MRS. CAROLINE MARIGU-RUGENDO

 

 
Title Lecturer
Office School of Communication Language & Performing Arts
Ext/Phone --
Email crugendo@daystar.ac.ke

 

General Summary

I am a lecturer of English and Literature and I like teaching. I enjoy teaching because it gives me an opportunity to interact with students from different continents and countries. I have  taught in Daystar since  1999 to date.

One of the courses that I am very passionate about is Basic English.  I have taught students from China, Korea, DR Congo, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Chad and other non-Anglophone countries. These students come to Daystar University  with very little knowledge of English or none  and  teaching them to a level where they can express themselves in English is very fulfilling to me.  It makes me feel that I have transformed a person who can then cause change wherever he or she is.
As a member of the department of Language and Performing Arts, I have done the following duties:

  • Exam officer
  • Coordinating courses (ENG.111, ENG.098, ENG,096, ENG.112 and ENG.214)
  • Acting H,O.D
  • Risk champion
  • Developing and Reviewing courses/Curriculum
  • Coordinate welfare activities
  • Orienting, advising and supporting part time lecturers
  • Counseling and mentoring students

 

Education

1973-1979  - Kianjokoma Primary School, Embu County
1980-1983    Kangaru School, Embu County (O’Level)
1984-1985    Kangaru School, Embu Country  (A’Level)
1987-1990  B.ED, Arts – Kenyatta University
1993-1994 – M. Phil English - Moi University

 

 

Teaching Experience

1990-1991 – Teacher, Mariakani Secondary School , Kilifi County
1991-1994  - Teacher, Kavutiri Secondary School , Embu County
1995-1997  - Teacher, Kegonge Boys Secondary School , Embu County
1998-1999 – Teacher, Thigingi Girls’ Secondary School ,Embu County

 

Publication and Areas of Research

  • Presented three (3) papers in the following international Conferences
  • 8th Pan African Reading for All Conference, University of Nairobi, Kenya Science Campus, 12th-16th August 2013
  • Presented a paper on to the Kiembu- Kimbeere Bible translations.
  • Orthographic Recommendations for Kiembu-Kimbeere 23rd August 2000
  • Conference on African languages and Literatures  on 6th-8th August 2014

 

Research Interest

  • I have a keen interest in writing and documentation of vernacular language especially Kiembu
  • Sociolinguistics with a  focus on pragmatics.
  • Reading and Writing Skills

 

 

Additional Information

  • Church position – Member of the Mother’s Union – All Saints Anglican Cathedral (Nairobi)
    Community -  supporting needy students to study
    Certificates courses:
    • Workshop: Writing Effective Learning Outcomes – 28th July 2016
    • PHECT 501:1-12th August 2016 – Teaching for Critical Reflective Thought
    • Attended a training on Basic Counseling and ADA
    • Attended a training on Counseling in the local Church