Dr Tshiamiso Makwela

Dr Tshiamiso Makwela

Brief biography

My background is in Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy as well as Physics and Astronomy Education Research (PER/AER). I completed my MSc (Masters of Science, Science Education) at the University of Witwatersrand with my research focus in Astronomy Education Research. My current PhD research thesis (University of Cape Town) is primarily focused on Astronomy Education Research (AER), where I am looking at university students' engagements with astronomical scales (in particular size and distance) as well as spatial awareness. Being in a country where astronomy is growing rapidly, it is important to find ways in which we can make the astronomy curricula and research accessible to students beyond our borders.

Affiliation: University of Cape Town

Email: makwela​atastro4edu.org

Address: 98 Queen Victoria Rd, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa, 7708

NAEC Team - South Africa
Team Member
Appointed until: Aug. 1, 2024

OAE Main Office
Astronomy Education Research Coordinator