Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education

Here comes the next generation of eco-warriors

The future of the planet may not be as gloomy as many predict. A North-West University (NWU) researcher is doing her part to groom a new generation of eco-warriors armed with the knowledge and commitment to combat water scarcity and other challenges linked to climate change.

NWU hosts EdTech Summit 2018

The North-West University (NWU) recently hosted the annual EdTech Summit for Sub-Saharan Africa. This was the first time this summit was held in South Africa.

NWU establishes Business Development Forum to increase revenue

On 15 August 2018, the North-West University (NWU) formally constituted the Unit for Continuing Education (UCE) Business Development Forum (BDF).

Action-based research brings positive environmental change

Climate change is not something that happens at a distance, to other regions and other people, but is a phenomenon that has an impact on everyone, everywhere. This is a lesson that grade 7 learners are being exposed to through a research project involving researchers from the North-West University’s (NWU's) campus in Vanderbijlpark.

A new frontier: The Creative Arts and Law project

“All aspects of society are effected by law therefore we encourage interdisciplinary cooperation,” explains one of the most popular lecturers at the North-West University (NWU), René Koraan. That is why the Faculty of Law, in conjunction with the Faculty of Education, launched the Creative Arts and Law project.

BRICSEd crosses borders in Africa and beyond

Over the years the North-West University (NWU) has made a name for itself as one of the top universities in the country. Now the NWU is part of a broader initiative, BRICSEd, to take quality education to countries across Africa and beyond.

Alfred and Munyaradzi hold NWU’s name high at national teaching awards

Two academics from the North-West University (NWU), Prof Munyaradzi Manjoro and Prof Alfred Henrico, received commendations during the National Excellence in Teaching Awards 2017 during the HELTASA Conference held from 21 to 24 November at the Durban University of Technology.

Book on pathways to successful schooling launched

The book Pathways to successful schooling – edited by Prof Elda de Waal, a professor in Education Law at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Edu-HRight research entity – was recently launched at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.  

Teachers without borders: reaching out to educators

The 21st century is a challenging time and it is important that both teachers and school learners become self-directed learners. The North-West University's (NWU's) research focus area for Self-directed Learning (SDL), under the directorship of Prof Elsa Mentz, focuses especially on indigenous knowledge for self-directed learning in the science and mathematics classroom.

NWU celebrates international teachers’ day with a culture day

International teachers’ day was recently celebrated in a festive manner at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU). Learners from high schools in Potchefstroom entertained students, school learners and staff with singing, recitations and a dance item.