Staff Profiles

Prof. Oitshepile MmaB Modise

Oitshepile MmaB Modise

Faculty of Education

Lifelong Learning and Community Development

Associate Professor

Location: Block 247 Room 460
Phone: (267) 3555186
Email Prof. Oitshepile MmaB Modise

Doctor of Philosophy (Adult Education): Florida State University August 2005

Master in Continuing and Vocational Education: University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA December 1996

Bachelor of Humanities: University of Botswana 1989

Diploma in Secondary Education: University of Botswana 1982

Oitshepile MmaB Modise is Associate Professor in the Department of Lifelong Learning and Community Development at the University of Botswana. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She has a Masters Degree in Vocational Education from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities attained from the University of Botswana. Her areas of interest include training and development, management and leadership in adult education as well as community development. Her publications are featured in different journals and one of her strength is being multidisciplinary.

She has been involved in several curriculum development initiatives such as in the Department of Adult Education, Ministry of Education-Out of School Program and has conducted a couple of needs assessment studies in areas of inter-institutional collaboration or engagement. She has a wide experience in the areas of learning partnerships and community engagement as well as research. She is currently coordinating the Botswana Hub in an international research network known as Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) which was launched in March 2017 at the University of Botswana.  It is an interdisciplinary network that brings together researchers, educators and communities that acknowledge the situated and complex nature of practices and conceptions of sustainability. 

Has taught in a broad area of subjects in the discipline of adult education at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She ensures that all the courses she teaches have service learning by engaging learners in activities that promote service learning and community engagement. Her  areas of teaching include: 

Management of Adult Education

Community-Based Adult Education 

Adult Education and Workplace

Her interest in research includes issues of youth employment and the link between higher education and employment. She has published in the following areas;


  • Training and development
  • Community development
  • Management and leadership in adult education


Training and development

Community development


Refereed journal

Modise, O.M, Thakadu, O.S, Mpotokwane, M.A. and Lekoko, R. N (2018) Towards sustainable conservation and management of human –wildlife interactions in the Mmadinare Region of Botswana: villagers’ perceptions on challenges and prospects. Journal of Human-Wildlife Interactions. Jack H. Berryman Institute.ISSN 2155-3858. Vol 12. Issue 2, pp. 220 – 232.

Modise, O. M (2016). Career workshops as a non-traditional research model for enhanced relationships between higher education and the labor market. International Journal of Training and Development. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ISSN 1360-3736. Vol 20. Issue 2. pp. 152-163.

Book Chapter

 Modise, O.M (2017). Administration of Adult Basic Education in Southern Africa. In  Alan B. Knox, Simone C. O. Conceição, Larry G. Martin, Eds. Mapping the field of adult and continuing education: An international Compendium, Vol 3: Administration and Coordination. UK: Stylus Publication, Section 8:42.

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