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.
Prof. Hans Henrik Knoop from the University of Aarhus, Denmark (an extraordinary professors in Optentia and an expert on positive education) presented a workshop with the title “Flourishing in learning and learning to flouri...Read article
On 11 April 2017, Prof. Hans Henrik Knoop from Aarhus University in Denmark and an extraordinary professor in Optentia presented a workshop with the title: "From boredom to flourishing in school; how to unite a nation against...Read article
Prof. Tumi Khumalo is currently undertaking a teaching and research visit to Kisii University in Kenya, made possible through the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences African Pathways Programme. During this visit ...Read article
Prof. Jaco Hoffman was invited to do a presentation at a workshop on Intergenerational Relations and Social Grants at the Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town. This workshop is convened by Dr Elena Moore, Se...Read article
Optentia Research Committee
09:00: PhD Proposal - E. Munongo; 09:45: M Proposal - S.L. Mnxuma; 1...
Visit to Optentia: Mr Christophe Goossens
Flemish Inter-university Board; 13:00-21:00
BaSSREC Applications Review
Date of submission of compiled report: 18/5/2017