Tsediso Makoelle, Associate Professor

Tsediso Makoelle,  Associate Professor

Tsediso Makoelle is one of the recipients of the prestigious Nelson Mandela scholarship to the UK. He holds a PhD in Inclusive Education from the University of Manchester, UK and a D Ed in Education Management from University of South Africa. His span of experience in education stretches for more than 22 years in South Africa during which he was notably a Senior Lecturer, in Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg; an Education Lecturer at the Cape peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town; a High school Principal, deputy principal, Head of Department and a teacher in several schools in the Free State education department of South Africa. He has written and published extensively on inclusive education and school leadership for both national and international audience and readership. He has and still supervising both Master and PhD students. He is a member several research bodies. He is a reviewer of grants applications for the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), reviewed papers for several international journals and evaluated research theses for several universities in South Africa. He has also reviewed post graduate courses and programmes for many universities and serves on editorial boards of several international Journals. He is passionate about inclusive education with the research interest in conceptualization and operationalization of inclusive pedagogy within disadvantaged South African classroom contexts and beyond. He has devoted his research work within the framework of Participatory Action Research, informed by notions of Critical, reflective practitioner and transformative epistemologies. He is currently a General Director for Research and an associate professor at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan


EDIE 690 Thesis Seminar I

Recent Publications

Tsediso Makoelle and M Magano and U Ramnarain, 21 Disability as social discourse: Who is disabled?; Including the Excluded: Teaching the Vulnerable in the 21st Century; ISBN: 9781775952992; Pearson (Southern Africa), Total chapter: 21.

Makoelle TM (2015) Disability a social discourse: who is disabled? in Magano D & Ramnarian U,   Teaching Sustainability in the 21st century: Pearson ISBN  9781775952992.

Makoelle TM (2015) Gender and disability: who is enabled finally? In Magano D &    Maguvhe. Disability in Context; a socio-educational perspective in South Africa: Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-1-4737-1907-1

Makoelle TM   & Malindi MJ (2015) Resilience: a framework for inclusive pedagogy. Electronic Journal of Inclusive Education,vol 3 no 3 .

Makoelle TM (2014) Inclusion and sport; analysis from South African schools. Electronic Journal of Inclusive Education 3 (2).

Makoelle TM (2014) Inclusion of learners in a culturally alien school environment: cases of cultural resilience in a South African school context, Presentation at World Congress on Special needs education, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA 11-14 August 2014

Makoelle TM (2014) Cognitive justice: a road map for equitable inclusive learning environments. International Journal of Education and Research, Vol. 2 No. 7: 505-518

Contact Information:

Tsediso Makoelle

General Director for Research

Graduate School of Education

Nazarbayev University

Block 3-209

53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave.,

Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan

Office number: +7(7172) 70 9368

Email: tsediso.makoelle@nu.edu.kz

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