Prof Elsa Mentz

  Research Director: Research Unit Self-Directed Learning
  +27 18 299 4780
  Building C6, Office 259, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HED, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Self-Directed Learning; Cooperative Learning; Computer Science Education

  Prof Aubrey Golightly

  Professor: Geography and Environmental Education
  +27 18 299 4729
  Building C6, Office 108, Potchefstroom Campus
  B. Prim Ed., BA Hons, MA, PhD
  Geography Education; Problem-based Learning; Self-Directed Learning; Active Learning

  Prof Marietjie Havenga

  Professor: Computer Science Education
  +27 18 299 4281
  Building B10, Office G16, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, HED, FDE, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Self-Directed Learning; Problem-based Learning; Computer Science Education; Engineering Education

  Prof Neal Petersen

  +27 18 299 1906
  Building B10, Office G21, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BSc Ed, BSc Hons, FDE, MPhill, PhD
  Life Sciences Education; Cooperative Learning; Qualitative Researcher

  Prof Washington Dudu

  Deputy Dean: Research and Innovation; Associate Professor
  +27 18 389 2833
  Building G, Office G196, Mahikeng Campus
  Dip.Ed., BEd, MSc.Ed, PhD
  Teacher Education; Science Education; Indigenous Knowledge Systems

  Prof Charlene du Toit-Brits

  Professor: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4738
  Building C6, Office 128, Potchefstroom Campus
  HED (Sec), BEd, MEd, DEd
  SDL within ODL and fulltime teacher training; Self-directed contextualised learning - (cultural, socio-economic, emotional and educational aspects) effecting the Self-directed preparedness of individuals; Comparative Education

  Prof Bernadette Geduld

  Associate Professor: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4583
  Building B11, Office G49, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, BEd Hons, MPhil, PhD
  Open Distance Learning; Self-regulated Learning; Learning Theories

  Prof Dorothy Laubscher

  Programme Leader: ADE (PC), Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4585
  Building B11, Office G56, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BA (Hons), HDE, MEd and PhD
   Mathematics Education, Technology-enhanced education, Blended Learning, Self-Directed Learning, Cooperative Learning

  Prof Maryna Reyneke

  Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning; Associate Professor
  +27 18 299 1857
  Building B10, Room G12, Potchefstroom Campus
  Assessment; English Language across the Curriculum

  Prof Deon van Tonder

  Deputy School Director: School of Commerce and Social Studies in Education; Associate Professor
  016 910 3059
  Building: 11B, Office 141, Vanderbijlpark Campus
  BCom, HED, BTech, MEd, PhD
  Professional Development of Teachers, Cognitive development, Internship, Induction, Self-directed Learning. Economic and Management Sciences in Education.

  Prof Cornè Kruger

  Associate Professor
  +27 18 299 2159
  Building B11, Office G44, Potchefstroom Campus
  HED (Pre Primary), BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Grade R Education; Foundation Phase Mathematics; Work-integrated Learning; SDL: Metacognition; Reflection (Reflective Journals); Curriculum Development

  Prof Elize Vos

  Associate Professor: Afrikaans for Education
  +27 18 299 4783
  Building C6, Office 219, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HED, BA Hons, MA, PhD
  Reading motivation of learners; Teaching and Learning: Senior and FET phases; Childrens’ and youth literature; Assessment; Self-directed learning

  Dr Magda Kloppers

  Deputy School Director: School of Mathematics, Science and Technology (SMSTE)
  +27 16 910 3084
  Building11B, Office 110, Vanderbijlpark Campus
  BSc, HED, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD

  Dr Annalie Roux

  Senior Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 1895
  Building B10, Office G54, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, HED, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Metacognitive teaching and learning strategies for self-directed learning in mathematics teacher education; Conceptual learning of pre-service mathematics teachers; Mathematical thinking and problem solving

  Dr Chantelle Bosch

  Senior Lecturer: Computer Science Education (Subject Group Leader)
  +27 18 299 4768
  Building B11, Office G58, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BEd (Natural Science Education), BEd Hons (Computer Science Education), MEd (Computer Science Education), PhD (Computer Science Education)
  Computer Science, Blended learning, Self-directed learning, Cooperative learning, Assessment

  Dr Marry Mdakane

  Senior Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4567
  Building B11, Office G49, Potchefstroom Campus
  HED, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Self-Directed Learning; Indigenous Knowledge; Open Distance Learning

  Dr Pentecost Nkhoma

  School Director: School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education; Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2297
  Building G, Office G195, Mahikeng Campus
  Education Diploma, BSc, MEd, PhD
  Mathematics Education; Learner-centredness in poor social contexts

  Dr Divan Jagals

  Senior Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 2154
  Building B11, Office G45, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Application of metacognition on the philosophy of mathematics education by focusing on Metacognition; Mathematics Education; Spirituality and Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Affect

