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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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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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Rossouw, Mareli; Greeff, Cecileen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The poor performance of learners in the 2017 National Senior Certificate accounting paper has raised concern. One way to improve the results in accounting over time is to ensure that the first introduction of accounting as financial literacy in the senior phase is done properly. The training of Grade 8 and/or 9 financial literacy teachers was…
Descriptors: Money Management, Grade 8, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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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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van Aswegen, Suzanne; Swart, Estelle; Oswald, Marietjie M. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Being aware of our thinking as we perform learning tasks and then using this knowledge to actively self-regulate what we are doing, is commonly known as metacognition. This study investigated the influence of a story-based intervention on the development of metacognition among Intermediate Phase learners engaged in content area learning. Two…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Story Telling, Public Schools, Elementary School Students
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Fleisch, Brahm; Dixon, Kerryn – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The Grade 2 learner results of the Early Grade Reading Study (EGRS) randomised control trial (RCT) in the North West province showed that the structured pedagogic intervention model that included instructional coaching, lesson plans, and quality learning materials was more cost-effective than a similar intervention model that excluded coaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Joubert, Carmen; Hay, Johnnie – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study explored how culturally relevant stories could be used to bolster the lay counselling competencies of teachers furthering their studies in an honours degree in learner support -- while working in schools with limited resources and at-risk children. One possible way of supporting teachers to be effective in the lay counselling role is to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Education, Counselor Training, Lay People
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Gaillard, Claire – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The future of South Africa's economic growth rests on addressing critical scarce-skills labour shortages. Matriculants are called on to break the cycle of poverty by entering the scarce-skills workforce. The demonstration of a high level of mathematics, science, and technology competency is viewed as a gateway towards achieving this goal. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Public Schools
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Moseki, Monki M.; Schulze, Salomé – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Self-regulated learning (SRL) skills are crucial to improving learner achievement, to supporting effective lifelong learning, and to developing the capability to overcome learning difficulties arising from a disadvantaged environment. However, only a few South African studies address the development of SRL skills of secondary school learners. By…
Descriptors: Self Management, High School Students, Grade 10, Urban Schools
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Lumadi, Rudzani Israel – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Parental involvement is germane and crucial to a child's well-being and development in later life. Involvement is subjective in nature and difficult to evaluate. The family is the primary cell of society where the child's upbringing commences at birth. This study focuses on the parental role in managing learner discipline with the aim of improving…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Parent Role, Academic Achievement, Parent School Relationship
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Cherrington, Avivit M. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
It is written that hope is contagious: once ignited it gains momentum, and is self-sustaining. My research project sought to stimulate dialogue and critical thinking with second year education students about what hope and hopeful schools mean to them as future teachers. The aim of this critical transformative study was to explore how the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Psychological Patterns, Social Change
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Fraser, William J. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
It has often been said that any student engagement that is poorly monitored during teaching practice (TP) will not necessarily contribute much to their professional development and teacher identity. This applies specifically to initial undergraduate teacher training. This concern became the main focus of the study on which this article is…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Undergraduate Students, Communities of Practice, Participative Decision Making
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Gush, Marianne; Greeff, Abraham P. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study reports on the development of a textbook for a school subject (Grade 8 Afrikaans second language--an official South African language). A framework for the textbook was developed by drawing from Maslow's self-actualisation and Hettler's wellness approaches, and merging these with Seligman's PERMA and the psychosocial system approach, as…
Descriptors: Psychology, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Indo European Languages
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Masilo, Daniel Tuelo – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Bullying incidents amongst learners are realities that have made, and continue to make news headlines internationally, and South Africa is not immune to such incidents. The phenomenon of bullying not only affects the bully and the victim, but also the school, parents, and communities in general. In this paper, the researcher highlights factors…
Descriptors: Social Work, Intervention, Bullying, Foreign Countries
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Juan, Andrea; Zuze, Linda; Hanna, Sylvia; Govender, Ashika; Reddy, Vijay – South African Journal of Education, 2018
School bullying is a complex social phenomenon that negatively impacts the psychosocial well-being of students, as well as the overall culture and climate of schools. Designing appropriate interventions to combat bullying in South African schools requires nuanced information about this phenomenon. This paper examines the extent and nature of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Risk, Foreign Countries
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