Pieter Warnich is a family man with a passion for history and teacher education. His many years teaching and publishing in this field testifies to it. Pieter has been an executive member of the SASHT from 2005 and a member of the International Society for History Didactics from 2008. In his down time he enjoys a good glass of wine with friends and family.
Pieter’s main focus is teaching, learning and assessment, and he specializes in history education, curriculum development, comparative education, and assessment and pedagogy.
After matriculating from Strand High School in 1975, Pieter went on to obtain his BC from the University of Stellenbosch in 1980. He received his BA Hons (cum laude) in 1981, his HED in 1982, his MA History (cum laude) in 1988 and his B.Ed in 1991, all from the University of Stellenbosch. He received his Ph.D from North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) in 2008.
Pieter served as instructor in the infantry division of the South African Defence Force from 1976–77 and taught history and Afrikaans at Point High School in Mossel Bay from 1985–89. From 1990–2002 he served as Head of the History Department at Paarl Boys’ High School, after which he went on to lecture in History and Social Sciences Education at North-West University from 2003–2009. From September to October 2009, he was Acting Director for the School of Curriculum-based Studies, Faculty of Education Sciences at North-West University. Since 2010, he has served as Senior Lecturer in History and Social Sciences Education at North-West University, and since 2018 as Acting Deputy Director for the School of Commerce and Social Studies in Education on the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University.
He is author or editor of five books and has contributed a total of ten chapters in various other titles. He has written fifteen articles in accredited and educationally-focused journals and has tendered seven papers at international conferences and twenty at national conferences. He has developeda total of twenty study guides for undergraduate and post-graduate students and designed and presentedseven short learning programmes / workshops / research cafes. He is a critical reader and external examiner of seven publications/dissertations, and has refereed a variety of manuscripts for accredited journals such as Journal of Educational Studies,New Contree, South African Journal of Educationand Yesterday & Today. He is also supervisor for two Masters and two Ph.D. students.