Researchers

Prof Elsa Mentz
Research Director: Research Focus Area Self-Directed Learning
  +27 18 299 4780
  Email
  Building C6, Office 259, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HED, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Self-Directed Learning; Cooperative Learning; Computer Science Education
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Prof Josef de Beer
Research Professor
  +27 18 285 2626
  Email
  Building B10, Office G51, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc (Ed), BSc Hons, MEd, MSc, PhD
  Teacher Education; Science Education; Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Ethnobotany
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Prof Marthie van der Walt
Professor: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 1854
  Email
  Building B10, Office G50, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HED, Hons, MEd, PhD
  Metacognition; Reflection; Lesson Study; Mathematics Education; Study Orientation in Mathematics; Research; Contextualised Mathematics
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Prof Marietjie Havenga
Associate Professor: Computer Science Education
  +27 18 299 4281
  Email
  Building B10, Office G16, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, HED, FDE, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Self-Directed Learning; Problem-based Learning; Computer Science Education; Engineering Education
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Prof Jako Olivier
Professor: Multimodal Learning
  +27 18 285 2078
  Email
  Building B5, Office G08, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, BA Hons, PGCE, MA, PhD
  Multimodal learning and Open Educational Resources (OER); Blended Learning; Multiliteracies; Computer-assisted Language Learning; Macrosociolinguistics
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Prof Washington Dudu
Deputy Dean: Research and Innovation; Associate Professor
  +27 18 389 2833
  Email
  Building G, Office G196, Mafikeng Campus
  Dip.Ed., BEd, MSc.Ed, PhD
  Teacher Education; Science Education; Indigenous Knowledge Systems
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Prof Christo van der Westhuizen
Associate Professor: Geography and Environmental Education
  +27 18 299 4734
  Email
  Building C6, Office 111, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HED, BA Hons, MA, PhD
  The integration of ICT’s in Geography Education; Blended Learning environments and technology applications to foster Self-Directed Learning; Digital Learning
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Prof Aubrey Golightly
Associate Professor: Geography and Environmental Education
  +27 18 299 4729
  Email
  Building C6, Office 108, Potchefstroom Campus
  B. Prim Ed., BA Hons, MA, PhD
  Geography Education; Problem-based Learning; Self-Directed Learning; Active Learning
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Prof Charlene du Toit-Brits
Associate Professor: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4738
  Email
  Building C6, Office 128, Potchefstroom Campus
  HED (Sec), BEd, MEd, DEd
  SDL within ODL and fulltime teacher training; Self-directed contextualised learning - (cultural, socio-economic, emotional and educational aspects) effecting the Self-directed preparedness of individuals; Comparative Education
Prof Bernadette Geduld
Senior Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4583
  Email
  Building B11, Office G49, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, BEd Hons, MPhil, PhD
  Open Distance Learning; Self-regulated Learning; Learning Theories
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Dr Neal Petersen
Deputy School Director: School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
  +27 18 299 1906
  Email
  Building B10, Office G21, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc Ed, BSc Hons, FDE, MPhill, PhD
  Life Sciences Education; Cooperative Learning; Qualitative Researcher
Dr Maryna Reyneke
School Director: School of Language Education
  +27 18 299 4774
  Email
  Building C6, Room 207, Potchefstroom Campus
  PhD
  Assessment; English Language across the Curriculum
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Dr Annalie Roux
Senior Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 1895
  Email
  Building B10, Office G54, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, HED, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Metacognitive teaching and learning strategies for self-directed learning in mathematics teacher education; Conceptual learning of pre-service mathematics teachers; Mathematical thinking and problem solving
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Dr Elsie Lubbe
Senior Lecturer: Computer Science Education
  +27 18 299 1462
  Email
  Building B10, Office G14, Potchefstroom Campus
  HED (S), BEd, MEd, PhD
  Self-Directed Learning; Keyboarding (Touch-typing)
Dr Marry Mdakane
Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4567
