Dr Thuthukile Jita
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
School of Education Studies
Address
62 135
School of Education Studies
IB 25
UFS
Telephone
051 4017441
Office
Winkie Direko Building 112
Information

Short CV

Publications

Maphosa, V., Jita, T. & Dube, B. 2020. Students’ perception and use of Moodle as the E-Learning system implemented at a rural University in Zimbabwe. In Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 175-182). Online, The Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 3, 2020 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/217300/.

Maphosa, V., Jita, T. & Dube, B. 2020. A UTAUT Evaluation of WhatsApp as a Tool for Lecture Delivery during the COVID-19 Lockdown at a Zimbabwean University. International Journal of Higher Education. 9(5), 84-93.

Jita, T., 2020. Engaging the 4th Industrial Revolution: Learning to use ICTs for science teaching in Southern Africa. In Gary H. Marks & . Denise Schmidt-Crawford (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1171-1176). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 20, 2020 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/215904/.

Jita, T., and Jita, L.C., 2019. A descriptive analysis of preservice teachers’ opportunities to learn to teach science using ICTs in South Africa. Lamanauskas V. (Ed.) (2019). Science and technology education: Current Challenges and Possible Solutions. Proceedings of the 3rd International Baltic Symposium on Science and Technology Education (BalticSTE2019), pp. 81–87. Scientia Socialis Press, Šiauliai. ISBN: 978-609-95513-4-0.

Jita, T. 2019. Preservice teachers’ decisions on the use of ICTs to teach science during teaching practice. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 120-127). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 14, 2019 from: https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/208485/

Tsakeni, M. & Jita, T. 2019. Classroom Information and Communications Technology Integration By Pre-Service And In-Service Teachers in Rural. In MM Dichaba and MAO Sotayo (Eds), Proceedings of the South Africa International Conference on Education (SAICEd): September 2019 conference.

Oguoma, E., Jita, L. C. and Jita, T., 2019. Teachers’ Concerns with the Implementation of Practical Work in the Physical Sciences Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement in South Africa. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, pp.1-13.

Ige, O.A., Jita, L.C. and Jita, T., 2019. Major personality traits influencing environmental knowledge: a case of urban learning ecologies. Problems of education in the 21st century, 77(1), pp.39-54.

Agyei, E. D., Jita, T., & Jita, L. C. 2019. Examining The Effectiveness Of Simulation-Based Lessons In Improving The Teaching Of High Schoolphysics: Ghanaian Pre-Service Teachers` experiences. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 18(6), 816-832. DOI-10.33225/jbse/19.18.816. URL: http://oaji.net/articles/2019/987-1576224886.pdf, ISSN: 1864-3898.

Lisene L.N. , Jita L. and Jita, T., 2019. “Teachers’ concerns on integration of information and communication technologies into Physical Science in Lesotho”. Towards Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. ISTE UNISA 2019 Conference (21-26 October 2019), held at Mopani Camp in Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa, pp.303-310.

Dube, B. and Jita, T., 2018. Rethinking healthy school relations for curriculum change in Zimbabwe: A relational leadership approach. Issues in Educational Research, 28(4), pp.901-917.

Lisene, L and Jita, T., 2018. Exploring the integration of modern technologies in the teaching of physical science in Lesotho: Perspectives in Education, 36(1): pp.111-127.

Jita, T., 2018. Exploring pre-service teachers’ opportunities to learn to teach science with ICTs during teaching practice: Journal of Education, 71 https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/joe.

Jita, T., 2016. Pre-service teachers’ competence to teach science through information and communication technologies in South Africa: Perspectives in Education, 34(3), pp.15-26.


Publications (Short List)


Research

Sponsor

Project title

Period

Amount per year

2020 CUT & UFS JOINT RESEARCH PROGRAMME

Learning to teach Natural Sciences using mobile devices: a design-based research on pre-service teachers in South Africa.

1 year

R50 000

(July 2020-June 2021)

National Research Foundation (NRF) Thuthuka: Research Grant for post PhD

Perceived ICT competence and usage by final-year science and mathematics preservice teachers in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Lesotho

3 years

R222,000.00(2020)

R126,000.00(2019)

R236,700.00(2018)

National Research Foundation (NRF) Thuthuka:

Pre-service and new graduate teachers’ competence to teach science through ICTs

1 year

R 96,000.00 (2017)

National Research Foundation (NRF) Thuthuka: PART-TIME DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIP

Pre-service teachers’ competences for teaching science through information and communication technologies during teaching practice.

1 year

R 120,000.00 (2016)

University of the Free State: Postgraduate School

PhD: Institutional support

(Lecturer replacement)

1 semester

R 23,000.00 (2016)


Area(s) of Interest

Information and Communication Technology;

Instructional Design;

Pre-service teachers;

Teaching practice; Work integrated learning

Teacher education;

Competence.


Courses Presented

Course code

Course description

Course program

Responsibility

Period

EDRT1713

Education Studies 2: Responsive Teaching for Meaningful Learning

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCE)

Module Developer

2019

WILP1700

Teaching Practice

 

PGCE

Module Developer and Presenter

2019 - current

TPRI/V1502

Teaching Practice 1

BEd (undergraduate module for Intermediate and Senior Phase)

Module Developer, leader and Presenter

2018 - current

GPED2623

General Pedagogy 2: Instruction and Assessment

BEd (undergraduate module for Intermediate and Senior Phase)

Module Leader and Co-presenter

2016 – current

GPED1623

General Pedagogy 1 : Managing the Curriculum

BEd (undergraduate module for Intermediate and Senior Phase)

Module Co-presenter

2015 – current


Community Service


Service Learning


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FACULTY CONTACT

Shereen Motaung
T: + 27 51 401 2245

E: motaungsk@ufs.ac.za
E: eduinfo@ufs.ac.za

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