Dr. Catherine Gakii Murungi

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Name: Dr. Catherine Gakii Murungi
Title/Qualifications: Ph.D (Education: Early Childhood Studies), M.Ed (Early Childhood Education), B.Ed (Early Childhood Education) Honours
Department/Unit/Section:
Department of Early Childhood Studies.
Contact Address:
Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Email:
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Links: Linked In , Google Scholar
Position: Senior Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Developmental psychology: Early Childhood Education, Care and Development
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Research Interests:

  • Early Childhood Education Enrolment Trends 

  • Health Education and Health Practices with young children 
  • Teacher Child Relationships 
  • Parental Provision of Children’s basic needs 
  • Parental Perspective in Children Education 
  • Teachers perceptions and Attitude 
  • Child Nutrition in relation to Education
  • Leadership and Mentorship in ECE
  • Technology in Early Childhood Education
  • E-learning innovations

Publications

  • Catherine G. Murungi & Rhoda Karimi Gitonga 2015 Active Learning with Technology Tools in the Blended/Hybrid Classes Book chapter published in the book ‘‘Handbook of Research on Educational Technology Integration and Active Learning

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi and Rhoda Karimi Gitonga 2014 Web 2.0 Technologies Use by Students in Higher Education: A Case of Kenyan Universities Book Chapter published in the book ‘‘Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies: Cases, Trends, and Inquiry-Based Methods’’ edited by Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies: Cases, Trends, and Inquiry-Based Methods Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA) and Marian B. Maxfield (Ashland University, USA)By: IGI Global DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6284-1, ISBN13: 9781466662841, ISBN10: 1466662840, EISBN13: 9781466662858 
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2013,Parent Child preference for Education in Imenti North County, Kenya, International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences, ISSN: 2278-6236, Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2013, Reasons for Low Enrolments in Early Childhood Education in Kenya: The parental perspective. International Journal of Education and Research (IJER), ISSN: 2201-6333, Vol. 1 No. 5, May 2013
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi and Maureen Mweru, 2013, What can Schools Learn from Children about Use of Culturally Relevant Methods and Materials?, Journal of Emerging Trends, ISSN: 2141-6990, Vol. 4 No.3, June, 2013
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2012, Children Health Needs and its Influence on Pre-School Education Enrolment Peer reviewed and refereed Journal Article, ISSN 2227-7471 Volume No.1 Issue No. 1 2012 9
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2012, Research on Early Childhood Education in Kenya Articles base.com, Online Article
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2012, Early Childhood Education for the Pre-School Age Going Children: The Issue of Low Enrolments in Kenya, Peer reviewed Journal Article, ISSN 2222-288X Vol 3, No 6 2012
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2012, A Fathers Duty in Shaping his Children’s Education and Development Articles base.com, Online articles
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2012, Stunting and Children’s Attendance in Early Childhood Education the Kenyan Situation, Peer reviewed journal, Article PJSS Vol. (1), 13th May, 2012 (ISSN: 2315-5051)
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2012, Number of Meals Consumed by the Pre-School Age Going Children and its Relationship to the Status of Pre-School Attendance in Kenya, Peer reviewed Journal Article, ISSN 2222-1735 Vol3, No 9 (2012)
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2012, Underweight children and their enrolment in pre-school education in Kenya, Peer reviewed Journal Article, ISSN: 2278-6236(Online) Vol. 1 | No. 2
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2012 Wasting in children and participation in pre-school education, Peer reviewed Journal Article, ISSN 2222-288X (Online), Vol 3, No 7, 2012
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2012, An investigation of the extent to which children’s housing needs are met among the pre-school age going children in Meru County, Kenya, International journal of professional Practice, ISSN 2218- 7278 Volume 3, Issue 4, October – December 2012
  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2010, Children’s Basic Needs and Enrollment in Early Childhood Education, Book published by VDM Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-639-27377-9

Research

  • Dr. Catherine Murungi, Dr. Teresa Mwoma, and Dr. Nyakwara Begi, 2016, Landscaping the Safety and Security of Non-Formal Preschools as a Strategy of Promoting Children’s Health And Well-Being While In School.