  Email
  Building B11, Office G49, Potchefstroom Campus
  HED, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Self-Directed Learning; Indigenous Knowledge; Open Distance Learning
Dr Ronel van Oort
Lecturer: Afrikaans for Education
  +27 18 299 4726
  Email
  Building C6, Office 220, Potchefstroom Campus
  PhD
  Afrikaans varieties; Afrikaans Methodology; Afrikaans Children and Youth Literature
Dr Roxanne Bailey
Senior Lecturer: Computer Science Education
  +27 18 299 1475
  Email
  Building B10, Office G15, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Cooperative Learning; Self-Directed Learning; Computer Science Education
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Chantelle Bosch
Dr Chantelle Bosch
Subject group chair & Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4768
  Email
  Building C6, Office 244, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Cooperative Learning; Blended Learning; Curriculum Studies; Assessment
Dr Dorothy Laubscher
Senior Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 4585
  Email
  Building B11, Office G56, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HED, BA Hons, MEd, PhD
  Mathematics Education; Self-Directed Learning; Blended Learning
Dr Pentecost Nkhoma
School Director: School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
  +27 18 389 2297
  Email
  Building G, Office G195, Mafikeng Campus
  Education Diploma, BSc, MEd, PhD
  Mathematics Education; Learner-centredness in poor social contexts
Dr Elize Vos
Senior Lecturer: Afrikaans for Education
  +27 18 299 4783
  Email
  Building C6, Office 219, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HED, BA Hons, MA, PhD
  Reading motivation of learners; Teaching and Learning: Senior and FET phases; Childrens’ and youth literature; Assessment; Self-directed learning
Dr Cornè Kruger
Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 2159
  Email
  Building B11, Office G44, Potchefstroom Campus
  HED (Pre Primary), BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Grade R Education; Foundation Phase Mathematics; Work-integrated Learning; SDL: Metacognition; Reflection (Reflective Journals); Curriculum Development
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Dr Lounell White
Senior Lecturer: Natural Sciences Education
  +27 18 299 4293
  Email
  Building B10, Office G25, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, HED, BA Hons, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Communities of Practice; Life Sciences Education
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Divan Jagals
Dr Divan Jagals
Senior Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 2154
  Email
  Building B11, Office G45, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Application of metacognition on the philosophy of mathematics education by focusing on Metacognition; Mathematics Education; Spirituality and Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Affect
Dr Adri du Toit (Koekemoer)
Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4320
  Email
  Building B10, Office G18, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc (Home Economics), HED, MEd, PhD (in process)
  Curriculum and didactics: Consumer Studies and Technology (Senior Phase)
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Dr Jessica Pool
Extraordinary Lecturer: Faculty of Education; Researcher: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  +27 18 299 2717
  Email
  Building E8, Office 104, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Blended Learning; Self-Directed Learning; Design Based Research; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
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Dr Donnavan Kruger
Temporary Lecturer: Natural Sciences Education
  +27 18 299 4322
  Email
  Building B10, Office G20, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Ethnozoology; Quantitative Research Methods
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Dr Tertia Jordaan
Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 4580
  Email
  Building B11, Office G28, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, HED, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Mathematics Education; Problem-solving and Problem-based Learning; Self-Directed Learning
Dr Walter Uys
Lecturer
  +218 389 2065
  Email
  General Academic building, Office A123, Mafikeng Campus
  SDL Subarea: Scholarship and Praxis for SDL
Dr Susan Bester
Temp Lecturer: History Education
  +27 18 299 4719
  Email
  Building C6, Office 224, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  History (Curriculum/Education); Land Claims; Multimedia usage in History Education
Dr Magda Kloppers
Senior Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3084
  Email
  Building11B, Office 110, Vaal Triangle Campus
  BSc, HED, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
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Developing researchers

