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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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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
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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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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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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Makina, A.; Madiope, M. – African Educational Research Journal, 2016
In the last few decades teaching strategies and delivery methodologies have been challenged tremendously by rapidly changing social needs and perpetually changing global realities transformed by among others innovative technologies. However, little research has been done to identify the feelings and experiences by lecturers during the change…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Social Change
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Chasi, Colin – Africa Education Review, 2015
Lecturing can be positively regarded as a practice by which students can be treated with respect in educational processes which grant them freedom to pursue and acquire new knowledge that meets their needs. Lecturing can also be negatively conceived as a practice which others students and positions them as people who deserve to be chided and…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Foreign Policy, Racial Segregation, Lecture Method
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Naude, Luzelle; Bezuidenhout, Hannemarie – Teaching in Higher Education, 2015
The focus of this article is on the experiences of staff members involved in a student support programme. The experiential, social, and student-centred approaches incorporated in this programme provided not only students, but also academics with pathways to lifelong learning. Functioning in a community of practice (CoP) (with students and also…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Academic Support Services, Experiential Learning, Student Centered Curriculum
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Joseph, Dawn – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
Music tertiary educators can foster positive experiences that promote diversity, enhance intercultural and cross-cultural understanding through our teaching. Through findings of interview data of tertiary music educators' understandings of multicultural music practice at two South African universities and at an Australia university, I used…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, African Culture, Foreign Countries
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Rambe, Patient; Nel, Liezel – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The discourse of social media adoption in higher education has often been funnelled through utopian and dystopian perspectives, which are polarised but determinist theorisations of human engagement with educational technologies. Consequently, these determinist approaches have obscured a broadened grasp of the situated, socially constructed nature…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Phenomenology, Foreign Countries
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Hoadley, Susan; Tickle, Leonie; Wood, Leigh N.; Kyng, Tim – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Graduates with well-developed capabilities in finance are invaluable to our society and in increasing demand. Universities face the challenge of designing finance programmes to develop these capabilities and the essential knowledge that underpins them. Our research responds to this challenge by identifying threshold concepts that are central to…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Finance Occupations, Online Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Oosthuizen, Helena; Klop, Daleen; Visser, Monique – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
Speech-language therapists (SLTs) in South Africa are increasingly considering alternative models of service delivery to children at risk for language and literacy development delays. A transprofessional model of collaboration allows SLTs and teachers to share responsibility for primary prevention of literacy difficulties. Previous research has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Delivery Systems, Professional Personnel
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