About Dr Rina Grobler
Dr Grobler obtained her BSc, DEd, PGSED at the Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg). She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Education within the Faculty of Education where her teaching focus is in the field of the sociology of education, natural sciences and mathematics education. Her research focus is on cultural capital and academic achievement.
Undergraduate teaching includes: Adolescent development; Learning and cognition; Learning Area Methodology; Teaching Methodology and Practicum: Natural Sciences
Postgraduate Teaching includes: BEd Hons: Education and society; Contemporary Themes and Perspectives; Educational Perspectives; Educational Theory A: (Sociology of Education); Mathematics Education; MEd: Psychology of Education; Sociology of Education; Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contexts
Postgraduate Supervision: Doctor Rina Grobler supervises a number of postgraduate students at Masters level. Her most recent co-supervised and supervised graduates include:
- Khatite, MD (2006) The relationship between drug abuse and learner behaviour in secondary schools in Parys.(POST GRADUATE SUPERVISION (Completed M.Ed.)
- Dutton, CR (1999) – The role of technology in identity formation of secondary school learners. (POST GRADUATE CO-SUPERVISION (Completed M.Ed.)
- Radebe, EH (2002) – A differential analysis of secondary school learners’ perception of self-concept in Soweto.POST GRADUATE CO-SUPERVISION (Completed M.Ed.)
- Matlhatsi, MM (2003) – District office and educator commitment in the Zeerust district.POST GRADUATE CO-SUPERVISION (Completed M.Ed.)
- Pule, EN (2003) Professional conduct in schools and educator commitment in the Zeerust district.POST GRADUATE CO-SUPERVISION (Completed M.Ed.)
Selected recent publication:
- Grobler, Rina (2003). Scholastic achievement: the contribution of self-concept and time concept. Education as Change. 7(2), 2003:147-166.
- Grobler, Rina (2005). The time-concept of grade 11 learners and that of their parents. South African Journal of Education. 25(1), 2005:19-24.
- Grobler, Rina (2009). Learning motivation and time concept of learners from low socio-economic environments. Acta Academica. 41(4), 2009:92-112.
- Grobler, R. & Khatitie, M. (2012). Identifying some factors that might predispose drug abuse among learners in a South African township school. Africa Education Review. 9(1), 2012:191-207.
She has presented thirteen papers at international and national conferences. Seven articles were published in nationally accredited journals and four papers have been published in international conference proceedings. Five students have successfully completed their MEd studies under her supervision/co-supervision.
She has served as external examiner for various post graduate studies, and as a reviewer for the NRF, the HEQC and for various accredited journals.