D Ed (CPUT), M Ed cum laude (CPUT), has been involved as senior lecturer in teacher training in art education for B Ed programmes at pre- and postgraduate levels. Before taking up a lecturing career with CPUT, she taught art at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. After completing a teacher’s diploma (Paarl Training College) a further diploma in art education (Cape Town Training College, Mowbray) followed, and then a BA (UNISA), Theory of Music (UNISA) and in 2006 an Associate in Singing at Trinity College of London. Dr Westraadt has published a textbook on art education (2015) in Afrikaans, Die Onderrig van Visuele Kuns in die Laerskool (translated into English as Art Education in the Primary School). Several textbook chapters followed as well as academic papers at national and international conferences. Dr Westraadt has published articles on art education in educational journals, conference proceedings and scholarly publications. In 2015 Dr Westraadt was the recipient of the CPUT Education Faculty Distinguished Teacher Award and in 2016 she was a finalist for the Edulearn Lifetime Achiever Award.
Fields of expertise include: Art Education, visual literacy, mentoring, service learning, curriculum design and development, as well as staff development.