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Kesicioglu, Oguz Serdar – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The research reported on here was designed in a qualitative approach to present the opinions of pre-service pre-school teachers on the use of mathematics activities. The sample consisted of 10 pre-service teachers, who in their fourth year of pre-school education in the teaching department in 2017 to 2018. The pre-service teachers in the study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Mpofu, Nhlanhla; Maphalala, Mncedisi C. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on in this article, we explored the preparation practices used to prepare student teachers to use English language skills in disciplinary content teaching. Despite studies which emphasise generic academic literacy where language is a subset of this field discourse, there is a dearth of research studies on the use of English…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Stott, Angela; Hattingh, Annemarie – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The convenience sample used in the study reported on here consisted of 91 students enrolled in the primary and middle school Postgraduate Certificate in Education course for 2 consecutive years at a South African university. We used the Student Understanding of Science and Science Inquiry instrument to answer questions about these students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy
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Marsay, Gloria – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Hope has been identified as a key element to success in planning one's future. An attitude of hope opposes feelings of despair and can sustain one through adversity. The study reported on in this article is based on the premise that everyone needs hope to thrive and that educators can be providers of hope for the future, since they are responsible…
Descriptors: Intervention, Positive Attitudes, Long Range Planning, Teacher Role
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Hatipoglu, Çiler; Daskin, Nilüfer Can – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported here we focus on proverbs in English Language Teaching (ELT) coursebooks and how the pithy structure and the "wisdom"-loaded content of proverbs can contribute to the development of foreign language learners' communicative competence as defined by Bachman (1990). We discuss how the most frequently used coursebooks…
Descriptors: Proverbs, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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du Plessis, Elize – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Learner-centred teaching education generally involves methods of teaching that move the focus of instruction from the teacher to the learner. The "learner-centred" label is subsequently attached to teaching strategies, learning events, classroom layout and learning programmes. Aspects such as active learning, learner commitment and the…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Teaching Experience
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb H. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The study reported on here examined the factors influencing the decision to major in special education in Saudi Arabia. The sample was composed of 394 preservice special education (SE) teacher participants of which 141 were female and 253 were male. Three different statistical analyses were used to examine the study data: Cronbach's alpha…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Decision Making
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Ngobeni, Winnie Poelane; Maimane, Joseph Ramathibela; Rankhumise, Mmushetji Petrus – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we investigated the effects of sign language barriers among Deaf learners in special schools for the Deaf and Blind in the Motheo District in the Free State province of South Africa. Semi-structured focus group interviews were held with 7 teachers (2 males and 5 females) and 10 Grade 8 learners (6 males and 4 females)…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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El-Senousy, Hala – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In practical courses, students consider teachers' assessment of various skills to be baseless and unfair. Unfortunately, due to a lack of equipment, only a few students take part in practical skills performance, while the rest of the students remain passive in learning and assessment. In this paper we suggest an original design to use peer…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Active Learning, Skill Development, Females
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Mtshali, Muntuwenkosi Abraham; Maistry, Suriamurthee Moonsamy; Govender, Desmond Wesley – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The introduction of online-supported teaching and learning in education calls for a better understanding of how online support is experienced by South African students (many of whom encounter this technology for the very first time at university) and how their experiences of online support may influence their learning. The mixed-methods approach…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Maree, Jacobus Gideon – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article I report on how conscious knowledge could be connected with subconscious advice through career construction counselling to resolve the career choice indecision of a postgraduate psychology student. The participant was purposively selected from a number of people attending a course in narrative career counselling. An explanatory,…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Decision Making, Graduate Students
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Riveiro-Villodres, Laura Erundina; Blanco-Encomienda, Francisco Javier; Latorre-Medin, Maria José – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Modern society has plunged us into a maelstrom of telematics information with little control. Teachers from any field must be trained in order to pass on the confidence and values to withstand this media pressure to their students. To this end, one of the areas of knowledge on which greater emphasis should be placed is that related to emotional…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Al Shoura, Hamza Mahmoud; Ahmad, Aznan Che – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we examined the extent of pre-service teachers' supportiveness for educational inclusion (EI) of students with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties (SPMLD) in order to identify their attitudinal predictors, as well as the challenges faced in such a process. An attitudinal survey with 33 items was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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Karatepe, Ramazan; Akay, Cenk – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The aim of the study reported on here was to build a structural model of the relationship between 21st-century learner skills, individual innovativeness and epistemological beliefs. Data of the study were collected with three different scales, namely, the 21st-Century Learner Skills Scale, the Epistemological Beliefs Scale, and the Individual…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Innovation, Epistemology, Beliefs
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Gürefe, Nejila; Aktas, Gülfem Sarpkaya – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The teaching of mathematics does not only require the teacher to have knowledge about the subject, but the teacher also needs mathematical knowledge that is useful for the teaching and explaining thereof, as the teacher's knowledge effects the students' knowledge. A teacher should use appropriate mathematical explanation to be understood well by…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies
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