Faculty of Education

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Message from the Dean: Professor Di Wilmot

Established in 1913, the Rhodes University Education Department, offered an initial teacher education qualification for students wishing to teach in secondary schools. One hundred and seven years later, the academic endeavour has expanded and diversified, with the Education Department now forming the core of an Education Faculty which offers a range of qualifications within and across four broad education sectors, namely higher education, formal schooling, early childhood education and education and training development. 

The Education Faculty Vision

 Living Education

 A Faculty of Education that is

the first choice for educator development in South Africa

… known for cutting edge scholarship in education, training and development practices

… actively engaged in shaping education policy, systems, and intellectual fields

… impacting positively on lives, communities and wider society

… intensely local and at the same time intensely global

… embracing diversity and leading broad transformation that is more than assimilation

… reflexive, evaluative and self-renewing with opportunities for all to grow

… an inspirational, supportive and collegial place in which to work

The Education Faculty consists of the:

Strategic Orientation of the faculty 

Distinguishing features of the Rhodes Education Faculty

Current Strategic Development & Transformation Priorities 

2019 Faculty Profile

Community Engagement

Notable Visitors 2018-2019  

PhD Graduate Profile 2017-2019


The Faculty is home to several centres of excellence in research and in-service teacher community outreach initiatives. These include three productive research Chairs, a team researching educational leadership and management and we are building capacity in language and literacy education, science and geography.

Research Chairs

Annual Research report 2018

Annual Research Report 2017

Annual Research Report 2016

Annual Research Report 2015

Annual Research Report 2014

Annual Research Report 2013