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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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Second South African Symposium on Teacher Education for Inclusion 2017: Linking Research to Practice - 07 to 08 June 2017


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Project on HIgh Performance Learning Gets Momentum

Optentia researchers, Prof. Mary Grosser and Prof. Mirna Nel are involved in a project on High Performance Learning (HPL). Click here t...Read article

Academic Boredom Project

Boredom is a negative emotion whereby one cannot meaningfully engage in a task, is unable to sustain required attention, and attributes an external environment as a cause of this aversive feeling. Prof. Ian Rothmann received fundi...Read article

Ambiguous Interventions: The Work of Music in Unequal Times

On 22 March 2017, Dr Carina Venter, a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford facilitated a workshop with the title “Ambiguous Interventions: The Work of Music in Unequal Times." She reflected on music as a med...Read article

Pioneer in Ageing in Africa Died

We are deeply saddened by the passing away of Professor Nana Araba Apt on 9 March 2017 in Accra, Ghana. She was a pioneer scholar on ageing in Africa and a founding member of the African Research on Ageing Network (AFRAN) of which...Read article

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March

Visit to Optentia: Prof. F. Meinck
Please contact Prof. A. Fouche

5

April

Training: Endnote
09:00-12:00

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