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du Tolt-Brits, Charlene – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Research in self-directed learning (SDL) has become imperative for education and training in the international arena, and in South Africa. This is a result of the changing education landscape all over the world, initiated by the demands of the 21st century and the changes in knowledge and information production. Teacher-centred methods are still…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Moodley, Maglin – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The introduction and use of online social media networks in education has provided a variety of unique methodologies in support of teaching, learning, and knowledge gathering. The presence of these networks has created opportunities to hear the voice of the teacher. This study explores how teachers and officials from a rural district in South…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Social Media, Rural Schools
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Basson, Philip; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 requires school governing bodies (SGBs) to take responsibility for the management of school finances. However, research in this field of study revealed that many SGB members lack the necessary knowledge and financial skills to effectively and efficiently manage schools' finances. This has resulted in more…
Descriptors: School Administration, Governing Boards, Educational Finance, Money Management
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Triyanto – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Participation is an effective strategy in the teaching and learning process. Many students contribute in different ways. Nevertheless, many teachers assume that students are only active if they focus on the teacher's learning objectives. The research aimed to describe student participation in-group learning. A mixed research design was conducted…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Cooperative Learning, Religious Education, Islam
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Morwane, Refilwe Elizabeth; Dada, Shakila; Bornman, Juan – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Quality early home literacy experiences, specifically young children's shared storybook reading experiences, have been identified as critical for establishing the foundations of reading and writing skills. Despite this, literature reports that children with complex communication needs (CCN) have limited exposure to literacy material. There is,…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Childrens Literature, Family Environment, Communication Problems
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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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Abdullah, Abdul Halim; Fadil, Siti Safuraa; Rahman, Sharifah Nurarfah S. Abd; Tahir, Lokman Mohd; Hamzah, Mohd Hilmi – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) mathematical problem-solving was first introduced in the Form-3 assessment (PT3) in 2014. However, to date, there have been no studies of students' ability to solve the mathematical problems in this assessment. Therefore, this study investigated the emerging patterns and problems of HOTS mathematical…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Ogbonna, Chinyere Grace; Ibezim, Nnenna Ekpereka; Obi, Chiaka Augusta – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Word processing is a fundamental skill for efficient computer literacy. E-learning has been introduced to ensure wide dissemination of such fundamental content and skills, even beyond school. However, best methodologies need to be identified for efficient instructional delivery. This study therefore investigated the effects of synchronous and…
Descriptors: Word Processing, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Stroebel, Leoni C. E.; Hay, Johnnie; Bloemhoff, Hermanus J. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
During the past two decades, curriculum restructuring in South Africa has had some unintended consequences; one of these being the unrealistic demands expected from Life Skills (LS) and Life Orientation (LO) teachers. Physical Education (PE) finds itself within the multi-faceted subject of LS/LO, therefore the teacher, often without requisite…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Gutiérrez, María Puig; Cruz-Guzmán, Marta; Rodríguez-Marín, Fátima – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study deals with detecting the difficulties that prospective teachers encounter in recognising and analysing children's ideas in the domains of social studies and science. It qualitatively analyses the reports written by 94 third-year Early Childhood Education degree students, while they were taking courses on "Teaching the natural…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Barriers, Childrens Attitudes
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Bal-Incebacak, Belgin; Yaman, Süleyman; Sarisan-Tungaç, Asli – South African Journal of Education, 2019
In learning of students, cognitive and affective skills and interaction of these skills are very significant. Intellectual risk taking (IRT) and test anxiety inventory (TAI) fall between these cognitive and affective skills. In this research, in addition to the relation between the skills of secondary school students, whether their class level and…
Descriptors: Risk, Test Anxiety, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
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Naude, Mariana; Meier, Corinne – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Foundation phase teachers in South African schools follow a socio-constructivist approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, which entails that learners experiment freely with concepts and are encouraged to communicate and share their thoughts and ideas. In an effort to understand the impact that the physical learning environment, such…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Wessels, Elsabé; Wood, Lesley – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Teachers, specifically those who work in under-resourced contexts, face many challenges within their workplace that negatively affect their experiences of well-being. Although research indicates that if teacher well-being improves, a more enabling climate for teaching and learning is created, little support is available for teachers in this…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Action Research, Participatory Research, Experiential Learning
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Moyo, Zvisinei; Perumal, Juliet – South African Journal of Education, 2019
As the most stigmatised epidemic in history -- the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) have proven to be a fierce challenge to humanity. The stigmatisation associated with the HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to destroy societies worldwide. The present study was designed to explain the challenges faced by…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Social Bias, Correlation
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Tokan, Moses Kopong; Imakulata, Mbing Maria – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to determine the direct effect of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on learning behaviour; the direct effect of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and learning behavioural on learning achievement; the indirect effect of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation from learned behaviour to learning achievement; and the…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Education, College Students, Incentives
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