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  • Colloquium on childhood adversity

    Posted on July 26, 2019

    On the 24th of July the Department of Early Childhood Education hosted a colloquium on childhood adversity and violence at Future Africa.

  • International academic at Early Childhood Education talks about fear

    Posted on August 14, 2018

    The Department of Early Childhood Education cordially invited an international guest to do a presentation on Fear.

  • Story book competition winners announced

    Posted on February 16, 2018

    The Department of Early Childhood Education annually has a story book competition, giving students the opportunity to enter their books into a competition. The competition is sponsored by MC Millan Books and in person Ms Magda Scheepers.

  • Early Childhood Education and Humanities Education in orientation of Master’s students

    Posted on February 16, 2018

    In October, the Departments of Humanities Education and Early Childhood Education combined forces to present a scheduled orientation for the NMQ 801 module related to the intake of new M Ed students who have been accepted for 2018. The purpose of this orientation weekend was to support these...

  • Dr Roy Venketsamy in Japan

    Posted on February 16, 2018

    Dr Roy Venketsamy, from the Department of Early Childhood Education, recently attended a lesson Study Workshop at Naruto University of Education in Japan. This was done in partnership with the University of Pretoria, the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria, and the Japan International...

  • Discussion with Principals from early learning centres

    Posted on February 16, 2018

    Discussion with Principals Principals from early learning centres (ECEC) (age 0 – 5 years) schools in Pretoria, together with JVK 400 students had a very successful panel discussion on 2 November 2017 at Groenkloof Campus.

  • 8 out of 10 learners still cannot read at appropriate level

    Posted on December 05, 2017

    The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2016 report paints a disturbing picture of primary school reading literacy in South Africa, with no significant progress nationally since the last report in 2011.

  • Visit to Early Childhood Care Centres at Alberta stimulating

    Posted on August 25, 2017

    Earlier this year, Prof Larry Prochner hosted Prof Ina Joubert, Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education and Dr Keshni Bipath from the same Department at the Alberta University in Canada.

  • Toshiba grant to assist with teacher professional development

    Posted on August 25, 2017

    Prof Cycil Hartell, seconded from the Department of Early Childhood Education to the Centre for Japanese Studies, and Prof Miemsie Steyn from the Department of Early Childhood Education, have recently received a grant of R150 000 from the Toshiba International Foundation. The purpose of the grant...

  • Perceptual motor skills development – huge sponsorship through ECE

    Posted on August 13, 2017

    Ms Anienie Veldsman from the Department of Early Childhood Education has received a sponsorship from a non-profitable organisation called Care for Education, an organisation that believes in the upliftment of disadvantaged communities.

  • New nutrition education programme to help children eat healthy

    Posted on August 07, 2017

    Through her doctoral work with the Institute for Food Nutrition and Wellbeing at UP, Deborah Kupolati is helping a new generation eat healthier by developing a nutrition education programme for primary school teachers.

  • Early Childhood Education

    Posted on June 01, 2017

    The Department of Early Childhood Education at the Faculty of Education train students to teach the small children.

  • Early Childhood Education

    Posted on June 01, 2017

    Open Day display the new developments in the field of Early Childhood Education. Many students and parents visit Open Day which was held in 20 May this year.

  • Perceptual motor skills development - huge sponsorship

    Posted on June 01, 2017

    Ms Anienie Veldsman from the Department of Early Childhood Education has received a sponsorship from a non-profitable organisation called Care for Education, an organisation that believes in the upliftment of disadvantaged communities.

  • Opening up the world of autism

    Posted on April 03, 2017

    World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated annually on 2 April and aims to raise awareness about people with autism throughout the world. Ms Ilse de Bruin, a PhD student at UP, shares some interesting facts about the condition.

  • UP study addresses issues of violence and loss among South African children

    Posted on March 07, 2017

    Drs Miemsie Steyn and Melanie Moen from the Faculty of Education at UP recently undertook an Early Childhood Education study to identify predominant themes prevailing in the early school-going phase.

  • International Mother Language Day

    Posted on February 21, 2017

    Today we celebrate International Mother Language Day. The theme for 2017 is mother tongue and multilingual education with a focus on celebrating and respecting cultural diversity and multilingualism.

  • Colloquium held focusing on encouraging, motivating and empowering students in the Faculty of Education

    Posted on October 26, 2016

    On 18 October 2016, Kiaat residence in collaboration with the Faculty of Education held a colloquium in the auditorium, aiming at encouraging, motivating and empowering education students to strive for academic excellence, in their journey towards becoming future teachers.

  • Faculty awards eight top achievers students of 2015

    Posted on October 21, 2016

    The Dean Prof Chika Sehoole, Prof Max Braun, Deputy Dean; the five Heads of Departments; staff from Student Administration; Teaching Practice and Marketing and Communication honoured the eight top achievers in the BEd degree of 2015.

  • Young children’s experiences of violence – Baby steps to a safer South Africa

    Posted on September 14, 2016

    Ms Melanie Moen and Dr Miemsie Steyn from the Department of Early Childhood Education presented a paper on Young children’s experiences of violence – Baby steps to a safer South Africa at the International Conference on Preventing Violence in Cape Town on 8 September. The focus of the...

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