World Teachers’ Day: A celebration of my mother, my teacher
Posted on October 05, 2020
Teachers are like second parents, they shape the life of the children under their care, writes Jemi Sudhakar. But parents who are teachers, I believe, are more than second teachers. Today, on this World Teacher’s Day, I want to pay tribute to teacher Mapodi Sehoole who played the dual role...
Online and distance education to soar in the face of COVID-19, experts predict at UP's Flexible Futures 2020 Conference
Posted on August 13, 2020
Online and distance education will gain greater legitimacy as enrolments are expected to grow in this area in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof Salome Human-Vogel (Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education) radio interview on homeschooling
Posted on May 28, 2020
Worth listening: Prof Salome Human-Vogel (Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education) iono.fm radio interview.
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.
Launch of the Postgraduate Diploma in TVET programme
Posted on February 26, 2020
On Monday, 24 February the launch of the PGDip in TVET programme was held in the Auditorium on Groenkloof Campus. Representatives and important guests from the Department of Higher Education, Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Technical University of Munich, School of Education, UP...
ANALYSIS: How to fix the gap between school and work in South Africa
Posted on January 28, 2020
The world of work is changing constantly, profoundly, and faster. This is clear from the outsourcing of work, waves of technological advances, increasing automation in business, and big data analysis driving the growth of industries.
Registered? Welcome! Now get orientated with UP!
Posted on January 03, 2020
Welcome to the University of Pretoria and congratulations on choosing UP. You’ve made one of the best decisions of your life!
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...
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.
Enter UP's University Social Responsibility Month photographic competition
Posted on October 08, 2019
October 2019 is University Social Responsibility Month. As part of an awareness-raising process, we invite you to take a photograph that illustrates you (or your team) being socially responsible and enter the University Social Responsibility Photo Competition. This can be campus operations,...
Can robots replace teachers?
Posted on October 07, 2019
A study by the McKinsey Global Institute reports that 50% of companies believe that automation will decrease their numbers of full-time staff by 2022, and robots will replace 800 million workers across the world by 2030.
House Education Statement
Posted on September 03, 2019
House Education Statement
GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AND XENOPHOBIC VIOLENCE IN THE CBD
University of Pretoria star athlete still shining bright
Posted on September 03, 2019
Mr LJ van Zyl whom last year recently graduated for his master’s degree in Humanities Education which he studied at the University of Pretoria with the Faculty of Education
ChooseUP Day a success as prospective students and their parents get a taste of what to expect
Posted on August 19, 2019
Excitement was the order of the day as about 14 000 prospective students (grade 12 learners), their families and friends from across the country attended the University of Pretoria’s #ChooseUP Day on Saturday, 17 August.
UP academic Prof Vandeyar in the running for Standard Bank women in science award
Posted on August 14, 2019
With a career spanning 35 years, Professor Saloshna Vandeyar is still at the top of her game and her nomination for Standard Bank’s Top Women Awards is testament to this.
UP's Dr Rakgadi Phatlane is fighting adversity with love and empathy
Posted on August 08, 2019
In our #WomenofUP series this August, we speak to Dr Rakgadi Phatlane who assists the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Education with its transformation initiatives as well as the monitoring of vulnerable students.
Time does not heal a child’s wounds – a call for research development in trauma and abuse
Posted on August 05, 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...
Gauteng launches English language teachers' association
Posted on June 13, 2019
English language teacher representatives of the four regions of Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), academics, DBE and GDE officials, and others vested in promoting English language teaching and learning packed the hall of Parktown Boy’s High School on 02 June 2019.
Inaugural address of Prof Wassermann Head of Humanities Education
Posted on June 07, 2019
Prof. Johan Wassermann delivered his inaugural address on 6 June 2019 in the Auditorium at the Faculty of Education, Groenkloof Campus. Prof. Wassermann’s address was titled ‘The South African state and the teaching of apartheid in school History – circa 1980-2019’
Nomination of candidates for the position of President of Convocation now open
Posted on June 06, 2019
The Convocation is a legally constituted body which includes approximately 300 000 alumni of the University as its largest constituency. Members of the University’s executive, deans of faculties, all current permanent academic staff, professors emeriti and other retired...