Members

 

Researchers

  Prof Elsa Mentz

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

  Prof Josef de Beer

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

  Prof Marietjie Havenga

  Professor: Computer Science Education
  +27 18 299 4281
  marietjie.havenga@nwu.ac.za
  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 Washington Dudu

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

  Prof Aubrey Golightly

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

  Prof Charlene du Toit-Brits

  Associate Professor: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4738
  charlene.dutoit@nwu.ac.za
  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
  bernadette.geduld@nwu.ac.za
  Building B11, Office G49, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, BEd Hons, MPhil, PhD
  Open Distance Learning; Self-regulated Learning; Learning Theories

  Prof Maryna Reyneke

  Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning
  +27 18 299 1857
  maryna.reyneke@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Room G12, Potchefstroom Campus
  PhD
  Assessment; English Language across the Curriculum

  Prof Neal Petersen

  Deputy School Director: School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
  +27 18 299 1906
  neal.petersen@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G21, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc Ed, BSc Hons, FDE, MPhill, PhD
  Life Sciences Education; Cooperative Learning; Qualitative Researcher

  Dr Annalie Roux

  Senior Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 1895
  annalie.roux@nwu.ac.za
  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 Elsie Lubbe

  Senior Lecturer: Computer Science Education
  +27 18 299 1462
  elsie.lubbe@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G14, Potchefstroom Campus
  HED (S), BEd, MEd, PhD
  Self-Directed Learning; Keyboarding (Touch-typing)

  Dr Marry Mdakane

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

  Dr Ronel van Oort

  Senior Lecturer: Afrikaans for Education
  +27 18 299 4726
  ronel.vanoort@nwu.ac.za
  Building C6, Office 220, Potchefstroom Campus
  PhD
  Afrikaans varieties; Afrikaans Methodology; Afrikaans Children and Youth Literature

  Dr Chantelle Bosch

  Senior Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4768
  chantelle.bosch@nwu.ac.za
  Building B11, Office G57, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Cooperative Learning; Blended Learning; Curriculum Studies; Assessment

  Dr Dorothy Laubscher

  Senior Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 4585
  dorothy.laubsher@nwu.ac.za
  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

  Dr Pentecost Nkhoma

  School Director: School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
  +27 18 389 2297
  pentecost.nkhoma@nwu.ac.za
  Building G, Office G195, Mahikeng Campus
  Education Diploma, BSc, MEd, PhD
  Mathematics Education; Learner-centredness in poor social contexts

  Dr Elize Vos

  Associate Professor: Afrikaans for Education
  +27 18 299 4783
  elize.vos@nwu.ac.za
  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 Cornè Kruger

  Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 2159
  corne.kruger@nwu.ac.za
  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

  Dr Divan Jagals

  Senior Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 2154
  divan.jagals@nwu.ac.za
  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
  +27 (0)18 299 4320
  dutoit.adri@nwu.ac.za
  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
  donnavan.kruger@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G20, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Ethnozoology; Quantitative Research Methods

  Dr Tertia Jordaan

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

  Dr Magda Kloppers

  Senior Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 16 910 3084
  magda.kloppers@nwu.ac.za
  Building11B, Office 110, Vanderbijlpark Campus
  BSc, HED, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD

  Dr Byron John Bunt

  Subject group leader and Senior Lecturer in History in Education
  +27 16 910 3721
  Byron.Bunt@nwu.ac.za
  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 Deon van Tonder

  Deputy School Director: School of Commerce and Social Studies in Education
  016 910 3059
  deon.vantonder@nwu.ac.za
  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.

  Dr Sukie van Zyl

  Subject Group leader and Senior Lecturer: Computer Science Education
  +27 18 299 1472
  sukie.vanzyl@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G17, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, HED, BSc Hons, MEd, Phd
  Self-Directed Learning; Cooperative Learning; Computer Science Education; Deeper Learning

  Dr Marisa Verster

  Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  +27 18 299 4736
  marisa.verster@nwu.ac.za
  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
  albert.kemp@nwu.ac.za
  Building B9, Office G05, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BEd, BEd Hons, MA, PhD
  Engineering Graphics and Design; 2D/3D CAD; 3D Printing/Scanning

  Dr Anitia Lubbe

  Deputy Subject group and Senior Lecturer: Natural Sciences Education
  +27 18 299 4323
  12080454@nwu.ac.za
  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 Gerrie Benadé

  Lecturer: Technology Education
  +27 18 299 4235
  gerrie.benade@nwu.ac.za
  Building B9, Office G04, Potchefstroom Campus
  HED (Sec) , Technical Diploma, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Mechanical Technology; Civil Technology; Technical Drawings; RSPR. Hons BEd; MEd guidance; Self-Directed Learning; Problem-based Learning

  Dr Kgomotsego Samuel

  Deputy Subject group and Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2856
  kgomotsego.samuel@nwu.ac.za
  : 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 Louise Olivier

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 (0)18 389 2200
  louise.olivier@nwu.ac.za
  Base Building, Block I, G 146, Mahikeng Campus, Mafikeng
  BA; BA Hons (PU for CHE); PGCE; MEd; PhD (NWU)
  Language Teaching and Learning, Academic Writing, Literacy Education

