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Strauss-Keevy, Monique – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
The Competency Framework, introduced by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) details technical competencies, but also places emphasis on the pervasive skills that need to be attained by candidates for them to qualify as chartered accountants (CAs). Thus, an additional onus has been placed on academics to ensure that they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Cooperative Learning, Competence
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Steenkamp, Leon P.; Rudman, Riaan J. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
Students currently studying at tertiary institutions have developed a set of attitudes and aptitudes as a result of growing up in an IT and media-rich environment. These attitudes and aptitudes influence how they learn and in order to be effective, lecturers must adapt to address their learning preferences and use the online teaching tools that…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, College Students, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Beukes, Chantal; Maree, Suzaan – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2011
As an academic institution that is still in its early phases of organisational growth, Monash University, South Africa does not have a pool of postgraduate students that can be utilised for teaching assistance in units with large groups of students. This necessitated the selection of high-calibre honours candidates and third-year students that…
Descriptors: Tutors, Teaching Assistants, Training Methods, Experiential Learning
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Kritzinger, E.; Padayachee, K.; Tolmay, M. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2010
The outcome of this paper is primarily to survey and analyse student interactions with electronic conferencing systems and to reflect on the impact of such a system on the students' learning within an open distance learning context. This pilot study is articulated within action research methodology to generate critical reflection on collaborative,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, College Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Lumadi, Mutendwahothe Walter – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2008
In 2004 South Africa embarked on a mission of reforming its higher education system, merging and incorporating small universities into larger institutions, and renaming all higher education institutions university. The democratic country's universities and technikons, which were incorporated with others and thus no longer exist, will be mentioned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, College Students, Student Behavior
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Lumadi, Mutendwahothe Walter – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2008
African teachers in general and South Africans in particular face tremendous challenges, several of which are curriculum related. These challenges manifest themselves at various levels and in various areas, that is, from national level to within the classroom. There are various role players who may make a contribution towards overcoming these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Mobility, Educational Change, Disadvantaged Schools