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

  Associate 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 Jako Olivier

  Professor: Multimodal Learning
  +27 076 377 1424
  jako.olivier@nwu.ac.za
  Mahikeng Campus, Mafikeng
  BA, BA Hons, PGCE, MA, PhD
  Multimodal learning and Open Educational Resources (OER); Blended Learning; Multiliteracies; Computer-assisted Language Learning; Macrosociolinguistics

  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 Christo van der Westhuizen

  Associate Professor: Geography and Environmental Education
  +27 18 299 4734
  christo.vanderwesthuizen@nwu.ac.za
  Building C6, Office 111, Potchefstroom Campus
  BA, HED, BA Hons, MA, PhD
  The integration of ICT’s in Geography Education; Blended Learning environments and technology applications to foster Self-Directed Learning; Digital Learning

  Prof Aubrey Golightly

  Associate 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 4774
  maryna.reyneke@nwu.ac.za
  Building C6, Room G50, 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

  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 Roxanne Bailey

  Senior Lecturer: Computer Science Education
  +27 18 299 1475
  roxanne.bailey@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G15, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Cooperative Learning; Self-Directed Learning; Computer Science Education

  Dr Chantelle Bosch

  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
  BA, HED, BA Hons, MEd, PhD
  Mathematics Education; Self-Directed Learning; Blended 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

  Senior Lecturer: 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

  Lecturer
  +27 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

  Temporary 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 Susan Bester

  Temp Lecturer: History Education
  +27 18 299 4719
  susan.bester@nwu.ac.za
  Building C6, Office 224, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  History (Curriculum/Education); Land Claims; Multimedia usage in History Education

  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 for History in Education, 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

  Prof Mncedisi Maphalala

  Research Professor
  25787810@nwu.ac.za
  Mahikeng Campus, Mafikeng
  MEd, DEd
  Curriculum Studies, Scholarship of Teaching and learning (SOTL) online learning and assessment

  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

  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

  Lecturer: Technology Education
  +27 18 299 4234
  albert.kemp@nwu.ac.za
  Building B9, Office G05, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MA, PhD
  Engineering Graphics and Design; 2D/3D CAD; 3D Printing/Scanning

  Dr Anitia Lubbe

  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

  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

Developing researchers

   Mr Christo Els

  Lecturer
  +27 (0) 18 285 2773
  Christo.Els@nwu.ac.za
  Building C3c, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BA, BA Hons, MA
  Educational & Developmental Psychology; Archetypal Psychological Type Dynamics; Development and Standardization of Psychometric Web-based Applications for Education; Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Education; Self-Directed Learning

  Ms Nozi Kgati

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

  Mr Sfiso Mahlaba

  Lecturer
  +27 18 389 2808
  sfiso.mahlaba@nwu.ac.za
  A2, G09, Mahikeng Campus

  SDL Subarea(s): Cognition and Metacognition to enhance SDL

  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 18 299 ****
  judicial.sebatana@nwu.ac.za
  Building A2 block G Office G205 Mahikeng Campus

  SDL Subarea: Problem Based Learning to enhance SDL

  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

  Mr Toto Tshona

  Junior Lecturer: Mathematics Education
  +27 18 299 1817
  21278075@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G05, Potchefstroom Campus
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd
  Mathematics Education

  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 and Deputy Subject Leader for EMS on PC
  +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

  Mr Abbie Mulaudzi

  Junior Lecturer
   0182994473
  abbie.mulaundzi@nwu.ac.za
  Building B9, Office G02, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BEd, BEd Hons, MEd
  Curriculum and pedagogy of Electrical Technology and Technology Education.

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

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 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.

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 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

  Dr Lounell White

  Senior Lecturer: Natural Sciences Education
  +27 18 299 4293
  lounell.white@nwu.ac.za
  Building B10, Office G25, Potchefstroom Campus
  BSc, HED, BA Hons, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD
  Communities of Practice; Life Sciences Education

  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