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2016, Health and Nutrition issues in Kenyan ECDE CENTERS

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2016, The Status of Early Childhood Education in Kenya

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi and Rhodah Karimi Gitonga, 2013, Blended/Hybrid Learning in Kenyan Universities

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi and Rhodah Karimi Gitonga, 2013, Web 2.0 technologies for e-learning

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2009, Children’s basic needs and participation in early childhood education in Kenya”

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi, 2003, Conduct Pre-school teacher Factors that influence the teacher child relationship in Kenya”

Conferences Presentations

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi Early Childhood Development: Gaps, Interventions and policy Implications on Health and Nutrition of pre-school Children. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7th - 8th March, 2016

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi Child and Adolescent Development; The Kenyan Experience, Paper Presented at the African Union Commission Headquarters, Small Conference Hall 1 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7th - 8th March, 2016

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi Learning in the digital Age of Choice, What Is the Perception for Lecturers and Students in the Kenyan Universities? Meru, Kenya 27th – 29th, 2014

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi Web 2.0 Technologies Use by Students in Kenyan Universities. Nairobi, Kenya 29-30th July, 2013

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi Are Lectures And Students In Kenyan Universities Interacting With Technology In the Blended/Hybrid Classes? Nairobi, Kenya 29-30th July, 2013

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi Management of students’ records in Kenyan universities: The Lecturers perception Nairobi, Kenya 12th July, 2013

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi Web 2.0 Technologies in e-teaching classes by lecturers in the Kenyan Universities. Nairobi, Kenya 11th July, 2013

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi What are the Students’ Perceptions to digitalizing their personal Records? Nairobi, Kenya 10th July, 2013

  • Catherine Gakii Murungi Web 2.0 Technologies in e-learning classes among the Kenyan Universities. Nairobi, Kenya 11th July, 2013

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops Attended

  • 2016 Child and Adolescent Development: Africa Round Table Meeting, Held at The African Union Commission Headquarters, Small Conference Hall 1 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 7-8th March, 2016

  • 2016 Participated in Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education: School Health and Nutrition Strategy Launch held at at Elilly International Hotel, Addis Ababa. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 8th March, 2016

  • 2015 Participated in the International Society for the study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) African Regional Workshop, Held at Kenyatta University KUCC, Nairobi 4th -6th November, 2015

  • 2015 Training on the use of ICT for interactive e-learning by commonwealth of learning KUCC, Nairobi 26th – 30th October and 2nd – 6th November, 2015

  • 2015 2nd International Annual October Conference on Education & Lifelong Learning KUCC, Nairobi 8th – 9th October

  • 2015 5 Ways to Use Apps for Autism: Moving from Low Tech Visual Tools to High Tech Supports for Lifelong Success Webinar 16th April, 2015

