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Name: Mafor Penn
Location: GNA 229, Robert Sobukwe Building Soweto Campus
Department of Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Staff  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: +27 11 559 5036


About Mrs. Mafor Penn

Mafor currently works as a science lecturer at the Department of Childhood Education, University of Johannesburg. She recently completed her PhD and holds a Masters in science education (MEd with distinction). Mafor currently does research in technology-enhanced science education, the affordances of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VAR) in science teaching and learning, mobile learning in science education and Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE). She has also published some of her work in reputable journals and various national and international conferences, including SAARMSTE (Southern African countries), ISTE (South Africa), ICET, ICPE, ICESS & END (International).

Recent publications

Ramnarain U., Penn M. (2021) An Investigation of South African Pre-service Teachers’ Use of Simulations in Virtual Physical Sciences Learning: Process, Attitudes and Reflections. In: Cai Y., van Joolingen W., Veermans K. (eds) Virtual and Augmented Reality, Simulation and Serious Games for Education. Gaming Media and Social Effects. Springer, Singapore.

Penn, M. & Ramnarain, U. (2021). South African Grade 12 Science Students’ Understandings of Scientific Inquiry. Science and Education.

Academic links


Google Scholar: Google Scholar_M Penn