Informed by Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education principles and practices, the Department's wide ranging curricular programmes aim to shape pre- and in-service teachers into key facilitators and supporters of learning for all children, youths and adults. Our goal is to impart and share knowledge, skills and values that will enable those entrusted with the education of ALL children and youth in Namibia to effectively respond to the needs of these children and youth, their communities and their society in a manner that reflects tolerance, respect, social justice and acceptance.
The Department is driven by pillars of excellence, quality, presence, acceptance, achievement and equity. Making use of a respectful approach to teaching and learning, the department strives to mould and build educators who are well-informed and sensitive to diversity in its various forms. Through research and community service, the Department strives to identify poor school and classroom practices in the current education system, develop and offer new strategies to mitigate these practices. This is aimed at creating an educational theory and practice milieu characterized by inclusion and inclusive education. The ultimate goal of this milieu is to promote nation building and bring into being just societies in which everybody is valued irrespective of their physical, emotional, cognitive, psycho-social, religious beliefs and personal choices.
The Department of Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education offers a wide range of programs and courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across six campuses of the University of Namibia. A combination of face-to-face and distance modes of instructional delivery is used when offering programs and courses that include Guidance and Counseling, Advanced Educational Research in Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation for learning, Inclusive Education, Teaching and Learning in Differentiated Settings, Initial Literacy and Learning, Childhood Learning and Child Development across human development phases, Human Development and Learning, Collaborative Teaching and Learning and learning theories.