Mr Byron Bunt
Lecturer: History for Education
  +27 16 910 3126
  Email
  Building 11B, Office 101, Vaal Triangle Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd
  Cognitive Education; Critical Thinking; Creative Thinking
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Mr Christo Els
Lecturer
  +27 18 299 2140
  Email
  Building B11, Office G27, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, BA Hons, MA
  Educational & Developmental Psychology; Archetypal Psychological Type Dynamics; Development and Standardization of Psychometric Web-based Applications for Education; Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Education; Self-Directed Learning
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Mr Albert Kemp
Lecturer: Technology Education
  +27 18 299 4234
  Email
  Building B9, Office G05, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MA
  Engineering Graphics and Design; 2D/3D CAD; 3D Printing/Scanning
Ms Nozi Kgati
Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4594
  Email
  Building B11, Office G64, Potchefstroom Campus
  SPTD, FDE, BEd Hons, MSc
  Leadership and Management; Teaching and Learning
Ms Anitia Lubbe
Lecturer: Natural Sciences Education
  +27 18 299 4323
  Email
  Building B10, Office G24, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, BSc Hons, PGCE, MEd
  Implementation of Cooperative Learning; Implementation of Cooperative Base Groups; Using Cooperative Learning to enhance SDL; Self-Directed Learning
Ms Sukie van Zyl
Lecturer: Computer Science Education
  +27 18 299 1472
  Email
  Building B10, Office G17, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, HED, BSc Hons, MEd
  Self-Directed Learning; Cooperative Learning; Computer Science Education; Deeper Learning
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Ms Marisa Verster
Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4736
  Email
  Building C6, Office 109, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd
  Curriculum Studies; Self-Directed Learning
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Ms Samuel Kgomotsego
Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2856
  Email
  : G 201 Base building, Mafikeng Campus
  M.Ed (Science/Mathematics), B.Ed (Hons) Science/Mathematics
  SDL Subarea(s): Indigenous Knowledge and Contextualised Learning to enhance SDL
Mr Pieter van den Berg
Lecturer
  +27 18 285 2713
  Email
  Building B9, Office G05, Potchefstroom Campus
  SDL Subarea: Problem Based Learning
Mr Gerrie Benadé
Lecturer: Technology Education
  +27 18 299 4235
  Email
  Building B9, Office G04, Potchefstroom Campus
  HED (Sec) , Technical Diploma, BEd Hons, MEd
  Mechanical Technology; Civil Technology; Technical Drawings; RSPR. Hons BEd; MEd guidance; Self-Directed Learning; Problem-based Learning
Ms Nadine Fouché
Lecturer: Afrikaans for Education
  +27 18 299 4724
  Email
  Building C6, Office 221, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEdHons, MEd
  Afrikaans Linguistics; Language Teaching
Mr Sfiso Mahlaba
Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2808
  Email
  A2, G09, Mafikeng Campus
  SDL Subarea(s): Cognition and Metacognition to enhance SDL
Mr Steve Maletso
Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2219
  Email
  SDL Subarea(s): Indigenous Knowledge and Contextualised Learning to Enhance SDL
Ms Therese Mitchell
Lektor
  +27 18 299 4338
  Email
  B10, G45, Potchefstroom Campus
  SDL Subarea(s): Cognition and Metacognition to enhance SDL, Accounting, Education Sciences
Mr Tom Mosiane
Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 4321
  Email
  Building B10, Office G19, Potchefstroom Campus
  BBA, PGCE, BSc Hons, MEd
  Curriculum Analysis and Evaluation
Mr Judicial Sebatana
Lecturer
  +27 18 299 ****
  Email
  Building A2 block G Office G205 Mafikeng Campus
  SDL Subarea: Problem Based Learning to enhance SDL
Mr Tswakae (TK) Sebotsa
Lecturer: Natural Sciences Education
  +27 18 299 4295
  Email
  Building B10, Office G32, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, BSc Hons, PGCE
  Physics Laboratory Work; Physics Simulations; Teaching and Learning
Mr Benjamin Seleke
Junior Lecturer
  +27 18 285 2058
  Email
  Building B11, Office G19, Potchefstroom Campus
  Dip in Ed (ERCE) , ACE (UFS) , BEdHons (UFS), MEd (UFS) and PhD (NWU) in progress
  Curriculum and didactic: Curriculum Studies and GET Technology Education
Ms Marike Strydom
Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4555
  Email
  Building B11, Office G11, Potchefstroom campus
  SDL subarea: Assessment to support SDL
Mr Toto Tshona
Junior Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 1817
  Email
  Building B10, Office G05, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd
  Mathematics Education
Mr Nicolaas van Deventer
Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3060
  Email
  Building 11B, Office 111D, Vaal Campus
  SDL subarea: Assessment to support SDL
Me Yolanda Fourie
Lektor
  +27 16 910 3311
  Email
  Gebou 11B, Kantoornommer 111G, Vaal Kampus
  SDL Subarea: Scholarship and Praxis for SDL
Ms Christelle de Klerk
Junior Lecturer: Economic and Management Science Education
  +27 18 299 1570
  Email
  Building B10, Office G46, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons
  Economics; Business Studies; Accounting for Education
Ms Erika Potgieter
Junior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1875
  Email
  Building B10, Office G53, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons
  Metacognition; Pedagogy of play; Puppetry; Teacher professional development; Mathematics education.
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Mr Mohsin Sayed
Lecturer
  +27 16 9103126
  Email
  Building 11B, Office 101, Vaal Triangle Campus
  SDL subarea: Indigenous Knowledge and Contextualised Learning to enhance SDL
Mr Martin Chanza
Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2921
  Email
  General Academic Building, Room A144
  BSc., BSc. (Hons) & MSc. (Statistics & Actuarial Science)
  Forecasting techniques. Time series Analysis, Econometric Modeling, Data mining and Self-Directed Learning
Mr Sysman Motloung
Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3347
  Email
  11B, G23, Vaal Campus
  SDL Subarea(s): Cognition and Metacognition to enhance SDL, Political philosophy, Hydro-politics, African politics, Social movements
Mrs Neo Maroja
Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2549
  Email
  Mafikeng Campus, J Block, Office 134
  Work Integrated Learning, Cooperative Learning

Postdoctoral fellow

Dr Maureen Kapute
Post-doctoral Fellow
  +27 18 299 4775
  Email
  Building C6, Office 140, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, BSc Hons, MEd, PhD
  Research; Physical Geography, Geo-spatial technologies and environmental change
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Extraordinary Professor

Prof Karl Wirth
Extraordinary Professor
  Email
  Macalester College, Minnesota
  Cooperative Learning to enhance SDL, Scholarship and Praxis for SDL and Problem-based Learning to enhance SDL