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Fernandez, Simon – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Mobile phones are one of the fastest growing technologies in this century all over the world and these devices are extremely influencing the adolescents. The present study was sought to establish students' views on cell phones usage in university classrooms in an educational district in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The study employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Likert Scales
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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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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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Boakye, Naomi A. N. Y. – English Language Teaching, 2017
There have been a number of studies on reading interventions to improve students' reading proficiency, yet the majority of these interventions are undertaken with the assumption that students' reading challenges are obvious and generic in nature. The interventions do not take into consideration the diversity in students' reading backgrounds and…
Descriptors: Profiles, Intervention, Reading Programs, Sociology
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Kavai, Portia; de Villiers, Rian; Fraser, William – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
In Life Sciences (biology) education, both nationally and internationally, the study of animal and organ morphology has traditionally involved dissection since the early 19th century. This study focused on the inclinations of teachers and learners towards animal organ dissection, and its use in problem-solving in Grade 11 Life Sciences education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 11, Biological Sciences
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Podges, Martin; Kommers, Piet – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Three different groups in a class of first-year tertiary engineering students had to solve a problem based on a project by applying the distinctive problem-based learning (PBL) approach. Each group's project (PBL project) was then studied by the other two groups after successful completion and demonstration. Each group then had to study the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Snowball, J. D.; McKenna, S. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
Internationally, classes in higher education institutions are becoming larger and more diverse. Support for "non-traditional" students has often taken the form of additional remedial classes offered outside the main curriculum, which has met with limited success. Sociocultural theories of learning argue that the potential clash between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Large Group Instruction, Economics Education
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Knight, Jasper; Robinson, Kirsten – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Disciplines such as Geography are well placed to respond to the changing needs of society and the effective application of geographical knowledge to real-world problems. This project surveyed first year Geography undergraduates' understanding of "What is Geography?", both before and after an exercise in which geographic topics were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Geography, Geography Instruction
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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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Taylor, Susanne; Govender, Cookie M. – Africa Education Review, 2017
In South Africa, 70 per cent of the population is under 35 years old. South Africa has a vision to increase youth employment by focusing on education, training and skills development that will promote employment opportunities. A work-integrated learning (WIL) partnership model was developed to provide students with work experience and to increase…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Work Experience
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Thondhlana, Gladman; Belluigi, Dina Zoe – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Participatory assessment is increasingly employed in higher education worldwide as a formative mechanism to support students' active learning. But do students in an increasingly relationally diverse environment perceive that peer assessment of individuals' contributions to group-work tasks enhances their learning? Recognising the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Ramchander, Manduth – Africa Education Review, 2017
Student absenteeism at higher education institutions (HEIs) is a cause for concern as it has implications for students' academic performance and therefore graduation rates. Graduation rates to some extent influence funding to which universities are entitled. This study aimed to establish the contextual factors that influenced student absenteeism…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Context Effect, Performance Factors
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Wiese, Melanie; Du Plessis, Giselle – Africa Education Review, 2017
The Internet has not only brought about a new technological era, but also seen the introduction of a number of emerging technologies such as e-textbooks. However, the slow acceptance of e-textbooks is an issue of concern. The objective of this study is to investigate students' perceptions and use of e-textbooks. Data was collected by using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Publishing
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Maimane, Joseph Ramathibela – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The Department of Higher Education and Training introduced the national certificate vocational (NCV) in Further Education and Training colleges in January 2007. The entry requirement for this qualification is Grade 9. However, this qualification has attracted students with grades between Grades 9 and 12. Students enrolling for the NCV…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Personnel Services, Vocational Education, Student Needs
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Queiros, Dorothy R.; de Villiers, M. R. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Online learning is a means of reaching marginalised and disadvantaged students within South Africa. Nevertheless, these students encounter obstacles in online learning. This research investigates South African students' opinions regarding online learning, culminating in a model of important connections (facets that connect students to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Higher Education, Disadvantaged
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