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Paskevicius, Michael; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This case study explores students' perceptions of the creation and reuse of digital teaching and learning resources in their work as tutors as part of a volunteer community development organisation at a large South African University. Through a series of semi-structured interviews, student-tutors reflect on their use and reuse of digital…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Community Development, Community Organizations, Student Attitudes
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Netshitangani, Tshilidzi – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the reduction of school violence from the management point of view. It reflects on the utterances by teachers, principals, learners and members of school governing bodies (SGBs) to establish the influence that school management practices can have on the prevalence of school violence.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Violence, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes
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Veale, Clinton G. L.; Krause, Rui W. M.; Sewry, Joyce D. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal chemistry and the drug discovery process require experienced practitioners to employ reasoned speculation in generating creative ideas, which can be used to evolve promising molecules into drugs. The ever-evolving world of pharmaceutical chemistry requires university curricula that prepare graduates for their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Peer Teaching, Cooperative Learning
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Mayeza, Emmanuel – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
South African research on young children's constructions of social identities illuminates the significance of play in the construction of gender identities. However, what remains largely understudied are the children's construction of sexualities through play. The dominant discourse of "childhood innocence" obscures the variegated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Self Concept, Sexual Identity
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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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Mostert, Linda Ann; Townsend, Rodwell – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
This paper lends support to the argument that students require a variety of teaching strategies to help them improve their academic writing. The study described here took place in 2014 in the context of embedding the teaching of academic writing into anthropology modules. The strategies implemented were microthemes, peer feedback, annotated…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Anthropology, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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Sani, A. Sadiq; Abraham, Charles; Denford, Sarah; Mathews, Catherine – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
This study investigated facilitators and challenges to designing, implementing and evaluating school-based sexual health education in sub-Saharan Africa, using interviews with intervention designers and researchers. At the pre-planning and planning stages, participants reported that facilitating factors included addressing the reproductive health…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Education, Safety, Contraception
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Nel, Lindi; Fouche, Paul – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
This study explored and described the experiences regarding clinical supervision of master's students in professional psychology programmes in South Africa. Four participants were purposively selected from four different universities. The participants engaged in reflective writings and in-depth interviews over a one-year span. Data were analysed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Masters Programs, Clinical Experience
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Truman, Kiru; Mason, Roger B.; Venter, Petrus – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2017
Many retailers argue that university students do not have the practical experience and skills required in the workplace when graduating. This paper reports on research undertaken to address this issue and to identify a model to guide development and implementation of a retail store, on a university campus, to be used for work-integrated learning.…
Descriptors: Retailing, Workplace Learning, Experiential Learning, Surveys
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Oswald, Marietjie; Rabie, Erika – Gifted Education International, 2017
In this article, we report the findings of a qualitative, collective case study exploring the academic experiences of six grade 11 gifted students in two schools in diverse socio-economic communities in rural Western South Africa. Gifted students represent an important component of a nation's intellectual capital. They possess the qualities needed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 11, Secondary School Students, Academically Gifted
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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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Chigeza, Shingairai; de Kock, Johannes H.; Roos, Vera; Wissing, Marie P. – Africa Education Review, 2017
This article describes the perceptions of first-year students' subjective appraisal of their well-being before, during and after participation in an induction programme at a higher education institution (HEI). Twenty-two first-year students participated in focus group discussions (FGDs) and semi-structured individual interviews. Thematic and…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Freshmen, School Orientation, Focus Groups
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Agunbiade, Esther; Ngcoza, Kenneth; Jawahar, Kavish; Sewry, Joyce – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The Khanya Maths and Science Club (KMSC) is an afterschool science/maths enrichment programme for learners in Grades 7-12 supported by postgraduate students and academic staff volunteers. This research seeks to explore the relationship between participating learners' attitude toward learning science and the characteristics of this afterschool…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, After School Education, After School Programs
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Nsamba, Asteria; Makoe, Mpine – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2017
Evaluating the quality of students' support services in distance education institutions is vital because by nature Open Distance Learning (ODL) is a high-involvement service industry, with multiple student support service encounters. Most quality evaluation models tend to view quality from the institutional perspective. As a result, little is…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Jacobs, Carmelita; Collair, Lynette – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Adolescence is a phase that is associated with important identity-relevant issues. Shaping a clear sense of identity is an important step in developing a healthy psychosocial disposition, and the school is an important context where this can happen. In this article, we explore how adolescents who had attended a special needs school of skills in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Attitudes, Self Concept, Vocational High Schools
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