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  • 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.

  • Prof Maree is helping people find their life purpose

    Posted on September 08, 2016

    Deriving inspiration out of his own childhood experiences, Prof. Kobus Maree committed his life’s work to helping people of all kinds and classes to find their life purposes. As a result, he has become a world-renowned researcher and educational psychologist, cited by acclaimed researchers...

  • Education Library Celebrates Casual Day

    Posted on September 02, 2016

    The Education Library celebrates Casual Day to support people with disabilities.

  • Faculty of Education proudly awarded several degrees at Spring Graduation ceremony

    Posted on September 02, 2016

    On 31 August 2016 the Faculty of Education awarded eight Doctoral degrees; 19 Master’s degrees; more than 300 Honours degrees (Distance Education); 23 Bachelor degrees as well as 37 Advanced Certificates in Education. The ceremony took place in the Rembrandt Hall at the LC de Villiers...

  • Dr Surette van Staden applauded for research

    Posted on August 30, 2016

    Dr Surette van Staden senior lecturer in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education was acknowledged for her Y-rating by the NRF for the research she does at the annual Academic Achievement function.

  • Academic Achiever Award for Prof Liesel Ebersöhn

    Posted on August 29, 2016

    Prof Liesel Ebersöhn, Director of the Centre for the Study of Resilience and professor in the Department of Educational Psychology was awarded one of the eight Exceptional Academic Achievers Awards made at a Gala Dinner in March. This Academic Achievers Award function is one of the highlights on...

  • The staff in the Faculty of Education welcomed Prof Chika Sehoole as Dean of the Faculty

    Posted on August 25, 2016

    The staff in the Faculty of Education welcomed Prof Chika Sehoole as Dean of the Faculty

  • Why career counselling is more valuable now than ever before

    Posted on August 15, 2016

    The Conversation Africa's education editor Natasha Joseph, recently asked Professor Kobus Maree of the Department of Educational Psychology to explain how career counselling has changed and why it is so important.

  • Science Communication in the spotlight at UP

    Posted on July 21, 2016

    The University recently launched Research Matters, an exciting new website that showcases and highlights some of its research and innovation output and emphasises the impact of this work in South Africa, Africa and globally.

  • Improving the lives of families affected by HIV

    Posted on July 13, 2016

    Prof Maretha Visser of the Department of Psychology collaborated on the development of a family strengthening and HIV prevention programme for adolescents and caregivers, which aims to improve the relationships and mental health of, and reduce HIV risk among, adolescents affected and orphaned by...

  • Great honour for dynamic young researcher

    Posted on June 09, 2016

    Ms Kgadi Mathabathe from the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education was chosen by the Embassy of the United States to participate in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

  • Faculty of Education bids farewell to Prof Irma Eloff

    Posted on June 07, 2016

    On Monday, 23 May 2016, the University of Pretoria bid farewell to Prof Irma Eloff, Dean of the Faculty of Education, whose term came to an end on 31 May.

  • New Dean appointed in Faculty of Education

    Posted on June 01, 2016

    Prof Chika Sehoole has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Education as from 1 June 2016.

  • Faculty of Education awards 496 degrees

    Posted on May 25, 2016

    The Faculty of Education held its graduation on 12 April 2016. The Faculty has an impressive 496 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

  • Academic elected as Deputy Chair of SAQA

    Posted on May 05, 2016

    In February 2016, the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande appointed Prof Sarah Howie, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) onto the Board of the South African Qualifications Authority

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