Tendayi Marovah (Midlands State University)


A Zimbabwean early career researcher and educator, who has taught in secondary schools and four higher education institutions in Zimbabwe; Madziwa Teachers’ College, the University of Zimbabwe, Great Zimbabwe University and currently Midlands State University. He obtained a Diploma in secondary school education in 1997 (University of Zimbabwe), Bachelor of Education in 2006 (Midlands State University) and a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Arts History in 2010 (University of Zimbabwe). He was awarded the Prestige Scholarship PhD Fellowship by the University of the Free State for his doctoral studies in 2013, graduating in 2016. He was also appointed as an Associate Research Fellow at the same university in 2017.

His research interests are in higher education and its contributions to human development in education and society, curriculum and pedagogy, democratic citizenship and Zimbabwean youth. His work uses the capabilities approach in innovative ways for democratic citizenship and citizenship education under rather unstable economic and political environment and high youth unemployment. He addresses questions centred on the kind of society desirable for realising sustainable development; what is important in a democratic society; and thus, what kind of higher education is helpful and relevant.

Tendayi is a Co-Investigator on the Phase 2 project Street Art to Promote Representation and Epistemic Justice among Marginalized Rural Zimbabwean Youth’