About Dr Benkosi Madlela
Dr Benkosi Madlela is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg in the department of education (Science and Technology Education). He holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA), Master of Education from UNISA, Honours Bachelor of Education from UNISA, Advanced Certificate in Education from UNISA, Baccalaureus Technologiae Education Management from Technikon Pretoria, and Advanced Postgraduate Supervision Capacity Development Programme Certificate of Attendance from UNISA. His thesis focused on the incorporation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) into the Natural Science curriculum in Pongola schools in KwaZulu Natal province. His dissertation focused on the application of the learner centred approach in the teaching and learning of Natural Science in Johannesburg East schools. He has worked in higher education institutions that train teachers in two SADC region countries. His research focus areas include use of technology in education, inquiry based learning, inclusive education, curriculum transformation and incorporation of IKS into the formal school curriculum.