The mission of the Optentia Research Focus Area is to develop and organise knowledge for the optimal expression of individual, social and institutional potential, with specific interest in the African context. The research programme utilises the inputs from various disciplines in the social sciences, including Psychology, Industrial/Organisational Psychology, Human Resource Management, Educational Psychology, Sociology, Educational Sciences, Employment Relations, and Social Work.
Symposium chair: Prof. Elda de Waal
South Africa faces various challenges, including unemployment, poor education, inequality, poverty and low social cohesion. However, there are significant opportunities in South Africa. Prof. Andre Heymans, an economist, explains ...Read article
On 14 June 2016, Optentia recognised the contributions of Prof. Joppie van Graan and Prof. Marius Stander to the North-West University and the research focus area. Click on the following link to read the story of Prof. Joppie van ...Read article
Back to basics with six bricks
09:00-11:30 - Workshop: Brent Hutcheson - Care for Education. Venue:...
Optentia Research Committee
09:00 - Master's proposal: J. Burger; 09:30 - Project proposal: Prof...
Inclusive Education Summit
HHREC (Ethics) Meeting
Agenda closes: 10/6/2016