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Kibirige, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine the attitude of in-service science teachers towards information communication technology (ICT) in education. The study explores the relationship between in-service teachers and four independent variables: their attitudes toward computers; their cultural perception of computers; their perceived computer…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Access to Computers, Science Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Hassan, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
As the wave of educational transformation sweeps across the higher education landscape, few academics have been unaffected by its impact. It has been well documented that academics are ill-prepared to cope with the challenges of educational transformation, yet training and development that would provide the appropriate support to meet the demands…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Problem Based Learning, Educational Change, Professional Development
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Brijlall, D.; Isaac, V. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This qualitative study examined the link between content knowledge and classroom practice from the perceptions of two university lecturers. The study was contextualized at a higher education institution in South Africa where the two university lecturers were lecturing to a second year undergraduate teacher trainee class (n = 78). The research was…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Calculus
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Singh, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
An inadequate number of suitably qualified and experienced supervisors, an increase in the number of students, uncertainty regarding the suitability of supervision and academic rigour in dissertations and theses make it difficult to produce quality graduates within the prescribed time-frame as stipulated by the Department of Education. By…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Intervention, Needs Assessment, Supervision
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Brussow, S. M.; Wilkinson, A. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In view of the fact that diversity in higher education has increased, it has become critical to deal with the needs of non-traditional students, and especially the students underprepared for the demands of higher education. In an attempt to address this issue and answer the question, "How can underprepared students be encouraged to become…
Descriptors: Investigations, Teaching Methods, Nontraditional Students, Learner Engagement
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Wright, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
During a content and language project at a University of Technology (UoT) in Cape Town, South Africa, pairs of language and content lecturers, whose broad definition of integration was "the provision of linguistic access to content knowledge", co-authored ten integrated textbooks. Their intention was to assist first year learners with…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Beets, P. A. D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
According to Martin, Benjamin, Prosser, and Trigwell (1999), the scholarship associated with teaching consists of three related activities which integrate the key functions of higher education, namely engagement with the existing knowledge on teaching and learning; self-reflection on teaching and learning in one's discipline; and the public…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators