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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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Fomunyam, Kehdinga George – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to examine six South African universities with a particular focus on the quality of teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative case study approach was adopted and data were mainly generated by means of open-ended questionnaires. The questionnaire was circulated to approximately 1,800 students and 746…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Netshitangani, Tshilidzi – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the reduction of school violence from the management point of view. It reflects on the utterances by teachers, principals, learners and members of school governing bodies (SGBs) to establish the influence that school management practices can have on the prevalence of school violence.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Violence, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes
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Kok, Illasha; Beter, Petra; Esterhuizen, Hennie – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
Fragmented connectivity in South Africa is the dominant barrier for digitising initiatives. New insights surfaced when a university-based nursing programme introduced tablets within a supportive network learning environment. A qualitative, explorative design investigated adult nurses' experiences of the realities when moving from paper-based…
Descriptors: Nurses, Handheld Devices, Information Technology, Blended Learning
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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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Johnson, Zena; Jacobs, Susanne; van Schalkwyk, Izanette – Africa Education Review, 2018
This exploratory research focused on describing Setswana-speaking early adolescents' perceptions of respect in educator-learner relationships in the South African context. A lack of mutual respect obstructs adolescents' freedom to pursue personal goals in South Africa's school communities. Adding to this incongruity is the isolating of relational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, African Languages, Native Language
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Lemmer, Miriam – Africa Education Review, 2018
Science teaching and learning require knowledge about how learning takes place (cognition) and how learners interact with their surroundings (affective and sociocultural factors). The study reported on focussed on learning for understanding of Newton's second law of motion from a cognitive perspective that takes social factors into account. A…
Descriptors: Science Education, Physics, Scientific Principles, Motion
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Sani, A. Sadiq; Abraham, Charles; Denford, Sarah; Mathews, Catherine – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
This study investigated facilitators and challenges to designing, implementing and evaluating school-based sexual health education in sub-Saharan Africa, using interviews with intervention designers and researchers. At the pre-planning and planning stages, participants reported that facilitating factors included addressing the reproductive health…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Education, Safety, Contraception
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Truman, Kiru; Mason, Roger B.; Venter, Petrus – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Many retailers argue that university students do not have the practical experience and skills required in the workplace when graduating. This paper reports on research undertaken to address this issue and to identify a model to guide development and implementation of a retail store, on a university campus, to be used for work-integrated learning.…
Descriptors: Retailing, Workplace Learning, Experiential Learning, Surveys
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Dunn-Coetzee, Munita; Fourie-Malherbe, Magda – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Twenty-two years after apartheid South African higher education is still struggling with challenges around access, success and transformation. Stellenbosch University (SU), as a historically white university, is striving to become significantly better and different in terms of relevance and active role-playing. SU wants to prepare students to…
Descriptors: Social Change, Higher Education, Online Surveys, Student Surveys
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Biscombe, Monique; Conradie, Stephané; Costandius, Elmarie; Alexander, Neeske – Education as Change, 2017
In the political, social, cultural and economic context of South Africa, higher education spaces provide fertile ground for social research. This case study explored "othered" identities in the Department of Visual Arts of Stellenbosch University. Interviews with students and lecturers revealed interesting and controversial aspects in…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Universities, Departments, Interviews
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Reyneke, Roelof P. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Purpose: To investigate how an adventure-based activity could help facilitate dialogue and enable a safe process where students could engage in a difficult topic such as diversity without feeling threatened. Method: A qualitative study was used in which 89 social work students who took part in diversity training gave permission that their…
Descriptors: Social Work, Adventure Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Qualitative Research
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Mahlangu, Vimbi Petrus – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
The paper highlights the violations of students' human rights in schools. The problem is the incident that took place at a school in Pretoria in 2016 where Black girls protested against the School's Code of Conduct relating to hairstyle. Qualitative approach was used to collect information through a literature review and desk-top research methods.…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, School Policy, School Uniforms, Foreign Countries
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Carolissen, Ronelle; Bozalek, Vivienne – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2017
Normative discourses about higher education institutions may perpetuate stereotypes about institutions. Few studies explore student perceptions of universities and how transformative pedagogical interventions in university classrooms may address institutional stereotypes. Using Plumwood's notion of dualism, this qualitative study analyses…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Whites, Black Colleges, Higher Education
O'Donnell, Kristie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative study takes a narrative approach to inquiring into the lived experiences of linguistically diverse students. As students are often placed into developmental education courses due to factors that point back to their linguistic diversity, scholarly literature demonstrates a need for inquiry that informs both research and practice.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Educational Experience
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