors:
Media User Guidance
Bible Studies
Northern Sotho

Noordwes-Universiteit / North-West University

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

Qualification: MA Degree
History
Titel / Title:
Ipelegeng, 1918-1994: van plakkerskamp tot dorpsgrond: ’n Historiese studie.
Qualification: Ph.D Degree
History
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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MR. PATRICK MCMAHON
Date of birth20 September 1952.
Place of birth: Durban, South Africa.
University

  • 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.

 

Personal:

  • 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

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

Nationality:             Zimbabwean

Date of Birth:          17th March 1976

Gender:                   Male

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

NAME OF

INSTITUTION

YEARS OF

ATTENDANCE

QUALIFICATION

GAINED

YEAR

QUALIFICATION

GAINED

SPECIALISATION

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN)

2009

Master of Education (MEd)

2010

History Education

UKZN

2008

Bachelor of Education (BEd) Honours passed summa cum laude

2009

History Education

UKZN

2007

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with distinction

2008

History Teaching, Technology, Life Orientation

University of Zimbabwe

1995-1997

Bachelor of Arts (BA) General

1998

History, Economic History, Archaeology

Hartzell High School

1994

GCE Advanced Level

1995

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

Hartzell High School

1992

GCE Ordinary Level

1993

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

WORK EXPERIENCE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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)

 

Co-supervision

Independent Research (Honours)

MEd History Education

Tutoring 

English Language Course

Academic Literacy in English

Teaching Practice

BEd

PGCE

Invigilation

 

1998-2007         Donain/Chinaa Secondary Schools            Teaching

Teacher – History, English

Head of Department – History

Senior Master

Acting Deputy Headmaster

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES ACQUIRED THROUGH MY EXPERIENCES

  • 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

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • 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)

PUBLICATIONS

  • 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

MMM in DJ, Oct 12

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)