Dr Rubby Dhunpath

Dr Rubby Dhunpath

Dr Rubby Dhunpath is the Director of Teaching & Learning at UKZN). He holds a PhD in Education; MEd (Cum Lade); BEd (Hons); UDE from the University of Durban-Westville; a BA (Arts) from UNISA and a TESOL qualification from Cambridge University.

Prior to re-joining UKZN, Rubby was the Head of Language and Literacies Studies at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Rockefeller Research Fellow at the University of Illinois. He was also recipient of the SANPAD scholarship; and fellowships to the University of Universities of Ohio and Stanford.

A Fulbright Fellow (SETI) and Spencer Scholar, Rubby has researched and published in education policy, language policy, organizational ethnographies and doctoral education. His current interests include higher education research, institutional research and the scholarship of teaching & learning. He has published more than 50 articles, editorials and book chapters as well as 5 edited books, including his most recent edited book:  Samuel, M, Dhunpath, R and Amin (2016),  Disrupting Higher Education Curriculum Undoing Cognitive Damage, Sense Publishers; Dhunpath, R & Vithal R (2012) Alternative Access to Higher Education: Underprepared Students or Underprepared Institutions? ; Dhunpath, R, & Samuel, M. (Eds) (2009) Life History Research: Ethics, Methodology, Representation, Sense Publishers; Dhunpath, R (Ed) (2008) Learner Cantered Science Education, Sense Publishers, as well as a monograph: Dhunpath, R (2010) Archaeology of a Language Development NGO: Excavating Organisational Identity. He has presented at more than 50 national and international conferences, including 15 keynote and invited addresses.

The former managing editor of Perspectives in Education, he now serves on the editorial board of African Perspectives of Research in Teaching and Learning (APoRTaL) and is editorial board member and guest editor in Alternation Journal. His service to higher education includes membership of DHET/CHE Ministerial Task Team on Enhancing Academics as University Teachers; membership of DHET Ministerial Task Team on development of the PSET National Plan on Higher Education; board member, advisor and mentor in the CHE/Teaching Advancement in Universities (TAU) Fellowship and independent external representative to the Council on Higher Education (CHE) on the National Teaching Excellence Awards.

           

