Dr Nixon Teis
School of Mathematics Natural Sciences and Technology Education
143 1.4
IB 42
051 401 2693
Teacher Training Building 1.4

Short CV


1. University of the Free State (UFS):

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.  


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 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.


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).


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



Shereen Motaung
T: + 27 51 401 2245

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

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