  Dr Adri du Toit

  Senior Lecturer: Technology Education
  +27 (0)18 299 4320
  Building B10, Office G18, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc (Home Economics), HED, MEd, PhD
  Curriculum & Pedagogy of Consumer Studies entrepreneurship education and Technology Education

  Dr Donnavan Kruger

  Senior Lecturer: Natural Sciences Education
  +27 18 299 4322
  Building B10, Office G20, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Ethnozoology; Quantitative Research Methods

  Dr Byron John Bunt

  Subject Group Leader and Senior Lecturer in History in Education
  +27 16 910 3721
  Building 11B, Office 119, Vanderbijlpark Campus, Vanderbijlpark
  BEd (History and Geography, BEd Hons (Curriculum Studies), MEd (Teaching and Learning), PhD
  Cognitive Education, Gamification and Game-Based Learning

  Dr Sukie van Zyl

  Senior Lecturer: Computer Science Education
  +27 18 299 1472
  Building B10, Office G14, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BSc, HED, BSc Hons, MEd, Phd
  Self-Directed Learning; Cooperative Learning; Computer Science Education; Deeper Learning

  Dr Anitia Lubbe

  Deputy Subject Group Leader; Programme Leader: MEd & PHd and Senior Lecturer: Natural Sciences Education
  +27 18 299 4323
  Building B10, Office G24, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, BSc Hons, PGCE, MEd, PhD
  Implementation of Cooperative Learning; Implementation of Cooperative Base Groups; Using Cooperative Learning to enhance SDL; Self-Directed Learning

  Dr Simon A. Tachie

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 (0)18 299 5481
  Building B10, Office G50, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
   BEd, BEd Hons, MEd, MBA and PhD
  Mathematics Education; Metacognition and Pedagogy; Lesson study; Problem-solving; Teacher collaboration; Blended teaching and Learning

  Dr Kgomotsego Samuel

  Deputy Subject Group and Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2856
  : G 201 Base Building, Mahikeng Campus
  M.Ed (Science / Math), B.Ed (Hons) Science / Math, PhD
  SDL Subarea (s): Indigenous Knowledge and Contextualized Learning to Promote SDL

  Dr Tertia Jordaan

  Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 4580
  Building B11, Office G28, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, HED, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Mathematics Education; Problem-solving and Problem-based Learning; Self-Directed Learning

  Dr Nozi Kgati

  Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4594
  Building B11, Office G64, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  SPTD, FDE, BEd Hons, MSc, PhD
  Leadership and Management; Teaching and Learning

  Dr Marisa Verster

  Subject Group Leader and Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4736
  Building C6, Office 109, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Curriculum Studies; Self-Directed Learning

  Dr Albert Kemp

  Subject Group Leader and Lecturer: Technology Education
  +27 (0)18 299 4234
  Building B9, Office G05, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BEd, BEd Hons, MA, PhD
  Engineering Graphics and Design; 2D/3D CAD; 3D Printing/Scanning

  Dr Henry Blignaut

  BEdHons programme leader and Lecturer
   +27 18 299 4721
  Building C6, Office 126, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
    BEd, BEdHons, MEd, PhD
  Curriculum Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum as Praxis, Self-Directed Learning, Gender and Sexual Diversity, Distance Learning, Higher Education

  Dr Judicial Sebatana

  +27 18 389 2504
  Building A2 block G Office G205 Mahikeng Campus

  SDL Subarea: Problem Based Learning to enhance SDL

  Dr Gordon Sekano

  +27(0)18 389 2889
  Building A9, Office G01, Mahikeng Campus, Mafikeng
  Mathematics Education, Teacher Professional Development, Technology-Supported Cooperative Learning, Self-directed Learning

  Dr Tebogo Edwin Nkanyani

  Lecturer – Natural Sciences Education
  +27 (0)16 910 4990
  Building A17, Office 107, Vanderbijlpark
  PhD, MEd, Bed Hons, PGCE, BSc
  Natural Sciences, Blended learning/technology in teaching of science for Self-directed learning

Developing researchers

  Ms Marike Annandale

  +27 18 299 4555
  Building B11, Office G58, Potchefstroom Campus

  SDL subarea: Assessment to support SDL

  Ms Fontiene Avrakotos-King

  A17 – 117, Vanderbijlpark Campus
  M.Ed ICT
  Computer Science

  Mrs Christelle Kruger

  +27 18 299 1570
  Building B10, Office G46, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BEd, BEd Hons
  Methodology of Business Studies, Tourism and EMS

  Mrs Danél Kruger

  Building B10-G43, Potchefstroom Campus
  BCom Law (Economics); BCom Honours (Economics); PGCE; MEd (Curriculum Studies)
  Economics for Education

Matthews Makunye

  Mr Matthews Makunye

  Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  018 389 2412
  Building A2, Block B, Room G84, Mahikeng Campus
  BA Ed, BA (hons), M Ed., MBA, Post Graduate Diploma
  Teacher Education, Curriculum Design & Development, Leadership and Management

