About Ms. Semoni Cancelliere
Semoni is currently an assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg. She has taught Culture and the Natural Environment to second-year students and Teaching Methodology and Practicum to third-year students. Before that, she taught at a primary school for one year and worked in the Faculty of Education as a tutor, research assistant, senior tutor, practicum tutor and administrative assistant for almost nine years. She started her academic career with a Bachelor’s degree in Foundation Phase education, which she obtained from the University of Johannesburg in 2016. Her post graduate qualifications include a BEd Honours degree, which she obtained in 2020 from the University of Johannesburg, a Master’s degree, which she obtained in 2022 from the University of Johannesburg. She is currently a registered PhD candidate and her research focuses on factors that support and inhibit change in teaching practices. Her research interests include competencies for a fast-changing world, project-based teaching and learning and teacher education and development.
Embedding social justice in teacher education and development in Africa (2021). McNaught, C and Gravett, S (Eds.). Chapter 6: Addressing issues of food insecurity in a service-learning gardening project. N. Petersen, J. Maseko, K. Nthimbane & S. Cancelliere.