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Professor of Education: Faculty of Education
Name: Sarah Gravett
Location: GNA 237, Robert Sobukwe Building Soweto Campus
Department of Childhood Education, Faculty of Education  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: +27 11 559 5249

Email: sgravett@uj.ac.za

Curriculum Vitae Sarah Gravett

About Prof Sarah Gravett

Sarah Gravett is a Professor of Education and the former Dean of the Faculty of Education at UJ (from January 2007 until December of 2021). Her initial postdoctoral research included transformative learning, dialogic teaching and the design of learning environments in higher and adult education. Currently, she is mainly involved in projects on education imperatives for a fast-changing world, focusing particularly on teacher education and development. Here she leads projects that investigate teacher education models, the incorporation of the science of learning in teacher education, creative coding and educational robotics for teachers and using mixed-reality simulations in teacher education. She is the author and co-author of numerous books and articles on teaching and learning, teacher education and related themes and has supervised numerous postgraduate students to completion.

Recent publications

Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. Eds: Future-proofing teacher education. Voices from South Africa and beyond. Routledge. (In press).

Gravett, S., Lang, R. & Van der Merwe, D. Lesson design in preservice teacher education drawing on a science of learning perspective. In: Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. Future-proofing teacher education. Voices from South Africa and beyond. Routledge. (In press).).

Ndabezitha, L. & Gravett, S. Preparing pre-service teachers for play as pedagogy. In: Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. Future-proofing teacher education. Voices from South Africa and beyond. Routledge. (In press).

Kroon, R. & Gravett, S.  A framework for initial teacher education in an uncertain and fast-changing world. In: Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. Future-proofing teacher education. Voices from South Africa and beyond. Routledge. (In press)

Creating a context conducive to creative learning in a coding club: student teachers’ experiences. In: Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. Future-proofing teacher education. Voices from South Africa and beyond. Routledge. (In press)

Moodley, S; Seerane, T & Gravett, S 2022. Learning at home for Grade 1 learners in disadvantaged communities: Insights from the Sandbox@Home COVID-19-response intervention. South African Journal of Childhood Education. 12, (1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajce.v12i1.1046

Gravett, S. & Kroon, R.  – Currently published on-line: Learning to become a teacher: student teachers’ experiences and perceptions of a one-year initial teacher education programme. Educational Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2021.1935216

Gravett, S.J. & Jiyane, L., 2019. ‘The practice learning experiences of student teachers at a rural campus of a South African university’, South African Journal of Childhood Education 9(1), a702. https://doi.org/ 10.4102/sajce.v9i1.702

Gravett, S., Petersen N. & Ramsaroop, S.  2019. A university and school working in partnership to develop professional practice knowledge for teaching. Frontiers in Education.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feduc.2018.00118/full

https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2018.00118

Ramsaroop, S. & Gravett, S. 2017. The potential of teaching schools in enabling student teacher learning for the teaching profession, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 49:6, 848-865.

To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00220272.2017.1325516

Gravett, S. & Ramsaroop S.  2017.  Teaching schools as teacher education laboratories.

South African Journal of Childhood Education 7(1), a527. https:// doi.org/10.4102/sajce. v7i1.527

Gravett, S.  De Beer, J. Odendaal-Kroon, R & Merseth, K.K. 2017. The affordances of case-based teaching for the professional learning of student-teachers, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 49:3, 369-390. To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220272.2016.1149224

Downing, K., Loock, P.J. & Gravett, S. 2021. The Impact of Higher Education Ranking Systems on Universities. The Impact of Higher Education Ranking Systems on Universities – 1st E (routledge.com)

Gravett, S. & Henning, E. 2021. Eds. Glimpses into primary school education in South Africa. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Glimpses-into-Primary-School-Teacher-Education-in-South-Africa/Gravett-Henning/p/book/9780367338541

Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. 2021. Eds. A school-university partnership for teacher education in Soweto, Johannesburg. In: https://www.routledge.com/Glimpses-into-Primary-School-Teacher-Education-in-South-Africa/Gravett-Henning/p/book/9780367338541

McNaught, C. & Gravett, S. 2021. Eds. Embedding social justice in teacher education and development in Africa. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Embedding-Social-Justice-in-Teacher-Education-and-Development-in-Africa/McNaught-Gravett/p/book/9780367348533

Gravett, S. & McNaught C. 2021. How changing global economic models impact on local teacher-education programs. In: https://www.routledge.com/Embedding-Social-Justice-in-Teacher-Education-and-Development-in-Africa/McNaught-Gravett/p/book/9780367348533

Gravett, S. & Eadie, S. 2021. The Sandbox project: Developing competencies for a changing world in South African schools. In: https://www.routledge.com/Embedding-Social-Justice-in-Teacher-Education-and-Development-in-Africa/McNaught-Gravett/p/book/9780367348533

Petersen, N; Gravett, S & Ramsaroop, S. 2020. Service Learning and Teacher Education, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.1002

Ramsaroop, S., Petersen, N. Gravett, S. 2020. WIL and teaching schools: The UJ teaching school experience. In: De Beer, J., Petersen, N & J van Vuuren, H.  Becoming a teacher: Research on the work-integrated learning of student teachers. https://books.aosis.co.za/index.php/ob/catalog/book/215

De Beer, J & Gravett, S. 2020. A hybrid model building on prolepsis for effective practice teaching in pre-service Life Sciences teacher education. In: De Beer, J., Petersen, N & J van Vuuren, H. Becoming a teacher: Research on the work-integrated learning of student teachers. https://books.aosis.co.za/index.php/ob/catalog/book/215

Gravett, S.  2018. Initial Teacher Education in Primary Education (South Africa) In:  Maringe, F &  Tatto, MT., & Menter, I  eds. Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies.   DOI: 10.5040/9781350995949,

Academic links

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=HdD7Y-AAAAAJ

ORCID:  0000-0003-2248-140X