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DR. PIETER WARNICH
Name and surname: Pieter Gabriël Warnich
Date of birth: 16 December 1957
Nationality: South African
Years of experience:
18 years as a secondary school History teacher and 9 years as a History education and Social Sciences lecturer.
Main focus
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Area of specialization
  • History Education
  • Curriculum Studies Development
  • Comparative education
  • Assessment and Pedagogy
Qualifications
  • PhD [North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)]: 2008
  • BEd [University of Stellenbosch]: 1991
  • MA [HISTORY] (cum laude) [University of Stellenbosch]: 1988
  • HED [University of Stellenbosch]: 1982
  • BA Hons (cum laude) [University of Stellenbosch]: 1981
  • BA [University of Stellenbosch]: 1980
  • Matric [Strand High School]: 1975
Employment
  • 1976-1977: Instructor in the Infantry Division of the South African Defence Force.
  • 1985-1989: History and Afrikaans teacher at Point High School in Mossel Bay.
  • 1990-2003: Head of History Department, Paarl Boys’ High School.
  • 2004-2009: Lecturer, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus).
  • 31 October – 11 September 2009: Acting Director for the School of Curriculum-based Studies, Faculty of Educational Sciences, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus).
  • From 2010: Senior Lecturer, North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus).
Current Teaching
  • Under-graduate: History teaching, learning and assessment (BEd I,II, III, IV)
  • Social Sciences Methodology (BEd IV)
  • Post-graduate: BEd Hons (Module: NAVR 611/RSPF 671)
Current research projects/interests
  • Assessment as educational practice (Assessment practices in higher, secondary, and primary education with specific reference to history education)
  • Comparative curriculum studies development in history teaching in the countries of Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK and South Africa
Current administration
  • Responsible for the development, upgrading and quality assurance of various History and Social Sciences modules (2003 – 2011)
  • Subject Chair for History, Geography and Social Sciences (2008 – 2010).
  • Academic mentor for new appointed History lectures in Education at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), 2005-2010.
Member of:
  • The management committee of the School for Curriculum-based Studies (2008 -2010)
  • The Advisory Counsel of the Faculty of Education (2008 – 2010)
  • The Teaching Committee of the Faculty of Education (2008 – 2011)
  • The Social Sciences Focus Group (2008 – 2010)
Academic output
Articles in educationally focused journals
2010: Warnich, P.G., Van Eeden, E.S. & Meyer, L. ‘n Vergelykende internasionale perspektief op die historiese verloop en invloed van Uitkomsgebaseerde Onderwys (UGO) op Geskiedenis as skoolvak in Suid-Afrika (Deel Twee).[A comparative international perspective on the historical course and influence of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) on History as a school subject in South Africa (Part 2)].New Contree, 59. May, pp. 85-110.
2009: Warnich, P.G., Van Eeden, E.S. & Meyer, L. ‘n Vergelykende internasionale perspektief op die historiese verloop en invloed van Uitkomsgebaseerde Onderwys (UGO) op Geskiedenis as skoolvak in Suid-Afrika (Deel Een)[A comparative international  perspective on the historical course and influence of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) on History as a school subject in South Africa (Part 1)].New Contree, 58. November, pp.183-207.
2008: Warnich, P.G.  Secondary School History Teachers assessing Outcomes-Based Education (OBE): A case study. Yesterday and Today, No.3 October 2008, pp.59-72.
2006: Warnich, P.G.  The Source-Based Essay Question (SBEQ) in History teaching for the further education and training (FET) phase. Yesterday and Today, March (Special edition), pp. 23-41.
2005: Warnich, P.G.  Using primary sources in the intermediate phase history : A systematic approach.  A Journal of teaching(A publication of the teacher development directorate of the Department of Education), No. 1, pp.47-55.
2005: Warnich,P.G.  The development of History lesson templates for Grades 10-12 by using an OBE format, North-West Province Department of Education, History:
Policy on Continuous Assessment (CASS) in the FET band.
2000: Warnich, P.G.Rugby Pearls from Paarl, SA Rugby Magazine, June, Vol 6, No 3.
1994: Warnich, P.G. Kommentaar op die toepassing van kontemporêre Geskiedenismateriaal op skoolvlak, Gister en Vandag, Okt., No. 28. (Commentary on the application of contemporary History material at school level, Yesterday and Today, Oct., No.28).
1993: Warnich, P.G. Boishaai bewaar vir die toekoms, Rostrum, (Tydskrif van die Kaaplandse Onderwysdepartement), Nov., Vol. 15, No. 2. (Boys’ High preserves for the future, Rostrum, (Journal of the Cape Education Department), Nov., Vol. 15, No. 2.
Chapters in academic books
2010: Warnich, P.G.  The planning of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in South African schools.  (In Meyer, L., Lombard, K.; Warnich, P. & Wolhuter, C. 2010.
Outcomes-Based Assessment for South African Teachers, Pretoria, Van Schaik).
