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  • 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 15, 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.

  • University of Pretoria Spring Graduation Ceremony

    Posted on September 06, 2017

    The University will confer 1 807 degrees, diplomas and certificates during this year's Spring Graduation Ceremony. These include 142 doctorates, 427 master's degrees and 746 honours degrees, which will be awarded over three days.

  • Faculty of Education participates in Anti-Discrimination Week

    Posted on September 05, 2017

    On 28 August 2017, Prof Chika Sehoole, Dean of the Faculty of Education opened the activities in L8 lecture theatre. Prof Gerrit Stols, Head of the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education gave a presentation on ‘De-racialising the curriculum: the case of...

  • Prof Tinyko Maluleke addressed 250 students at Groenkloof Campus

    Posted on September 05, 2017

    Black FTE students were 10.9 % in 1994, 44.7% in 2010 and 53.7% in 2016 in the University of Pretoria. The majority of women students since 1996, were 55.1% in 2016. The University has followed a Journey for change with 2012, Reabua in 2013, the Lekgotla Process in 2016.

  • Audience entertained with opera at Anti-Discrimination Week

    Posted on September 05, 2017

    Siyabonga Sindane who is an undergraduate student did an outstanding opera performance while music students played instruments. The art work from the Art Education students in the Education Library entertained students, staff and other visitors.

  • Mr Chris Opperman did artwork with mouth painting

    Posted on September 05, 2017

    Other highlight were discussions and Lauren who is an expert on sign language and Mr Chris Opperman who showed the audience how a disable person can create amazing works of art with mouth painting.

  • Applying health research in South African schools for learners' well-being

    Posted on August 23, 2017

    A collaborative study involving local and international researchers has created an intervention strategy to help improve the diet and lifestyle of schoolchildren in South Africa.

  • Perpetual motor skills development - huge sponsorhip through ECE

    Posted on August 15, 2017

    Ms Anienie Veldsman from the Department of Early Childhood Education has received a sponsorship from a non-profitable organisation called Care for Education, an organisation that believes in the upliftment of disadvantaged communities.

  • ECE staff visits Care Centres at Alberta

    Posted on August 15, 2017

    Earlier this year, Prof Larry Prochner of Alberta University in Canada, hosted Prof Ina Joubert, Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education, and Dr Keshni Bipath from the same Department at UP.

  • Mathematics Education professors developed Apps

    Posted on August 13, 2017

    Prof Gerrit Stols, Head of the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education developed five Apps for Android tablets and mobile phones. They are all available on the Google Play Store.

  • Development of professional online course for School Principals

    Posted on August 13, 2017

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

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