  • 2015 Coding, Robotics & Making: Finding Money to Support your STEM Program Webinar 14th April, 2015
  • 2015 Identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder in School-Age Children Webinar 12th April, 2015
  • 2015 Resources that can be incorporated into Infants, Toddlers, and Twos to support the inclusion of children that are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse. University of North Carolina (Webinar) 7th April, 2015
  • 2015 Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Early Childhood Setting: The Role of Administrators Webinar 25th March, 2015
  • 2015 What Does a Model Digital Citizenship School Look Like? Webinar 25th March, 2015
  • 2015 Getting Started with Google classroom for Blended Learning Webinar 23rd March, 2015
  • 2015 Family Engagement Strategies for All Languages and Cultures Webinar 18th March, 2015
  • 2015 Legal Issues Facing New Teachers Webinar 11th March, 2015
  • 2015 Excellence in Every Classroom: Supporting Teachers in Guaranteeing Learning for all Webinar 10th March, 2015
  • 2015 The Teachers Lounge: Engaging and Training Your Teacher Community on a Dime Webinar 6th March, 2015
  • 2015 Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts With Procedures for Fraction Addition and Subtraction Webinar 4th March, 2015
  • 2015 Child Development (Conception to Age 8) Webinar 3rd March, 2015
  • 2015 Preparing Children for Success in School Life Webinar 3rd March, 2015
  • 2015 Writing a Winning Grant Application Webinar 2nd March, 2015
  • 2015 OER 101: What are Open Educational Resources and Why Are They Important? Webinar 28th February, 2015
  • 2015 Big G Game Based - Learning Webinar 27th February, 2015
  • 2015 Building Young Children’s Sounds, Words and Brains: Your Words and Interactions Matter Webinar 26th February, 2015
  • 2015 Marker spaces: The Now Revolution in School Libraries Webinar 18th February, 2015
  • 2015 Preparing Students with Multilingual Skills for a Global Society Webinar 13th February, 2015
  • 2015 Being a Connected Educator Webinar 12th February, 2015
  • 2015 Effective Teaching Resources That You Don’t Have to Make Yourself Webinar 11th February, 2015
  • 2015 Preparing for High-Stakes Tests without Sacrificing your Instructional Program Webinar 11th February, 2015
  • 2015 Financial Literacy for Kids Webinar 10th February, 2015
  • 2015 Engaging Students With Online Images Webinar 10th February, 2015
  • 2015 Personalized Language Learning with Technology: Best Practices From the Trenches Webinar 7th February, 2015
  • 2015 Excellence in Every Classroom: Supporting Teachers in Guaranteeing Learning for All Webinar 6th February, 2015
  • 2015 Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Whole Number and Decimal Addition and Subtraction Webinar 4th February, 2015
  • 2015 Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Big Ideas, Best Practices and Future Directions Webinar 4th February, 2015
  • 2015 Bring Learning to Life! How Augmented Reality can Transform The Classroom Webinar 29th January, 2015
  • 2015 How Effective Supervisors Guide Teachers by Giving Feedback With Ease Webinar 28th January, 2015
  • 2015 Ages, Stages and Interactive Pages: Understanding What makes Great Digital Learning Content for Young Children Webinar 27th January, 2015
  • 2015 Weaving Digital Imagery Into Every Day Teaching Webinar 27th January, 2015
  • 2015 Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Early Childhood Setting: The Role of Administrators Webinar 25th January, 2015
  • 2015 Supporting Children’s Development of Early Math Skills Through Music and Movement Webinar 23rd January, 2015
  • 2015 Empowering Teacher Collaboration with Digital Portfolios Webinar 23rd January, 2015
  • 2015 Roadmap to Optimizing K12 Communities: Achieve Superior Engagement for Your District. Webinar 22nd January, 2015
  • 2015 Designing a Whole-Child Accountability System Webinar 21st January, 2015
  •  2015 Help Children Learn How to Self Regulate, Pay Attention and Care for one Another Webinar 20th January, 2015
  • 2015 Digital Math Strategies to Personalize Learning in K-8 Webinar 20th January, 2015
  • 2015 The Language of Math: the Common Core and English-Learners Webinar 16th January, 2015
  • 2015 How Documenting Children’s Learning is Much More than Display: Reflecting Teachers’ and Children’s ThinkingWebinar 15th January, 2015
  •  2015 Student-Generated, Cutting-Edge Technology for Learning Webinar 15th January, 2015
  • 2015 How Documenting Children’s Learning is Much More than Display: Reflecting Teachers’ and Children’s Thinking Webinar 15th January, 2015
  • 2014 Teaching Young Children about Personal Safety in ECE programs- Challenging Conversations
    Webinar December 17th , 2014

