Having been active in sustained service delivery to impoverished and disadvantaged rural regions and provinces such as Limpopo Province for a number of years, I have consistently linked my academic and professional training to designing and delivering development to rural areas – notably in the field of Educational Psychology (including the Psychology of Mathematics Education).
I have been engaged since 2001 in work in Narrative Career Counselling which, I hope, will become the model for Career Counselling throughout South Africa – especially to severely impoverished and disadvantaged areas in which it has already been tried and tested and shown to produce remarkable results. I have been instrumental in getting the University of Pretoria’s Education Faculty to create opportunities for rural and disadvantaged students with promise and potential to enroll at the University of Pretoria to train as teachers.
Transformation is one of my main ambitions and I am pursuing this aim by extending my research projects to Gauteng, North-West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. If anyone is interested n collaborative research or if you have something to contribute (e.g. ideas to make a difference, making funding available for e.g. Vegetable gardens in impoverished regions or at AIDS Clinics), please contact me?
For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
( St. Francis of Assisi )
( Conversely, go to YouTube and search for “Kobus Maree” to find the video-clip. )
Innovating Counseling for Self- and Career Construction
Psychology of Career Adaptability, Employability and Resilience
Brings together the views of academics, career counselling theorists and practitioners
Combines the three constructs of career adaptability, employability, and career resilience
Presents perspectives and theory on how to deal with workplace transition insecurity
Prof. Kobus Maree and colleagues’ latest scholarly book by Springer appeared a few days ago
(please see flyer below for details).
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Prof. Kobus Maree and Prof. Annamaria Di Fabio’s latest scholarly book
(co-authored by 28 of the leading authors in the field of career counselling in the world)
Counselling for career construction
Shaping the Story
A Guide to Reflective career counselling
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Psychology of Career Counseling: New Challenges for a New Era
Click to read Prof Maree’s advice on how to deal with less than optimal Grade 12 marks.
“Rekindling peoples sense of hope and purpose during the Covid-19 pandemic: The power of group (self- and) career construction counselling counselling”
2nd International Congress of Pedagogical Research
15-16 May 2021
Universiti Utara Malaysia
School of Education
The African Journal of Career Development (AJCD) has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
Accordingly, the journal is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Submit your research towards a Topical Collection
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Deadline for submission: 30 April 2023
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8th World Conference on Psychology Sciences and the 8th Global Conference on Contemporary Issues in Education, Istanbul, Turkey.
Maree, J. G. (2021, August). Read congress keynote “Innovating and updating (career) counselling to address people’s deepest needs in rapidly changing times” at both the 8th World Conference on Psychology Sciences and the 8th Global Conference on Contemporary Issues in Education, Istanbul, Turkey.
The 5th International Congress of Special Education, AAB University, Pristina, Kosovo, 24-26 September 2021
Maree, J. G. (2021, September 25. Read keynote titled “Facilitating autobiographicity to promote gifted and talented learners’ self-designing and career construction: Connecting conscious knowledge with subconscious insights” at the 5th International Congress of Special Education, AAB University, Pristina, Kosovo, 24-26 September 2021 (hybrid event).
The Polish Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance
Maree, J. G. (2021, September 25). Presented “Guest of honour paper”, titled “(Post-)Postmodernising Career Counselling to enhance ‘best practice’ in South Africa: At the coalface while ‘tradition’ dictates” at the Polish Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance.
The 3rd International Congress on Life, Social, and Health Sciences in a Changing World, 2021-11-13, Istanbul, Turkey
Maree, J. G. (2021, November). Read keynote titled “Reimagining the future: Using narrative career counselling to enhance innovation, creativity, hope, and purpose” at the 3rd International Congress on Life, Social, and Health Sciences in a Changing World, 2021-11-13, Istanbul, Turkey.
Coping with exams during a pandemic
Prof Kobus Maree of the Department of Educational Psychology offers lecturers advice on how to check in on their emotions during exam time in the midst of all the challenges brought about by COVID-19.
Degree, diploma, or certificate which of these qualifications offers the students their ‘best’ chance in the occupational world?
Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award
Prof. Maree was awarded the Psychological Association of SA Lifetime Award in recognition of a person that has dedicated his life to Psychology in South Africa at the Pan African Psychology Congress in Durban on 19 September 2017
The article ‘Why career counselling is more valuable now than ever before‘ has been published on The Conversation.
All documents (including photographs on this website) are strictly copyrighted. Please note that all photographs were taken by Anton Maree.
(performed by Victor and Adeline Twigge after adapting an idea and a song written by Kobus Maree and changing the melody)