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  • 2019 EASA Emerging Researcher Award

    Posted on January 17, 2019

    Dr Funke Omidire from the Department of Educational Psychology has received the 2019 EASA Emerging Researcher Award at the EASA Conference in January 2019 It took place at the Ranch Resort Polokwane and was hosted by the University of Limpopo

  • Op-Ed: Career counselling: It’s time for a new, more creative approach

    Posted on November 01, 2018

    The world of work is changing all the time. In the past, people would probably choose one career and stick to it for the rest of their lives, gradually climbing up the ladder with clearly demarcated and structured relationships. They might even remain at one company throughout their working lives

  • Record number of Education Doctorates at graduation

    Posted on September 10, 2018

    On 7 September 2018, the Faculty of Education proudly awarded 28 Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

  • Inauguration of Professor Ruth Mampane, Head of the Department of Educational Psychology

    Posted on June 27, 2018

    Professor Ruth Mampane, Head of the Department of Educational Psychology, was inaugurated as Head on 21 June 2018. The event was attended by colleagues, family and friends.

  • New publication for Dr Maximus Sefotho

    Posted on March 22, 2018

    Dr Maximus Sefotho has recently seen his new book published. The title of the book is: 'Philosophy in Education and Research: African Perspective'

  • Dr Alfred du Plessis on Board

    Posted on February 18, 2018

    Dr Alfred du Plessis, psychologist and lecturer from the Department of Educational Psychology was recently nominated and accepted on the board of the Educational Psychology Association of South Africa (EPASSA).

  • Prof Ronel Ferreira promoted to Full Professor

    Posted on February 18, 2018

    Prof Ronél Ferreira is the former Head of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria. She holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Pretoria. She was recently appointed as Full Professor in the Faculty of Education.

  • Dr Funke Omidire promoted to Senior Lecturer

    Posted on February 18, 2018

    Dr Funke Omidire from the Department of Educational Psychology’s current research is funded by the Research Development Programme, (RDP). It is an intervention study with a pre/post design aimed at adapting Quality Talk for use in South Africa.

  • PsySSA award made to Psychologist Prof Kobus Maree

    Posted on February 18, 2018

    In September 2017, Prof Kobus Maree was awarded PsySSA’s Fellow Award (Lifetime Award in recognition of a person who has made exceptional contributions to Psychology in her/ his life. This was made at the PAPU Congress in Durban.

  • Getting ready for the career you love

    Posted on February 13, 2017

    Prof Kobus Maree, from the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, has some advice for students on choosing a fulfilling career.

  • Partners of change in South Africa's education system

    Posted on October 27, 2016

    Prof Ronél Ferreira, Head of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria, uses intervention research to facilitate positive change in resource-constrained school settings and vulnerable communities.

  • 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.

  • Four NRF ratings in the Faculty of Education of Education

    Posted on October 21, 2016

    The Faculty of Education is happy to announce that four of our staff members have received new ratings from the National Research Foundation (NRF).

  • 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.

  • A life dedicated to helping people find their life's purpose

    Posted on September 12, 2016

    Deriving inspiration from his own childhood experiences, Prof Kobus Maree of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria has made it his life's work to help people find their life's purpose.

  • Faculty of Education proudly awarded several degrees at Spring Graduation ceremony

    Posted on September 02, 2016

    On 31 August 2016 the Faculty of Education awarded eight Doctoral degrees; 19 Master’s degrees; more than 300 Honours degrees (Distance Education); 23 Bachelor degrees as well as 37 Advanced Certificates in Education. The ceremony took place in the Rembrandt Hall at the LC de Villiers grounds.

  • Five new books launched in the Faculty

    Posted on August 26, 2016

    On 19 April 2016 the Faculty of Education launched five new books by staff members. The event took place in the Postgraduate Research Commons where the Editors shared their experience and background of each book with colleagues, researchers and other guests.

  • Academic Achiever Award for Prof Liesel Ebersöhn

    Posted on August 25, 2016

    Prof Liesel Ebersöhn, Director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience and professor in the Department of Educational Psychology was awarded one of the eight Exceptional Academic Achievers Awards made at a Gala Dinner in March. This Academic Achievers Award function is one of the highlights on...

  • Why career counselling is more valuable now than ever before

    Posted on August 15, 2016

    The Conversation Africa's education editor Natasha Joseph, recently asked Professor Kobus Maree of the Department of Educational Psychology to explain how career counselling has changed and why it is so important.

  • UP postdoctoral fellow studies the effects of divorce on children in Tanzania

    Posted on November 11, 2015

    Dr Chris Mauki's research focusses on exploring and explaining the potential effects of marital dissolution (both positive and negative) on the academic development and psychosocial well-being of children in Tanzania.

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