Dr Schalk Raath (Temporary Staff)Lecturer +27 18 285 2634 email@example.com Building C6, Potchefstroom Campus BA, BA Hons, HOD, FDE, MA (Environmental Management), MA (Urban Studies) and PhD
Prof Lesley WoodExtraordinary Professor, COMBER +27 18 299 4770 Lesley.Wood@nwu.ac.za Building B6, Office 261, Potchefstroom Campus
Action research for lifelong learning and development in diverse educational contexts, HIV in education, social issues that impact on education.
Prof Mariette KoenResearch Director (acting) +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 NelProfessor +27 18 285 2639 Carisma.Nel@nwu.ac.za Building B6, Room 102, Potchefstroom BA, BA Hons, MA, PhD, HED, DTE, A+Comptia
Reading literacy; Reading literacy assessment/performance-based assessment; Work Integrated Learning for Teacher Education and Development; English Language learning
Prof Julialet RensDeputy Director +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 Kotie KaiserAssociate Professor +27 18 299 4747 Kotie.Kaiser@nwu.ac.za Building C6, Room 207, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom BA, HDE, BA(Hons), MA, PhD
ESL teaching and learning, LAC, Multilingual Pedagogies
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.
Dr Carolina BothaAcademic Coordinator: Work Integrated Learning +27 18 285 2869 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Macalane MalindiAssociate Professor +27 18 285 2016 Macalane.Malindi@nwu.ac.za Building A16: Office 133, Vanderbijlpark, Vanderbijlpark
Dr Lettie BothaLecturer +27 18 299 4462 email@example.com Building B10 – Office G26 Potchefstroom Campus BEd (NWU), BEd Hons (NWU), MEd (NWU).
Life orientation; the impact of paternal absence on child development; intervention strategies to enable these learners to reach their full potential and improve their holistic wellbeing.
Dr 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.
Dr Christine du ToitSenior Lecturer +27 18 299 4328 Christine.DuToit@nwu.ac.za Building B10, Office G34, Potchefstroom
Language acquisition and linguistics, language and development, children's literature, teaching methodology and strategies, obstacles in language acquisition
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 Elmari FouchéLecturer + 27 18 285 287 firstname.lastname@example.org Building B11 - Office G06, Potchefstroom Campus BA (Cum Laude), BA Hons, MA (Cum Laude), PhD Industrial Psychology, PGCE / ADT (Cum Laude).
Well-being of the Educator in SA, engagement levels and intention-to-leave of the secondary school educator in SA, Flourishing / Languishing of the Educator and relatable factors, etc.
Dr Anette HaySenior Lecturer +27 18 299 4733 Anette.Hay@nwu.ac.za Building C6, Office G110, Potchefstroom Campus
Environmental Education for education for sustainable development, community engagement with teachers and their learners on how they can mitigate the effect of climate change in their schools and environment. Teaching and learning strategies e.g. systems
Dr Carmen JoubertDeputy Subject Group Leader & Lecturer +27 16 910 3096 Carmen.Joubert@nwu.ac.za Office: Building 11B - 128, Vaal Campus BPsych (NWU), MA (NWU), PGCE (NWU), PhD in Education Psychology (NWU).
Perspectives on the contribution and role of NWU BEd Hons Learner Support alumni in terms of lay counselling in their school communities – and possible intervention strategies to extend this contribution.
Dr Kotie KaiserSenior Lecturer +27 18 299 4747 Kotie.Kaiser@nwu.ac.za Building C6, Office 207, Potchefstroom Campus BA, HDE, BA(Hons), MA, PhD
ESL teaching and learning, LAC, Multilingual Pedagogies
Dr Merna MeyerSubject group Leader and Lecturer: Creative Arts in Education +27 18 299 1060 email@example.com Arts and Crafts Building C7A, Office 7A, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom MEd, PhD Curriculum Studies.
Professional development of pre-service art teachers, community engagement
Dr Irene MullerSenior Lecturer +27 82 850 7621 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Dr Pieter SwartsLecturer +27 18 299 4895 Pieter.Swarts@nwu.ac.za Office: C6 – 131 Potchefstroom Campus
Teaching and Learning Environments, Life Orientation, Environmental Education.
