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Dr Fenton Ruparanganda

Lecturer 

Dr Fenton Ruparanganda

Ph.D. in Biology Education (University of Central Nicaragua), M.Ed. Biology (UZ), Licenciate in Education Biology (Cuba).
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Interest: Use of Advanced Educational Technologies in the process of teaching and learning.

Publications

  • Ruparanganda, Fenton (November, 2012). The extent of the application of the constructivist perspective in the teaching and learning of Biology at “O” level. In Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Volume 24 Number 3. ISSN 1013-3445 Page 265 -277
  • Ruparanganda,Fenton( Co-published with Cecilia Mukundu and Geofrey Munjoma November, 2012). Students Perceptions on the Effectiveness and Advantages of the Open Distance Electronic Learning Methodology (ODeL) over the Traditional Face To Face Learning Methodology, "Two Years On." Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Volume 24 Number 3. 2012 ISSN 1013-3445.Page 291 -302.
  • Fenton Ruparanganda,( Co-published with Manuel Rwodzi and Cecilia K. Mukundu) Project Approach as an Alternative to Regular Laboratory Practical Work in the Teaching and learning of Biology in Rural Secondary Schools in Zimbabwe. In International Journal of Education and Information Studies (IJEIS).Research India Publications,Volume 3, Number 1 (2013), ISSN2277-3169 Page 13-20
  • Fenton Ruparanganda( Co-published with Jonah Mafodya) Anaysis of Zimbabwe’s monthly number of births for the period 2008 to2012. International Journal of Statistics and Systems (IJSS). Research India Publications. Volume 8, Number 1(2013) ISSN 0973-2675 Pages 51-58
  • Fenton Ruparanganda An evaluation of the implementation of the Science-Technology and Society (STS) concept in Science Instruction in secondary schools in Zimbabwe. In South American Journal of Academic Research, Volume 1, Number 2(2016), ISSN2311-7672 Page 1-9.
  • Fenton Ruparanganda. (Co-published with Joice Tafirenyika), Implementation of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the teaching and learning in primary schools in Zimbabwe In Journal of Educational Research (IRDO), Volume 2, Issue-5 (2017), ISSN2456-2947 Page 145-157.
  • Fenton Ruparanganda. An evaluation of the extent secondary schools in Zimbabwe sensitizes pupils on sexual and reproductive health issue. In Journal of Educational Research (IRDO), Volume 2, Issue-5 (2017), ISSN2456-2947 Page 158-170.
  • Fenton Ruparanganda Application of the Science-Technology and Society (STS) concept during Science Instruction in rural secondary schools in Zimbabwe. In International Journal of Education and Information Studies(IJEIS). Research India Publications, Volume 3, Number 1 (2014), ISSN2277-3169 Page 12-18.
  • Ruparanganda, Fenton (Co-published with Cecilia Mukundu and Geofrey Munjoma (November 2012). Students Perceptions on the Effectiveness and Advantages of the Open Distance Electronic Learning Methodology (ODeL) over the Traditional Face To Face Learning Methodology, "Two Years On." Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Volume 24 Number 3. 2012 ISSN 1013-3445.Page 291 -302.
  • Fenton Ruparanganda, (Co-published with Manuel Rwodzi and Cecilia K. Mukundu) Project Approach as an Alternative to Regular Laboratory Practical Work in the Teaching and learning of Biology in Rural Secondary Schools in Zimbabwe. In International Journal of Education and Information Studies (IJEIS). Research India Publications, Volume 3, Number 1 (2013), ISSN2277-3169 Page 13-20

BOOKS:        

  • Fenton Ruparanganda (Co-published with Zindi, Fred; November 2011). IT Module (Basic, Microsoft and E-mail) Human Resource Research Centre, July 2011. 69 pages. This module is now being used in the training of ICT at the Human Resource Research Centre.

