Prof Johnnie HayDirector and Associate Professor +27 (0) 16 910 3143 Johnnie.Hay@nwu.ac.za Building 11B, Office 105, Vaal 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 Mariette KoenAssociate Professor +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 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
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.
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 Luiza de SousaSenior Lecturer +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 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 HayLecturer +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 Illasha KokSenior Lecturer +27 (0) 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
Dr Irene MullerLecturer +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.
Dr Marinda NeethlingSenior Lecturer +27 (0) 18 285 2874 Marinda.Neethling@nwu.ac.za Building B11, Office G12, Potchefstroom Campus PhD in Learner Support (NWU)
Inclusive Education; Learner Support
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 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 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.
Mrs Appolonia MasunungureLecturer +27 18 389 2188 Appolonia.Masunungure@nwu.ac.za Building A2B: Office G71, Mahikeng Campu
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Prof Ortrun Zuber-SkerrittExtraordinary Professor, COMBER +27 18 299 **** email@example.com 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.