Petro du Preez is Professor of Curriculum Studies at the North West University (Potchefstroom) in South Africa. Her research is in the areas of curriculum studies for diverse religious and cultural contexts, human rights education for social transformation and research methodology. She has published widely, presented international papers and promoted several studies on these topics.
Prof Marthie van der Walt completed both her MEd (2006) and PhD (2008) with Prof Kobus Maree (UP) as study leader/promoter. Both quantitative and qualitative research approaches are used in her research. Her research focuses on the possible value of meta-cognition for the teaching-learning of mathematics in the 21st century to foster self-directed learning (SDL).