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Subbaye, Reshma; Vithal, Renuka – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
While many universities have taken steps to recognise teaching in academic promotions, debate continues on the teaching criteria to be used and their evaluation. This article analyses the 10 criteria that inform the evaluation of teaching and eventual promotion decisions at a South African university: rationale for teaching, teaching methods,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Promotion
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Boakye, Naomi A. N. Y. – English Language Teaching, 2017
There have been a number of studies on reading interventions to improve students' reading proficiency, yet the majority of these interventions are undertaken with the assumption that students' reading challenges are obvious and generic in nature. The interventions do not take into consideration the diversity in students' reading backgrounds and…
Descriptors: Profiles, Intervention, Reading Programs, Sociology
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Podges, Martin; Kommers, Piet – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Three different groups in a class of first-year tertiary engineering students had to solve a problem based on a project by applying the distinctive problem-based learning (PBL) approach. Each group's project (PBL project) was then studied by the other two groups after successful completion and demonstration. Each group then had to study the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Yayeb, Aziza A. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Universities receive a great deal of attention by governments due to its vast importance in development and economy. Productive type of universities are the most affective in this regard as they are producers of income, research, patents, intellectual activities, and good graduates. No wonder, they are always ranked highly among international…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Finance, Income, Reputation
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de Jager, Thelma – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
Research shows that three-dimensional (3D)-animated lessons can contribute to student teachers' effective learning and comprehension, regardless of the learning barriers they experience. Student teachers majoring in the subject Life Sciences in General Subject Didactics viewed 3D images of the heart during lectures. The 3D images employed in the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Learning Problems, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Basitere, Moses; Ndeto Ivala, Eunice – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2017
Today's 21st century students are regarded as "digital natives," who are influenced by digital environments for acquisition of information, communication and interaction. With the emergence of new technologies, educators are encouraged to find meaningful ways of incorporating these technologies into their classrooms. The practice…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multimedia Instruction, Homework, Internet
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Mkhize, Msizi Vitalis; Maistry, Suriamurthee Moonsamy – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Mathematics proficiency has an acknowledged impact on students' accounting grades. Success in this core business subject is dependent on students' mathematical aptitude, attitude and type of secondary schooling. Our study investigated accounting students' attitudes to mathematics on domains of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales…
Descriptors: Accounting, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematical Aptitude
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Herman, Chaya – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This article provides a quantitative picture of doctoral education in South Africa up to 2010, from the time the first doctorate was awarded in 1899. It identifies the different institutional profiles and emphases of doctoral graduation in South African universities at various periods of time in the context of economic, political and social…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Doctoral Degrees
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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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Le Roux, Natalie; Sebolai, Kabelo – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination in South Africa is a standardised assessment whose main function is to determine whether Grade 12 learners have mastered subject knowledge at the culmination of their secondary education. Alongside this, the National Benchmark Test Project (NBTP) was introduced to develop the National Benchmark…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Grade 12, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Skills
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Subban, Pearl; Mahlo, Dikeledi – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
This study explored the attitudes and intentions of pre-service teachers towards inclusive education, across two teacher preparation institutions in Australia and South Africa. There were multiple aims to the study: among these was a need to explore the impact of contextual factors on pre-service teacher attitudes towards inclusive education, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion
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Martin, Florence; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Budhrani, Kiran – American Journal of Distance Education, 2017
Systematic reviews of literature are studies that strategically search for published research on a specific topic in order to synthesize what is known about the topic. This systematic review describes 157 articles on synchronous online learning (SOL) from thirty-four different countries on instructional setting, content areas, participant…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning
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Simelane-Mnisi, Sibongile; Mji, Andile – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: The Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST Short Version) was used to better understand the students' approaches to learning in a mathematics classes. Method: Quantitave method was used in this study. Participants were 345 first and second year mathematics students from a university in the Gauteng province of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Questionnaires
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Phage, Itumeleng B.; Lemmer, Miriam; Hitge, Mariette – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Students' graph comprehension may be affected by the background of the students who are the readers or interpreters of the graph, their knowledge of the context in which the graph is set, and the inferential processes required by the graph operation. This research study investigated these aspects of graph comprehension for 152 first year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graphs, Comprehension, Cognitive Processes
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Hülsmann, Thomas; Shabalala, Lindiwe – Distance Education, 2016
The principal contradiction of online distance education is the disparity that exists between economies of scale and the new interactive capabilities of digital technologies. This is particularly felt where mega-universities in developing countries seek to make better use of these affordances while at the same time protecting their economies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Distance Education, Curriculum Design
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