NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 13 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Across many years of teaching Research Methods and assessing many applications for admission into higher degree studies which require an understanding of theories, principles, strategies and skills needed to complete a higher degree such as a Masters or a PhD, one of the things I have found problematic for many students is the inability to…
Descriptors: Research Proposals, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Research Skills
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles; Kuyini, Ahmed Bawa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The concept of research paradigm is one that many higher degree research students, and even early career researchers, find elusive to articulate, and challenging to apply in their research proposals. Adopting an ethnographic and hermeneutic methodology, the present paper draws upon our experiences as lecturers in Research Methods over many years,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Models, Research Methodology, Ethnography
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Admission into a higher degree research program or confirmation of candidature into such a program of most universities often requires the applicant to submit a research proposal. This is a very important document which not only articulates the research topic and research question, but also explains the research design which outlines how the…
Descriptors: Research Proposals, Graduate Students, College Admission, Masters Programs
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In "Do You Want Your Students to Be Job-Ready With 21st Century Skills?" Kivunja (2014a) draws on the work by the Partnership For Teaching 21st Century Skills (P21) reported by Trilling and Fadel (2009), to articulate that the skills that young people need to succeed as individuals, citizens and workers in the 21st century fall into four…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Technological Literacy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Put simply, "Teaching our students so that they become well-equipped with the 21st century skills is the new learning paradigm" (Kivunja, 2014b, p. 85). These skills fall into four domains which the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) identify as the Traditional Core Skills, the Learning and Innovation Skills, the Career and Life…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Skills, Media Literacy, Computer Literacy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles; Shizha, Edward – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
With its origin in Greek where "diaspora" as a noun means "a dispersion" or as a verb means to "scatter about", the term is used in this paper to refer to the dispersion or scattering of Africans from their original African homeland and now live in countries other than their own. Indeed some Africans have dispersed…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Social Capital, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The advent of the Web as a social technology has created opportunities for the creation of informal learning environments, which have potential for innovative methodologies in learning, teaching and assessment. However, as Wolfe (2001) admonishes, "contrary to the rhetoric of cheerleaders, the Web places greater demands on students than…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Social Networks, Internet, Web Sites
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Efficacy of a teaching strategy technically refers to the ability of that strategy to produce a desired or intended learning outcomes. To date, there is little information on the efficacy of social media technologies in academia and it is likely to be some time before their effectiveness is proven. It is therefore legitimate to ask the question,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Communities of Practice, Teaching Methods, Universities
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Marck Prensky, an authority on teaching and learning especially with the aid of Information and Communication Technologies, has referred to 21st century children born after 1980 as "Digital Natives". This paper reviews literature of leaders in the field to shed some light on theoretical perspectives of how Digital Natives learn and how…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Computer Literacy, Learning Theories, Educational Theories
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
As Michael Fullan (2001) so cogently asserts, the moral purpose of education is to equip students with the skills that will enable them to be productive citizens when they finish school. Whereas pre-21st century learning paradigms catered reasonably well for the pursuit of this moral purpose in turning out school leavers with specialized skills…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Job Skills, Educational Change, Role of Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Our research project funded by the British Council on multigrade teaching capacity building in Uganda and Zambia found that Uganda does not have a single higher education institution training teachers in multigrade pedagogy and Zambia has only one located at Serenje village in rural Zambia. Yet the research found that in both countries many…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
As today's graduates engage with the demands of the current Knowledge Age, the skills that they need to succeed in their lives after college, or any other institution of higher learning, are 21st century skills rather than 20th century skills. Kivunja (2014) calls this "the new learning paradigm" (p.85). Unfortunately, those skills are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Innovation, College Faculty
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Kivunja, Charles – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
In preparing pre-service teachers for their professional practice in the information age, we need to impress upon them that the children in their classrooms will be Digital Natives, with skills for digital fluency rather than skills in the orthodoxy 3Rs developed with talk, chalk and board; paper, pencil and pen. Since most of our pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education