Dr Schalk Raath (Temporary Staff)

  +27 18 285 2634
  Building C6, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, BA Hons, HOD, FDE, MA (Environmental Management), MA (Urban Studies) and PhD

  Prof Johnnie Hay

  School Director: Psycho-Social Education (SPE)
  +27 16 910 3143
  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.

  Prof Lesley Wood

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +27 18 299 4770
  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 Mpilo Dube

  Associate Professor
  Building C6, Office 104, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  History Education

  Prof Mariette Koen

  Research Director (acting): COMBER
  +27 18 285 2278
  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 Nel

  Research Professor
  +27 18 285 2639 or 072 702 0176
  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 Rens

  Deputy School Director: School of Psycho-Social Education (SPE)
  +27 18 299 1893
  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 Sousa

  Associate Professor
  +27 18 299 4727
  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 Botha

  Academic Coordinator: Work Integrated Learning
  +27 18 285 2869
  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 Malindi

  Associate Professor
  +27 18 285 2016
  Building A16: Office 133, Vanderbijlpark, Vanderbijlpark

  Dr Lettie Botha

  +27 18 299 4462
  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.

  Prof Thabo Makhalemele

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3075
  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 Toit

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4328
  Building B10, Office G34, Potchefstroom

  Language acquisition and linguistics, language and development, children's literature, teaching methodology and strategies, obstacles in language acquisition

  Prof Elma Marais

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 018 299 4725
  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 Kaiser

  School Director: School of Language Education
  +27 18 299 4747
  Building C6, Room 51, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HDE, BA(Hons), MA, PhD
  ESL teaching and learning, LAC, Multilingual Pedagogies

  Dr Stef Esterhuizen

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3070
  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 Fouché

  + 27 18 285 287
  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 Hay

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4733
  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 Joubert

  Deputy Subject Group Leader & Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3096
  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 Kaiser

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4747
  Building C6, Office 207, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HDE, BA(Hons), MA, PhD
  ESL teaching and learning, LAC, Multilingual Pedagogies

  Dr Merna Meyer

  Subject Group Leader and Lecturer: Creative Arts in Education
  +27 18 299 1060
  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 Muller

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 82 850 7621
  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 Swarts

  +27 18 299 4895
  Office: C6 – 131 Potchefstroom Campus

  Teaching and Learning Environments, Life Orientation, Environmental Education.

  Dr Hannelie Louw

  +27 18 285 2875
  Building B11 Office G35, Potchefstroom Campus

  SID learners; Life Orientation; well-being of learners and teachers.

  Dr Isabel Payne van Staden

  +27 18 299 2427
  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 Wessels

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2733
  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 Vyver

  +27 18 299 4568
  Building B11, Office G34, Potchefstroom
  BA (Ed), BA Hons in Language Practice, MA in Afrikaans and Netherlands, PhD
  Storytelling as teaching strategy

  Dr Prosper Lunga

  Postdoctoral Fellow, COMBER
  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

  Prof Salome Romylos

   +27 18 299 4749
  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

  Ms Carmenita Bansen

  018 299 4747
  Building C6, Office 207, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BEd (cum laude), BEd Hons, MEd
   English Literature studies, Curriculum development and transformation, Africanisation of curricula

  Dr Jeanette Brits

  +27 18 299 4329
   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

  Mr Aubrey Fransman

  +27 18 285 2674
  Building B11, Office G27, Potchefstroom Campus

  Dr Phatheka Jama

  +27 (0) 18 285 2033
  Building B11, Office G54, Potchefstroom

  Dr Smangele Dhlamini

  018 389 2836
  Building A3, Block G, Office G200, Mahikeng Campus, Mafikeng
  BA, PGCE, BA Hons, MSc, PhD
  Geography and Environmental Science

  Ms Linda Hesse

  +27 (0)18 299 4742
  Building C6, Office 145, Potchefstroom
  MA (Fine Arts)
  Visual Arts Education

  Dr Matthys Uys

  +27 (0)18 299 4774
  PhD; MEd; BEdHons (English for Education – Cum Laude); BEd (Mathematics and English for Education – Cum Laude
  Queer Literature; Transformative Teaching and Learning

  Ms Pumla Matu

  018 299 2146
  Building B11, Office G20, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  B Ed Honours Learner Support

  Ms Rosa Modiba

  018 389 2401
  Mahikeng Campus, Building B6, Room G10
  Learner Support, Guidance and Counselling

  Ms Sandra Bruwer

  Junior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 ****
  Potchefstroom Campus

  Education for sustainable development and language acquisition.

  Dr Andri Schoonen

  +27 18 299 1871
  Building B10, Office G37 Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd (NWU), BEd Hons (NWU), MEd (NWU)
  Service-learning, early childhood studies.

  Ms Benita Taylor

  +27 18 285 2094
  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 Charl Nel

  Senior Academic Advisor
  Building E8, Room K19, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  Economics and Management Sciences

  Dr Jeannine Keating

  +27 18 299 4337
  Building B10, Office G39, Potchefstroom
  English First Additional Language

  Mrs Hantie Theron

  +27 18 285 2091
  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- Miller

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +27 18 299 ****
  MA (University of Massachusetts), BA (University of California), PhD in Environmental Psychology (University of Massachusetts).
  Action research, environmental education

  Dr Susan Greyling

  UODL Acaddemic Manager
  018 299 4542
  Building B11, Office, Potchefstroom

  Prof Akpovire Oduaran

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +27 18 389 2208
  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 Engelbrecht

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +27 82 921 1879
  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 Pedro

  Deputy Subject Group Leader and Junior Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3069
  Building A16, Office G118, Vanderbijlpark
  BEd Foundation Phase, Bed Honours (Learner Support)

  Prof Ansie Kitching

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +27 82 823 2011
  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

  Prof Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +27 18 299 ****
  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 McAteer

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +44 1695650980
  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.

  Dr Appolonia Masunungure

  +27 18 389 2188
  Building A2B: Office G71, Mahikeng Campu

   Dr Illasha Kok

  Deputy Subject Group Leader and Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 2143
  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

   Prof Marinda Neethling

  Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 285 2874
  Building B11, Office G12, Potchefstroom Campus
  PhD in Learner Support (NWU)
  Inclusive Education; Learner Support