Members

  Prof Lesley Wood

  Research Director
  +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 Johnnie Hay

  Director 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 Koen

  Associate 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 Rens

  Deputy 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 Botha

  Academic Coordinator: Work Integrated Learning
  +27 18 285 2869
  carolina.botha@nwu.ac.za
  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 Botha

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4462
  20406533@nwu.ac.za
  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 Sousa

  Senior 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 Christine du Toit

  Senior 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 Esterhuizen

  Senior 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 Fouché

   Lecturer
  + 27 18 285 287
  10084975@nwu.ac.za
  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

  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 Joubert

  Deputy 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 Kok

  Senior 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 Thabo Makhalemele

  Senior 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 Kotie Kaiser

  Senior 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 Meyer

  Lecturer: Creative Arts in Education
  +27 18 299 1060
  merna.meyer@nwu.ac.za
  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

  Lecturer
  +27 82 850 7621
  12765074@nwu.ac.za
  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 Neethling

  Senior 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 Pieter Swarts

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4895
  Pieter.Swarts@nwu.ac.za
  Office: C6 – 131 Potchefstroom Campus

  Teaching and Learning Environments, Life Orientation, Environmental Education.

  Dr Isabel Payne van Staden

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 2427
  Isabel.vanstaden@nwu.ac.za
  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
  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 Lunga

  Postdoctoral Fellow, COMBER
  40818314@nwu.ac.za
  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 Malebese

  Postdoctoral Fellow, COMBER
  +27 64 115 2944
  33666679@nwu.ac.za
  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 Fransman

  Lecturer
  +27 18 285 2674
  Aubrey.Fransman@nwu.ac.za
  Building B11, Office G27, Potchefstroom Campus


  Ms Sandra Fourie

  Junior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 ****
  24095354@nwu.ac.za
  Potchefstroom Campus

  Education for sustainable development and language acquisition.

  Mrs Hannelie Louw

  Lecturer
  +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.

  Mrs Appolonia Masunungure

  Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2188
  Appolonia.Masunungure@nwu.ac.za
  Building A2B: Office G71, Mahikeng Campu


  Mrs Andri Schoonen

  Lecturer
  +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.

  Mrs Hantie Theron

  Lecturer
  +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- Miller

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +27 18 299 ****
  mary.brydon-miller@louisville.edu
  MA (University of Massachusetts), BA (University of California), PhD in Environmental Psychology (University of Massachusetts).
  Action research, environmental education

  Prof Akpovire Oduaran

  Extraordinary 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 Engelbrecht

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +27 82 921 1879
  petra.engelbrecht50@gmail.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.

  Prof Ansie Kitching

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +27 82 823 2011
  akitching@uwc.ac.za
  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 ****
  ortrun@mac.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.

  Dr Mary McAteer

  Extraordinary Professor, COMBER
  +44 1695650980
  mcateerm@edgehill.ac.uk
  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.