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Maria Ditmars

Education development officer

M.D. Ditmars
+31 71 527 2727

Madi Ditmars works for the African Studies Centre Leiden as coordinator of the minors' education and student affairs. Madi was involved in developing the LDE Minor African Dynamics and currently coordinates this minor as well as the LDE Minor Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Global Development.

Madi Ditmars is a South African anthropologist, who specialises in education. She has an in-depth understanding of the challenges surrounding education and capacity building in contemporary Africa. Her experience ranges from customising curricula and material design, to the development of assessment strategies and quality control systems. Additionally she has a particular interest in local knowledge, sustainable human development practices, and integrated and inclusive planning.

Through her ongoing work for the University of South Africa (Unisa) she has expanded her expertise to the electronic learning environment. She has migrated existing learning modules to innovative blended- and online formats, tutors higher education students and moderates online learners.

Education development officer

  • Afrika-Studiecentrum
  • Wetenschappelijke staf

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden


  • University of South Africa (UNISA) E-tutor
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