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  • BEd Honours reflection seminar held

    Posted on March 14, 2017

    The Faculty of Education held a BEd Honours Reflection Seminar on 7 March. At the seminar Prof Stephen Coetzee and Ms Astrid Schmulian from the Department of Accounting in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences made presentations.

  • Collaboration between 21 universities culminates in publication of book

    Posted on March 16, 2017

    Collaboration between 21 education researchers from South African, Mozambican and Dutch universities has culminated in the published book entitled Monitoring the Quality of Education in Schools.

  • UP study addresses issues of violence and loss among South African children

    Posted on March 07, 2017

    Drs Miemsie Steyn and Melanie Moen from the Faculty of Education at UP recently undertook an Early Childhood Education study to identify predominant themes prevailing in the early school-going phase.

  • International Mother Language Day

    Posted on February 21, 2017

    Today we celebrate International Mother Language Day. The theme for 2017 is mother tongue and multilingual education with a focus on celebrating and respecting cultural diversity and multilingualism.

  • Getting ready for the career you love

    Posted on February 13, 2017

    Prof Kobus Maree, from the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, has some advice for students on choosing a fulfilling career.

  • Specialised qualification aimed at education for visually impaired learners on the cards at UP

    Posted on February 03, 2017

    The Department of Educational Psychology at UP has obtained funding to the value of R9 952 000 from the Department of Higher Education and Training to establish a Centre for Visual Impairment Studies, and to develop and implement a teaching qualification specifically aimed at education for...

  • Opening of new space for the Centre for the Study of Resilience

    Posted on February 02, 2017

    The Centre for the Study of Resilience, in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, officially opened their new space on Tuesday, 24 January 2017, with a high-tea celebration.

  • Faculty's vision of Teaching and Learning

    Posted on January 23, 2017

    Successful graduates from first degrees can access advanced postgraduate degrees, becoming knowledge creators through research and so raise the University’s international profile.

  • UP receives DHET grant towards the advancement of Early Childhood Education

    Posted on January 19, 2017

    A R3 million DHET grant will be used to develop quality programmes aimed at equipping Early Childhood Development practitioners and educators with the information and knowledge needed to ensure developmentally appropriate early experiences for South African children.

  • NUE workshop and seminar on synchronising theory and practice in early childhood education

    Posted on December 13, 2016

    The Centre for Japanese Studies, in collaboration with the Department of Early Childhood Education, hosted Professors Kensuke Chikamori and Hiroki Yuji from the Naruto University of Education for a two-day workshop and seminar on 22 and 23 November 2016.

  • Two new Professors in the Faculty of Education

    Posted on November 25, 2016

    The Faculty of Education is proud to announce that Dr Estelle Gaigher from the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education and Dr Miemsie Steyn from the Department of Early Childhood Education have been promoted to the position of Associate Professor as from 1 January 2017.

  • Prof Johan Wassermann is internationally renowned

    Posted on November 25, 2016

    During September this year, Prof Johan Wassermann from the Department of Humanities Education, presented papers at two international conferences held on the Iberian Peninsula.

  • Academics benefit from Mathematics Conference in Germany

    Posted on November 25, 2016

    Prof Gerrit Stols, Head of the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, and his colleagues Drs Sonja van Putten and Hanlie Botha, presented a paper on ‘The culturally enriched Mathematics class’ at a conference held at the Hamburg University in Germany.

  • Partners of change in South Africa's education system

    Posted on October 27, 2016

    Prof Ronél Ferreira, Head of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria, uses intervention research to facilitate positive change in resource-constrained school settings and vulnerable communities.

  • Colloquium held focusing on encouraging, motivating and empowering students in the Faculty of Education

    Posted on October 26, 2016

    On 18 October 2016, Kiaat residence in collaboration with the Faculty of Education held a colloquium in the auditorium, aiming at encouraging, motivating and empowering education students to strive for academic excellence, in their journey towards becoming future teachers.

  • Faculty awards eight top achievers students of 2015

    Posted on October 21, 2016

    The Dean Prof Chika Sehoole, Prof Max Braun, Deputy Dean; the five Heads of Departments; staff from Student Administration; Teaching Practice and Marketing and Communication honoured the eight top achievers in the BEd degree of 2015.

  • Four NRF ratings in the Faculty of Education of Education

    Posted on October 20, 2016

    The Faculty of Education is happy to announce that four of our staff members have received new ratings from the National Research Foundation (NRF).

  • The Centre for the Study of Resilience (CSR) co-hosts a breakaway deliberation

    Posted on September 14, 2016

    The Centre for the Study of Resilience (CSR), Faculty of Education and The College of Education at UNISA co-hosted an invitational meeting with education researchers from nine South African universities (Tshwane University of Technology; Northwest University; University of Kwazulu-Natal;...

  • Young children’s experiences of violence – Baby steps to a safer South Africa

    Posted on September 14, 2016

    Ms Melanie Moen and Dr Miemsie Steyn from the Department of Early Childhood Education presented a paper on Young children’s experiences of violence – Baby steps to a safer South Africa at the International Conference on Preventing Violence in Cape Town on 8 September. The focus of the...

  • A life dedicated to helping people find their life's purpose

    Posted on September 12, 2016

    Deriving inspiration from his own childhood experiences, Prof Kobus Maree of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria has made it his life's work to help people find their life's purpose.

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