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 )
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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
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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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue: Innovative and integrative career construction counseling for enhancing the existential experience of gifted and talented learners
Guest Editor: Professor Kobus Maree, University of Pretoria
Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2024
Youth in crisis: Innovating career counselling to convert trauma into healing and resolve (career-life) indecision
Date : 31 July 2023
Venue : MS Teams | Time : 17:00 SA time
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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
Submit at ajcd.africa/
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.
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Invitation to a public lecture : “Youth in crisis: Innovating career counselling to convert trauma into healing and resolve (career-life) indecision” – 31 July 2023
Click to download PDF for this event Date : 31 July 2023 | Venue : MS Teams | Time : 17:00 SA time
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Bafana Sithole (17) was found lifeless in a classroom last week. He’d been stripped of his school honours after being accused of rape. His family says the school’s handling of the matter directly led to their son taking his own life. ENCA speaks to Psychologist Kobus...
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Research Article : ‘Rekindling hope and purpose in resource-constrained areas during COVID-19: The merits of counselling for career construction’
Prof. Maree’s Research Article entitled ‘Rekindling hope and purpose in resource-constrained areas during COVID-19: The merits of counselling for career construction’ has been published in the May/June 2022 issue of the SA Journal for Science (‘How to do social...
Prof. Maree will read a keynote at the ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “Promoting Decent Work for All: Vulnerable Workers”
Prof. Maree will read a keynote titled : “Innovating Career Counselling: Key to Promoting Sustainable Decent Work Facilitation Globally” at the ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “Promoting Decent Work for All: Vulnerable Workers” (that forms part of the IAAP Special...
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Publication: Cape Times Publication Date: 13 Jul 2021 THE Department of Basic Education (DBE) is expected to revise the school calendar following a delay in the reopening of places of learning this month. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that all schools...
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