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Ms Daphney Mawila

Ms Daphney Mawila
Department of Educational Psychology
Lecturer Educational Psychology

Contact Details
GAN 221
+27 11 559 5239

Ms Daphney Mawila is a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She is also the Programme coordinator for the BEd Honours Programme in Educational Psychology. Ms Mawila is involved in teaching the Educational Studies modules in the BEd Foundation and Intermediate Phase undergraduate programmes. She also lectures the Research module at the  Honours level. Ms Mawila is both a clinical and research supervisor in the MEd Educational Psychology programme. Ms Mawila is currently studying towards her DEd in Educational Psychology.

Masters in Educational Psychology- UJ 
Honours in Educational Psychology - UJ 
BEd (Further education and training) – UJ


Resilience, Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Child development from an African perspective

Courses currently lecturing:    
Education Studies 2B (BEd Foundation Phase)
Education Studies 3B (BEd Foundation and Intermediate Phase)

Research Methodology and Projects (BEd Honours in Educational Psychology)

Courses lectured in the past:
School Guidance and Support 2B (BEd Senior Phase and FET)
Education Studies 1A and 1B (BEd Foundation and Intermediate Phase)
Education 2A (Senior Phase and FET)

Education Theory B
Life Orientation (Post Graduate Certificate in Education-PGCE)

Ms Mawila currently co-supervises Masters and Honours students' research in the field of Resilience, neurodevelopmental needs, Specific Learning Disability and Sexuality. She is also involved in the clinical supervision of Masters students currently busy with professional practice in Educational Psychology field.


  • Dampier, D. & Mawila, D. (2012). Test items and translation: capturing early conceptual development in mathematics reliably? South African Journal of Childhood Education.
  • Henning, E. Dampier, D. & Mawila, D. (2012). Simple language is the answer to 'difficult' assessment tests. Mail & Guardian newspaper.