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Mokgwathi, Mathelela Steyn; Graham, Marien Alet; Fraser, William – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study investigated the relationship between South African Grade 9 teachers' and learners' perceptions and attitudes with their mathematics achievement. The study used a secondary analysis of the TIMSS 2015 mathematics data, guided by the conceptual framework model of Scheerens (2000). The quantitative data collected through teachers' and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 9, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes
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Olivier, Jako – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing involves a number of skills and being self-directed in the process would contribute to greater effectivity. The concept of autonomography, or being self-directed in terms of writing, draws from the literature on self-directed learning and specifically self-directed writing, where concepts such as self-regulation and learner autonomy are…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Language Variation, Indo European Languages, Problem Solving
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Byker, Erik Jon; Putman, S. Michael – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
Study abroad is an experiential learning pedagogy that has many positive outcomes. In the field of teacher education, study abroad provides opportunity for the development of global competencies and agency. Similarly, study abroad can help expand notions of what it means to be a global citizen. This article examines the effects of preservice…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods
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Bosch, Chantelle; Mentz, Elsa; Reitsma, Gerda Marie – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
Extensive research has been done on the implementation of cooperative learning (CL) in a face-to-face classroom. However, only a few studies could be found on the implementation of CL in a blended learning environment. The implementation of CL in such an environment is a challenging goal for facilitators. It requires a commitment to change and the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Luckett, Kathy – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This article reports on an analysis undertaken in the field of African philosophies using selected conceptual tools from Maton's Legitimation Code Theory (LCT). In response to calls by South African students for 'decolonising' the Humanities curriculum, the practical purpose of the analysis was to generate theoretically-informed guidelines for…
Descriptors: African Culture, Humanities, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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le Roux, Kate – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
As public universities seek to be locally responsive and compete internationally, tensions arise between expansion and equity, and between discourses of neoliberalism and social justice. This article focuses on how students navigate these tensions, and the implications for how they can act, interact and be. Norman Fairclough's three-level view of…
Descriptors: State Universities, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Meyer, Corlia; Guenther, Lars; Joubert, Marina – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: People's perceptions of scientists have repeatedly been investigated using the Draw-a-Scientist Test (DAST). The test is used to identify people's (stereotypical) images of scientists, which might affect attitudes towards science and science-related career choices. Purpose: The current study has two goals. (1) Applying the DAST at a…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Portraiture, Scientists, Stereotypes
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van Jaarsveldt, Lisa C.; de Vries, Michiel S.; Kroukamp, Hendri J. – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
The decolonialisation of the higher education curriculum and free higher education were two of the burning issues during student protests that erupted across universities in South Africa at the end of 2015. Although the president announced free higher education in December 2017, the country can scarcely afford it, with many universities already…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Social Action
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Olasina, Gbolahan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
It is significant to highlight that educational technologies cannot improve academic performance if they are not widely accepted and used. Unfortunately, the decision not to accept e-learning continues to be a fundamental issue. The current research provided an alternative lens to view a decision to accept and use technology in a developing…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Decision Making, Adoption (Ideas), Undergraduate Students
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Schmulian, Astrid; Coetzee, Stephen A. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Team assessment has been suggested as a competency-based collaborative learning technique. Critical to the success of an assessment for learning, in competency-based education, is the use of formative feedback. This study reports on the development of, and the students' experience of, a Team Assessment with Immediate Feedback (TAIF), in which…
Descriptors: Accounting, Large Group Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Jagals, Divan; van der Walt, Martha – Pythagoras, 2019
Awareness of one's own strengths and weaknesses during visualisation is often initiated by the imagination -- the faculty for intuitively visualising and modelling an object. Towards exploring the role of metacognitive awareness and imagination in facilitating visualisation in solving a mathematics task, four secondary schools in the North West…
Descriptors: Visualization, Metacognition, Imagination, Role
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Herman, Chaya; Meki Kombe, Charity L. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
International doctoral students' sojourn encompasses three transitional processes: to the new country, to the university and to a new academic identity as a researcher in a specific discipline. This article examines the role of social networks in facilitating these transitions for international doctoral students at one South African university. It…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Professional Identity, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Lillo, Sarah R. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The study described in this article highlights the complexity of service-learning efforts and community engagement pursuits. It is based on 6.5 months of qualitative fieldwork in International Baccalaureate international schools in Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa. The article unpacks the understandings and skills involved in service-learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Advanced Placement Programs, International Education
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Van De Heyde, Valentino; Siebrits, André – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Students' well preparedness for laboratory sessions is of importance for a number of reasons including them being able to engage in and learn from the session and in acquiring the necessary laboratory skills needed for the scientific community and for possible further work in industry. To enhance the preparedness of the students an…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physics, Science Instruction, Blended Learning
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Iwara, Ishmael Obaeko – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2019
Many countries have successfully used mutual educational and cultural exchange programmes to promote unity. South Africa has adopted similar approach as a social vehicle for influencing mutual appreciation. This study has documented students perception on the role of Buddy programme towards unity at the University of Venda using a survey design.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Cultural Influences, Student Attitudes
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