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  • Rasch Conference in Perth attended by two staff members

    Posted on February 21, 2018

    Mr Mishack Tshele (Data Manager of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment) and Ms Celeste Combrinck (Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education) attended the 7th International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement Developments with Rasch Models held at the...

  • Dream2Play session in colloratorium

    Posted on February 17, 2018

    The LLITUP research unit commenced the 2018 ‘one-thousand-and one challenge’ series with the first of their Dream2-sessions in the Collaboratorium. These sessions will be scheduled throughout 2018 and will include Dream2Play; Dream2Learn; and Dream2Research. The aim of these...

  • Dr Surette van Staden appointed as Acting Director of CEA

    Posted on February 17, 2018

    Dr Surette van Staden was appointed as Acting Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.

  • Dr Grietjie Haupt promoted to Senior Lecturer

    Posted on January 31, 2018

    Dr Grietjie Haupt was promoted to Senior Lecturer in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. She is recognised as an expert and innovative teacher.

  • Prof Ronel Ferreira promoted to Full-Professor

    Posted on January 30, 2018

    Prof Ronél Ferreira was promoted to Full-Professor. She 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.

  • Prof Rinelle Evans promoted to Full-Professor

    Posted on January 30, 2018

    Prof Rinelle Evans was promoted to Full-Professor in the Department of Humanities Education. She holds a doctorate in curriculum and instructional design with special reference to instructional communication via television technology.

  • Dr Funke Omidire promoted to Senior Lecturer

    Posted on January 30, 2018

    Dr Funke Omidire was promoted to Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology. Her current research is funded (3 years) 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.

  • 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.

  • Research at UP — a retrospective review now published

    Posted on November 22, 2017

    The production of the annual Research Review is always a highlight in the research calendar of the University of Pretoria, and the Research Review 2016 was no exception.

  • Book Launch at Faculty of Education

    Posted on November 17, 2017

    A book launch was held in November by the Faculty of Education in the Postgraduate Research Commons. Six books were launched. Prof Chika Sehoole, Dean, welcomed the guest and the Editors.

  • South Africa must do more to keep teachers from seeking ‘greener pastures’

    Posted on November 17, 2017

    'Around the world, many teachers are choosing to leave their home countries once they’ve qualified. It’s a global phenomenon, and one that impacts both developed and developing nations – in some positive ways, but with negative effects particularly for the source country...

  • South Africa must do more to keep teachers from seeking 'greener pastures'

    Posted on November 16, 2017

    Around the world, many teachers are choosing to leave their home countries once they've qualified. It's a global phenomenon, and one that impacts both developed and developing nations.

  • Educational Psychologists attend 1st Pan African Psychology Congress (PAPU 2017)

    Posted on November 08, 2017

    The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), in collaboration with various African psychology societies and universities, under the auspices of the Pan-African Psychology Union (PAPU) organised the first-ever continental psychology congress. The theme of the congress was Psychology for...

  • Teaching and Learning Day held at Faculty of Education

    Posted on November 03, 2017

    The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria recently held a Teaching and Learning Day in the Postgraduate Research Commons on the Groenkloof Campus. The event focused on methodologies in teaching and learning.

  • Vandeyars hosted two professors from Nebraska-Lincoln

    Posted on October 31, 2017

    Prof Saloshna Vandeyar from the Department of Humanities Education and Dr Thiru Vandeyar from the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education hosted visiting researchers Professors E Hamann and G Trainin from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. This was a follow-up visit from...

  • Principals and educational leaders meet at Groenkloof Campus

    Posted on October 24, 2017

    The Department of Education Management and Policy Studies in the Faculty of education at the University of Pretoria has initiated the development of a context specific online continuous professional development course for educational leaders at all levels. Inspired by the Policy on the South...

  • Excellent Award for Prof Kobus Maree

    Posted on October 24, 2017

    Prof Kobus Maree was awarded with a PsySSA award. This prize is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to psychological science by a current or past scholar or team of scholars. PsySSA advances South African psychology as a science and profession of global stature and promotes...

  • Elected to participate in the TAU Fellowship Programme for 2018 and 2019

    Posted on October 24, 2017

    Dr Lizette de Jager from the Department of Humanities Education was elected to participate in the TAU Fellowship Programme for 2018 and 2019. In in terms of the TAU criteria and the number of spaces available, the TAU Selection Panel has accepted Dr Lizette De Jager as participants in the TAU...

  • Dean's Concert at Groenkloof Campus

    Posted on September 28, 2017

    The Faculty of Education at Groenkloof Campus had it first Dean’s Spring lunch hour concert on Wednesday, 27 September 2017. Staff and students were fascinated by the high standard of the music performed by the Music Education students, as only a few had formal music training before the...

  • Now what? Problems graduates encounter in the workplace

    Posted on September 13, 2017

    Graduating from university and getting your first job are great achievements. However, the transition from student life to the life of a working professional should not be underestimated.

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