Message from the HOD

Dumêlang, Goeie dag and Good day


Welcome to the Department of Humanities Education.


A child’s tricycle needs three wheels to drive it forward and to keep it from toppling over. A university too, is driven and balanced by teaching and learning, scholarship and research all tied to community engagement.


Although academics may debate which of the three components should be the leading wheel of this metaphorical tricycle, they generally agree that the three cannot function separately. It is thus very difficult to disentangle and separate teaching and learning from research and community engagement.


In the Department of Humanities Education these three wheels are attached to the framework of the following qualifications: B.Ed., PGCE, PGCHE, Higher Certificate in Sport Science Education, B.Ed. (Hons), M.Ed. and PhD.


The colourful transdisciplinary paintwork that completes our tricycle are the offerings of Art Education, Diversity Education, Education Studies,; Geography Education Higher Education studies; History Education; Language Education (Afrikaans, English, IsiNdebele, IsiZulu, Sepedi, Setswana), Life Orientation Education; Music Education, Professional Development and Sport Science Education.

Please visit the rest of our website and we are looking forward to hearing from you.


Ke a lebonga, Ke a leboga kudu, Dankie and Thank you!


Prof Johan Wassermann

Published by Thabo Masenamela

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