MA Cum Laude (University of the Orange Free State)
HED – Higher Education Diploma – Post-Graduate – (University of South Africa)
TESP – Certificate in Teaching English for Specific Purposes (University College of Saint Mark and Saint John, Plymouth UK)
CALL – Certificate in Computer Assisted Language Learning (University of Oregon English Language Centre, Eugene, Oregon, USA)
Introduction to International Studies (ADP 1028)
Academic English A (ADP 1025)
Global Studies ZHC1033
English for Academic Purposes ZHC1031
Previous Teaching Commitments
Laurence Shee has taught both Matric English First Language and History and was an official Examiner for English First Language in the Free State Education Department.
He lectured History up to and including Honours level at Vista University for four years.
He taught English for Specific Purposes (TESP) – Diplomatic English – in the South African Department of Foreign Affairs for ten years.
He ran his own Business English company, Winslow Wordsmith cc, for four years. Clients included the First Rand Group and the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
He has taught International Studies and Academic English in the MSA Foundation Programme since July 2007
Winner: Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching award (2008).
Staff Cross Campus Mobility Award to Australia (2009).
Australian Learning and Teaching (ALTC) Award 2009 – Award Category: Programmes that Enhance Learning: The First Year Experience
MSA PVC Distinguished Teaching Award 2008: Teacher of the Year.
Cross Campus Staff Mobility award 2009 (to Australia).
Three letters of commendation (“Purple Letters”: 2011, 2012, and 2013) from Monash Australia Student Evaluation of Teaching.
Programme recipient of Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award 2009: Programmes that Enhance Student Learning: The First Year Experience.
Research interests include Zimbabwean history; figurative language in English; environmental, regional and cultural history.
Shee, L. (2010). Chameleon English: Constant Change. UK: Athena Press
Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
Title: Zimbabwe’s Revolutionary Changes in Education Policy Authors: Shee, L.D.A Place: Date: October 1994 Name of Journal: Vista Occasional Papers Volume/Issue/ pages: 3(1): 4 – 12
Shee, L.D.A. 2011. Implementing a cross-cultural teaching and learning program for academic staff and students at Monash South Africa. In A home away from home. Snyder, I. & Nieuwenhuysen, J. Clayton: Monash University Publishing.
Conference: International Society for Cultural History Place: Istanbul, Turkey Date: 2013 Invited by/ Association: ISCH Topic: Spirits, Shrines and Soil: The socio-cultural landscapes of the Motobo Hills, Zimbabwe Presenter/s: Shee, L.
Conference: Histoire Culturelle du Travsil Place: Luneville, France Date: 2012 Topic: Driving Ms. Heckford: transport rider and trader in the Transvaal. Presenter/s: Shee, L.
Conference: International Society for Cultural History Place: University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway Date: 2011 Invited by/ Association: ISCH Topic: The Paradox of Freedom Park – a “Salvo” of words Presenter/s: Shee, L.
Title: Implementing a Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning Programme for Academic Staff and Students at Monash South Africa Authors: Shee, L Name of conference: A Home away from Home Place: Monash South Africa Date: 2010 Publication: Currently in publication
Title: The Aftermath of the Chimurenga: White, post-Rhodesian Introspective Literature Authors: Name of conference: Annual Conference: International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) Conference theme: Cultural histories: Close Readings, Critical Syntheses Place: University of Turku in Turku, Finland Date: 2010
Title: International Society for Cultural History (ISCH) Authors: Shee, L Name of conference: The Paradox of Freedom Park – a “Salvo” of Words Conference theme: History Memory Myth: re-presenting the Past Place: University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway Date: 2010
Title: The Green Bombers: Robert Mugabe’s Lethal Graduates Authors: Name of conference: Annual Conference: International Society for Cultural History (ISCH), Conference theme: Violence and Conflict Place: University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia Date: 2009
Other Professional Activities
Member of the Library Committee.
Member of the International Society for Cultural History.
Member of MSA’s Research and Development Committee