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Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Problem-based learning can be implemented in South African geography teacher education to foster geography students' self-directed learning skills. The purpose of this longitudinal case study was to determine B.Ed. geography students' (n = 45) perceptions of their self-directedness in learning in integrated problem-based learning experiences over…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Integrated Activities, Influences
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Mason, Henry D. – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
This article reports a qualitative study that explored South African conceptions and enactment of life purpose. Data collected using semi-structured interviews with 25 first-year university students (female = 56%, age range = 18-25) offer a unique insight into African young adults' conceptions of life purpose. From a phenomenological analysis…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Spiritual Development
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Hülsmann, Thomas; Shabalala, Lindiwe – Distance Education, 2016
The principal contradiction of online distance education is the disparity that exists between economies of scale and the new interactive capabilities of digital technologies. This is particularly felt where mega-universities in developing countries seek to make better use of these affordances while at the same time protecting their economies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Distance Education, Curriculum Design
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van der Westhuizen, Christo P.; Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
This article discusses the process and findings of a study in which video annotation (VideoANT) and a learning management system (LMS) were implemented together in the microteaching lessons of fourth-year geography student teachers. The aim was to ensure adequate assessment of and feedback for each student, since these aspects are, in general, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Microteaching, Geography, Geography Instruction
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Hove, Muchativugwa Liberty; Hlatshwayo, Abigail – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
University education has been massified in South Africa and this has disrupted conventions and practices of assessment. Universities are perceived as promoting complex achievements and complex skills through rigorous curriculum specifications and assessment instruments. Due to experiences in high school and the novelty of university education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Tests, Test Wiseness
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Wildsmith-Cromarty, Rosemary; Conduah, Aloysius N. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2014
This paper reports on a study that examines the attitudes of university students and immigrants to the introduction of Swahili at a tertiary institution in South Africa. Data were obtained from a questionnaire survey and interviews with questions that covered the domains in which Swahili could be most useful, who should learn it and the reasons…
Descriptors: African Languages, Self Concept, College Students, Immigrants
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Mavunga, George; Cachalia, Fahmida – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This study compared how the cohort of extended diploma students enrolled at a comprehensive South African university in 2012 perceived the programmes for which they were enrolled at the beginning of their first year and towards the end of the year. Data were gathered using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews involving students enrolled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Cohort Analysis