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Isike, Christopher – Africa Education Review, 2018
There is a constant interplay between the "people" ("agency") and the "parts" ("structure" and "culture"), not only in teaching and learning, but also in postgraduate supervision practices globally. However, in South Africa, the tendency to use "structure" (higher education architecture,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Graduate Students, Practicum Supervision
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Myende, Phumlani E.; Hlalele, Dipane – Africa Education Review, 2018
In this paper, we suggest strength-based approaches for the creation of sustainable rural learning ecologies. We have framed the creation of rural learning ecologies with appreciative inquiry (AI) as a framework and argue that it begins from understanding rurality from positive psychology. The premise within AI has been seen to be the shift from…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Sustainability, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Serfontein, Erika; de Waal, Elda – Africa Education Review, 2018
In search of embodying values that underpin democracy at school level, the objectives of the article include exploring expectations generated by the constitutional dispensation (Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 108/1996, section 41) and delineating those moulded by the South African Schools Act (84/1996, Preamble). While the latter…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Governance, Public Schools, Educational Legislation
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Nthontho, Maitumeleng Albertina – Africa Education Review, 2017
The idea of students participating in decisions that affect them as individuals, organisations and/or communities is recent and urgent. The participation of students in decision making has gained global support, yet it does not seem to be regarded as a main vehicle for promoting democracy in educational institutions. This conceptual paper aims at…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Student Participation, Democracy, Power Structure
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Reygan, Finn; Steyn, Melissa – Africa Education Review, 2017
The notion of essentialised racial difference was a keystone of apartheid education which served to cement white supremacy in South Africa. More recently there is a need for socially-just education that requires a robust analytical orientation in interrogating power, privilege and difference. Therefore this article engages the following questions:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Differences, Social Change, Educational Philosophy
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Higgs, Philip – Africa Education Review, 2016
The curriculum is a critical element in the transformation of higher education, and as a result, I argue for the inclusion of what I refer to as an African epistemic in higher education curricula in South Africa. In so doing, attention is directed at the decolonisation of the curriculum in higher education in South Africa, which aims to give…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, African Studies, Educational Change
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Teise, K.; le Roux, A. – Africa Education Review, 2016
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an educational approach that, by being a catalyst of social change, promotes sustainability. Although South African education policy and practice appear to be oriented towards ESD, the concept is contested, and ragged with ambiguity and vagueness. Because the transformation of South African education…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Case Studies, Models, Foreign Countries
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Booyse, Celia; Chetty, Rajendra – Africa Education Review, 2016
Evidence of the value of constructivist theory in the classroom is especially important for educational practice in areas of poverty and social challenge. Research was undertaken in 2010 into the application of constructivist theory on instructional design. The findings of this research are particularly relevant to the current curricular crisis in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Practices, National Curriculum
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Waghid, Yusef – Africa Education Review, 2015
After more than a decade of democratic citizenship education in public schools in South Africa, the Department of Basic Education (DoBE) has still not produced sufficiently plausible ways for how democracy and citizenship ought to be taught in classrooms. I argue that the recent "practical guide" on how to cultivate "responsibility…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Humanistic Education
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Mphahlele, M. J.; Tafesse, F. – Africa Education Review, 2015
The University of South Africa's (UNISA) College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) stands unique in the world by offering laboratory-based disciplines through Open Distance Learning (ODL) at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Lack of postgraduate programmes in chemistry at the very few ODL institutions offering undergraduate…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Distance Education, Open Education, Graduate Students
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Le Roux, C. – Africa Education Review, 2015
A primary principle of ethical codes in research involving people is that of informed consent which ensures participants' right to privacy, confidentiality and anonymity. A blanket application of the principle of anonymity to Oral History (OH) research could well be counterproductive to the purported aims of OH research. The research comprised a…
Descriptors: Oral History, Ethics, Philosophy, Democracy
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Kamper, G. D.; du Plessis, E. C. – Africa Education Review, 2014
The notion of "openness" in terms like open distance learning (ODL) is sometimes rather carelessly used, for example in the work-integrated learning (WIL) of distance learners (such as the teaching practice of UNISA's education students, where schools and UNISA form a partnership). We indicate that there is very little…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Workplace Learning, College School Cooperation
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Ibara, Emmanuel C. – Africa Education Review, 2014
The article examines the professional development of secondary school principals in Nigeria. Drawing from vast review of literature on professional development and appointment of school principals in other countries, the article canvasses the position that secondary schools in Nigeria should be administered by skilled personnel who have the…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Principals, Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Kane, Sandy; Lear, Miriam; Dube, Cecilia Maxine – Africa Education Review, 2014
This article represents a literature review and interpretation pertaining to the role that metacognition is seen to play in student performance. It begins by providing evidence from research reported in the literature which indicates that not all students are able to accurately assess their capabilities, and suggests that this lack is linked to…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Processes, Learning Processes, Higher Education
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Paola, R. J.; Lemmer, E. M. – Africa Education Review, 2013
Study abroad programmes attract considerable numbers of American college students; however, very few select an African country as their study-abroad destination. This article explores the experiences of American undergraduates who made the uncommon choice of a South African university as destination for a mid-length immersion type programme. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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