The team from the Department of Educational Psychology that attended the congress included Prof Salome Human-Vogel, Prof Ruth Mampane, Dr Maximus Sefotho, Dr Suzanne Bester, Dr Alfred du Plessis and Dr Funke Omidire.
The Symposium was titled ‘Resilience-enhancing approaches that inform educational psychology interventions in South Africa’
There were five presentations in the symposium as listed below:
A survey of educational psychologists' utilisation of dynamic assessment – Dr Suzanne Bester and Dr Alfred du Plessis
Disability: Expressions of resilience as social inclusion through transition into the world of work – Dr Maximus Sefotho
Identity and meaning in relation to self-regulation, commitment and achievement – Prof Salome Human-Vogel
The development of critical thinking skills as an enabler of resilience in multilingual environments Dr Funke Omidire
Acknowledgement of cultural practices and belief systems as an enabler of family resilience Prof Ruth Mampane