Prof Mariette KoenResearch Director (acting): COMBER +27 18 285 2278 Mariette.Koen@nwu.ac.za Building B11 – G09 Potchefstroom Campus PhD Psychology of Education (UFS), MEd Psychology of Education (UFS), MPhil in Higher Education (US); BA Hons (African Languages) (UFS), BEd Hons (Psychology of Education) (UFS), BA (Sesotho and Psychology III).
Aspects that influence the holistic well-being of 0-9 years, including factors that can impact on the social, physical, emotional, psychological, cognitive and spiritual well-being of children in the early years.
Prof Carisma NelResearch Professor +27 18 285 2639 or 072 702 0176 Carisma.Nel@nwu.ac.za Building B6, Room 102, Potchefstroom BA, BA Hons, MA, PhD, HED, DTE, A+Comptia
Structured reading literacy; reading assessment; teacher preparation, teaching practice, mixed reality simulation
Prof Julialet RensDeputy School Director: School of Psycho-Social Education (SPE) +27 18 299 1893 Julialet.Rens@nwu.ac.za Building B10 - Office G29, Potchefstroom Campus BA (PU for CHE), HED (PU for CHE), BEd (PU for CHE), MEd (PU for CHE), PhD (NWU)
Readiness of beginner teachers, Life Orientation and Life Skills as important school subjects and diversity and values as part of holistic development and wellness of school communities
Prof Luiza de SousaAssociate Professor +27 18 299 4727 Luiza.Desousa@nwu.ac.za Building C6, Office 105, Potchefstroom Campus
School environmental management systems, systems thinking, transformative learning through environmental education, Geography Education, Social Sciences Education, Education for Sustainable Development in primary, secondary and tertiary education.
Prof Carolina BothaAcademic Coordinator: Work Integrated Learning +27 18 285 2869 email@example.com Building B5 – Office G13, Potchefstroom Campus B.Sc (Psych), B.Sc Hons (Psych), H.E.D, MTh, PhD
Work Integrated Learning, Teaching Practice, Socio-emotional Development of Student Teachers, Mentorship, Beginner Teachers, Emotional Readiness, Reality shock, Theory-practice divide.
Prof Thabo MakhalemeleSenior Lecturer +27 16 910 3075 Thabo.Makhalemele@nwu.ac.za Office: Building 11A - 117 Vaal Campus BAEd, BEd Hons (Guidance & Counselling), MEd (Special Needs & Education Support Services), PhD (Learner Support).
Learner Support and Inclusive Education.
Prof Elma MaraisSenior Lecturer +27 018 299 4725 firstname.lastname@example.org Building C6, Office 229, Potchefstroom PhD, MA, BAHons, BEd, PGDIP
Children and Youth Literature, Integration of technology in the Classroom, Teaching Practice, Play pedagogy in the Language Classroom
Prof Kotie KaiserSchool Director: School of Language Education +27 18 299 4747 Kotie.Kaiser@nwu.ac.za Building C6, Room 51, Potchefstroom Campus BA, HDE, BA(Hons), MA, PhD
ESL teaching and learning, LAC, Multilingual Pedagogies
Dr Stef EsterhuizenSenior Lecturer +27 16 910 3070 Stef.Esterhuizen@nwu.ac.za Building 11B, Office 131, Vaal Campus PhD Teaching and Learning
Improvement of teaching and learning practices of prospective teachers to promote cognitive development in children from birth to 9 years of age through play-based learning.
Dr Irene MullerSenior Lecturer +27 82 850 7621 email@example.com Building 11 A, Office 108, Vaal Campus B Sc (Ed) Botany and Chemistry; B Ed Hons (Curriculum Development); M Env Man; Ph D (Projects & Management).
PAR, social learning, citizen science and water quality monitoring in environmental education for sustainable development.