The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with academic and professional practice skills in order to identify assess and diagnose needs and relevant issues in the domain of Educational Psychology. The student will be able to design, execute and manage appropriate and ethical educational psychological interventions for individuals, parents, families, groups, educators, schools, and communities, including specialized and advanced therapeutic and counselling approaches. The student will also be equipped with specific skills to address career-related issues and develop life skills programs for implementation in the school, community, and other diverse settings, working in an integrative life planning approach. Students will also be able to counsel, consult, collaborate, and build capacity in communities and educational settings, including working preventively. In addition, the student is equipped, in his/her capacity as a reflective practitioner and action researcher to analyze, evaluate, and develop his/her own professional practice throughout his/her own life.
At the University of Johannesburg “The Future. Reimagined.” is not simply a catchy phrase
The institution is taking the lead across Africa in the 4th Industrial Revolution Thinking, reimagining the future for all disciplines 4IR is the next wave of industrialization that we need to understand and shape in order to build the future of this country – and the Africa continent – so richly deserve. 4IR is not just about robotics and automation; it is about the advancement of society to empower people and uplift generations.
As the world moves forward into the 4th industrial revolution, so does UJ with “Education 4IR” – bringing 4IR thinking and technology into the curriculum across different courses and using innovative blended-learning technologies. This means that UJ graduates are better prepared to embrace the future of business and industry as AI and 4IR play a bigger part in the way we live and work.
At the University of Johannesburg, it is our duty to embrace and navigate the future leaders of our country proudly and boldly through the unimagined complexities of 4IR so that they may take full advantage and deliver a better tomorrow. Future leaders like you! Here we are leading courageous conversation; pushing and shaping the design of a new tomorrow. Here we are taking action and building the new world.