 

 

 

Dr Smart J Mpofu

Lecturer

Ph.D. in Chemistry (University of Johannesburg), M.Sc. (Education)  Chemistry (UZ)

B.Ed. Chemistry (UZ), Certificate in Education for the Blind (United College of Education)  Certificate in Education (Mkoba, Gweru)

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Publications

1. Determination of catechins from Elephantorrhiza elephantina and Pentanisia prunelloides by Electrochemistry and Ultra-Violet spectroscopy, Smart J. Mpofu, Tantoh Ndinteh, Arotiba Omotayo, Rui W. M. Krause. Journal of Natural Products Communications. 2013 9(1) 41-43. PMID: 24660459.
2. Cytotoxicity, phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity of crude extracts from rhizomes of Elephantorrhiza elephantina and Pentanisia prunelloides. Smart Johannes Mpofu, Titus A.M. Msagati, Rui W. M. Krause. Journal of Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 11(1) 34-52. DOI 10.4314/2157.
3. Interactive efficacies of Elephantorrhiza elephantina and Pentanisia prunelloides extracts against gastrointestinal pathogens. S. J. Mpofu, D Tantoh Ndinteh, S. F. van Vuuren, R. W. M. Krause and Olivier D. K. South African Journal of Botany, 2014 94:(224-230). ISSN 02546299 DOI 10.1016/j.sajb.2014.07.002.
4. Synthesis of liposomes using α-phosphotidycholine and metabolites obtained from Elephantorrhiza elephantina and Pentanisia prunelloides. African Journal of Biotechnology. S. J. Mpofu Titus A. M. Msagati, Rui W. M. Krause, 13 2014. ISSN 1684-5315.
5. The effect on potency of adding (-)-epicatechin to crude extracts of Elephantorrhiza elephantina and Pentanisia prunelloides. Mpofu S. J.,⃰ Msagati T. A. M a and Rui W. M. Krause R. W. M., Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, 2014 8(37):899-908.ISSN: 1996-0816 DOI: 10.5897/AJPP2013.3943.
6. Flavonoids from the rhizomes of Elephantorrhiza elephantina and Pentanisia prunelloides Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Smart J. Mpofu, Titus A. M. Msagati, Rui W. M. Krause, 2013, Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 2015 9(16) 531-549 ISSN 1996-0875.

 

Dr. Oswell Namasasu

Chairperson & Lecturer

 

Dr Oswell Namasasu

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D’Phil (Geography Education: Citizenship, UZ); M.A. (Human Geography, Queen’s University at Kingston,); BA (Geography, Economics & Education, National University of Lesotho); Certificate in Remote Sensing (Physical Geography, University of Stockholm); Certificate in Translation and Interpretation Studies (Shona: English, UZ); Certificate in French (DELF, Ministry of Education, France)

Languages: Shona, Sotho, English, French
Areas of Research: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Geography; Citizenship Education; Translation Studies;
Current Research Project: Shona-English Environmental Dictionary – Duramazwi Rezvakatikomberedza. 

 

Mr Anselem Madzudzo

Lecturer

MSc ( Applied Physics), BSc(Hons) Physics, BSc General(Physics, Maths) and Grad. C.E

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Research Interests: E-learning, Medium of Instruction in Science Education

Area of Research: Physics Education and Energy sources

Research Area: Effect of language and culture on science education; use of biogas , Energy in rural Zimbabwe

Current Research Projects: Teaching physics in Shona; biogas powered chicken incubator

 

 

Mr P S Ngwazikazana

Lecturer

 

M.A (Alabama); Graduate Certificate in Education, B.A (Honours), Rhodesia; certificate in Satellite Remote Sensing (Stockholm, Sweden); Certificate in Remote Sensing (Suparco, Pakistan)

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Research Interests: Geography education; the map as a form of human discourse; cartographic licence, cartographic blunders and cartographic disinformation.

Current Research: A number of small studies in aspects of the map as an instrument of power.

 

 

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