UP and Pennsylvania State University translate learning tool for children into three local languages
Posted on June 10, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) has collaborated with Pennsylvania State University to translate a global learning tool into local languages to support learners in how they think about content.
Teaching Psychology Around the World (volume 5)
Posted on April 23, 2020
The 5th volume of Teaching Psychology Around the World (edited by Grant, J Rich, Luis Alfredo Padilla Lopez, Liesel Ebersöhn, Jacqui Taylor and Shirley Morrissey) is now available
Globally people are adopting Africa’s heritage of resilience wisdom
Posted on April 17, 2020
Professor Liesel Ebersöhn recently wrote an article for the Mail & Guardian on resilience-responses from Africa and the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Ebersöhn, director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience at the University of Pretoria and secretary-general of the World Education...
‘Flocking’: UP academic’s research forms basis of psychosocial support organisation’s drive to provide hope during COVID-19
Posted on April 10, 2020
With the reality of COVID-19 facing many, a psychosocial support organisation is making use of the concept of “flocking” to provide some hope with the help of research conducted by Professor Liesel Ebersöhn of the University of Pretoria.
Fright Flight or Flocking presentation by REPSSI and APSSI’s
Posted on April 01, 2020
We believe that psychosocial support is critical in the face of COVID 19. It builds our resilience to face this threat and gives us determination to overcome.
Resilience Workshop facilitated by international expert, Dr Michael Ungar
Posted on February 12, 2020
Nurturing resilience: A multi-systemic model for positive development in contexts of diversity.
Adolescent Resilience to Environmental and Socioeconomic Challenges: A Study of Multiple Systems
The Centre for the Study of Resilience (CSR), Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria: Advisory Board Meeting 2019
Posted on February 06, 2020
The annual Advisory Board Meeting for the Centre for the Study of Resilience was held on 25 February 2019
CSR PhD Student visit the Notre Dame University in Australia
Posted on December 06, 2019
Carine Jonker was the recipient of the UP Post Graduate Study Abroad Programme which funded a research visit to Prof Caroline Mansfield (Dean of the School of Education) at the University of Notre Dame, Australia.
University of Pretoria: Striving to Feed 10 Billion People by 2050
Posted on December 05, 2019
One year ago United Nations Academic Impact announced the inauguration of the UNAI SDG Hubs, UNAI member institutions selected as exemplars for their innovative scholarship and engagement related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) who serve as resources for best practices for the UNAI...
PhD student presents at Founding Symposium of the South African Positive Psychology Association
Posted on December 03, 2019
A systematic review of resilience-enabling educational psychology
pathways in challenged education spaces in Africa
Flocking: How sharing resources lays the foundation of African Prosperity
Posted on October 20, 2019
Nomonde Ntsundwana, a teacher at a Nelson Mandela Metropol primary school, has taken her role of educator beyond the classroom. As a champion of nutrition and school gardens, she leads a strong team of teachers, students and community members that supports the production of nutritious food...
WERA supports early career academics – UP academic receives award
Posted on October 22, 2019
Celeste Combrinck was the first recipient of the WERA Visiting Researcher Award. The award is a joint collaboration by the World Education Research Association (WERA) and the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) to contribute to the advancement of...
University of Pretoria Resilience Dialogue & Ideas Lab Series: Transdisciplinary Flocking: Afrocentric Resilience Knowledge to Address Global Challenges
Posted on October 16, 2019
Prof Tawana Kupe, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, presided over a Resilience Dialogue and Ideas Lab at Future Africa on 14 October 2019. The panel was titled Transdisciplinary Flocking: Afrocentric Resilience Knowledge to Address Global Challenges and was informed...
UP Resilience Ideas and Dialogue Panel at Future Africa
Posted on October 16, 2019
Prof Tawana Kupe, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, presided over a Resilience Dialogue and Ideas Lab at Future Africa on 14 October 2019.
Mail & Guardian Article on Flocking
Posted on September 17, 2019
CSR Director, Liesel Ebersöhn, recently wrote an article on flocking
Director, Centre for the Study of Resilience re-elected as Secretary General for WERA
Posted on August 30, 2019
Professor Liesel Ebersöhn (Director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience, University of Pretoria) has been elected to a second four-year term as Secretary General for the World Education Research Association (WERA).
Deconstructing Ubuntu: UP academic launches book on the daily successes of Southern Africans despite challenges
Posted on August 27, 2019
A book penned by University of Pretoria (UP) academic, Professor Liesel Ebersöhn, Director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience in the Faculty of Education, aims to deconstruct the idea of Ubuntu and ultimately shed some light on why we behave the way we do and why we are able to do better...
Flocking Together: An Indigenous Psychology Theory of Resilience in Southern Africa
Posted on August 23, 2019
A new publication by one of our faculty members, Prof Liesel Ebersöhn.
This book describes how those individuals who are often most marginalised in postcolonial societies draw on age-old, non-western knowledge systems to adapt to the hardships characteristic of unequal societies in...
The first MESHGuide from Africa. “Coping diversity”: adaptive coping as a pathway to resilience
Posted on November 01, 2018
This MESHGuide creates awareness of the diversity in ways people cope with adversity
The Community-based Advisory Panel of the Resilient Youth in Stressed Environments (RYSE) study
Posted on November 01, 2018
The RYSE study is a cutting-edge, funded study that is taking place in Canada and South Africa