Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education

Kit enhancing a pedagogy of play is changing the way maths is taught

As in many other countries, the South African schooling system is formal and performance driven as teachers work toward the completion of a content-driven curriculum. This is especially true for mathematics, and many teachers view mathematics as abstract facts that are disconnected from daily life.

NRF honours NWU researcher for excellence in science education

Science can open up a magical world of possibilities and career paths to young learners if they have the opportunity to explore the true meaning of research. Armed with the right skills and enthusiasm, teachers can encourage learners to not only learn about science but actively experience it.

NWU final-year education students celebrate World Teachers’ Day

Every year on 5 October people across the globe celebrate World Teachers' Day to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation for the contribution teachers make to education and development. 

NWU offers new master’s degree in higher education

The Faculty of Education at the North-West University (NWU) has a brand new master’s degree on offer.

NWU partners with Eureka School for special sports day

The 2019 rendition of the Eureka School’s Special Sports Day for high-support learners will see the North-West University (NWU) and the Vaal Triangle community join forces to ensure a fun-filled day for all the young participants.

Uncharted waters await two NWU researchers

Two North-West University (NWU) researchers will navigate uncharted waters with their research, using fourth-generation cultural-historical activity theories (CHAT) to find solutions to the complex educational problems confronting South Africa.

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.