Micheal M. Van Wyk


Prof Micheal M van Wyk

Ph.D in Curriculum Studies – University of the Free State
Master of Arts in Economics Education and Entrepreneurship –Delaware University in USA
Master of Education (Curriculum Studies) UFS,
BEd Hons (Educational leadership and Management) UFS,
BA (Economics) Unisa,
Secondary Teachers Diploma –University of the Western Cape,
Certificate in Project Management,
Certificate in Assessment

Micheal van Wyk is a full Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Teacher Education at the College of Education, University of South Africa (Unisa). He has more than thirty two years of teaching experience both at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. He was a primary and high school principal from 1999-2003. He received an awarded for outstanding school leadership in 2000 in the Northern Cape Department of Education. He was a subject advisor for Economics, Accounting and Business Economics. He is currently a National Research Foundation C-rated researcher in Economics education. He has been published more than 52 research articles in accredited international and South African journals in the last eight years, reading 47 papers at educational conferences, written four academic books and six chapters in research books. He delivered several keynote addresses at various teacher education conferences. He has been awarded on 6 March 2014, the Chancellors’ 2013 Award for Excellence in Research at the University of South Africa. He also received an award for Outstanding Education Research Paper (International conference, Dublin-Ireland, 2010). Prof van Wyk is an international reviewer for several international journals as well for South African journals. He served on several academic boards of educational science journals and several committees in the College of Education, University of South Africa. He serves on various International Academic Boards of journals. He published in 2013 Schooling, Society and Inclusive Education with Oxford University Press. He is currently working on a research book project entitled: Research methods: An African approach which will be published in 2015. He is the founder and Editor-in-chief for African Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum. He is currently doing consultation work for UMALUSI on post-matric examinations and curriculum changes. He started in 2008 his own company as Executive Director, Mimosa Education Services.

Prof Micheal van Wyk research interests are technology-integrated teaching and learning strategies, social media tools for the classroom, Afrocentric-Indigenous pedagogy and research methodology, cooperative learning, social entrepreneurship and economics education.