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Netanda, Rendani Sipho; Mamabolo, Joel; Themane, Mahlapahlapana – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Despite numerous supports for undergraduates, low success rate has been a growing concern in the South African university system. Guided by Moore's [1993. "Theory of Transactional Distance." In "Theoretical Principles of Distance Education," edited by Keegan, 22-38. London: Routledge.] transactional distance theory, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, Intervention
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Dukhan, Shalini; Brenner, Elisabeth; Cameron, Ann – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Learning within first-year biology is about inquiry, but in this content-heavy science students can easily fall into the trap of parrot-fashion learning. This study investigates the influence of lecturers' expectation of students in meaning making on the nature of their slides and the quality of students' note-making. Data were collected by…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Expectations of Students, Visual Aids, Notetaking
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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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Williams, Judy – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
In this article, the professional learning of teacher educators leading international professional experience (IPE) is examined. There is a growing body of research on the learning of pre-service teachers who undertake a period of professional experience in international contexts, but much less is known about the experiences of the academics who…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; De Beer, Louw, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed.; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Achinewhu-Nworgu, Elizabeth, Ed.; Niemczyk, Ewelina, Ed. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
This volume contains selected papers submitted to the 17th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) held in June 2019 in Pomorie, Bulgaria. The 17th BCES Conference theme is "Glocal Education in Practice: Teaching, Researching, and Citizenship." Some selected papers submitted to the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, International Education
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Gani, Faisa – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2019
Learning management systems (LMSs) provide possibilities to facilitate online teaching and learning; to create communities of inquiry, support dialogue and collaborative learning; and reduce students' sense of disconnectedness in distance learning. Nevertheless, studies show that LMSs are often under-utilized. This article reports on lecturers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Integrated Learning Systems, Distance Education
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dos Reis, Karen; Braund, Martin – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article reports on a study that explored how school-based teachers fulfilled their roles as mentors in response to challenges faced by pre-service teachers while learning to teach accounting. Pre-service teachers in their final year at a University of Technology in South Africa and practising teachers from six high schools participated in the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Accounting
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Tsikati, Alfred F.; Magagula, Thabo F. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2019
In schools, one form of student participation is through the school prefects. Paucity of information is available on the leadership skills needed by high school prefects in Eswatini. Therefore, this study sought to find out the leadership skills needed by prefects in the Manzini region of Eswatini. The design of the study was descriptive…
Descriptors: Student Participation, High School Students, Correlation, Teacher Attitudes
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Booi, Kwanele; Khuzwayo, Mamsie Ethel – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
A qualitative case study was conducted at six purposively sampled universities; out of a population of approximately 23 universities. This sampling strategy was based on selecting some universities that became Universities of Technology during the process of merging Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) while other universities kept their identity;…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Curriculum Design, Qualitative Research
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Poalses, Jacolize; Bezuidenhout, Adéle – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Universities depend on committed efforts of all staff members to function effectively. However, where occupational demands outweigh occupational resources, challenging work becomes stressful, followed by an exhausted, disengaged workforce. It is unlikely that disengaged university staff will provide adequate care and service to geographically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mental Health, Stress Variables
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Louw, Ina – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2018
Tutorials/discussion classes are seen as an essential part of the teaching mix in the natural sciences, because that is where problems can be solved and course content is applied. Learning support provided by teaching assistants may free up the lecturer to do research, but are these assistants sufficiently well trained and well informed? Do…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Teaching Assistants, Research Universities, Tutors
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Nnazor, Agatha I. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
Transnational Education (TNE) has potential for expanding access to higher education in Africa, which has chronic high rates of unmet demand for access. Paradoxically, African higher education institutions (HEIs) have the least participation in TNE. There is a dearth of systematic understanding of the factors that influence the participation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Higher Education, Universities
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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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Snowball, Jen D.; Shackleton, Charlie M. – Research Evaluation, 2018
Research is increasingly regarded a core facet of university endeavours globally, and research profiles of universities, institutes, and colleges are commonly used as one measure for ranking them. University administrations and funders would be better able to stimulate research if they had insights into context-specific, institutional constraints,…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Online Surveys, Foreign Countries, Reputation
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de Metz, Nadine; Bezuidenhout, Adele – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This study investigates the role of the e-tutor within an Open Distance Learning Higher Education institution in terms of perceptions of their work roles and the assessment of the competencies of the e-tutor. In the universities' strategic plan the importance of providing excellent service to learners is strongly emphasised. E-tutors are the…
Descriptors: Tutors, Teacher Role, Distance Education, Universities
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