Since 2004, I have investigated ways to make teaching a more active and transactional event that would intentionally stimulate thinking. I delineated the status quo regarding the Cognitive Development of pre-service teachers at the NWU (Vaal Triangle), and identified teaching practice-related factors that could affect Cognitive Development at school level. I initiated research at NWU that aims to advance Cognitive Development and Cognitive Education among pre-service teachers of 2012 (Thinking Schools Project, 2012-2015). I initiated the Schools as Thinking Communities Project (2012-) that aims to advance Cognitive Education in 3 schools in Gauteng. I am involved in associations that promote Cognitive Education nationally (IACESA) and internationally (International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology - IACEP) (2002-). My expertise in the field of Cognitive Education motivated my election as Vice President of IACEP Africa (2013-). I have been a member of IACESA since 1995, was elected as board member (2004-2011), Vice President (2013-2015) and President (2015-2017) of the association. These positions enable me to promote Cognitive Education among many teacher and practitioner members of the organisation. I mentored 12 Master’s and 11 PhD students and was co-study leader for 1 Master’s and 2 PhD studies related to my research focus. I presented and co-presented the results of my own and collaborative research at 10 national and 8 international conferences. I am the forerunner of the development of a Short Learning Programme in Cognitive Education (NQF Level 6) in collaboration with the Cognitive Education Research Group and the International Association for Cognitive Education in South Africa (IACESA), which was endorsed by the NWU and will be presented as from 2015 to in-service teachers. I authored and co-authored 8 national and 8 international research publications for which 154 citations have been noted on Google Scholar since 2010. I sole authored three chapters in books related to effective teaching for Cognitive Education. One of the books, Schools as Thinking Communities (2014), a first national publication, addresses Cognitive Education related to the South African context.