  Mr Steve Maletso

  +27 18 389 2219

  SDL Subarea(s): Indigenous Knowledge and Contextualised Learning to Enhance SDL

  Mr Sysman Motloung

  +27 16 910 3347
  11B, G23, Vanderbijlpark Campus

  SDL Subarea(s): Cognition and Metacognition to enhance SDL, Political philosophy, Hydro-politics, African politics, Social movements

  Mr Dawid Olivier

  018 299 4595
  Building B11, Office G68, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BEd, BA (History), MA (History)
  Modernity/Coloniality studies, History of South African Resistance Movements, Cognitive Learning, Storification in Education

  Mr Louis Oosthuizen

  Building B9, Room G02 , Potchefstroom
  M. Ed
  Research, Technology education, Biblical Therapy

  Mr Kaveesh Roopcharan

  018 299 4894
  Building C6, Office 103, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, BSc Hons; MSc; PGCE
  Geography Education

  Mr Nicolaas van Deventer

  +27 16 910 3060
  Building 11B, Office 111D, Vanderbijlpark Campus
  BE.d Snr & FET. BEd Hons
  History for Education, Curriculum Studies, Self-directed Learning

  Mr Pieter van den Berg

  +27 18 285 2713
  Building B9, Office G05, Potchefstroom Campus

  SDL Subarea: Problem Based Learning

   Mr Francois Minnie

  Junior Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3074
  Building 11A, Office 113, Vanderbijlpark Campus
  B.Sc; B.Sc Honns; HED; M.Ed

  Mr Francois Papers

  Junior Lecturer
  Building B10 Office: G17
  B.Ed & B.Ed Hons (Life Science teaching) & B.Ed Hons (Educational Law and Management)
  Teaching and learning of Computer Applications Technology and ICT Education

  Mrs Eunice Pretorius

  Junior Lecturer
  018 299 4690
  Building A17, Office 105, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark
  BEd, BEd (Hons)
  Science Education, Computational Thinking

Extraordinary Professor

  Prof Karl Wirth

  Extraordinary Professor
  Macalester College, Minnesota

  Cooperative Learning to enhance SDL, Scholarship and Praxis for SDL and Problem-based Learning to enhance SDL

  Prof Egon Werlen

  Extraordinary Professor
  Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences, Brig (CH)

  Prof Per Bergamin

  Extraordinary Professor
  Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences,Jesuitenweg

  UNESCO Chair on Personalised and AdaptiveDistance Education Institute for Research in Open-, Distance- and eLearning (IFeL)

  Prof Daniel Burgos

  Extraordinary Professor
  018 285 2215
  Madrid, Spain
  BSc,MSc,PhD Computer Science
  Open Science, Learning Analytics and ICT applied to Education.Artificial Intelligence in Education, Learning Management Systems.

  Prof Iman Chahine

  Extraordinary Professor
  University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  BSc,MA,Ph D: Mathematics Education
  Mathematics knowledge systems across cultural contexts,Iindigenous/neo-indigenous and techno-literate groups engage in “mathematizing’” while immersed in their daily practices.

  Prof Thomas Mackey

  Extraordinary Professor
  State University of New York, Empire State College
  Ba, MA, PhD
  Metaliteracy as an empowering model for innovative teaching and learning

  Prof Trudi Jacobson

  Extraordinary Professor
  University at Albany
  Metaliteracy, digital badging for metaliteracy abilities, active learning techniques, and blended learning

  Prof Ann MacKenzie

  Extraordinary Professor
  Miami University
  BSc, MA, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

  Dr Olukayode Solomon ABODERIN

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  Ondo State, Nigeria.
  B.Sc. Ed. (Hons.),M.Ed,PhD

  Dr Patience Chewachong Akih

  Postdoctoral Fellow
   +27 18 299 ****
   BEd Hons, MEd, PhD Computer-Integrated Education
  Teacher professional development, community and women education, computer science and information and communication technology integration into classroom

Research Collaborators

  Prof Josef de Beer

  Research Professor
  +27 18 285 2626
  Building B10, Office G51, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc (Ed), BSc Hons, MEd, MSc, PhD
  Teacher Education; Science Education; Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Ethnobotany

  Dr Walter Uys

  +218 389 2065
  General Academic building, Office A123, Mahikeng Campus
  PhD Information Systems
  SDL Subarea: Scholarship and Praxis for SDL

  Dr Maureen Kapute

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 18 299 4775
  Building C6, Office 140, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, BSc Hons, MEd, PhD
  Research; Physical Geography, Geo-spatial technologies and environmental change

  Prof Betty Breed

  Associate Professor: Computer Science Education
  BSc, THED, FDE, BEd, MEd, PhD (Computer Science Education)
  Computer Science Education,Metacognition,Cooperative learning,Self-directed learning