Completed research projects
2007 – 2011
National Research Foundation Research Niche Area Projects (RNA) (2007-2011)
Title: Teacher development in “Ecologies of Practice”
A developed Research Niche Area (RNA) with grants for various projects from the National Research Foundation and the UJ is current.
RNA Project 1: From ecologies of learning to ecologies of practice - The project leader for this research project is Prof Duan van der Westhuizen with Prof Alan Amory as co - leader.
RNA Project 2: Learning to be a teacher – towards learner outcomes in schools – The project leader for this project is Prof Sarah Gravett with Prof Brigitte Smit as co -leader
RNA Project 3: The discourse and performative practice of teachers in language literacy and communication - The project Leader for this research project is Prof Elizabeth Henning.
RNA Project 4: The keystone species in the science and mathematics classrooms of two schools - The project leader for this project is Dr Josef de Beer
RNA Project 5: Teachers building practice as community counselors – The project leader is Prof Jace Pillay with Dr Helen Dunbar-Krige as co-leader.
RNA Project 6: Teachers and tools: crafting technology education in practice – The project leader is Prof Piet Ankiewicz.
2006Learning and information ecologies
Funded by: The National Research Foundation (NRF)
Grant holders: E Henning and D vd Westhuizen (University of Johannesburg)
2005Learning in, from and for the field
Funded by : Community Higher Education Service Partnerships (CHESP) an initiative of JET Education Services
Grant holders: E Henning and S Gravett (University of Johannesburg)
2005Teacher Identity and the culture of schooling
Funded by: South African Netherlands Programme for Alternatives in Development (SANPAD)
Grant holders: E Henning, B Smit and B Nduna (University of Johannesburg)
UNESCO UNITWINLearning to live together and learning to be: A multi-faceted evaluation inquiry of an international values education program
Funded by: UNESCO
Grant holders: A Furco (University of Berkley, CA),
E Henning and N Dasoo (University of Johannesburg)