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Welcome to The Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education develops the intellectual and professional capacity of students in teaching and related fields as well as supporting education leadership and management.

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    • Department of Educational Psychology

      The field of educational psychology is concerned with the study of learning in educational settings, the effectiveness of educational interventions, the psychology of teaching and of the school as a social institution.

    • Department of Educational Studies

      This programme provides pre-service education for those who will be entering the profession of teaching at the Senior Primary Phase and Further Education and Training Phase of schooling.

    • Department of Language Education

      The Language Education Department delivers an array of courses that articulate open dialogue and ecological approaches to language teacher education in the new South Africa.

    • School of Science & Mathematics Education

      The role of science and mathematics education in producing the critically needed scientific and technological human power for socio-economic development of a country cannot be over exaggerated. In pursuance of this goal, the School of Science and mathematics Education (SSME) has been involved for several years in the training of teachers at the primary, secondary and higher levels of education.

    • Institute for Post-School Studies (IPSS)

      The Institute for Post-School Studies (IPSS), brings together research, teaching and social engagement in the areas of Adult Education, Higher Education and Vocational Education. The formation of the IPSS recognises the critical role of post-schooling in addressing South Africa’s development needs, and the challenges which inhibit youth and adults from reaching their full potential. The primary focus of the IPSS will be to generate knowledge through research, training and development activities that will lead to a better understanding of the many dimensions of post schooling. This will contribute to building a broader knowledge base on post-schooling, and assist in reflecting on policy and implementation. This new Institute intends to become a citadel of excellence nationally and internationally in the emerging hybrid field that is post-school studies.

    • Centre for Adult and Continuing Education

      The centre was established in 1985 and is based in the Faculty of Education at the University of the Western Cape. It seeks to integrate the insights of academic knowledge with the experience of development work in communities and workplaces.

    • Science Learning Centre for Africa

      The UWC Science Learning Centre for Africa (SLCA) of the Faculty of Education supports teachers and learners in mathematics, science and technology education. It reaches out to disadvantaged peri-urban schools on the Cape Flats and rural schools from Western, Northern and Eastern Cape’s rural and farm areas.

    • Centre for Higher Studies in Higher Education (CHSE formerly EPU)

      Centre for Higher Studies in Higher Education (CHSE formerly EPU)


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    Dean's Message

    I would like to extend a warm welcome to all students who have chosen to pursue their studies in the Education Faculty at the University of the Western Cape

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