Prof Okkie Combrinck
Associate Professor
School of Mathematics Natural Sciences and Technology Education
143 7
School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
IB 42
051 401 2524
Teacher Training Building 7

Short CV

Personal Details

Name                               :         Combrinck, George Petrus (Okkie)

Address at work                :         School of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Education, Internal Mail Box 42, UFS, Bloemfontein, 9300

Phone and e-mail               :         051 401 2524 /

Present Position                :         Associate Professor


1. University of Pretoria: (1983 – 1989)

a)  Ph.D. (Technica)                    :         (1990)

b)  M. Ed. (Technica)         :         (1988)


c)  B.Ed. (Subject Didactics):       (1986)

d)  BA subjects UP+UNISA: Psychology I, Sociology I, Afrikaans-Dutch I, Biblical Studies II (1984)


2. University of the Free State: Bloemfontein (1976 – 1979).                            

a) HED – Industrial Arts and Graphics (Education): Business Economics II, Education III, Woodwork III, Metalwork III and Technical Drawing III, NOSA – Occupational Safety and Firefighting.

3. Adamantia High School: Kimberley (1971 – 1975)

a) Matriculated with subjects Afrikaans, English, Mathematics, Physical Science, Woodworking, Accountancy and Business Mathematics


1. University of the Free State:

Posts filled    :         Associate Professor (2012 – present)

Associate Professor and Head of School (2011- 2012)

Associate Professor and Head of Department (1999- 2010)

Senior Lecturer and Head of Department (1997- 1998)


1.1 Academic Responsibilities

Technology, Civil Technology, Engineering Graphic and Design, Philosophy of Education, Curriculum studies and External Examiner / Tutor / Supervisor for Honors, Magister and Doctoral students in the technological education sphere.

2. Transvaal Education Department: Teachers’ Training College (NKP), Pretoria (1982 – 1996)

Posts held (full-time)          :         Senior Head of Department         (1996)

Head of Department          (1993 – 1995)

Senior Lecturer                 (1985 – 1992)

Lecturer                            (1982 – 1984)        

3. Cape Education Department: Infantry School Oudtshoorn (1980 – 1981)

Resent Conferences / Seminars / Workshops Attended (Total 82)





UFS: Rights and Duties of Employees

19 August 2011

UFS - CR Swart Senate


Adv. Denine Smit

ANFASA: Publish PhD

02 March 2012

UFS – Kine 2 Francois Retief Building, Bloemfontein

Dr Helen Moffat

UFS: Postgraduate School:Digital Landscape

22 February 2013

UFS – Flippie Groenewoud Buiding 363, Bloemfontein

Prof Adriaan Neele

UFS: Moderators responsibilities

10 May 2013

UFS – Winki Direco 146


Dr. F. van Tonder

UFS: Performance Management Improving

07 August 2013

UFS – FG Building 202,


Prof D Hay, Mr L Geyer, Dr R Huysamen

EMASA 2013 – 14 th International Conference

23 – 25 August 2013

UFS - EMS Auditorium,


Prof J Jansen, EMASA members

FET College Conference Lectures for skilled society

25 September 2013

UFS – South Campus. Bloemfontein

Dr J Dittrich, Dr W Green, Dr J Papier, etc.

SAAIC Conference: Appreciative Inquiry

26 – 27 September 2013

UFS – New Education Building, Bloemfontein.

Prof F Crous, Prof D Geldenhuys, etc.

Papers Presented (Total 5)

Resent Supervision / Tutor / External examiner (Total 29)

1. Technical Education in Namibia: Past trends, present circumstances and future prospects. Ph.D. Brunette HC, UFS, 2007.

2.  Indigenous knowledge in the teaching and learning of technology learning area in the senior phase in the Motheo district. M.Ed. Masoabi CS, UFS, 2008.


3.  An Evaluation if the Engineering Studies Curriculum at Ikhala Public Further Education and Training College. M.A. Nyaba M, UFS, 2010.

4. Problem-solving Teaching Strategies in Civil Technology in the Free State. M.Ed. Teis NJP, UFS, 2011.


5.  A transdisciplinary mechanical skills curriculum for Further Education and Training Colleges in South Africa.  Ph.D. Klinck AJ, UFS, 2012.


6. Improving my teaching experience with Engineering Graphics and Design: An Action Inquiry. M.A. Kemp AC. UFS, 2013.

7. Die integrasie van rekenaar-ondersteunde tekeninge as hulpmiddel in die onderrig van onderwysstudente in Ingenieursgrafika en -ontwerp. M.A. Viljoen WJ, UFS, 2014

Resent Research Activities

1. Publications in International Journals (Published)

Combrinck, G.P. & Klinck, A.J. 2012. Further education for unsuccessful Grade 9 to 12 school-leavers in South Africa. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education. Ms Number: IJVTE-11-004.  (December 2012).

2. Publications in International Journals (Plan Process)

Combrinck, G.P. & Klinck, A.J. 2015. Personnel management and Effective teaching and training at FET Colleges:  Educator guidance, continues support, supervision and development. International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education. (2015).

3. Publications in National Journals (Review Process)

Combrinck, G.P. & Klinck, A.J. 2013. Reconstructive education for early school leavers. New Generation Sciences. (2014).

Pretorius, J.P.H., Combrinck, G.P. & Du Toit D.S. 2013. A consideration of personal aesthetic preferences and aesthetic education, landscape theory and survival in the Kalahari region of South Africa. (2014).

4. Publications in National Journals (Plan Process)

Combrinck, G.P. & Pretorius, J.P.H. 2015. Die positiewe invloed van esteties bevredigende geboue en ‘n goed versorgde skoolterrein op onderrig en die belewenis van ‘n skoolloopbaan: ‘n Waarderende Ondersoek by die Meisieskool Oranje, Bloemfontein. LitNet.

Klinck, A.J. & Combrinck, G.P. 2014.%



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