Education News

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.

NWU’s virtual excursions inspire super professionals

The Faculty of Education at the North-West University (NWU) believes it requires more than just an ordinary teacher to make an impactful contribution in the education sector ― it takes a super teacher to cultivate, motivate and educate South Africa’s young minds.

This is why the university has embarked on excursions since 2016, bringing…

Project team wants all university students to have access to indigenous African languages

University students who have a mother tongue other than English should not be at a disadvantage compared to those who do speak English at home. This is why it is important to level the language playing field. The North-West University (NWU) is one of four tertiary education institutions in South Africa to work with three European universities…

New NWU fellowship promotes open educational resources

The sharing of knowledge resources is a growing global trend, and the North-West University (NWU) has embarked on a unique South African initiative to promote the creation and use of original open educational resources.

The recently launched…

Principals in Northern Cape to benefit from unique diploma

The Faculty of Education of the North-West University (NWU) was selected as the preferred provider for presenting a unique Advanced Diploma in Education to school leaders in the Northern Cape.

The School of Professional Studies in Education in…

Captain Chederick wants to return to form

Chederick van Wyk was born in the year of champions, and that is what he has become. The world first met this future sprinter on 18 February 1995, a few months before the Springboks lifted the Web Ellis Trophy on a historic afternoon at Ellis Park. Destiny also had a plan for the young boy from Prieska.

Prof Petra Engelbrecht – a legend in South African science

She really is the stuff legends are made of.

Prof Petra Engelbrecht, extraordinary professor at the Faculty of Education at the North-West University (NWU), is one of 62 researchers profiled in Legends of South African Science II, a publication by the Academy of Science of South…

NWU rewards exceptional lecturers

​The North-West University (NWU) celebrated the torchbearers of its teaching excellence during a virtual event. The best-of-the-best lecturers of 2020 were acknowledged for their work in taking teaching and learning to higher levels during the annual Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) ceremony, which was streamed online on 25 March. The NWU is…

NWU professor and co-author to launch book on community development

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research focus area will be hosting a virtual launch of a book Does Community Development Work? – co-written by Prof Lucius Botes – on 20 April from 10:00 to 11:30.

Prof Botes, a professor in development studies and the director for…

Covid-19 and the fuelling of global individualism

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research focus area recently hosted a webinar by Prof Ian Goldin, a world-renowned researcher.

The title of the webinar was “The Covid-19 pandemic: From global crisis to a better world”, during which Prof Goldin talked about the necessity to think about life after Covid-19.