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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.

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Symposia

Schools Act @ 20 - Charting the way forward - 14 to 15 September 2016

Symposium chair: Prof. Elda de Waal
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Recent news

Extraordinary professor to shed light on special educational needs

http://news.nwu.ac.za/extraordinary-professor-shed-light-special-educational-needs

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IACESA Conference - 2017 - The Teaching of Thinking

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Optentia rallies the troops in the war against unemployment

http://news.nwu.ac.za/optentia-rallies-troops-war-against-unemployment

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North-West University: Moving communities forward

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Newsletter, June 2016

Upcoming events

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July

International Congress of Psychology
http://www.icp2016.jp/

25

July

Short Learning Programme in Research Design
Please book your place if you want to attend the program. Contact ma...

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August

Ethics training: HHREC
13:30-16:30 - Building 11B, Room 123. Please book your seat with Mrs...

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