Details of scholarship and research publications (discipline-based or related to teaching and learning in the discipline) which could be in the form of a CV
As I have previously stated, I joined the NMMU in May 2007. I registered for my PhD in 2006, but had to change my initial topic and research after I was appointed, as my initial topic was primary school based at my then residing school. Thus, I started to refocus in May 2007. In spite of this change, I was able to complete my ‘new’ PhD in two years and six months, which I think is quite an achievement, considering the employment change (from being a primary school teacher to the NMMU as an academic) and taking into account that I did not have any sabbatical to work on my PhD.
My publications in this short seven year space of time include the following as academic:
- Du Plessis, A. & Subramanien, B. (2021). Teacher usage of ICT in South Africa in a Multigrade Context. In L. Cornish & M. J. Taole (eds.), Perspectives in Multigrade Teaching: Research and practice in South Africa and Australia, (pp. 213-241). Switzerland: Springer.
- Du Plessis, A. & Subramanien, B. (2021). Challenges that multigrade teachers Experience in Implementing Information and Communication Technologies. In L. Cornish & M. J. Taole (eds.), Perspectives in Multigrade Teaching: Research and practice in South Africa and Australia, (pp. 119-140). Switzerland: Springer.
- Du Plessis, A. and Blignaut, S. (2020). Offline - Online Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Teaching and Learning Strategy in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond. In N. Ndimande-Hlongwa, L. Ramrathan, N. Mkhize, and J.A. Smit, Technology-based Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during the Time of COVID-1 (pp. 92-119). Alternation African Scholarship Book Series, Volume #02. Durban: CSSALL Publishers (Pty) Ltd. DOI number: https://doi.org/10.29086/978-0-9869936-1-9/2020/AASBS02
ISI an IBSS indexed journals
- Du Plessis, A. & Ismail, B. (Accepted - In press 2022). Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students’ experience of mentoring. Journal of Elementary Education.
- Virtic-Ploy, M., Du Plessis, A., & Sorgo, A. (2022). Development and validation of the “Mentoring for effective teaching practicum instrument”. CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies Journal, 12, 1-28.
- Du Plessis, A. (2022). A personal reflection on Covid-19 online teaching, learning, and assessment with suggestions for research. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 21(4), 536-544. https://doi.org/10.33225/jbse/22.21.536
- Bayaga, A., Lekena, L. L., Selepe, C., du Plessis, A., Blignaut, S., & Morar, T.. (2022). Academic, social and economic experiences of first-year students: case study. South African Journal of Higher Education, 36(2), 8-24. https://dx.doi.org/10.20853/36-2-4592
- Virtic-Ploy, M., Du Plessis, A. & Sorgo, A. (2021). In the search for the ideal mentor by applying the ‘Mentoring for effective teaching practice instrument’, European Journal of Teacher Education, DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2021.1957828
- Du Plessis, A. and Ahmed, L. (2020). Exploring the aspirations of youth in a rural secondary school utilising a visual participatory approach. Educational Research for Social Change, 9(2), 47-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2221-4070/2020/v9i2a4
- Cherrington, A.V., Scheckle, E., Khau, M., De Lange, N. & Du Plessis, A. (2018). What does it mean to be an ‘engaged university’? Reflections from a university and school-community engagement project. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746197918779945
- Du Plessis, A. (2018). Science Education in schools and at tertiary level: Status quo or embracing change? Journal of Baltic Science Education, 17(2), 184-186
- Du Plessis, A. & Cain. G. (2017). Exploring the perceived possible sources of conflict among educators in a school. Journal of Education, 70, 1-23.
- Du Plessis, A. (2016). Student-teachers’ pedagogical Beliefs: learner-centred or teacher-centred when using ICT in the science classroom? Journal of Baltic Science Education, 15(2), 140-158.
- Du Plessis, A. (2016). Educational Research for Social Change and
the Need for New Methodologies (Editorial). Educational Research for Social Change, 5(2), vi-xii.
- Zinn, D., Adam, K., Kurup, R. and Du Plessis, A. (2016). Returning to the Source: Reflexivity and Transformation in Understanding a Humanising Pedagogy. Educational Research for Social Change, 5(1), 70-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2221-4070/2016/v5i1a5
- Du Plessis, A. (2015). Rethinking traditional science teaching through infusing ICT learning embedded by a ‘learning-as-design’ approach. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 14(1), 4-6.[Special invited Editorial].
- Du Plessis, A., & Webb, P. (2012). Teachers’ perceptions about their own and their schools’ readiness for computer implementation: A South African case study. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 11(3), 312-325
- Du Plessis, A., & Webb, P. (2012). A teacher proposed heuristic for ICT professional teacher development and implementation in the South African context. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 11(4), 46-55.
- Du Plessis, A., & Webb, P. (2012). Digital immigrant teacher perceptions of an extended Cyberhunt strategy. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28(2), 341-363.
- Du Plessis, A., & Webb, P. (2011). An extended Cyberhunts strategy: Learner centred learning-by-design. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27(7), 1190-1207.
DHET accredited journals
- Du Plessis, A. & Webb, P. (2011). An extended 'learning by design' framework based on learner perceptions. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 15(2), 16-29.
- Du Plessis, A. & Webb, P. (2008). Generative use of computers: Promoting critical outcomes of the South African curriculum. Education as Change, 12(1), 15-27.
Articles in refereed journals
- Du Plessis, A. & Subramanien, B. (2014). Voices of despair: Challenges of multi-grade teachers in a rural district in South Africa. Educational Research for Social Change, 3(1), 20-36.
- Cain, G. & Du Plessis, A. (2013). Teachers’ perceptions of the consequences of interpersonal conflict: A case study in three primary schools. Problems of Management in the 21st Century. Managing in a changing Society, 8, 25-41.
- Du Plessis, A. (2013). Wikis and Power Points as cognitive development tools in Scientific Literacy: A Proposed Heuristic. Problems in Education in the 21st Century. 57, 25-47.
Keynote at conferences
- Du Plessis, A. (2020). An exploration of students’ perceptions and experiences of school-based mentoring to inform faculties’ mentoring and mentee thinking. Keynote presentation at the Colchester Institute in the Department of Education, affiliated to the University of Essex in January 2020.
- Du Plessis, A. (2018). Student generated cellphilms as a tool to ‘learn with’ with a view to promote students’ learning and assessment experiences in the ‘Education as Thinking’ module: Possibilities and Challenges. 2nd Symposium SOLT Programme 2018, Improving Learning and Teaching through Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, 27 to 28 November 2018, Walter Sisulu University.
- Du Plessis, A. (2014). An ICT learning-to-design heuristic to promote science learning: using PowerPoint in an “unintended” mode. IXth IOSTE SYMPOSIUM FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE Science and Technology Education for the XXIst Century at the University of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic, 15 to 17 September 2014.
- Du Plessis, A. (2014). Cyberhunts: Technology usage meeting levels of cognitive thinking and critical outcomes in all subjects, including science. Video keynote presented at the NATURAL SCIENCE EDUCATION IN COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS 2014 Conference, Panevėžys, 25–26 April, 2014.
- Du Plessis, A. (2013). Wikis and PowerPoints as cognitive development tools in Scientific Literacy. International Scientific Conference, “Information & communication technology in natural science education – 2013”, 23-27 October 2013, Siauliai, Lithuania.
- Du Plessis, A. (2011). Internet learning through learners as designers of Extended Cyberhunts: A South African Developed Strategy. Presentation at the Africa Higher-Ed ICT Conference, Johannesburg, 30-31 March 2011.