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ERIC Number: EJ967794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
The (Re)Construction of a Philosophical and Pedagogical Position for the Foundation Programme at UKZN with Particular Reference to the Biology Module
Kirby, N. F.; Dempster, E. R.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v25 n6 p1103-1124 2011
The Centre for Science Access Foundation Programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal provides alternative access to tertiary science studies to educationally disadvantaged students. The philosophical basis for this Programme is that of constructivism, as adopted by the original Science Foundation Programme (SFP) which was initiated in 1991 on the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of Natal. Philosophical perspectives have obvious implications for pedagogy and curriculum development. Within the context of the Foundation Biology modules in particular, this constructivist position is revisited, drawing from current theoretical perspectives, and the pedagogical implications are presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa