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University of Stellenbosch Educational Psychology

University of Stellenbosch Educational Psychology

Welcome to the Department of Educational Psychology

Research focus

The research focus of the Department is aimed at the educational psychological development of human potential and wellness in schools and communities. The ultimate aim is to develop and implement appropriate, inclusive school- and community-based educational psychological and specialised strategies. This will provide opportunities for optimal development and self-actualization.

Main areas of research

Implementation of inclusive education in different systems: This area focuses on the development of support strategies within learning environments and communities. An established area is the inclusion of especially learners with disabilities.

Assessment within the inclusive classroom: Within the field of assessment, many facets of educational and psychological assessment are viewed in order to establish a holistic approach to assessment.

Learning support to vulnerable student populations such as youth and adults: This domain focuses on the challenges of the formal and non-formal learning environment that youth centres and adult basic education centres face to serve vulnerable students. Educational support of vulnerable youth and adults with learning, emotional and behavioural challenges are researched.

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Wellness in learning and teaching contexts: A critical inquiry is launched into the emotional and physical wellbeing in educational contexts in an ever changing learning society.

Therapeutic and learning support for children and families with learning and developmental challenges: Support is provided both within the classroom context and within the family or community context. Therapeutic and counselling strategies constitute this domain.

Training of educational psychologists and school counselors: Themes include the quality of counselling, trauma management and collaborative consultation in communities as well as teacher learning.

For more information:

Ms Sonja Botha

Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2308

Email

Website

Postgraduate qualifications

Follow the links below to view the curricula in the Faculty’s Calendar –

Honours:

Bachelor of Education Honours in Educational Support (HonsBEd)

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Masters:

Master of Education in Educational Psychology (MEd) (coursework)

Master of Education in Educational Support (MEd) (coursework)

Master of Education (MEd) (research)

Master of Education in Educational Psychology (MEd (Psych)) (coursework)

Doctorate:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (focus areas include Educational Psychology and Educational Support)

Doctor of Education (DEd)

Research FocusThe research focus of the Department of Educational Psychology is aimed at the educational psychological development of human potential in schools and communities. The ultimate aim is to develop and implement appropriate inclusive school- and community-based educational psychological programmes as well as specialised programmes. This will provide opportunities for optimal development and self-actualisation.

University Of Stellenbosch Educational Psychology

  • BEdHons in
    Educational
  • Full-time BEdHons in
    Educational Psychology
  • Part-time Masters in
    Educational
  •  Masters in Educational Psychology (MEdPsych) 

University Of Stellenbosch Educational Psychology- Contact Details

Contact the office

General departmental enquiries:

Ms Wilma Koopman

Tel: +27 21 808 2306

Fax: +27 21 808 2021

E-mail: wilma@sun.ac.za

Academic and general programme enquiries:

Mrs Sonja Botha

Tel: +27 21 808 2308

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E-mail: sonjab@sun.ac.za

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