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Bornman, Elirea; Potgieter, Petrus H. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Worldwide globalisation has led to the anglicisation of higher education. This is also the case in South Africa since the advent of a new dispensation. Whereas theorising and research on language issues in higher education focuses predominantly on instrumental functions of language, this study investigates the symbolic functions of language as an…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Higher Education, Self Concept, Indo European Languages
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Williamson, Charmaine – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
The study explored the conceptual views of "critical mass", alongside micro experiences, of women, at a practice level, on a doctoral preparation programme which was implemented within the South African Development Community (SADC) and Ethiopian contexts. At the strategising level of policies, insufficient attention has been paid to the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Females, Graduate Students, Student Participation
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Gordon, Sue; Reid, Anna; Petocz, Peter – Studies in Higher Education, 2010
This article reports on an international study investigating university educators' ideas about the diversity of their students, carried out by using semi-structured email interviews. The information obtained from participants was analysed using a phenomenographic approach to obtain an outcome space, in which the narrowest conception ignored any…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Diversity, Investigations, Universities
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Belluigi, Dina Zoe – Studies in Higher Education, 2009
Using critical discourse analysis to analyse the formative assessment method of a fine art studio practice curriculum, the author explores the espoused claim that "both" creativity and critical thinking are encouraged. Despite the prevalence of these often used terms, assessment practices and feedback were found to unwittingly encourage…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Creativity, Formative Evaluation, Discourse Analysis