  • 2014 Best Practices for Managing “Out of Control” Children: A Team Approach for Early Educators and Families Webinar December 3rd , 2014
  • 2014 Infant-Toddler Social-Emotional Development: The Heart of Early Learning Webinar November 12th , 2014
  • 2014 Planning for Purposeful Play and Learning- Intentional Resource Selection in Early Education
    Webinar October 29th , 2014
  • 2014 Out is In! How Outdoor Play Environments Bring Learning Outdoors Webinar October 22nd , 2014
  • 2014 Technology “Must Haves” for Early Childhood Administrators Webinar October 8th , 2014
  • 2014 Powerful Interactions In Early Childhood Programs: How Teachers Connect with Children to Extend Their Learning Webinar October 1st , 2014
  • 2014 The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life,
    Webinar September 17th , 2014
  • 2014 Is Your Program Ready and Safe for Emergencies? Before, During and After the Unimaginable Happens, REPEAT PERFORMANCE Webinar September 10th, 2014
  • 2014 Empowering Teachers to Build Language and Literacy Through Strength-based Coaching Webinar September 3rd , 2014
  • 2014 QRIS, Licensing, and Accreditation: The Keys to Creating a Continuous Quality Improvement Culture in Your ECE Program Webinar August 27th , 2014
  • 2014 Emergent Curriculum- Debunking the Myths and Creating Shared Understanding Webinar August 20th , 2014
  • 2014 Is Your Program Ready and Safe for Emergencies? Protecting Young Children Before, During and After the Unimaginable Happens Webinar August 6th, 2014
  • 2014 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research KUCC, Nairobi September 15th – 16th , 2014
  • 2014 A Menu for Successful Family Engagement- How Administrators Set the Table Webinar July 16th, 2014
  • 2014 The Power of Playful Learning in Early Education: How Guided Play Sparks Social and Academic Outcomes Webinar June 18th, 2014
  • 2014 Online Marketing Secrets for Early Childhood Programs: The Key to Growing Your Enrollment Webinar May 28th, 2014
  • 2014 The Building Blocks of Early Mathematics: Learning Trajectories for Young Children Webinar May 14th, 2014
  • 2014 Learning in Two Languages in Early Childhood: What Every Early Childhood Professional Needs to Know Webinar April 30th , 2014
  • 2014 Integrating STEAM into the ECE Classroom: Finding and Utilizing the Right Resources for Your Center Webinar April 9th , 2014
  • 2014 We are In This Together: Quick Tips to Keep Families, Staff and Communities Engaged Webinar April 2nd, 2014
  • 2014 Power Up Story Time by TALKING: Reading with Toddlers and Preschoolers in Small Groups Webinar March 19th , 2014
  • 2014 Communicating with Families in Head Start- 21st Century Techniques to Enhance Family Involvement and Relationships Webinar March 5th , 2014
  • 2014 Early Literacy Beyond Circle Time- Integrating Language & Literacy into Play, Webinar February 26th, 2014
  • 2014 Touch points: Strategies to Link Families and ECE Staff for Health, Education and Well-being Webinar February 19th, 2014
  • 2014 Reading for Information in Preschool- Best Practices in Selecting Informational Text Webinar February 5th, 2014
  • 2014 Take the Sting out of Biting- The Administrator’s Role in Stopping Biting Before it Starts Webinar January 22nd , 2014
  • 2014 Are Your Early Literacy Program Materials Good Enough? Webinar January 15th, 2014

Affiliation to Professional Bodies

  • Member of Early Childhood Education Network
  • Board Member of the International Researchers Journal
  • Member of the Early Childhood Education, Child Care, and CCR&R Professionals Forum
  • Member of Women Educational Researchers in Kenya (WERK)
  • Member of Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)
  • Member of Early Childhood Technology Network
  • Member of Kenyatta University Alumni
  • Member of Association for Childhood Education International
  • Member of Alliance for Children's Early Success (ACES)
  • Member of Higher Education Research-network
  • Member of the International Child Resource Institute
  • Member of the Early Childhood Research Professionals
  • Member of the Global Network of Doctorates
  • Board member of Kenyatta University Baby Care Centre

 

Last Updated on Friday, 15 April 2016 09:13

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4TH INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL OCTOBER CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING (2017)

 Conference Dates: 5TH – 6TH OCTOBER, 2017 


 

Dissemination of Research Findings 26th May

Dr. Teresa Mwoma of Department of Early Childhood Studies will be presenting her research findings from a study funded by the Vice Chancellor’s research grant 2015/2016. The study was focusing on safety and security in preschools in the informal settlement: A case of Nairobi City County. The study was conducted in Nairobi informal settlements. Findings from the study will be disseminated to stakeholders in early childhood as well as scholars in Kenyatta University on 26th May 2017 at Kenyatta University BSSC room 12 starting at 10.30 am. Preliminary findings from the study were presented in the 4th annual early childhood development and education summit held in Mombasa from 13th to 17th March 2017.


4th Academic Seminar

The School of Education is planning to hold its 4th Academic Seminar on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 2017 at the College of Education & Lifelong Learning (Room 109) to provide space for awardees of the School's conference - related grants and time to share knowledge and experiences gained from their attendances locally and abroad.
The Seminar is designed to give opportunity to academic members of staff as well as young experienced researchers to model for our students and set good examples of how to engage in scholarly discourses. Our postgraduate students and their supervisors will have a forum to share their research work-in-progress from which they could get input for potential publications from their research by the time they are graduating.

The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Rhoda Gitonga who will address: Interactivity in Online Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.


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