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
Optentia's research day takes place on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University on 8 September 2016 (14:00-18:00). The research day aims to introduce researchers, practitioners and anyone working with people and i...Read article
To optimise people's potential in the 21st Century it is vital to create new spaces for learning - physical, virtual, social and mental - that foster collaborative knowledge creation and make people flourish. Prof. Kirsti Lonk...Read article
The researchers involved in the “Experiences of Unemployment”-project are committed to keeping close contact and involvement with the individuals who were trained as co-interviewers and fieldworkers for the project. Th...Read article
Over a period of more than two years, a close relationship has been cultivated between the “Experiences of Unemployment”-project researchers and Mr Bricks Mokolo and Gladys Mokolo of the Isoseng women’s project i...Read article
Developing and evaluating social interventions
Presenter: Dr Franziska Meinck (Department of Social Policy and Inte...
Optentia Research Committee
09:00: PhD proposal - V. Marais-Opperman