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Akuma, Fru Vitalis; Callaghan, Ronel – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Around the world, there have been curricula reforms involving the incorporation of the inquiry-based teaching and learning strategy in secondary school science education in general and in practical work in particular. Research in inquiry-based practical work (IBPW) has focused, for example, on aspects of the strategy itself, on teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Steyn, Carly; Davies, Clint; Sambo, Adeel – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Student evaluations of teaching and learning are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of high-quality, student-centred education. Insights into student perceptions of their learning experience provide important information that can be used to inform course design and development. The majority of course evaluations take the form…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Feedback (Response), Curriculum Development, Course Content
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van Rensburg, Angelique C.; Theron, Linda C.; Ungar, Michael – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: The factor structure of the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28) was originally established using a Canadian sample. This factor structure was not confirmed in a study with New Zealand youth. Given such variability, the current study investigated the factor structure of the CYRM-28 in a sample of Sesotho-speaking South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Likert Scales, Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents
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Baker, Sally; Bangeni, Bongi; Burke, Rachel; Hunma, Aditi – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
While the importance of academic language and literacies in students' meaningful participation in higher education has been well-explored, studies have focused on writing rather than reading. There has been a significant silence in the literature around what constitutes reading in higher education, the sociocultural complexities of reader…
Descriptors: Reading, Higher Education, Literacy, Reading Research
Heugh, Kathleen; Stroud, Christopher; Scarino, Angela – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
In this paper we draw attention to people who journey from one temporal and spatial setting towards another in the 'South', who aspire to a reconfigured sense of belonging, prosperity and wellbeing, and their multilinguality and multilingualisms. Through three vignettes of journeys we illustrate how in changing of place that linguistic diversities…
Descriptors: Risk, Multilingualism, Well Being, Migration
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Moloney, Jennifer; Walshe, Margaret – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: There is increasing recognition that dysphagia has significant implications for a person's psychological well-being, social participation and quality of life (QOL). However, a paucity of research exists regarding the clinical management of this area. To inform future research and the development of appropriate and beneficial resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Disabilities, Quality of Life, Allied Health Personnel
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Mokgwathi, Mathelela Steyn; Graham, Marien Alet; Fraser, William – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study investigated the relationship between South African Grade 9 teachers' and learners' perceptions and attitudes with their mathematics achievement. The study used a secondary analysis of the TIMSS 2015 mathematics data, guided by the conceptual framework model of Scheerens (2000). The quantitative data collected through teachers' and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 9, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes
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Olivier, Jako – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2019
Writing involves a number of skills and being self-directed in the process would contribute to greater effectivity. The concept of autonomography, or being self-directed in terms of writing, draws from the literature on self-directed learning and specifically self-directed writing, where concepts such as self-regulation and learner autonomy are…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Language Variation, Indo European Languages, Problem Solving
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Van Der Merwe, Donald – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Whereas there exists a complex pattern of interrelated factors that act as determinants of the successful implementation of ODL in developing countries, most point at differences in access, use of, or impact of ICT. In addressing an area of research that has not received any attention, this study reports on an investigation into the relationship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mental Health
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Byker, Erik Jon; Putman, Michael; Reddy, Chris; LeGrange, Lesley – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Two South African professors and two U.S. professors investigate the need for environmental education in preparing U.S.-based preservice teachers for a South African study abroad trip.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, College Faculty
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Byker, Erik Jon; Putman, S. Michael – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
Study abroad is an experiential learning pedagogy that has many positive outcomes. In the field of teacher education, study abroad provides opportunity for the development of global competencies and agency. Similarly, study abroad can help expand notions of what it means to be a global citizen. This article examines the effects of preservice…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods
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Bosch, Chantelle; Mentz, Elsa; Reitsma, Gerda Marie – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2019
Extensive research has been done on the implementation of cooperative learning (CL) in a face-to-face classroom. However, only a few studies could be found on the implementation of CL in a blended learning environment. The implementation of CL in such an environment is a challenging goal for facilitators. It requires a commitment to change and the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Luckett, Kathy – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This article reports on an analysis undertaken in the field of African philosophies using selected conceptual tools from Maton's Legitimation Code Theory (LCT). In response to calls by South African students for 'decolonising' the Humanities curriculum, the practical purpose of the analysis was to generate theoretically-informed guidelines for…
Descriptors: African Culture, Humanities, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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le Roux, Kate – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
As public universities seek to be locally responsive and compete internationally, tensions arise between expansion and equity, and between discourses of neoliberalism and social justice. This article focuses on how students navigate these tensions, and the implications for how they can act, interact and be. Norman Fairclough's three-level view of…
Descriptors: State Universities, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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