Curriculum Vitae (0.16MB)

Michael Samuel is a Professor in the School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has served as a curriculum designer of innovative masters and collaborative doctoral cohort programmes locally and internationally. He has also been a member of the Ministerial Committee on Teacher Education assisting the development of national teacher education policy in South Africa. He has served as former Deputy Dean: Initial Teacher Education and Dean (Faculty of Education, UKZN). His research interest focuses on teacher professional development, higher education, life history and narrative inquiry. His book, Life history research: epistemology, methodology and representation has inspired several studies of professional development in education and the health sciences. He is the recipient of the Turquoise Harmony Institute’s National Ubuntu Award for Contribution to Education.