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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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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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van den Berg, G.; Schulze, S. – Africa Education Review, 2014
Education has been subject to a process of continuous educational reforms. The aim of this study was to explore teachers' abilities to adapt to these reforms and to find out how this process of continual reform related to their identities as teachers. The study used a narrative research approach. The data for this research were based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Adoption (Ideas)
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Parr, Graham – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Across the world, the work of teacher educators in universities is subject to contradictory discourses of, on the one hand, globalisation and standardisation and, on the other, innovation in both teaching and research. This article is a critical account of a particular experience of an Australian teacher educator leading an international teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Hassan, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
As the wave of educational transformation sweeps across the higher education landscape, few academics have been unaffected by its impact. It has been well documented that academics are ill-prepared to cope with the challenges of educational transformation, yet training and development that would provide the appropriate support to meet the demands…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Problem Based Learning, Educational Change, Professional Development