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  • Dr West serves on review panel for the University of Namibia

    Posted on November 24, 2022

    During two weeks in September, Dr West and other international experts served on an academic review panel for the Namibian National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) to review three programmes offered by the University of Namibia (UNAM).

  • Teaching reading the UP Way

    Posted on November 24, 2022

    The Department of Early Childhood Education hosted a three-part reading series, titled Teaching Reading the UP Way.

  • Annual Teaching and Learning awards ceremony

    Posted on November 07, 2022

    The annual Teaching and Learning awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 1 November. Ms Nadia Swanepoel was awarded with the "Model Lecturer of the Year" award. This award was specifically for the medium sized classes that she lectures which consists of between 50 and 200 students. Ms Swanepoel's...

  • Celebrating students' success at the Commonwealth Games

    Posted on November 01, 2022

    On Monday 1 November 2022, Commonwealth Games medallists from the Faculty of Education were acknowledged for their outstanding achievement during this major sports event. Ms Kaylene Corbett is a third year Early Childhood Education student. She won a bronze medal for 200m women’s...

  • Thinking School South Africa (TSSA)

    Posted on October 18, 2022

    Thinking Schools South Africa (TSSA) was privileged to collaborate with Leslee Udwin, founder of Think Equal, in September for the TSSA Spring Roadshow. Think Equal is a global initiative to end discriminatory mindsets and the cycle of violence across our world and to ensure positive life...

  • Ulwazi Lwethu Project

    Posted on October 18, 2022

    Dr Joyce West is the founder and project manager of the Ulwazi Lwethu Project which is focused on the quality assurance and review of African language Foundation Phase texts. Ms Masola, Dr Malatje, Ms Lekgetho and Ms Nyathi are also involved as project leaders and administrative manager.

  • Eerterust Community Engagement Project

    Posted on October 18, 2022

    The Early Childhood Education Department hosted the "Teaching Reading the UP Way" series and collaborated with the Eersterust Community Engagement Project. The series consisted of three workshops namely: Story analysis through an international perspective, making Big Books with the difference,...

  • Research Indaba

    Posted on October 18, 2022

    The Early Childhood Education department was represented at the annual Research Indaba. Our lecturer, Ms Francinah Masola as well as post graduate students: Karen Pienaar, Nomfundo Brukwe

  • Coding and Robotics

    Posted on October 18, 2022

    Third year Early Childhood Education students were introduced to Coding and Robotics through an interactive session where they were able to experience Coding and Robotics physically before they experienced it digitally. It was a day filled with play-based learning and collaboration.

  • Prof Keshni Bipath

    Posted on October 18, 2022

    Prof Keshni Bipath was a respondent in the high level event on: Finnish-South African Partnership in Early Childhood Development and Teacher Training. It was an exciting event discussing ways to collaborate and improve the quality of the Early Childhood Care and Education sector to the...

  • Virtual Seminar on Transforming Early Childhood Pedagogy for a Post-Pandemic Future

    Posted on October 06, 2021

    The Department of Early Childhood Education cordially invites you to a virtual seminar on Transforming Early Childhood Pedagogy for a Post-Pandemic Future

  • Curriculum Transformation Initiatives

    Posted on September 02, 2021

    Introduction of African Languages Curriculum For Foundation Phase Teaching

  • Congratulations Kaylene Corbett

    Posted on August 17, 2021

    Congratulatory message for Kaylene Corbett from the Department of Early Childhood Education

  • The Literacy Practice modules in ECE breaking boundaries with the TPACK model

    Posted on August 04, 2021

    The Literacy Practice modules in ECE breaking boundaries with the TPACK model

  • A new book, Rethinking learning through play, was published by Van Schaik Publishers in February 2021

    Posted on August 04, 2021

    Dr Judy van Heerden, former senior lecturer in the ECE department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria and Dr Anienie Veldsman (University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand) are the editors. Dr van Heerden authored one and co-authored two chapters of the book.

  • Dr. West publishes chapters in 2 books

    Posted on August 04, 2021

    In 2021 Dr West published two chapters in a textbook titled: Resource Development: A practical guide for teachers, published by Van Schaiks. The two chapters that Dr West contributed are as follows: • Developing and selecting teaching and learning resources: Theories to consider • Resource...

  • International Early Childhood Education webinars

    Posted on August 04, 2021

    On 10 September 2020, the Department of Early Childhood Education hosted a webinar in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Bradford (USA).

  • Making Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Count At The University of Pretoria

    Posted on April 15, 2021

    he University of Pretoria (UP) wishes to acknowledge the European Union/Department of Higher Education and Training (EU/DHET) funding in the development of the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Care and Education (B Ed ECCE) programme. The programme has been developed as one of the...

  • Academy on Violence and Abuse – South Africa

    Posted on March 06, 2020

    The mission of the Academy on Violence and Abuse South Africa (AVA) is to advance education and research on the recognition, treatment, and prevention of the health effects of violence and abuse throughout the lifecourse.

  • Time does not heal a child’s wounds – a call for research development in trauma and abuse

    Posted on July 31, 2019

    Adverse Childhood Experiences and child abuse do not receive the necessary attention and assessment they require from society. This was the collective view of experts from the USA and South Africa at a recent colloquium hosted by UP's Department of Early Childhood Education in collaboration with...

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