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Dr. Charles Kivunja

Dr. Charles Kivunja

School of Education

The University of New England, Australia

Associate Professor


Email: ckivunja@une.edu.au


Qualifications

2006  Ph.D., Pedagogy and Leadership, University of Western Sydney, Australia

2002  M.Ed., Leadership, University of Western Sydney, Australia

1986  M. Agric. Econ., Management, University of Sydney, Australia

1976  M. Sc. (Hons)., Marketing, University of Nairobi, Kenya

1974  B. A. (Hons)., Economics, Makerere University, Uganda

1974  Dip. Ed., Teaching, Makerere University, Uganda


Publications (Selected)

  1. Kivunja, C. (2016). How to Write An Effective Research Proposal For Higher Degree Research in Higher Education: Lessons From Practice. International Journal of Higher Education, v.5 (2), p. 163-172.
  2. Kivunja, C. and Sentongo, J. (2016). Uganda: The Teaching of Science in Secondary Education. In Vlaardingerbroek, B. and Taylor, N. (Eds.). Teacher Quality in Upper Secondary Science Education: International Perspectives, p. 247-263. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. Kivunja C. (2015). Creative Engagement of Digital Learners with Gardner's Bodily Kinaesthetic Intelligence to Enhance Their Critical Thinking. Creative Education, v. 6 (6), p. 612-622 (2015).
  4. Kivunja, C. and Sims, M. (2015). Demystifying the Misperceptions and Realities about the Efficacy of Monograde and Multigrade Pedagogies: Africa's Response to Globalisation in Education Africa in the Age of Globalisation: Perceptions, Misperceptions and Realities, Book Chapter, p. 203-217, isbn:9781472436696, Ashgate Publishing Limited.
  5. Kivunja, C. (2015). Exploring the Pedagogical Meaning and Implications of the 4Cs "Super Skills" for the 21st Century through Bruner's 5E Lenses of Knowledge Construction to Improve Pedagogies of the New Learning Paradigm. Creative Education, v. 6 (2), p. 224-239.
  6. Kivunja, C. (2015). Innovative Methodologies for 21st Century Learning, Teaching and Assessment: A Convenience Sampling Investigation into the Use of Social Media Technologies in Higher Education. International Journal of Higher Education, v. 4 (2), p. 1-26.
  7. Kivunja, C. and Kuyini-Abubakar, A. (2015). Investigating the Gaps Among Policy, Teacher Education, and Practice in Multigrade Education in Bhutan. International Journal of Educational Reform, v. 24 (2), p. 116-135.
  8. Kivunja, C. (2015). Leadership in Early Childhood Education Contexts: Looks, Roles, and Functions. Creative Education, v. 6 (16), p. 1710-1717.
  9. Kivunja, C. and Shizha, E. (2015). Pedagogy of the Dispersed: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the African Diaspora Phenomenon through the Human and Social Capital Lens. International Journal of Higher Education, v. 4 (2), p. 159-171.
  10. Kivunja, C. and Sims, M. (2015). Perceptions of Multigrade Teaching: A Narrative Inquiry into the Voices of Stakeholders in Multigrade Contexts in Rural Zambia. Higher Education Studies, v. 5 (2), p. 10-20.
  11. Kivunja, C. (2015). Redesigning the 3R's and Core Academic Subjects to Improve Learning, Teaching and Assessment in the New Learning Paradigm. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, v. 5 (1), p. 30-42.
  12. Kivunja, C. (2015). Teaching For Understanding: Spotlighting the Blythe and Associates Pedagogical Model. Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry, v. 7 (1), p. 84-99.
  13. Kivunja, C. (2015). Teaching Students to Learn and to Work Well with 21st Century Skills: Unpacking the Career and Life Skills Domain of the New Learning Paradigm. International Journal of Higher Education, v. 4 (1), p. 1-11.
  14. Kivunja, C. (2015).  The Efficacy of Social Media Technologies in Academia: A Pedagogical Bliss or Digital Fad? International Journal of Higher Education, v. 4 (4), p. 33-44.
  15. Kivunja, C. (2015). The Use of Social Media Technologies in Collaborative Learning in Higher Education. International Journal of Conceptions on Management and Social Sciences, v. 3 (4), p. 74-80.
  16. Kivunja, C. (2015). Unpacking the Information, Media, and Technology Skills Domain of the New Learning Paradigm. International Journal of Higher Education, v. 4 (1), p. 166-181.
  17. Kivunja, C. (2015). Using De Bono's Six Thinking Hats Model to Teach Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Essential for Success in the 21st Century Economy. Creative Education, v. 6 (3), p. 380-391.
  18. Kivunja, C. (2015).  Why Students Don't Like Assessment and How to Change Their Perceptions in 21st Century Pedagogies. Creative Education, v. 6 (20), p. 2117-2126.
  19. Kivunja, C. (2014). Do You Want Your Students to Be Job-Ready with 21st Century Skills? Change Pedagogies: A Paradigm Shift from Vygotskyian Social Constructivism to Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Siemens' Digital Connectivism. International Journal of Higher Education, v. 3 (3), p. 81-91.
  20. Kivunja, C. (2014). Innovative Pedagogies in Higher Education to Become Effective Teachers of 21st Century Skills: Unpacking the Learning and Innovations Skills Domain of the New Learning Paradigm. International Journal of Higher Education, v. 3 (4), p. 37-48.
  21. Kivunja, C; Kuyini-Abubakar, A. and Maxwell, T. W. (2014). Settlement Experiences of African Refugees: A Case Study of the Armidale, Tamworth and Coffs Harbour Regions of New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Asian and African Studies, v. 49 (1), p. 64-79.
  22. Kivunja, C. (2014). The Urgent Need to Train Teachers for Multigrade Pedagogy in African Schooling Contexts: Lessons from Uganda and Zambia. International Journal of Higher Education, v. 3 (2), p. 63-72.
  23. Kivunja, C. (2014). Theoretical Perspectives of How Digital Natives Learn International Journal of Higher Education, v. 3 (1), p. 94-109.
  24. Kucita, P., Kivunja, C., Maxwell, T. W, and Kuyini-Abubakar,  A. (2013). Bhutanese stakeholders' perceptions about multi-grade teaching as a strategy for achieving quality universal primary education. International Journal of Educational Development, v. 33 (2), p. 206-212.
  25. Kivunja, C. (2013). Embedding Digital Pedagogy in Pre-Service Higher Education To Better Prepare Teachers for the Digital Generation. International Journal of Higher Education, v. 2 (4), p. 131-142.


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Last Updated: September, 2016

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