Dr Hannelie LouwLecturer +27 18 285 2875 Hannelie.Louw@nwu.ac.za Building B11 Office G35, Potchefstroom Campus
SID learners; Life Orientation; well-being of learners and teachers.
Dr Isabel Payne van StadenLecturer +27 18 299 2427 Isabel.email@example.com Building B 11- Office G51 B Ed, B Ed Hons, M Ed, PhD
Inclusive education teacher, self-efficacy regarding inclusive education and learner support. Teacher development.
Dr Elsabe WesselsSenior Lecturer +27 18 389 2733 Elsabe.Wessels@nwu.ac.za Building A2, Block I; Office 166 Mahikeng Campus B. Ed (Hons), M.Ed,. MAPP, PhD
Early literacy, development and teaching of language in the Foundation Phase, early intervention and learner support.
Dr Corné van der VyverLecturer +27 18 299 4568 firstname.lastname@example.org Building B11, Office G34, Potchefstroom BA (Ed), BA Hons in Language Practice, MA in Afrikaans and Netherlands, PhD
Storytelling as teaching strategy
Dr Elma MaraisSenior Lecturer +27 018 299 4725 email@example.com 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
Dr Prosper LungaPostdoctoral Fellow, COMBER firstname.lastname@example.org Building C6- Office 245, Potchefstroom Campus. , Potchefstroom Diploma in Primary Education (UZ), B.Ed. Psychology (GZU), M.Ed. Educational Psychology (GZU), PhD Educational Psychology (UKZN)
Early childhood education, learning for transformation, disruptive learner behaviour, rural learning ecologies, participatory research methodology and learner vulnerabilities
Dr Salome RomylosLecturer +27 18 299 4749 Salome.Romylos@nwu.ac.za Building C6, Room 202, Potchefstroom BA Hons, HED, MA
English Literature and the teaching thereof; Teaching through the medium of English; English literature in the Foundation Phase
Dr Jeanette BritsLecturer +27 18 299 4329 Jeanette.Brits@nwu.ac.za Building B10, Office G31, Potchefstroom BA, BA-Hons, MEd, PhD (NWU)
Afrikaans linguistics; Teaching and learning of the language arts (vernacular, foreign language), multilingual and multicultural teaching; Curriculum studies
Dr Motsélisi Lilian MalebesePostdoctoral Fellow, COMBER +27 64 115 2944 email@example.com Building C6- Office 140, Potchefstroom Campus PhD Curriculum Studies
My research focuses on using a collaborative action research to develop a socially inclusive place-based teaching strategy to enhance learner engagement.
Mr Aubrey FransmanLecturer +27 18 285 2674 Aubrey.Fransman@nwu.ac.za Building B11, Office G27, Potchefstroom Campus
Dr Phatheka JamaLecturer +27 (0) 18 285 2033 Phatheka.Jama@nwu.ac.za Building B11, Office G54, Potchefstroom
Ms Linda HesseLecturer +27 (0)18 299 4742 Linda.Hesse@nwu.ac.za Building C6, Office 145, Potchefstroom MA (Fine Arts)
Visual Arts Education
Mr Matthys UysJunior Lecturer +27 (0)18 299 4774 firstname.lastname@example.org BEd (Mathematics & English for Education); BEdHons (English for Education); MEd (Curriculum Studies - English for Education)
Queer Literature; Critical Literacy; English for Education
Ms Rosa ModibaLecturer 018 389 2401 Rosa.Modiba@nwu.ac.za Mahikeng Campus, Building B6, Room G10 MEd
Learner Support, Guidance and Counselling
Ms Sandra FourieJunior Lecturer +27 18 299 **** email@example.com Potchefstroom Campus
Education for sustainable development and language acquisition.
Mrs Appolonia MasunungureLecturer +27 18 389 2188 Appolonia.Masunungure@nwu.ac.za Building A2B: Office G71, Mahikeng Campu
Mrs Andri SchoonenLecturer +27 18 299 1871 Andri.Schoonen@nwu.ac.za Building B10, Office G37 Potchefstroom Campus BEd (NWU), BEd Hons (NWU), MEd (NWU)
Service-learning, early childhood studies.
