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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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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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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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Joubert, Marie; Kenny, Sinobia – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This paper reports on the professional development of four mathematics teachers in South Africa. The four teachers all participated in a Mathematical Thinking course before taking an Advanced Certificate in Education in mathematics. The research, which aimed to understand these teachers' ongoing professional development, took place two years after…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Mostert, Linda Ann; Townsend, Rodwell – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
This paper lends support to the argument that students require a variety of teaching strategies to help them improve their academic writing. The study described here took place in 2014 in the context of embedding the teaching of academic writing into anthropology modules. The strategies implemented were microthemes, peer feedback, annotated…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Anthropology, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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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Smith-Tolken, Antoinette; Bitzer, Eli – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
This study addresses underlying principles to interpret scholarly-based service-related teaching and learning. Such principles include addressing specific concerns of communities, transforming theoretical knowledge into lived experiences for students, making the knowledge generated within communities meaningful and forging constant growth and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College School Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Jama, M. P. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
Sometimes universities in general are criticised because of impersonal campus environments, or "academic incivility". However, research shows that this phenomenon is more common in medical schools, pointing to increased levels of stress and incidences of attempted suicide among medical students. The decay in humanitarian attitudes and…
Descriptors: Humanism, Teaching Methods, Medical Schools, Medical Education
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Cishe, E.N. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
The study sought to investigate teachers' perspectives on how the teacher education curriculum could be transformed to be relevant for basic schooling and contribute to sustainable development. The objective was to understand the views of the university lecturers, teachers in schools and teacher trainees on the relevance of the curriculum offered…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Paxton, Moragh; Frith, Vera; Kelly-Laubscher, Roisin; Muna, Natashia; van der Merwe, Mathilde – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
Internationally, there has been increasing emphasis on the teaching of the academic literacies, particularly reading and writing, in higher education institutions. However, recent research is highlighting the need for more explicit teaching of multimodal forms of communication, such as the visual literacies, in undergraduate courses in a wide…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Biological Sciences, Earth Science, Visual Literacy
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Osman, Ruksana; Hornsby, David J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
The present paper reports on early-career academics' (ECAs) experiences of support for teaching in a research-intensive university in Africa. Through conducting a questionnaire and follow up in-depth interviews greater insight into how ECAs perceive and experience support for developing their teaching practice, is gained. Our analysis suggests…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Questionnaires
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Maseko, Pam; Vale, Peter – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
In this interview, African Language expert Pam Maseko speaks of her own background and her first encounter with culture outside of her mother tongue, isiXhosa. A statistical breakdown of South African languages is provided as background. She discusses Western (originally missionary) codification of African languages and suggests that this approach…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Role, Universities, Teaching Methods
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Fataar, Aslam; Feldman, Jennifer – Perspectives in Education, 2016
The focus of this article is on the pedagogical learning of five teachers in a professional learning community (PLC). The PLC was conceptualised as a means of generating pedagogical learning and change among the participating teachers in consonance with a socially just educational orientation. The two authors of this article participated in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Communities of Practice, Educational Change
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de Villiers, Rian; Plantan, Tiffany; Gaines, Michael – Education as Change, 2016
The Science Made Sensible (SMS) programme began as a partnership between the University of Miami (UM), Florida, USA, and some public schools in Miami. In this programme, postgraduate students from UM work with primary school science teachers to engage learners in science through the use of inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Due to the success of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Hands on Science, Inquiry
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Themeli, Chryssa; Bougia, Anna – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Distance education is expanding in all continents, and the use of video has dominated internet. Synchronous Video Communication (SVC) has not been an option thoroughly investigated and practitioners, who use and design synchronous learning scenarios, are in urgent need of guidance. Distant learners face many barriers, and as a result, they drop…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Video Technology, Synchronous Communication, Barriers
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