Acting DVC: Research & Internationalisation; Professor of Teacher Education and Development: Faculty of Education
Name: Sarah Gravett
Location: 1st Floor West Wing Madibeng APK Soweto Campus
Department of Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Management Executive Committee Staff Members
Tel: +27 11 559 4814/481
Personal/Executive Assistant: Ms Ansuya LalsabCurriculum 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 simulation 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.
She is a National Research Foundation C2 rated scientist and a member the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).
Selected recent publications
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
Gravett, S. & Ramsaroop, S. 2015. Bridging theory and practice in teacher education: teaching schools – a bridge too far? Perspectives in Education; 33 (1), 134-153
Chapters in books and books
Nel, C. Gravett, S. Van der Merwe, D. 2023. Simulated teaching in an ODL environment. In: Okeke, C; Adu, E.O., Mncanca, M., Uwanyi (Eds). Van Schaik Publishers
Gravett S. Ed. 2022. Teaching for learning in a fast-changing world. University of Johannesburg. (Opensource book.) Can be downloaded from: https://www.uj.ac.za/faculties/education/free-book-download-teaching-for-learning-in-a-fast-changing-world/
Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. Eds. 2023: Future-proofing teacher education. Voices from South Africa and beyond. Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Future-proofing-Teacher-Education-Voices-from-South-Africa-and-Beyond/Gravett-Petersen/p/book/9781032028507
Gravett, S., Lang, R. & Van der Merwe, D. 2023. Lesson design in preservice teacher education drawing on a science of learning perspective. In: Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. Eds. Future-proofing teacher education. Voices from South Africa and beyond. Routledge.
Ndabezitha, L. & Gravett, S. 2023. Preparing pre-service teachers for play as pedagogy. In: Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. Eds. Future-proofing teacher education. Voices from South Africa and beyond. Routledge.
Kroon, R. & Gravett, S. 2023. A framework for initial teacher education in an uncertain and fast-changing world. In: Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. Eds. Future-proofing teacher education. Voices from South Africa and beyond. Routledge.
Molaodi, L; Gravett, S. & Batchelor, J. 2023. Creating a context conducive to creative learning in a coding club: student teachers’ experiences. In: Gravett, S. & Petersen, N. eds. Future-proofing teacher education. Voices from South Africa and beyond. Routledge.
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. Eds. 2021. 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. Eds. 2021. 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. Eds. 2021. 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,
De Beer, J. & Gravett, S. 2016. The affordances of case-based teaching for self-directed learning: A case study with first-year student teachers. In: Mentz, E. & Oosthuizen, I. eds. 2016. Self-directed learning research. An imperative for transforming the educational landscape, 35-71. Durbanville: AOSIS.
Petersen, N. Henning, E. & Gravett, S 2016. Onde professores em formaçāo e a prática do ensino fundamental se encontram: como uma universidade sul-africana elaborou um programa inovador de formação. In: De Moura, De Almeida, A.A. Internacioalização do Ensino Superior: Desafios a Perspectivas; 163- 174, Editora CRV
Gravett, S., Petersen, N & De Beer, J. 2015. Using case teaching in teacher education with large class groups (a good practice account) In: Brown, S, 2015: “Learning, teaching and assessment in higher education: global perspectives”.
Gravett, S. & De Beer J. 2014. (2nd edition – first edition 2010). The teacher as reflective practitioner, pp. 1-18. (In: Gravett, S.; De Beer. J; Du Plessis, E. eds. 2014. Becoming a teacher.) Cape Town: Pearson.
De Beer, J. Gravett S. 2014. The teacher as mediator of learning, pp. 111-141. (In: Gravett, S.; De Beer. J; Du Plessis, E. 2015. eds. Becoming a teacher.) Cape Town: Pearson.
Gravett S., De Beer, J. 2014. The teacher as researcher. (In: Gravett, S.; De Beer. J; Du Plessis, E. 2015. eds. Becoming a teacher.), pp. 343-405. Cape Town: Pearson.
Gravett, S. Merseth, K & De Beer, J. eds. 2013: Being a teacher. A book of cases. Cape Town: Pearson
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