Criteria 6: The integration of engagement into the core academic
This engagement project is primarily an outreach programme to under serviced disadvantaged communities. It
includes partnerships in socio-economic projects with the DoE and the private sector and has contributed to public
debate and conferences. Also, as noted earlier, the engagement activities of this project are integrated with teaching
and learning and with research. The positive impact of this engagement project becomes evident from research, as
indicated previously - many papers have been published and a PhD degree has been earned.
Research studies have also included the generative use of ICTs in current disadvantaged schools.
My involvement in research and engagement, has also been recognised by the Faculty of Education and the NMMU as
was awarded Emerging Teacher of The Year, Faculty Teacher of the Year and NMMU Teacher of the Year in 2010 and
I was also informed on 29 May 2012 that I am awarded the NMMU Faculty of Education: Emerging Researcher of the
Below are letters of support regarding my teaching, leadership and engagement from: