Curriculum Studies
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Mathematics, Science & Technology


The Interest Group strives for academic excellence in Mathematics and Science education.

This vision is driven by the following values:

  • Involvement
  • Relevance
  • Academic integrity
  • Innovation
  • Respect for diversity


The Interest Group will promote the status and quality of the broader subject area through the following measures:

  • Applied research
  • Student-centred instruction
  • Effective community interaction​


The rationale for the existence of the Interest Group is to reflect collectively, to plan and to negotiate to the advantage of the subject area, the Department and the Faculty.

Interest Group Members

​Telephone ​E-mail ​Areas of Specialization​​​

​Dr Faaiz Gierdien (chair)

+27 21 808 2289


Dr Marie Louise Botha

​+27 21 808 2293

​Life Science, Natural Sciences and Technology, Teaching and Learning​

Dr Nazeem Edwards

​+27 21 808 2291

​Physical Science, Natural Sciences and Technology, Teaching and Learning

​Dr Erna Lampen 

​+27 21 808 2292



Language support for subject terminology 

The Faculty supports you in the use of academic language and language for special purposes with MobiLex, a specialist dictionary with definitions of terms that you would use in your undergraduate studies. There are also translations of terms, as well as their meanings in Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa, compiled by lecturers in the Departement of Currikulum studies. Download the MobiLex app on your phone or search it on your computer or tablet at​