Staff Profiles

  • PhD (Loughborough University; England);
  • MEd (University of Newcastle; Australia);
  • BSc (Hons) - Design and Technology (University of Sunderland; England);
  • Dip.Ed. (Technical Studies - Botswana Polytechnic).

Victor Ruele is a lecturer of Technology education in the Department of Industrial Design and Technology at the University of Botswana. He has taught at the University of Botswana since June 2006. He teaches mainly technology related courses for pre-service and in-service teachers. Prior to this, he had worked as a teacher and head of department in senior secondary schools as well as a teacher training college.
His subject expertise spans over 30 years; 13 years at university level; 5 years at a teacher training college; 9 years at senior secondary schools and 3 years at junior secondary school level. As his contribution to the field, he has been actively involved in the development of the D&T teaching syllabus for senior secondary schools and has offered academic leadership towards the development of systems and control syllabus content. As a technology educator, he has been involved in the continuous professional development (CPD) of the local teachers especially in the field of control technology. Furthermore, he has been involvement with the training of D&T teachers from Eswatini and Lesotho.

  • Technology Education;
  • Control technologies which include electronics, pneumatics and microcomputer control;
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM) and;
  • Professional design practice.

Research interests include among others:

  • Curriculum innovations in Design and Technology education;
  • Teacher professional development;
  • Innovation management and Leadership development;
  • Technological literacy as well as;
  • Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning.

Ruele, V. (2019). The localisation of technology education curriculum in Botswana. In P. J. Williams and D. Barlex (Eds.), Explorations in Technology Education Research: Helping Teachers Develop Research Informed Practice (Contemporary Issues in Technology Education), pp. 33-43, Springer Nature, Singapore Ptc Ltd. ISBN: 978-981-13-3009-4.

Ruele, V. (2017). Adopting a foreign curriculum in Botswana: Benefits, shortcomings and implication for Africanisation. In M. T. Gumbo and V. Msila (Eds.), African Voices on Indigenisation of the Curriculum: Insights from Practice. Wandsbeck: Reach Publishers, pp. 181-223., South Africa.

Ruele, V., & Mwendapole, C. (2015). Which comes first, the chicken or the egg: Rebalancing the focus of Design and Technology in senior secondary schools in Botswana. In M. Orey & R.M. Branch (Eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook (Vol. 39), (pp. 115-122). New York, USA: Springer International Publishing.

In pursuit of academic excellence