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  • Another Milestone as the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) hosts the second provincial lesson study seminar

    Posted on November 06, 2018

    The 2nd Lesson Study seminar hosted by the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE)

  • Record number of Education Doctorates at graduation

    Posted on September 10, 2018

    On 7 September 2018, the Faculty of Education proudly awarded 28 Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

  • Staff Members from SMTE in Romania

    Posted on July 04, 2018

    Professor Gerrit Stols, Doctor Jeanine Mwambakana, and Doctor Marien Graham with other participants of the Erasmus+ Programme

  • Dr Surette van Staden appointed as Acting Director of CEA

    Posted on February 18, 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 Marien Graham in Greece

    Posted on February 12, 2018

    Dr Marien Graham recently visited Professor Sakis Rakitzis at the University of the Aegean in Samos, Greece, in November 2017.

  • Two National Research Foundation ratings in the Department

    Posted on February 12, 2018

    Prof Estelle Gaigher received a C2 rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF). Dr Marien Graham received a Y1 rating from the NRF.

  • Dr Grietjie Haupt promoted to Senior Lecturer

    Posted on February 12, 2018

    Dr Grietjie Haupt from the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, is recognised as an expert and innovative teacher. Since her appointment in the Faculty in 2002 she was required to design and develop a completely new curriculum for the newly introduced school subject Design...

  • Academics from SMTE in London

    Posted on February 12, 2018

    Mr Niekie Blom, a lecturer in the Department of Science, Mathematics and Techology Education (SMTE) and his PhD supervisor, Dr Grietjie Haupt, were recently invited to visit the internationally acclaimed Goldsmith’s University of London.

  • 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.

  • Mathematics Education professor develops apps

    Posted on August 30, 2017

    Prof Gerrit Stols, Head of the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education at the University of Pretoria, has been responsible for the development of five apps for Android tablets and mobile phones.

  • Focus on discourse analysis

    Posted on August 24, 2017

    ‘Language is connected with other elements of social life, so that social analysis and research always have to take account of language’, said Dr Louise Vincent from Rhodes University, who delivered a seminar in the Postgraduate Research Commons in June 2017.

  • Chemistry paper presented

    Posted on August 24, 2017

    Dr Kagadi Mathabate from the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education presented a short paper in April at the international 253rd American Chemical Society conference at San Francisco, USA.

  • Genetics – a new view

    Posted on August 24, 2017

    In May 2017, twenty-four Agricultural Science teachers and three subject advisors from Gauteng and the North West provinces, met at Bekker High School in Magaliesburg for a genetics workshop.

  • Samsung Electronics and Enterprises UP partner to promote e-learning

    Posted on June 27, 2017

    The first Samsung e-Learning for the 21st-century Educator training session was launched in Pretoria on Monday, 5 June 2017.

  • LLITUP Collaboratorium launch at Groenkloof Campus

    Posted on April 20, 2017

    The research space of the Living Lab for Innovative Teaching at the University of Pretoria (the LLITUP Collaboratorium) was recently launched at the University's Groenkloof Campus.

  • Opening up the world of autism

    Posted on April 03, 2017

    World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated annually on 2 April and aims to raise awareness about people with autism throughout the world. Ms Ilse de Bruin, a PhD student at UP, shares some interesting facts about the condition.

  • 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 21, 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).

  • Mathematician strengthen ties in Germany and Hungary

    Posted on September 14, 2016

    Prof Johann Engebrecht from the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education recently returned from Germany and Hungary where he was part of ‘survey team on blended learning’.

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