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Mkonto, Nosisana – Africa Education Review, 2018
This article explores first-year students' motivation for attending peer-facilitated learning (PFL) sessions at a University of Technology, and how they benefit from it. Studies have shown better academic performance for students attending PFL sessions; however, little attention has been dedicated to questioning what else outside of subject…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Motivation, College Freshmen, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Mathebula, Thokozani – Africa Education Review, 2018
In the history of South African education there have been three contrasting attempts to incorporate learners into the authority structures of schools, namely: "boy-government" (prefect system), "student-government" (Student Representative Councils (SRCs)) and "learner-government" (Representative Councils of Learners…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Governance, Student Government
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Biccard, Piera – Africa Education Review, 2018
This article contributes to the discussion on mathematics teacher reflection. Reflection was included in a study of the didactisation practices of primary school mathematics teachers as one of nine didactisation practices. The study involved five volunteer primary school mathematics teachers. A qualitative design-research approach was designed…
Descriptors: Reflection, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Ndlovu, Mdutshekelwa C.; Mostert, Ingrid – Africa Education Review, 2018
The purpose of this article is to analyse teachers' perceptions of using the modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment (Moodle) platform as a learning management system in a small-scale blended learning (b-learning) Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) programme for in-service secondary school mathematics teachers in South Africa. It…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Secondary School Teachers, Management Systems, Mathematics Teachers
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Ebewo, Patrick J.; Sirayi, Mzo – Africa Education Review, 2018
During the apartheid rule in South Africa, established universities and other tertiary institutions were forcibly segregated to serve particular racial groups. Some critics have stated that the apartheid regime in South Africa supported an exclusively Western model of education, and that university education was based on a mono-cultural approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Social Change
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Tafesse, Fikru; Mphahlele, Malose J. – Africa Education Review, 2018
Discipline-specific knowledge and associated technical skills as well as generic skills have represented distinct and separate aspects of chemical sciences in university studies (linear training). In addition to technical skills gained through laboratory training, employers now require a soft skill set such as strengths in analytical thinking,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Isike, Christopher – Africa Education Review, 2018
There is a constant interplay between the "people" ("agency") and the "parts" ("structure" and "culture"), not only in teaching and learning, but also in postgraduate supervision practices globally. However, in South Africa, the tendency to use "structure" (higher education architecture,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Graduate Students, Practicum Supervision
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van As, Francois – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2018
With the introduction of a new school curriculum in South Africa in 1998, Technology as a school subject was introduced for the first time. Implementation by the National Department of Education took place over a very short time frame allowing very little time for adequate training of technology teachers by the provincial departments of education.…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Technology Education, Teacher Education, Technology Integration
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Cassells, Laetitia; Weber, Caitlin – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
This study aimed to determine what the best practice guidelines were for making academic reading material available to visually impaired students at the University of Pretoria (UP) easily and efficiently. A basic literature review of relevant research data was done to help create further context for this study. A semi-structured interview with a…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Visual Impairments, Best Practices, Guidelines
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Shalem, Yael; De Clercq, Francine; Steinberg, Carola; Koornhof, Hannchen – Journal of Educational Change, 2018
Standardised curriculum or standardized lesson plans (SLPs) have become an accepted strategy to support and improve instructional practices in schools worldwide. These standardised lesson plans (SLPs) were criticized in the 1970s and 1980s for deskilling the teaching profession and reducing the work of teachers to that of mere technicians. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Lesson Plans, Educational Change
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Arensman, Bodille; van Waegeningh, Cornelie; van Wessel, Margit – American Journal of Evaluation, 2018
Theory of change (ToC) is currently "the" approach for the evaluation and planning of international development programs. This approach is considered especially suitable for complex interventions. We question this assumption and argue that ToC's focus on cause-effect logic and intended outcomes does not do justice to the recursive nature…
Descriptors: Theories, Change, Program Evaluation, Advocacy
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Cradit, Nathaniel; Wawrzynski, Matthew – Journal of College and Character, 2018
Post-apartheid South African education reforms shifted the role of religion from a primary foundation for all subjects to one of several strategies to develop civic, moral, and ethical values among the nation's youth. A concurrent decline in the number and size of postsecondary religious studies departments, however, caused achievement of the…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Religion, Foreign Countries, Ethics
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Botha, Madaleen; Panebianco, Clorinda – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Perfectionism is a complex multidimensional state with positive and negative outcomes. Research has identified that parents could influence perfectionistic inclinations, which may lead to increased levels of anxiety and ultimately lead to maladaptive tendencies. The aim of the study is to explore the role of parents in the experience of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Music, Music Education, Undergraduate Students
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Pitjeng-Mosabala, Phihlo; Rollnick, Marissa – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This study investigates the development of Topic-Specific Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TSPCK) of 14 novice uncertified graduate science teachers during a Professional Development Intervention (PDI) on teaching particulate nature of matter. TSPCK was defined in terms of five knowledge components: learner prior knowledge, curricular saliency,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Beginning Teachers, Graduate Study
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Lally, Vic; Sclater, Madeleine; Brown, Ken – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper reflects on some of the themes emerging from a consideration of recent research at the nexus of technologies, learning and culture. The authors comment on the expansive nature of the concept of learning spaces in papers featuring an investigation of technology enhanced learning (TEL) and communication design studios in the UK and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Communications, Design
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