  Dr Simon A. Tachie

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 (0)18 299 5481
  42460603@nwu.ac.za
  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 Henry Blignaut

  BEdHons programme leader and Lecturer
   +27 18 299 4721
  Building C6, Office G40, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
    BEd, BEdHons, MEd, PhD

Developing researchers

  Dr Nozi Kgati

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

  Mr Pieter van den Berg

  Lecturer
  +27 18 285 2713
  pieter.vandenberg@nwu.ac.za
  Building B9, Office G05, Potchefstroom Campus

  SDL Subarea: Problem Based Learning

  Dr Sfiso Cebolenkosi Mahlaba

  Subject Group Leader and Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2808
  sfiso.mahlaba@nwu.ac.za
  Base Building A2, G206, Mahikeng Campus, Mafikeng
  BEd (Mathematics and Physical Sciences), BEd (Hons) (Mathematics and Science Education), Med (Mathematics Education), PhD (Mathematics Educations)
  Mathematics Education, Self-directed Learning, Mathematical problem-solving

  Mr Steve Maletso

  Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2219
  steve.maletso@nwu.ac.za

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

  Mr Judicial Sebatana

  Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2504
  judicial.sebatana@nwu.ac.za
  Building A2 block G Office G205 Mahikeng Campus

  SDL Subarea: Problem Based Learning to enhance SDL

  Mr Dawid Olivier

  Lecturer
  018 299 4595
  22729194@nwu.ac.za
  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

  Mrs Eunice Pretorius

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

  Ms Marike Annandale

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 4555
  24116297@g.nwu.ac.za
  Building B11, Office G58, Potchefstroom Campus

  SDL subarea: Assessment to support SDL

  Dr Toto Tshona

  Deputy Subject group Leader and Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1718
  21278075@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G52, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd and PhD
  Mathematics Pre-Service Teacher Development (FET), Mathematics Learning Community Sessions (MaLeCose), Teaching Proficiency of Mathematical Concepts in Secondary Schools

  Ms Yolanda Fourie

  Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3076
  yolanda.fourie@nwu.ac.za
  Building 11B, Office number 111G, Vaal Campus

  SDL Subarea: Scholarship and Praxis for SDL

  Mrs Christelle Kruger

  Junior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1570
  christelle.kruger@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G46, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BEd, BEd Hons
  Methodology of Business Studies, Tourism and EMS

  Ms Erika Potgieter

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1875
  23423455@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G53, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons
  Metacognition; Pedagogy of play; Puppetry; Teacher professional development; Mathematics education.

  Mr Mohsin Sayed

  Lecturer
  +27 16 9103126
  23247482@nwu.ac.za
  Building 11B, Office 101, Vanderbijlpark Campus

  SDL subarea: Indigenous Knowledge and Contextualised Learning to enhance SDL

  Mr Sysman Motloung

  Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3347
  sysman.motloung@nwu.ac.za
  11B, G23, Vanderbijlpark Campus

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

Matthews Makunye

  Mr Matthews Makunye

  Lecturer: Curriculum Studies
  018 389 2412
  matthews.makunye@nwu.ac.za
  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 Francois Minnie

  Junior Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3074
  23512326@nwu.ac.za
  Building 11A, Office 113, Vanderbijlpark Campus
  B.Sc; B.Sc Honns; HED; M.Ed

  Mr Nicolaas van Deventer

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

Extraordinary Professor

  Prof Karl Wirth

  Extraordinary Professor
  +27 18 299 ****
  wirth@macalester.edu
  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)
  PhD
  Psychology

  Prof Per Bergamin

  Extraordinary Professor
  per.bergamin@ffhs.ch
  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
  daniel.burgos@unir.net
  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
  +27 18 299 ****
  Iman_Chahine@uml.edu
  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
  tom.mackey@esc.edu
  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
  tjacobson@albany.edu
  University at Albany
  BA, MA, PHD
  Metaliteracy, digital badging for metaliteracy abilities, active learning techniques, and blended learning

  Prof Ann MacKenzie

  Extraordinary Professor
  mackenah@miamioh.edu
  Miami University
  BSc, MA, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

  Dr Amit Dhakulkar

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  +27 18 285 2082
  37190814@nwu.ac.za
  Building C6, Office G33, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, MSc, PhD in Science Education
  OER, Science and mathematics education, Technology and Education

  Dr Olukayode Solomon ABODERIN

  Postdoctoral Fellow
  abodkayaaua@gmail.com
  Ondo State, Nigeria.
  B.Sc. Ed. (Hons.),M.Ed,PhD

  Dr Patience Chewachong Akih

  Postdoctoral Fellow
   +27 18 299 ****
  patmeninkele@gmail.com
   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

  Dr Walter Uys

  Lecturer
  +218 389 2065
  walter.uys@nwu.ac.za
  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
  31556205@nwu.ac.za
  Building C6, Office 140, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, BSc Hons, MEd, PhD
  Research; Physical Geography, Geo-spatial technologies and environmental change

  Prof Marthie van der Walt

  Professor: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 1854
  marthie.vanderwalt@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G50, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HED, Hons, MEd, PhD
  Metacognition; Reflection; Lesson Study; Mathematics Education; Study Orientation in Mathematics; Research; Contextualised Mathematics

  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