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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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Tomes, Tania; Coetzee, Stephen; Schmulian, Astrid – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
The validity of traditional opinion-based student evaluations of teaching (SETs) may be compromised by inattentive responses and low response rates due to evaluation fatigue, and/or by personal response bias. To reduce the impact of evaluation fatigue and personal response bias on SETs, this study explores peer prediction-based SETs as an…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Bias
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Walker, Melanie – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
This paper considers ways to theorise aspirations in terms of capabilities and agency to function as human beings, as well as our resources to act and participate in this world using a South African case of women students' aspirations. In this analysis higher education should foster women's freedom as critical agents to make genuine choices about…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Womens Education, Academic Persistence, Decision Making
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du Preez, Michelle – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Prompted by the poor state of mathematics education in South Africa and the shortage of competent mathematics teachers, this study sought to identify what factors influenced 40 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students at three universities in the Western Cape Province, with Mathematics as a major subject, to choose teaching as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration
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Kafui Aheto, Simon-Peter; Gronje, Johannes – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
This paper explores differences in access to technology and configuration of preferences for learning environments among design students in two universities of technology in South Africa (ISA) and Ghana (IG). Laptops and Smartphones ownership influenced and supported design students' learning. In IG, there was a 97% Laptop ownership as against 69%…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ownership, Access to Computers, Preferences
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Golightly, Aubrey – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
Problem-based learning can be implemented in South African geography teacher education to foster geography students' self-directed learning skills. The purpose of this longitudinal case study was to determine B.Ed. geography students' (n = 45) perceptions of their self-directedness in learning in integrated problem-based learning experiences over…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Integrated Activities, Influences
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Naik, Sapna; Wawrzynski, Matthew R. – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
We examined student engagement with respect to gender, race, and finance at 1 South African university using a culturally relevant conceptual framework. Data for 2,569 students were collected via a survey covering demographics, cocurricular involvement, and learning outcomes. Findings include differences in sense of connection, pride, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Cultural Relevance
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Winnaar, Lolita; Arends, Fabian; Beku, Unathi – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper is a secondary analysis, using data from the South African 2015 cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). TIMSS is a trend study that assesses Mathematics and Science achievement and is designed to measure changes in the education system over time. The participants of the study included 12,514 learners…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Foreign Countries
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Govender, Catherine; Young, Kelly – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In this study, we explore the differences between learners who perpetrate cyberbullying and traditional bullying in Gauteng with regard to their sociodemographic characteristics and the level of self-reported, authoritarian parenting they experienced. This study was conducted on Grade Six and Seven learners from four primary schools in Benoni,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Parenting Styles, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Reddy, Leelakrishna – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Learners' attitude to learning science plays a vitally important role with respect to career choices. This study reflects on the nature of the learners' attitude towards science and the effect of gender. A total of 547 Grade 7 learners from an urban district of Gauteng Province (South Africa) were administered a questionnaire to probe their…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Grade 7
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Mason, Henry D. – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
This article reports a qualitative study that explored South African conceptions and enactment of life purpose. Data collected using semi-structured interviews with 25 first-year university students (female = 56%, age range = 18-25) offer a unique insight into African young adults' conceptions of life purpose. From a phenomenological analysis…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Spiritual Development
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Petersen, Nadine; Petker, Gadija – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2017
This article reports on students' experiences of learning to work together in a childhood teacher education programme at a university in South Africa. We were interested in how students from diverse backgrounds, with little shared understanding of a model or framework for collaborative working, would find their footing and learn how to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Service Learning, Cooperative Learning, Communities of Practice
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Mamiala, Dikeledi; Mji, Andile; Simelane-Mnisi, Sibongile – African Educational Research Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore selected mathematics students' characteristics and relate these to views students hold about geometry. The mathematics students' characteristics that the researchers focused on related to: their gender, age, the parents they stayed with, the percentage mark they expected in an upcoming test and final year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 12, Secondary School Mathematics
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John, Vaughn M. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2016
Why do educated girls and women constitute a danger in some societies and for this face extreme danger in their educational endeavours? This article argues that historical and contemporary educational discrimination of girls and women is the hallmark of a violently patriarchal society, and this stubborn injustice is exacerbated under conditions of…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Educational Attainment, History
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Patel, Cynthia Joan – Gender and Education, 2016
This study compares three cohorts (1998-1999, 2005-2006 and 2010) of undergraduate psychology students at a South African university on the level of support for working women (women in paid employment) on various issues considered to be feminist. Cohort 1 (n?=?244), cohort 2 (n?=?311) and cohort 3 (n?=?266) completed an adapted version of a…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Civil Rights, Females, Sex Fairness
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