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Dukhan, Shalini – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Formal education was used by the apartheid government to prepare black South Africans for manual labour, thus there was little curricular focus on the development of higher-order cognitive skills. With the abolition of apartheid in 1994, the education system was re-valued and re-evaluated to provide wider access to quality education; the focus of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Racial Segregation, Social Change, Blacks
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Meiring, Leslie F. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The South African national school curriculum for the foundation phase (6- to 9-year-olds) does not have a unique subject called 'science', but 'hidden' away in the subject 'life skills', one detects a great deal of science, but not all of it overtly presented. This presents a challenge to teachers who might be limited in their science…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Muposhi, Asphat; Dhurup, Manilall; Martin, Robert L.; Bhadury, Joyendu – London Review of Education, 2019
In recent years, Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes and their curricula have been subjected to substantial scrutiny. However, the majority of studies have been confined to business schools in Western countries. By comparison, much less research is available on MBA programmes in developing countries, particularly those in Africa. In…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Business Administration Education, Program Evaluation, Global Approach
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Percy, Alisa – Across the Disciplines, 2019
This paper engages with the central theme of this special issue, "From the Margins to the Centre," as a particular kind of narrative that occupies the imagination of literacy educators in the academy, particularly those who are located in the "centre," but whose experience ironically finds them "pinned to the margins"…
Descriptors: Reflection, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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du Tolt-Brits, Charlene – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Research in self-directed learning (SDL) has become imperative for education and training in the international arena, and in South Africa. This is a result of the changing education landscape all over the world, initiated by the demands of the 21st century and the changes in knowledge and information production. Teacher-centred methods are still…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Xie, Tao; Jacobs, Lynette; Müller, Marguerite – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
The involvement of East Asia, and in particular China, in the global markets has rapidly increased over the last few decades, and universities in English-speaking countries, including South Africa are increasingly accepting students from that region into their programmes. This requires the students to not only move to a locality where foreign…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Jakovljevic, Maria – Africa Education Review, 2019
Although academic staff have a key role to play in innovation at higher education institutions (hEIs), current innovation adoption among academic staff is disappointing. Most curricula at hEIs are stalled in the traditional pedagogical model of knowledge transmission for teaching and learning with little exploration of technologies for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Innovation, Higher Education
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Riitaoja, Anna-Leena; Posi-Ahokas, Hanna; Janhonen-Abruquah, Hille – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2019
This article discusses North-South-South higher education collaboration as a context for development education. We analyse an intensive course on qualitative research methods and culturally responsive education organized by a network of five universities from global South and global North. The course aimed to enhance qualitative understanding of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Cooperation, Epistemology, Educational Quality
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Meda, Lawrence; Swart, Arthur James – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Learning outcomes are essential to any curriculum in education, where they need to be clear, observable and measurable. However, some academics structure learning outcomes in a way that does not promote student learning. The purpose of this article is to present the analyses of learning outcomes of an Electrical Engineering curriculum offered at a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Verbs, Taxonomy, Outcomes of Education
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Mittelmeier, Jenna; Long, Dianne; Cin, Firdevs Melis; Reedy, Katharine; Gunter, Ashley; Raghuram, Parvati; Rienties, Bart – Open Learning, 2018
Learning design approaches, such as those adopted by the Open University, provide a set of tools and resources for purposefully-designing modules with a focus on student experiences. However, many of the current learning design strategies have been situated within specific institutions in Europe and North America. This means that there are several…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Open Universities, Instructional Design, Culturally Relevant Education
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Leibowitz, Brenda; Bozalek, Vivienne – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Although the concept of a scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) has emanated from the global North, it is a relevant and useful concept in the global South. The concept was initiated in the 1990s in the US. The original emphases in the seminal Boyer Report, on the integration of various forms of scholarship, the importance of intellectual…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scholarship, Learning Processes, Case Studies
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Khoza, Hlologelo Climant; Nyamupangedengu, Eunice – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Using Piaget's perspective of individual cognition and Vygotsky's theory of social constructivism as lenses, this paper reports on the instructional prompts that are used by biology lecturers to promote student interaction. The study further reports on the link between the prompts used and the subsequent quality of the interaction. Three lecturers…
Descriptors: Biology, Lecture Method, Cues, Student Participation
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Billman, Anneli; Harding, Ansie; Engelbrecht, Johann – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The purpose of this case study is to explore the integration of technology into teaching at a mathematics department at a large South African University. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected from staff teaching undergraduate mathematics. The study shows that many staff members feel that chalkboards are still more suitable than…
Descriptors: Chalkboards, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Integration, Comparative Analysis
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Mitchell, Alanah; Benyon, Rob – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Increasingly, today's information systems (IS) programs are focused on making sure students are graduating with well-developed soft skills. One of these necessary soft skills is intercultural communication, which is the ability to communicate with people from different cultures. This teaching tip presents an assignment designed to increase the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Information Science Education, Cultural Awareness, Video Technology
Wildsmith-Cromarty, R.; Turner, N. – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2018
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has a bilingual language policy (2006) where students may receive instruction in isiZulu as well as in English. An online survey was carried out for all academic and support staff to gauge their linguistic capacity in isiZulu. Staff profiles were created in relation to their respective Colleges, Schools and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Language of Instruction, School Policy, African Languages
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