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Mitchell, Alanah; Benyon, Rob – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Increasingly, today's information systems (IS) programs are focused on making sure students are graduating with well-developed soft skills. One of these necessary soft skills is intercultural communication, which is the ability to communicate with people from different cultures. This teaching tip presents an assignment designed to increase the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Information Science Education, Cultural Awareness, Video Technology
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Pineteh, Ernest A. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This paper examines the use of virtual interactions in a Communication class at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)-South Africa. It demonstrates how synthesising virtual and other computer-assisted exercises as well as traditional classroom-based activities can enhance the teaching and learning of communication concepts. The paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Student Diversity, Learning Processes
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Tufts, Mark A.; Higgins-Opitz, Susan B. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2009
Physiology is an integral component of any medical curriculum. Traditionally, the learning of physiology has relied heavily on systems-based didactic lectures. In 2001, the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine (NRMSM; Durban, South Africa) embarked on a problem-based curriculum in which the learning of physiology was integrated with relevant…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Physiology, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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de Waal, Elda; Grosser, M. M. – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2009
Education law and policy currently focus on broader physical aspects of safety and security at schools, as well as, for example, on pedagogical insecurity such as is caused by discriminatory teaching, but law and policy have yet to pay attention to the overall and far-reaching pedagogical safety and security of learners. By means of a descriptive…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, School Safety, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy
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Fossey, Annabel; Hancock, Carolyn – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2005
First-year students in genetics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, attend two general biology modules, one in each semester. Teaching involves four formal lectures per week of 45 min each, one 3-h practical, and one lecture period tutorial. These students, graduating from secondary education, are well schooled in rote learning but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Genetics
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Killen, R.; Marais, A. de K.; Loedolff, P. van Z. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2003
This article presents the results of a recent investigation at the University of South Africa that attempted to identify the post-enrolment factors that lecturers and students see as having important influences on students' success in undergraduate Business Studies courses. Data were gathered from students enrolled in all years of the BCom degree…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, College Students