Conceptual Models

 The Clip Model

Institutional Development


Publications

Peer Reviewed Publication (27)
  • Dhunpath, R., Matisonn, H. & Samuel, M.  Towards a Model of Mentoring in South African Higher Education, Alternation Journal Vol 25,2 (2018) 78 – 1055
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  • Dhunpath, R & Subbaye, R Student success and curriculum reform in post-apartheid South Africa. International Journal of Chinese Education, Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 85 – 106
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  • Paideya, V. & Dhunpath, R (2018) Student Academic Monitoring and Support in Higher Education: A Systems Thinking Perspective, Journal of Student Affairs in Africa | Volume 6(1) 2018, 33–48
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  • Deshini Naidoo, Jacqueline M. van Wyk & Rubby Dhunpath (2018): Service Learning Pedagogies to Promote Student Learning in Occupational Therapy Education, Africa Education Review, DOI: 10.1080/18146627.2017.1340806
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  • Dhunpath, R, Shifting the Language Policy Gaze: from Debates on Policy to a Dialogue on Practices, African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning 2 (1):
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  • Mngomezulu, S., Dhunpath, R., & Munro, N., (2017), Does financial assistance undermine academic success? Experiences of ‘at risk’ students in a South African university, Journal of Education, Issue 68, 2017, pp131-148, http://joe.ukzn.ac.za
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  • Orhe Arek-Bawa, O., & Dhunpath, R., (2017) Assessment and Cognitive Demand in Higher Education Accounting Textbooks, Alternation 24.2, pp 139-165
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  • Majola, B.W & Dhunpath, R, (2016), The development of disability-related employment policies in the South African public service, Journal of Problems and Possibilities in Management, Vol 14 Issue 1, 2016.
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  • Subbaye, R & Dhunpath, R (2016) Early Career Academic Support: Towards a Scholarship of Teaching, Studies in Higher Education, 2016.
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  • Horner, B, Young, M & Dhunpath, R (2016) Performing Problems on the Pavement: An Innovative Approach to Architectural Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Journal of Architectural Education, 70:2, 203-213, DOI: 10.1080/10464883.2016.1197667
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  • Lister, H and Dhunpath, R. (2016) The taxi industry and transportation for people with disabilities: implications for universal access in a metropolitan municipality. Transformation Vol 90, 2015, pp. 28-48
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  • Burch VC, Lewis J, Subramaney U, Katurura A, Quinot G, Singh S, Dhunpath R. (2016) Towards a conceptual framework for interdisciplinary teaching and learning dialogues in higher education, Alternation Journal, 2016
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  • Rawatlal, R & Dhunpath, R (2015) Transcending the Econometric Discourse in Curriculum Design: Multi-trajectory Progression Planning, Alternation, Special Edition 16 (2015) pp.94-114
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  • Rawatlal, R & Dhunpath, R (2014) ‘Stretching’ the undergraduate curriculum: a compensatory response to curriculum modelling? Alternation,  Special Edition 12 (2014) pp.171-179
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  • Dhunpath, R & Joseph, M (2014) Multilingualism: Can Policy Learn from Practice? Nordic Journal of African Studies, 23(1): 1–15 (2014)
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  • Govender, K & Dhunpath, R (2013) Harmony and Conflict in a PhD Cohort Supervision Model, Alternation, Edition 9 (2013) 219 – 247
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  • Dhunpath R, (2013) The Illuminative Potential of Organisational Ethnographies, South African Journal of Education, Vol. 27 (5) pp1197-1211
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  • Dhunpath, R & Dhunpath, S (2013) The Centrality Of Learner Support For Enhanced Student Progression In Open & Distance Learning, International Journal of Research In Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No.3
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  • Govender, K & Dhunpath, R (2011) Student experiences of the PhD cohort model: working within or outside communities of practice? Perspectives in Education  
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  • Govender, N, Ramsuran, A & Dhunpath, R (2008) Clifford Malcolm: Glimpses of his South African Legacy of Hope,    International Journal of Cultural Studies in Science Education, Volume 3, Number 3 / September, 2008, pp 535-791.
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  • Dhunpath, R & Paterson, A (2004) The Interface between Policy Dialogue and Research: Symbol or Substance, in Journal of Education, No 33, 2004
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  • Dhunpath, R (2004) “i’m not understanding”: Critical reflections of an educational researcher: in Perspectives in Education, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2004
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  • Dhunpath, R (2004) The Corporatisation and Professionalisation of NGOs in South Africa, The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Change Management, 2004
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  • Dhunpath, R., (2002) Archaeology of a Language Development NGO, Journal of Education, No. 28, 2002
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  • Dhunpath R. (1999) “Life History Methodology: Narradigm Regained” - “International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE)” Vol.13 No.5, October 2000
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  • Dhunpath R. (1999) “Conversational Epistles”, Perspectives in education Vol. 18 No. 1, November 1999
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  • Dhunpath R. (1999) The Joys and Perils of Narrative Research:  in International Trends in Teacher Education:  Policy, Politics, Practice, SA.
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Book Chapters (8)
  • Samuel, M, Dhunpath, R and Amin (Eds.) (2016) Undoing Cognitive Damage, in Disrupting Higher Education Curriculum Undoing Cognitive Damage, Sense Publishers, Netherlands, pages 3-16
  • Dhunpath, S & Dhunpath, R (2015) Student Support for Open and Distance learning, in Leteska, M (2015) Open and Distance learning in South Africa, Nova Publishers, New York.
  • Dhunpath, R & Vithal R (2012) Alternative access to university: Past, present and future. In Dhunpath, R & Vithal R (Eds) Alternative Access to Higher Education: Underprepared Students or Underprepared Institutions? Cape Town: Pearson. (pp. 2-25)
  • Borden, V; Vithal R & Dhunpath, R (2012) Assessing the efficacy of access programmes. In Dhunpath, R & Vithal R (Eds) Alternative Access to Higher Education
  • Underprepared Students or Underprepared Institutions? In Dhunpath, R & Vithal R (Eds) Alternative Access to Higher Education, Cape Town: Pearson. (pp. 108-132)
  • Dhunpath, R, (2009) The Ethics and Politics of Excavating Organisational Identity in Life History Research: Ethics, Methodology, Representation, Sense Publishers, Netherlands
  • Dhunpath, R., & Perumal, J., (2007) Interview with Patti Lather, in Getting Lost: Feminist Efforts toward a Double (d) Science, State University of New York Press.
  • Samuel, M, J.C. Perumal, R. Dhunpath, J. Jansen & K. Lewin (Eds.). International Trends in Teacher Education: Politics, Policy and Practice. (ISBN 0-947445-41-2).

Edited Books (6)
  • Samuel,M, Dhunpath, R and Amin (Eds.) (2016) Disrupting Higher Education Curriculum Undoing Cognitive Damage, Sense Publishers, Netherlands 
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  • Dhunpath, R & Vithal R (2012) (Eds) Alternative Access to Higher Education: Underprepared Students or Underprepared Institutions? Pearson Publishers, Cape Town
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  • Dhunpath R (2010) Archaeology of a Language Development NGO: Excavating  Organisational Identity, Lambert Academic Publishers
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  • Dhunpath, R, & Samuel, M. (Eds) (2009) Life History Research: Ethics, Methodology, Representation, Sense Publishers, Netherlands
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  • Dhunpath, R (Ed) (2008) Learner Centered Science Education, Sense Publishers, Netherlands
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  • Setati, M; Vithal, R; Malcolm, C; Dhunpath, R (Eds.) (2009) Researching Possibilities in Mathematics, Science & Technology Education.  Nova Science Publishers, New York.
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