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  • Faculty of Education has first Performance Management Roadshow

    Posted on April 09, 2018

    On 28 March 2018, it was indeed a “movie magic afternoon out” when the new and improved Performance Management System were introduced to the staff of Faculty Education.

  • Director, Centre for the Study of Resilience re-elected as Secretary General for WERA

    Posted on April 05, 2018

    Professor Liesel Ebersöhn (Director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience, University of Pretoria) has been elected to a second four-year term as Secretary General for the World Education Research Association (WERA). The results of the election were returned by Dr. Ronald F. Abler, who...

  • 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'

  • International guests visit Faculty of Education

    Posted on March 22, 2018

    The Department of Education Management and Policy Studies in the Faculty of Education has initiated the development of a context-specific online continuous professional development course for educational leaders at all levels.

  • Head of Early Childhood Education rated at NRF

    Posted on March 22, 2018

    Prof Ina Joubert, Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education, has received a late rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF). We are proud to announce that her rating is C3.

  • Gauteng Women Excellent Award for Prof Saloshna Vandeyar

    Posted on March 12, 2018

    Professor Saloshna Vandeyar from the Department of Humanities Education won the Gauteng Women in Excellence Award in the category "Trail Blazer" at the Inaugural Gauteng Women in Excellence Awards ceremony that was held at the Women's Living Heritage Monument on the 8 March 2018.

  • Medal awarded to Director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience

    Posted on February 21, 2018

    During the Education Association of South Africa’s Annual Conference (14-17 January 2018), research by Professor Liesel Ebersöhn (Director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience) was recognised when she was awarded the EASA Researcher Medal.

  • 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...

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