Education News

Renovation of Education Library

The extension and renovation of the Education Library (C6c) on the Potchefstroom campus will start in January 2022. Site handover will take place on 11 January and the estimated time of completion is July 2022.

The spaces of the current Education library will be renovated and a double storey extension will be added to the front of the…

NWU rewards its exceptional achievers

During a virtual ceremony on 25 November the North-West University (NWU) acknowledged staff for their exceptional contributions to teaching and learning, research and community engagement.

These torchbearers were honoured during the first ever NWU Excellence Awards ceremony. The…

Prof Lesley inducted into ACES and ASSAF

Prof Lesley Wood, a research professor at the North West University (NWU), was recently nominated as a member of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES).

She came to South Africa in 1981 and studied Social Work at Unisa and worked as a social worker before entering the…

Meet the NWU’s 2021/2022 Open Educational Resource fellows

The North-West University (NWU) recently announced its Open Educational Resource (OER) fellows for 2021/2022.

These fellowships offer staff who are interested to include new online resources to their classes or adapt their resources to their…

Three new extraordinary professors join NWU’s Self-Directed Learning research unit

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Education recently announced the appointment of three extraordinary professors who will be collaborating and doing research within the Self-Directed Learning research unit.

They are Prof Ann Haley MacKenzie (Miami University, USA), Prof…

Virtual excursions capture students’ imaginations

The new normal during the Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated things having to be done differently.

Look no further than the North-West University's (NWU’s) novel approach towards its popular excursions. To ensure students do not miss out on these due to Covid-19 restrictions, the university is taking students on virtual excursions.…

Latest rankings highlight NWU’s quality subjects

​The North-West University (NWU) is one of the best tertiary education institutions for education towards a professional career. This has been reconfirmed by the latest rankings by the Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings, which place the NWU among the top local universities.

THE’s 2022 rankings that were released on 13 October…

The key to success is education

The North-West University (NWU) fully understands that the key to success is education, and over the years its supplementary teaching programme, Ikateleng, has afforded thousands of learners the opportunity to succeed.

This year, the university and Northam Platinum Mine are helping even more learners to reach their goals…

6-Sess for NWU: Paving the way one LEGO brick at a time

There is a famous Chinese proverb that says “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people”.

There are many ways in which one can make an impact in the world, but there is no greater impact…

Reading literacy: NWU closes gap between theory and practice

“Teaching reading is rocket science.” This quote by Louisa Moats underlines the importance of reading literacy, and that is why researchers and teacher educators from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Education are taking the lead to promote reading literacy in the foundation phase.