2010: Warnich, P.G. & Wolhuter, C. Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) in South Africa: Issues and Challenges. (In Meyer, L., Lombard, K.; Warnich, P. & Wolhuter,
C. 2010. Outcomes-Based Assessment for South African Teachers, Pretoria, Van Schaik).
2010: Meyer, L. & Warnich, P.G. OBE and OBA in South African Schools: The way forward? (In Meyer, L., Lombard, K.; Warnich, P. & Wolhuter, C. 2010. Outcomes Based Assessment for South African Teachers, Pretoria, Van Schaik).
Theses/Dissertations:
1988: MA: Die toepassing en invloed van Slawewetgewing in die Landdrosdistrik Tulbagh/Worcester, 1816 – 1830 (The application and influence of slave laws in the landdrost district Tulbagh/Worcester, 1816 – 1830).
2008: PhD: Uitkomsgebaseerde assessering van Geskiedenis in Graad 10 (Outcomes-Based Assessment of History in Grade 10).
Papers at conferences
2008: Grade 10 History teacher’s in South Africa assessing Outcomes-Based Assessment (Paper presented at the international national conference organized by the Association for the Study of Evaluation and Assessment in Southern Africa [ASEASA] held at the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA), University of Pretoria, 9-11 July 2008).
2008: The impact of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA) on History teachers in the senior secondary school phase (Paper presentedat the internationalconference in Tutzing,Germany organised by the Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing in co-operation with the Internationalen Gesellschaft für Geschichtsdidaktik, 8-10 September 2008).
2010: The value and role of cemeteries: Designing a possible methodology for teaching heritage to History learners (Paper presented at the South African Society for History Teaching held at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State Province, 24-25 September 2010).
2008: History teachers in the Further Education and Training (FET) band and Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA): Issues, shortcomings and suggestions
(Paper presented at the South African Society for History Teaching held at the School of Education, University of Cape Town, 26-27 September 2008).
2006: Secondary school History teachers assessing Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) as the main principle of the National Curriculum Statement (NCS): a case study (Paper presented at the South African Society for History Teaching held at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus 21-22 September 2006).
2006: Die Brongebaseerde Opstelvraag (BGOV) in die assessering van die Geskiedenis in die VOO-band: Die pad vorentoe?  (Referaat gelewer by die OVSA-kongres, 18-21 Januarie 2006 wat aangebied is deur die Universitet van Vrystaat by die IIanga Estate in Bloemfontein). [The Source-Based Essay Question (SBEQ) in the assessment of History in the FET Band: The road ahead? (Paper presented at the EASA Congress held at the University of the Free State at the IIanga Estate in Bloemfontein).
2005: The Source-Based Essay Question (SBEQ) in History teaching (Paper presented at the South African Society for History Teaching held at St Henry’s Marist Brothers’ College in Durban, 23-24 September 2005).
1994: Deurlopende sillabusontwikkeling vir groter inhoudsrelevansie: Enkele didaktiese riglyne vir die toepassing van kontemporêre Geskiedenismateriaal op skoolvlak.  (Suid-Afrikaanse Historiese Genootskap, 19-21 Januarie 1994, Universiteit van Stellenbosch). (Continuous syllabus development for greater content relevance: Some didactical guidelines for the application of contemporary History material at school level, South African Historical Society, 19-21 January 1994, University of Stellenbosch).
Study Guides and Readers for under-graduate and post-graduate students
NPDE
GSXN 125:  History Didactics
GSXN 325:  History Didactics
ACE
VGAK 511:  Subject Didactics of History
VGBK 521:  Subject Didactics of History
BEd
HISE 111:  Aspects of Ancient and Modern Word History
HISE 211:  Aspects of South African History(1836-1948)
HISE 221:  Aspects of African and 20th Century World History(1870-1990)
HISE 311:  Aspects of European and World History (1914-2000)
HISE 321:  Aspects of South African History (1948-2000)
HISD 321:  History Methodology
HISD 411:  History Methodology
HISD 511:  History Methodology
LASD 411:  Social Sciences Methodology
LASD 421:  Social Sciences Methodology
LASD 521:  Social Sciences Methodology
Workshops
2006: Effective questioning – a practical instrument on how to formulate questions and the importance of the source-based questions (Presented at the History workshop on Empowering the History educator at the North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus) in collaboration with the South African Society for History Teaching and the Gauteng Department of Education on 22 & 23 June 2006).
2004: Action research in classrooms. (a) To write an effective manual for doing a source-based study. (b) Gather examples of primary sources (for grade 9) which are to be analysed in accordance with the different methods of questioning. (Workshop for the Mpumalanga Department of Education, held at Sabie 26-29 January 2004).
Professional Society Membership
2008-2011: Die Internationale Gesellschaft für Geschichtsdidaktik (International  Society for History Didactics)
2005-2011: North-West Province representative for the South African Society for History Teaching
2005-2011: Member of the Historical Association of South Africa.
2005-2008; 2010- Member of the Executive Management of the South African Society for History Teaching.
Other career activities
2010- External moderator for the BEd Hons programme in Social Science and History offered at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
1993-1997;
2005-2011:
Member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of Yesterday & Today (An educationally focused journal, published in conjunction with The South African Society for History Teaching.

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