Department of Psychology of Education

Prof D Kruger

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Psychology of Education
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 4520
Fax: 086 642 1626
E-mail: kruged@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BA(Ed) - UP
  • B Ed (Specialisation in School Guidance) - Unisa
  • M Ed (Specialisation in Counselling and Neuropsychology) - Unisa
  • D Ed (Educational Psychology with specialisation in Post Traumatic Stress) - Unisa
  • DSE (Neurological Disabilities) - Unisa
  • Certificate (Medicine and Law) - Unisa and UP
  • Advanced Short Course (one year) in Outcomes-Based Assessment in Higher Education and Open Distance Learning (NQF level 7) – Unisa

Currently teaching

  • HBEDOPW – Orientate psycho-educationally to perform specialised tasks of the counsellor
  • HBEDAAG – Assess and apply psychometrics and statistics
  • HBEDABH – Addressing barriers to learning
  • MEDVOTD – Theory 0- M Ed (Spec in guidance & counselling [G&C])
  • MEDVOP9 – Practical - M Ed (spec in guidance & counselling [G&C])
  • M & Ds

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Learners with physical impairments

Field of Specialisation

  • Educational psychology & addressing impairments as barrier to learning

Books

Books:

  • Kruger, D & Groenewald. 2002. Give your practice wings - everything a psychologist  
    needs to know about private practice. Bapsfontein: Seyfferdt Publishers. (Also available in Afrikaans)
  • Kruger, D & Groenewald, S. 2004. A practical guide for educators to accommodate diversities in inclusive education – Secondary schools and Colleges. Bapsfontein: OBE Publishers. (Also available in Afrikaans)
  • Krüger, D & Groenewald, S. 2004. A practical guide for learners to accommodate diversities in inclusive education – Secondary schools and Colleges. Bapsfontein: OBE Publishers. (Also available in Afrikaans)
  • Landsberg, E, Krüger, D & Nel, N (Eds). 2005. Addressing barriers to learning – A South African Perspective. Pretoria: Van Schaik. (peer reviewed)
  • Krüger, D (Ed). 2006. OBE Life Orientation Grade 10. Bapsfontein: OBE Publishers. (Also available in Afrikaans)
  • Landsberg, E, Krüger, D & Swart, E (Eds). 2011. Addressing barriers to learning – A South African Perspective. 2nd ed. Pretoria: Van Schaik. (peer reviewed)

Book chapters:

  • Landsberg, E, Krüger, D & Swart, E (Eds). 2011. Addressing barriers to learning – A South African Perspective. 2nd ed. Pretoria: Van Schaik. The book contains the following chapters:
    • Osman, R & Krüger, D. Chapter 13: Xenophobia – pages 254-266
    • Krüger, D & Botha, P. Chapter 14: Orientation: Neurology in an educational perspective – pages 268-287
    • Krüger, D & Smith, R. Chapter 15: Physical impairment – pages 288-303
    • Krüger, D & Kapp, A. Chapter 16: Epilepsy – pages 304-319
    • Krüger, D & Botha, P. Chapter 17: Cerebral palsy – pages 320-333
    • Krüger, D & Smith, R. Chapter 18: Skeletal and muscular impairment – pages 334-340

Journal articles

  • Kruger, D & Roos, CA. 2002. Die BINGO-hulpverleningsprogram vir die begaafde seun wat akademies onderpresteer in die sekondêre skool. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Opvoedkunde 22(2): 136-144. (Accredited journal)
  • Kruger, D & Groenewald. 2004. Contribution of ordinary school text books to accommodate diversities in South African classrooms. The International Journal of Diversity 4: 35-41. (Conference proceedings, peer reviewed)
  • Kruger, D. 2004. Guidelines for investigations and forensic report writing by independent educational psychologists in custody disputes. Africa Education Review 33 (2): 295-318. (Accredited journal)
  • Krüger, D & Bronkhorst, K. 2007. The psychotherapeutic worth of horse whispering for an aggressive boy in foster care: a case study. The SCAS Journal XIX (2): 7-11.
  • Krüger, D & Sello, TM. 2008. Educating rural parents in South Africa about their children’s cerebral palsy – why wait for full-service schools or resource centres? The International Journal of Diversity 8(2): 245-250. (Conference proceedings, peer reviewed)
  • Krüger, D & Radloff, C. 2009. Developing guidelines to enable the members of acne sufferers’ support networks to become better sources of practical, emotional and social support. The International Journal of Diversity 9(2): 85-96. (Conference proceedings, peer reviewed)
  • Krüger, D & Yorke, C. 2010. Collaborative co-teaching of Numeracy and Literacy as a key to inclusion in an independent school. South African Journal of Education  30(2): 293-306. (Accredited journal)
  • Krüger, D & De Villiers, B. 2010. Psycho-educational guidelines for the use of music in a group anger management programme for children in residential care. The International Journal of Diversity 10(3): 25-36. (Conference proceedings, peer reviewed)
  • Krüger, D & Osman, R. 2010. The phenomenon of xenophobia as experienced by immigrant learners in Johannesburg inner city schools. Perspectives in Education 28(4): 52-60. (Accredited journal)
  • Kemp, A, Skrebneva, I & Krüger, D. 2011. Supporting deaf learners in inclusive education settings in South Africa. The International Journal of Diversity 11(1):21-32. (Conference proceedings, peer reviewed)
  • Krog, S & Krüger, D. 2011. Movement programmes as a means to learning readiness. SA Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation 33(3): 73-87. (Accredited journal)
  • Krüger, D & Naude, M. 2012. How children with learning difficulties perceive happiness in school and learning. The International Journal of Diversity in print. (Conference proceedings, peer reviewed)
  • Moll, A & Krüger, D. 2012. Computer integrated learning for learners with autism in South Africa. The International Journal of Diversity in print. (Conference proceedings, peer reviewed)