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Pineteh, Ernest A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This paper examines the use of virtual interactions in a Communication class at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)-South Africa. It demonstrates how synthesising virtual and other computer-assisted exercises as well as traditional classroom-based activities can enhance the teaching and learning of communication concepts. The paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Student Diversity, Learning Processes
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Wagner, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
Current literature on teaching research methodology in the social sciences highlights the changing nature of our world in terms of its complexity and diversity, and points to how this affects the way in which we search for answers to related problems (Brew 2003, 3; Tashakkori and Teddlie 2003, 74). New ways of approaching research problems that…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews
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Tufts, Mark A.; Higgins-Opitz, Susan B. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
Physiology is an integral component of any medical curriculum. Traditionally, the learning of physiology has relied heavily on systems-based didactic lectures. In 2001, the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM; Durban, South Africa) embarked on a problem-based curriculum in which the learning of physiology was integrated with relevant…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Physiology, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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Pillay, Seshini; Buffler, Andy; Lubben, Fred; Allie, Saalih – European Journal of Physics, 2008
An evaluation of a course aimed at developing university students' understanding of the nature of scientific measurement and uncertainty is described. The course materials follow the framework for metrology as recommended in the "Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement" (GUM). The evaluation of the course is based on…
Descriptors: Physics, Laboratory Experiments, Teaching Methods, Probability
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Pachler, Norbert; Makoe, Pinky; Burns, Michele; Blommaert, Jan – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
Ideologies of education and of teaching are complex and layered, and they contain macro-social, institutional as well as micro-ideological levels. Building on cases from the UK and South Africa, this paper argues that notions of "professionalism" among teachers display such ideological layering, and that such notions are heavily invested…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Lynch, Kathy; Heinze, Aleksej; Scott, Elsje – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2007
It is common to find final or near final year undergraduate Information Technology students undertaking a substantial development project; a project where the students have the opportunity to be fully involved in the analysis, design, and development of an information technology service or product. This involvement has been catalyzed and prepared…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Program Effectiveness, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Ribeiro, Michele D. – ADULTSPAN Journal, 2005
The author qualitatively examined adult learners' experiences on a study tour to South Africa and assessed the effectiveness of the tour as a tool for enhanced multicultural awareness. The findings may be of interest to counselors/educators who teach about multicultural issues or wish to enhance their personal growth in multiculturalism.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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West, Gerald Oakley – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2004
A case of community-based service learning in the School of Theology at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa is analyzed for what it means to teach biblical studies in an African context where biblical scholarship is partially constituted by ordinary African readers of the Bible and where context is a central pedagogical…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Universities, Service Learning, Foreign Countries
Westheimer, Miriam, Ed. – 2003
Begun in Israel in 1960, the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) program is a family support, parent-focused, early childhood literacy program. This book compiles 17 evaluation studies of the program, from researchers and practitioners in 7 countries. The studies are organized around five themes: exploring theoretical…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Evaluation Methods
Foster, David, Ed.; Russell, David R., Ed. – 2002
Noting that composition studies in the United States has devoted little attention to cross-national perspectives on student writing and its roles in wider cultural contexts, this book presents research studies from six nations (China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, and South Africa) on academic writing development in the dominant language of…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
Botha, P. M. C., Ed. – 1987
This report, containing seven articles, summarizes a series of evaluation studies. The first article, "The Shell Science and Mathematics Resource Centre in 1987," provides an overview of the Centre's mode and reflections about the achievements of the Centre during the three years of its operation. The second article, "The Curriculum…
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Management Development
Evans, Moyra – 1993
The use of English-language literature in South African college instruction for Black students, for many of whom English is a second language, is discussed, drawing on relevant literature. First, the conditions of the education of Black students in South Africa is reviewed, and it is suggested that this population often arrives in higher education…
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Techniques, College Curriculum, Educational Strategies