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Booi, Kwanele; Khuzwayo, Mamsie Ethel – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
A qualitative case study was conducted at six purposively sampled universities; out of a population of approximately 23 universities. This sampling strategy was based on selecting some universities that became Universities of Technology during the process of merging Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) while other universities kept their identity;…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Curriculum Design, Qualitative Research
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Khumalo, Njabulo Bruce; Baloyi, Charity – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2018
Information Communication Technologies have greatly impacted the education sector over the years leading to electronic service delivery. Universities all over the world are embracing Information Communication Technologies especially the internet, creating websites, making use of web 2.0 applications, that is, social networks and moving their…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Comparative Education
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Flint, Amy Seely; Albers, Peggy; Matthews, Mona – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper examines the initial steps of an internationally funded project focused on enhancing teachers' conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of literacy development in the Western Cape of South Africa. We asked what are the tensions and breakthroughs when engaged in international teacher professional development? Four lines of inquiry support…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Critical Incidents Method, International Cooperation, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Gunter, Ashley; Raghuram, Parvati – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
The international mobility of institutions, staff, students and knowledge resources such as books and study materials has usually been studied separately. This paper, for the first time, brings these different forms of knowledge mobilities together. Through a historical analysis of South African higher education alongside results from a…
Descriptors: International Studies, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Multicampus Colleges
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Tsakeni, Maria – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Physical sciences education comes with high expectations for learners to be successfully placed in tertiary institutions in related fields, and developing countries' aspirations to develop advanced and specialised skills to drive economies. However, some of the prevailing instructional strategies in science classrooms work to marginalise learners.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Access to Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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van Wyk, Micheal M. – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2018
The higher education sector faces new opportunities and dilemmas such as budgetary constraints, changing student profiles, demanding quality assurance practices, efficient course delivery modes, the changing role of academics, and reliable assessment practices. At the same time, exciting opportunities are presented by Web 2.0, for example blogs,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Phenomenology, Student Teachers
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Vithal, Renuka – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
While a number of studies report on how a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has been implemented in particular disciplines or faculties, arguably much less is known about how this can be achieved university-wide. This paper brings the lens of SoTL retrospectively, from the vantage position of a university leader, to a range of teaching…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Learning, Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Meda, Lawrence; Swart, Arthur James – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Learning outcomes are essential to any curriculum in education, where they need to be clear, observable and measurable. However, some academics structure learning outcomes in a way that does not promote student learning. The purpose of this article is to present the analyses of learning outcomes of an Electrical Engineering curriculum offered at a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Verbs, Taxonomy, Outcomes of Education
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Paskevicius, Michael; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This case study explores students' perceptions of the creation and reuse of digital teaching and learning resources in their work as tutors as part of a volunteer community development organisation at a large South African University. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, student-tutors reflect on their use and reuse of digital…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Community Development, Community Organizations, Student Attitudes
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John, Merlin; Molepo, Jacob Maisha; Chirwa, Max – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: The development of context-based science curricula has been identified as one of the most effective curricular innovations to develop interest and better conceptual understanding of many areas in science. However, such a curriculum can be more fruitful if it starts with the assessment of learners' contextualized knowledge about the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 11
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Bergbauer, Annika; van Staden, Surette – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study identifies factors predicting reading literacy achievement among Grade 4 students in South Africa by utilizing Vygotsky's social interaction theory. The study draws on the preProgress in International Reading Literacy Study (prePIRLS) 2011 data, which places South African Grade 4 students' results below the international centre point of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Literacy, Grade 4
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Botha, Hanlie; van Putten, Sonja – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Mathematical literacy (ML) is a compulsory subject in South Africa for those learners who choose not to do mathematics to Grade 12 level. ML is designed to enable a learner to become a self-managing person by providing opportunities to analyse and solve real-life problems through the mathematisation of contextual situations. The subject thus lends…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving
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du Toit, Adri; Gaotlhobogwe, Mike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Technology is a school subject that forms part of the compulsory curriculum for high school learners in South Africa, and is a core theme in the subject Design and Technology in Botswana high schools. Knowledge and production skills acquired in the subject are applied to solve real-life problems consistent with the steps of the design process. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Entrepreneurship, Design
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Essien, Anthony A. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic review of research that has been carried out between 2006 and 2016 on the role of language in early grade (Grades 1-4) mathematics teaching and learning in three countries--Kenya, Malawi and South Africa. These countries were selected because they have similar characteristics: teaching and…
Descriptors: Language Role, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Chirinda, Brantina; Barmby, Patrick – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The South African curriculum emphasizes the teaching of problem solving in mathematics. However, little is known about South African teachers' views on the teaching of mathematical problem solving (MPS). The purpose of this study was to establish Grade 9 South African teachers' views, teaching strategies and the support required in their teaching…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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