Dr Jessica Goebel is a senior lecturer in Economics. She holds a Masters degree in Economics and a PhD in Higher Education. Her teaching focus is on microeconomics but she has recently become involved in teaching Integrated Business Studies. Dr Goebel’s postgraduate supervision centres on economic analysis of natural resource- and development-related issues in a Southern African context. Her current research is focused on teaching, learning and curriculum in Economics higher education.
BCom (Hons) Economics
PhD (Higher Education) UKZN
Teaching and learning in Economics higher education
environment and development
Goebel, J. & Maistry, S. 2019. Recounting the role of emotions in learning economics: Using the Threshold Concepts Framework to explore affective dimensions of students’ learning. International Review of Economics Education. 30 (1) 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.iree.2018.08.001.
Goebel, J. & Maistry, S. 2020. Engaging head and heart in disciplinary learning: Insights from a threshold concepts-infused university programme. Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning. Forthcoming (June 2020).
Smith M., Schroenn Goebel J. & Blignaut J.N. 2014. The financial and economic feasibility of rural household biodigesters for poor communities in South Africa. Waste Management 34 (2) February 2014 352-362.
Lepper C. & Goebel J. 2010. Community-based natural resource management, poverty alleviation and livelihood diversification: A case study from Northern Botswana Development Southern Africa 27 (5) December 2010, 725-39.