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 Prof. Rajendran Govender

Position: Deputy Dean.Teaching and Learning
Department: Faculty of Education
Faculty: Faculty of Education
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Tel: 021-9592248
Fax: 021-9593358
Email: rgovender@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Rajendran Govender is currently an Associate Professor in Mathematics Education in the School of Science and Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of the Western Cape. In the interim he is serving as the Deputy Dean of Teaching and Learning. Rajendran started teaching school mathematics in 1985, became a college mathematics lecturer in 1995 and in 2002 he became a subject advisor of Mathematics in KwaZulu-Natal. In 2003 he joined the University of Limpopo as a mathematics education lecturer, and in 2008 took up the post of mathematics education lecturer at UWC wherein he has been promoted to senior and lecturer in 2013 and recently to Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Rajendran is a member of SAARMSTE, UMALUSI external moderator for Mathematics, serves on the AMESA national council and represents AMESA on the SAMF Advisory Committee on Mathematics. He is also an associate editor of the Pythagoras journal. He served as a team leader for the conceptualization and writing of the Curriculum Statement for National Senior Certificate for Adults (NASCA) in Mathematics, which has been signed by the Minister of Higher Education in 2016. He serves as a work stream leader on geometry and measurement in the DHET Primary Teacher Education project. His core areas of mathematics education research embrace reasoning, generalizing, proof, problem solving, modelling and the use of ICT in mathematics.


Most recently he has been invited by the Universities South Africa (USAf) to serve as a member and chairperson of the Community of Practice for the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (TLMCoP). The aim of the TLM CoP is to provide a structured opportunity for members of faculty to collaborate, network and exchange ideas, on issues of common interest or concern, as well as recommending strategies for the sector to enhance access and success in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Hence the overall objective is to promote and strengthen the teaching and learning of Mathematics in public universities. Furthermore, On 5 April 2017, Prof Rajendran Govender was invited and appointed by the Honourable Minister of Basic Education, Mrs A Motshekga, MP to serve in the Reference Team to Develop the Framework for the Mathematical Pedagogical Identity for the South African context.

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