Ms Benita TaylorLecturer +27 18 285 2094 Benita.Tylor@nwu.ac.za Building B11, Office G34, Potchefstroom Baccalaureus Educationist in Foundation Phase, Honours Bachelor of Education in Learner Support, Master of Education in Learner Support
Early Childhood Care and Education
Dr Jeannine KeatingLecturer +27 18 299 4337 Jeannine.Keating@nwu.ac.za Building B10, Office G39, Potchefstroom MEd
English First Additional Language
Mrs Hantie TheronLecturer +27 18 285 2091 Hantie.Theron@nwu.ac.za Building B11, Office 29, Potcheftsroom Campus MEd Learner support, BEd Hons Learner support, HED Pre-primary Diploma, Junior Primary Diploma
Researching aspects that influence the linguistic development of children birth to 4 years (ECCE). Focusing on the use of storytelling to enhance the oral language of children birth to 4 years.
Prof Mary Brydon- MillerExtraordinary Professor, COMBER +27 18 299 **** firstname.lastname@example.org MA (University of Massachusetts), BA (University of California), PhD in Environmental Psychology (University of Massachusetts).
Action research, environmental education
Prof Akpovire OduaranExtraordinary Professor, COMBER +27 18 389 2208 Akpovire.Oduaran@nwu.ac.za Building A9, Office 104, Mahikeng Campus BEd Hons in History (University of Benin, Nigeria), MA in Adult Education Programme Development (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria), PhD (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
Adult and lifelong learning, continuing professional development, literacy, open and distance learning, intergenerational relationships.
Prof Petra EngelbrechtExtraordinary Professor, COMBER +27 82 921 1879 email@example.com MEd(Psych); PhD
Equity in education with specific reference to the development and implementation of inclusive education in diverse cultural-historical contexts as well as teacher education for inclusion.
Ms Skyler PedroDeputy Subject Group Leader and Junior Lecturer +27 16 910 3069 Skyler.Pedro@nwu.ac.za Building A16, Office G118, Vanderbijlpark BEd Foundation Phase, Bed Honours (Learner Support)
Prof Ansie KitchingExtraordinary Professor, COMBER +27 82 823 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org BA (UFS), HED (Cum Laude) (UFS), BEd Psych Hons (Cum Laude) (UP), MEd Psych (Cum Laude) (UP), PHD Psychology (NWU), Registered Educational Psychologist.
Relational wellbeing in schools
Mr Tshepang Jacob MoloiLecturer +27 (0)18 299 4774 email@example.com Building C6, Potchefstroom MEd
Acquisition and paradigms of reading comprehension.
Prof Ortrun Zuber-SkerrittExtraordinary Professor, COMBER +27 18 299 **** firstname.lastname@example.org PhD in Literature (University of Queensland), PhD in Higher Education (Deakin University), DLitt in Management Education (International Management Centre, UK), Honorary Doctor of Professional Studies (Global University for Lifelong Learning, US).
Action research, professional development.
Dr Mary McAteerExtraordinary Professor, COMBER +44 1695650980 email@example.com B Ed, MSc, PG Cert Research Supervision, DPhil.
My research is action-oriented and interdisciplinary, directed towards theorising as a means to understand and improve human and social conditions and practices.
Prof Johnnie HaySchool Director and Associate Professor +27 16 910 3143 Johnnie.Hay@nwu.ac.za Building 11B, Office 105, Vanderbijlpark Campus BA, BA Hons Clinical Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology, HDE Guidance, PhD (Child Psychology)
Education Support Services, Inclusive Education, student learning, Life Orientation, registered counsellor training, and emotional issues of learners.
Dr Illasha KokDeputy Subject Group Leader and Senior Lecturer +27 18 299 2143 Illasha.Kok@nwu.ac.za Building B11, Office G23, Potchefstroom Campus BSc (PU for CHE), HED (UNISA), BEd Hons (UNISA), MEd (PU for CHE), PhD (PU for CHE), BSc Hons (NWU), MSc (NWU), HPCSA Registered Psychologist.
Distance Education, Teacher and learner wellbeing, Mental health, Open distance learning