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Poalses, Jacolize; Bezuidenhout, Adéle – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Universities depend on committed efforts of all staff members to function effectively. However, where occupational demands outweigh occupational resources, challenging work becomes stressful, followed by an exhausted, disengaged workforce. It is unlikely that disengaged university staff will provide adequate care and service to geographically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mental Health, Stress Variables
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Roberts, Jennifer – Distance Education, 2018
The roles of distance education teaching staff are changing, necessitating role clarity and the development of appropriate competency frameworks. This article investigates the perceptions of the teaching and research staff at the University of South Africa, regarding the current and future roles of distance educators, their own competencies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment
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Martins, Nico; Ungerer, Leona M. – Africa Education Review, 2017
An understanding of the key characteristics and implicit competencies underlying online teaching is essential to distance education institutions that embark on the assertive use of technology in their tuition development and delivery. The Virtual Teaching Dispositions Scale (VTDS) assists in investigating professional teaching dispositions…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Virtual Classrooms
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Maseko, Pam; Vale, Peter – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
In this interview, African Language expert Pam Maseko speaks of her own background and her first encounter with culture outside of her mother tongue, isiXhosa. A statistical breakdown of South African languages is provided as background. She discusses Western (originally missionary) codification of African languages and suggests that this approach…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Role, Universities, Teaching Methods
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de Villiers, Rian; Plantan, Tiffany; Gaines, Michael – Education as Change, 2016
The Science Made Sensible (SMS) programme began as a partnership between the University of Miami (UM), Florida, USA, and some public schools in Miami. In this programme, postgraduate students from UM work with primary school science teachers to engage learners in science through the use of inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Due to the success of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Hands on Science, Inquiry
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Bayaga, Anass; Wadesango, Newman; Wadesango, Ongayi Vongai – Africa Education Review, 2015
The objective of the current study was to analyse the impact of teachers' personal theory and beliefs (PTB) towards Mathematics teaching. A total of 183 respondents were involved in this study, using the stratified random sampling method with Cronbach's alpha of 0.87. Due to the objective of the research and the hypothesis, it was positioned…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction
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Schoeman, Sonja – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study explores the potential of adopting a whole-school approach to the pastoral care module in a Postgraduate Certificate of Education Programme to ensure that all newly qualified teachers practice effective pastoral care in their classrooms and promote the learners' academic engagement and performance. A non-experimental survey research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Graduate Study, Teacher Education Programs
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Bezuidenhout, Adéle – Distance Education, 2015
The changing work roles and resulting workloads of distance educators hold significant implications for the wellbeing and mental health of academics. New work roles include redesigning curricula for online delivery, increasing staff-student ratios and demands for student-support, management of part-time staff, and 24-h availability. This research…
Descriptors: Faculty Workload, Distance Education, Well Being, Mental Health
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Hoadley, Susan; Tickle, Leonie; Wood, Leigh N.; Kyng, Tim – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Graduates with well-developed capabilities in finance are invaluable to our society and in increasing demand. Universities face the challenge of designing finance programmes to develop these capabilities and the essential knowledge that underpins them. Our research responds to this challenge by identifying threshold concepts that are central to…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Finance Occupations, Online Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Mbatha, Blessing – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
This article reports on the pedagogical value of Web 2.0 tools at Unisa (i.e., whether these tools can improve teaching and learning). A quantitative approach was used to conduct the study, with a questionnaire as a data collection instrument. The sample size was 301 lecturers drawn using stratified sampling, with proportional allocation drawn…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Uses in Education, Web Based Instruction, Distance Education
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Molefe, Leonard; Stears, Michèle – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2014
The importance of teaching science process skills in science education is well documented in the literature. Yet the issue of process skills had also been associated with debates on validity of a process approach to science education. This research was conducted to explore views of science teacher educators in initial teacher education programmes…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Science Process Skills
Mushome, Avhasei Merium; Monobe, Ratau John – Online Submission, 2013
This article presents the attitude of lecturers towards the visually impaired students in one of the universities in the Limpopo Province. First, it is argued that the experience of a visual impairment by a student has a greater effect on the strategies and methodologies used for instruction than on the curricular content to which the student is…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Daniel, Ryan – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore why highly trained musicians choose to teach in higher education. An international population from nine countries of music instrument teachers was sampled via online survey, to determine their reasons for teaching in higher education. Motivational constructs from the expectancy-value framework were used,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Online Surveys, Music Teachers
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Joubert, J. P. R.; Martins, N. – Africa Education Review, 2013
South African organisations and particularly institutions of higher learning have been confronted with workforces that increasingly reflect the diversity of the South African population. This changing workforce composition implies that the multitude of individual and cultural differences and similarities become increasingly apparent among…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Makunye, M. M.; Pelser, T. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore reasons for academics' apathy towards formal professional development programmes at North-West University. The research design was essentially descriptive, employing both qualitative and quantitative research techniques to gather and analyse data. Three techniques, namely, questionnaire surveys, analysis of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Needs Assessment, Statistical Analysis, Professional Development
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