Professor Di Wilmot (Dean of Education)

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BA, HDE (PG Sec), BEd, MEd, PhD (Rhodes)

Tel: +27 46 603 8385


Biographical details

Professor Di Wilmot works in geography, environmental and sustainability education. Her expertise is in curriculum and pedagogy in geography education with a focus on transformative teacher education. Di is the elected Dean of the Faculty of Education at Rhodes University, a position she has held for the past ten years.  She is a Senator and Senate representative on the Rhodes University Council,  a member of Universities South Africa Education Deans’ Forum and the Rhodes University Mathematics Education Project (RUMEP) and Chairperson of the Institute for the Study of Englishes of Africa (ISEA) and Centre for Social Development (CSD) Boards.  Di has been re-elected to serve a second four-year term (2020-2024) as a member of the Steering Committee of the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Geography Education (CGE). She is series co-editor with Dr Claire Brooks of the Springer IGU-CGE Book Series International Perspectives on Geographical Education. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Geography Education for Southern Africa (JoGESA).  

Recent Publications

Lee, J., Catling, S., Bednarz, R., Kidman, G., Krause, U., Martija, A., Ohnishi, K., Wilmot, D., Zechna, S. (2020). A multinational study of authors’ perceptions of and practical approaches to writing geography textbooks.  International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.

Manik, S., & Wilmot, D. (2019). Geography Education: Southern Africa Staking a Claim. Guest Editorial. Journal of Geography Education for Southern Africa, 4(2), 8-10.

Naxeka, J., & Wilmot, D. (2019). Namibian teachers’ perceptions and experiences of teaching mapwork. Journal of Geography Education for Southern Africa, 4(2), 39-55. 

Wilmot, D. (2018). Issues-based teaching and learning in geography. In E Van Eeden & P Warnich (eds.), Teaching and Learning History and Geography in the South African Classroom, pp. 309-335.  Pretoria: Van Schaik, pp.309-335. ISBN 978 0 627 03502 9.

Wilmot, D. (2018). Teacher education in South Africa after the political transition to democracy in 1994. In M. Ben-Peretz & S. Feiman-Nemser (Eds.), Political Transformations and Teacher Education Program, pp. 49-65. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham: Maryland USA.

Goldschagg, P. & Wilmot, D.  (2017). Exploring the role of a Google Group in enabling lesson resource sharing in a South African geography teachers’ professional learning community. Journal of Geography Education for Southern Africa 2(2), 9-24.

Lotz-Sisitka, H., Shumba., O.,  Lupele., J., & Wilmot, D. (Eds.) (2017). Schooling for Sustainable Development in Africa. Springer: Dordrecht: The Netherlands. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-45989-9.


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