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Gerda Reitsma

Senior Lecturer
Health Professions Education
North-West University
South Africa

Gerda Reitsma


Gerda Reitsma is currently working as Senior Lecturer  (Health Professions Education) in North-West University, South Africa.

Research Interest

Dr Reitsma received her PhD in Teaching and Learning at the NWU in 2006. Before that she completed her MSc in Home Economics, with a dissertation on Community Nutrition Education programmes. Her main focus of research is Health Science Education in the Higher Education context, with specific reference to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Professional Staff Development and Interprofessional Education. She has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research, as both of these approaches were used in her post-graduate studies and other research projects in which she was involved over the past 10 years. Dr. Reitsma has published a number of research articles in both international and national journals. She is also the co-editor of a book published end of 2015 on trauma counselling in which she was responsible for the teaching and learning activities for each chapter. She presented numerous papers and posters at national and international conferences on her educational research projects. Her research projects over the past 10 years included topics such as technology in education, assessment, teaching-and learning innovation, interprofessional education and SoTL. She is also actively involved in the supervision of post-graduate students.


  • Gillespie, D, Jacobs, S, Mitchell, R & Reitsma, G.M. 2009. Headstart Technology Teacher’s book. Grade 6.Oxford University Press:Cape Town.

  • REITSMA, G.M.1996. Influence of a nutrition education programme on the knowledge and attitude on healthy eating habits of black women. (Invloed van ‘n voedingopvoedingprogram op die kennis en houding oor gesonde eetgewoontes van swart vroue).MSc Dissertation. Faculty of Natural Sciences, Potchefstroom University for CHE.

  • REITSMA, G.M. 2006.A model for the short course in-service training of teachers for the Learning area Technology (‘n Model vir die kortkursus-indiensopleiding van onderwysers vir die Leerarea Tegnologie). PhD Thesis. Faculty of Educational Sciences,NWU.

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