Dr Nixon Teis
Position
Lecturer
Department
School of Mathematics Natural Sciences and Technology Education
Address
143 1.4
SCHOOL OF MATHS NATURAL SCIENCE AND TECHN EDUCATIO
IB 42
UFS
Telephone
051 401 2693
Office
Teacher Training Building 1.4
Information

Short CV

QUALIFICATIONS


1. University of the Free State (UFS):


M.Ed.:2010
PGDE: Curriculum Studies:2009
B.Ed. Hons. (Curriculum Studies in Technology:2004 (Cum Laude)
ACE (Curriculum studies):2002

2. Perseverance College of Education

Teachers Diploma: 1990

Credit bearing short courses        

1.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)            
Boston - USA             Mastering Innovation and Design-Thinking: 2013

2.  University of the Free State (UFS):

Assessor’s course: 2008
Introduction to Qualitative research (SPQUAL):  2008
TurboCAD:  2006 

Open Learning Group College

Skills Development Facilitator:  2004 

3.Dr. Blok Secondary school: Bloemfontein
Matriculated with the subjects: Afrikaans, English, Mathematics, Biology, Woodwork, and Geography.  

CAREER

Appointments: (Full-Time) 

Educator - Blok Secondary School (1991-2005)    Subjects: Woodwork (Std.6-10); Mathematics (Std. 6); Technology (Gr. 8 and 9) 

Lecturer – University of the Free State (2006 – present)                 Disciplines: Technology and Civil Technology   

Appointment (part time)      

Skills Development Facilitator – Rubi-quant: quantity surveying consultancy. (2005)      

Residence Head: KAREE residence UFS (2011 – 2014).       
                           
Best Manage Male Residence Awards (2011 & 2012)  

Scholarship awarded:            Grow Our Own Timber (GOOT) – scholarship 2008 / 2009

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Professional Societies: UVPERSU, SACE

Professional committees       :           Free State Education Dept. Civil Technology committee

                                              :           National Technology Association of South Africa - member         

                                              :           Free State Technology Association – Vice chairperson

 

 

 

 

 

Publications (Short List)

Conference paper publications

Teis, NJP2013.  Technology Education: A Framework for the Development of Critical Teacher Competencies.  SuLE Annual International Colloquium, 29-31 October 2013. ISBN 978-0-86886-820.  Xerox UFS Campus, Bloemfontein.

Article 

Alexander, G., Van Wyk, M.M., Jafta, C.D., Teis, N.J.P & Le Roux, N.  2009.  The impact of the UFS-Volksblad grade 12 learner intervention on the quality of teaching and learning in Mathematics, Physical Science and accounting: A university community service initiative.

 

International Conference paper presenter:

Teis, NJP2013.  Technology Education: A Framework for the Development of Critical Teacher Competencies.  SuLE Annual International Colloquium, 29-31 October 2013. University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.

Alexander, G., Teis, NJP., Van Wyk, MM., The Impact of UFS-Volksblad Grade 12 Learner Intervention on the Quality of Teaching and Learning In Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting: A University Community Service Initiative.  Alexander presented at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL 2009).  INTI University College, Kuching, Malaysia.  (16 -18 November 2009)  

Conference workshop presenter:

Teis, NJP.  2007.  Construction of a metal wheel.  National Technology Conference, Pretoria.  (30 September- 01October 2008).

Research

Current research: Ph.D. Teis, NJP.  2011 –

Research topic:  Technology Education: a Framework for the Development of Critical Competencies.

Teis, N.J.P.  2010.  Problem solving teaching strategies in Civil Technology in the Free State.  Unpublished M.Ed. script.  Bloemfontein: University of the Free State.

Area(s) of Interest

Technology Education; TE teaching strategies; Process thinking development strategies; The philosophy of Technology; Understanding philosophical influence in teaching (subject matter and teaching approach).

Courses Presented

Technology – Occupational Therapy: ATO 104 (2006 - )
Technology – B. Ed.: TGN 224
Technology – B. Ed.: TGN 314
Wood Science (Civil) – B. Ed.: THK 124
Wood Science (Civil) – B. Ed.: THK 224
Technology – (ACE): LTE 114

Community Service

Convener:  Building committee of the Bloemfontein Life Change (BLC) centre (Uniting Reform Church)

Co-opted executive member of the School Governing body (SGB) of Dr. Blok Secondary School.

Member of the Free State Department of Education Civil Technology subject committee

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FACULTY CONTACT

Shereen Motaung
T: + 27 51 401 9281

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

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