Dr Vinodhani Paideya

Dr Paideya is a first year Chemistry lecturer with approximately 20 years of teaching experience in secondary and tertiary levels of education.

She holds a BSc degree with a major in Chemistry and a PhD in Education with a focus on Chemistry and Curriculum Studies. Dr Paideya holds a certificate of training as a Supplemental Instruction(SI) Supervisor from  the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University SI National Office.

Her research interests include chemistry education as well as research in academic development, monitoring and support.
Quote:   “A bright future beckons. The onus is on us, through hard work, honesty and integrity, to reach for the stars.” - Nelson Mandela.
  Supplemental Instruction Supervisor - NMMU National Office
PhD - University of KwaZulu-Natal
MSc (Chemistry Education; Curriculum Studies) - University of KwaZulu-Natal
HDE - University of Durban-Westville
BSc (Chemistry) - University of Durban-Westville
Discipline:   Chemistry
Campus:   Westville
  031 260 8311
Recent Publications:   Exploring the use of supplemental instruction: supporting deep understanding and higher-order thinking in chemistry (V. Paideya and R. Sookrajh) (2010) published by the South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE). Volume of publication is 24(5).

Engineering Students’ Experiences of Social Learning Spaces in Chemistry Supplemental Instruction Sessions (V.Paideya)(2011) published by Alternations, vol 18.2.

The Supplemental Instruction Leaders’ role: Developing students’ capacity to engage in collaborative learning spaces in chemistry Supplemental Instruction (V. Paideya) (2012) published by Van Schaik – EASA 2011 proceedings.


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