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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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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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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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Meyer, Corlia; Guenther, Lars; Joubert, Marina – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: People's perceptions of scientists have repeatedly been investigated using the Draw-a-Scientist Test (DAST). The test is used to identify people's (stereotypical) images of scientists, which might affect attitudes towards science and science-related career choices. Purpose: The current study has two goals. (1) Applying the DAST at a…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Portraiture, Scientists, Stereotypes
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Olivier, Jako – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2019
A need exists to facilitate social as well as communal constructivism while fostering self-directed learning in language classrooms at university level. In this regard, videos can be used as a means to motivate students to critically interact with content and to engage collaboratively with new technologies. Furthermore, it is important to consider…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Independent Study, Constructivism (Learning), Video Technology
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Iwara, Ishmael Obaeko – Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This article was introduced due to a sharp decline in research publication output by 120.69 units at the University of Venda (UNIVEN). Because research publication output is necessary for income generation, ranking of an institution of higher learning and international networks for possible collaborations, UNIVEN may experience long run…
Descriptors: Rural Development, Rural Areas, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Ndlovu, Williams; Pournara, Craig; Mwakapenda, Willy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
In this article, we report on findings from a study that explored perspectives of Grade 10-12 learners from two rural secondary schools in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa on the nature of mathematics prior to and at the end of a year-long mathematics mentorship programme. We use Ernest's (1994) orientations about the nature of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
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Arends, Fabian; Visser, Mariette – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The role of teachers in nurturing students' sense of belonging cannot be overemphasised. Students who do not feel accepted by their teachers are at risk of withdrawing from school life and feeling disaffected. This study contributes to theories on school belonging by investigating the contribution of teachers to students' sense of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Bullying, Student Attitudes, Socioeconomic Status
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Mkhize, Msizi Vitalis – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Pre-service accounting teachers perform a variety of calculations in accounting courses, for example, they calculate and compare company financial ratios, calculate dividends, interests, and variances. Mathematics is thus a crucial tool for performing accounting calculations. This paper reports on a study designed in order to investigate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Accounting, Computation
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Van De Heyde, Valentino; Siebrits, André – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Students' well preparedness for laboratory sessions is of importance for a number of reasons including them being able to engage in and learn from the session and in acquiring the necessary laboratory skills needed for the scientific community and for possible further work in industry. To enhance the preparedness of the students an…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physics, Science Instruction, Blended Learning
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Iwara, Ishmael Obaeko – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2019
Many countries have successfully used mutual educational and cultural exchange programmes to promote unity. South Africa has adopted similar approach as a social vehicle for influencing mutual appreciation. This study has documented students perception on the role of Buddy programme towards unity at the University of Venda using a survey design.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Cultural Influences, Student Attitudes
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Makoe, Mpine; Nsamba, Asteria – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Assessing service quality gaps in Open Distance Learning (ODL) universities is essential to promote quality and develop programmes to manage deficiencies. The purpose of this study was to compare students' expectations and perceptions of student support services, to determine service quality gaps. Data were collected from a sample of ODL students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Expectation
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Jeffery, David; Johnson, David – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper explores the argument that to widen participation in higher education, educational institutions should bear a greater responsibility for students' learning. Central to this debate is the notion of 'academic support'. There are many perspectives on what works to scaffold student participation and learning but rarely are the perspectives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Support Services, Disadvantaged
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