Micheal van Wyk is a full professor and currently the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies, School of Teacher Education, College of Education, University of South Africa (UNISA). He has more than thirty-nine years of teaching experience both at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. He was a primary and high school principal from 1999-2003. He received an awarded for outstanding school leadership in 2000 in the Northern Cape Department of Education. He was a subject advisor for Economics, Accounting and Business Economics. He is a National Research Foundation C-rated researcher in Economics education. He has been published more than 67 research articles in accredited international and South African journals, reading 59 papers at educational conferences, written six academic books and eight chapters in research books. He delivered several keynote addresses at various teacher education conferences. He has been awarded on 6 March 2014, the Chancellors’ 2013 Award for Excellence in Research at the University of South Africa. On 16 July 2015, he was awarded the Best Researcher in the Last 5 Years at College of Education, UNISA. He also received an award for Outstanding Education Research Paper (International conference, Dublin-Ireland, 2010). In September 2018, he was awarded the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at UNISA. Prof van Wyk is an international reviewer for several international journals as well for South African journals. He served on several academic boards of educational science journals and several committees in the College of Education, University of South Africa. He serves on various International Academic Boards of journals. Prof Micheal van Wyk research interests are technology-integrated teaching and learning strategies, innovative pedagogies, social media tools for the classroom, 4IR technologies and research mixed methods designs.
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