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Davids, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In as much as Muslims and Muslim women in particular, are struggling to find accommodation and expression in a pluralist society, cosmopolitanism is grappling in its understanding and acceptance of what constitutes the presentations and representations of Muslim women. By proposing a renewed cosmopolitanism as well as a reformed approach to…
Descriptors: Females, Articulation (Education), Values, Muslims
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Castle, P. J.; Keane, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In 2009 we developed an experiential Research Writing course to help academics at our university to become more productive and successful writers. Our aim was to create a stimulating environment in which each participant's voice, knowledge and experience was valued, and where learning was characterised by optimism, creativity and energy. In this…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Action Research, Writing (Composition), Learning Theories
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Damonse, B. A.; Nkomo, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Research is a key indicator of university performance and research leadership is a critical variable in achieving research excellence. This qualitative research study examined the "research stories" of ten research performing academics and the reported research and mentoring experiences of a sample of 30 of their postgraduate mentees to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Change, Qualitative Research, Intellectual Development
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Singh, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Current trends in higher education learning and teaching focuses on the use of technology, integrated learning through "blended learning" and writing for academic purposes. This introductory article initiates the debate around the context of South African higher education teaching and learning. It does so by contextualizing the South…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Blended Learning, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Tshuma, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
South Africa's higher education policies have opened up access to university for students from diverse backgrounds, with different learning styles, levels of motivation and levels of preparedness. This has necessitated a move from the lecture style of teaching to innovative teaching styles that engage the learners and equip them with skills to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Learning Activities, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries
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Makoe, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The use of mobile technologies in education has had a major impact on the pedagogy as known and understood by many academics in distance education institutions. Teaching using new technologies requires a variety of skills that are different from what most teachers are familiar with. Therefore, teachers need to be trained on how to use these new…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Information Technology
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Makondo, L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article submits that the calibre, attitude and mindset of lecturers/teachers in institutions of Higher Education need drastic improvement and change if academic excellence is to be attainable and sustained in the 21st century. This article builds on the observations by Makondo (2010, 263-276) that most university teaching staff members are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Holding Power, College Graduates, Foreign Countries
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Loji, K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Problem solving skills and abilities are critical in life and more specifically in the engineering field. Unfortunately, significant numbers of South African students who are accessing higher education lack problem solving skills and this results in poor academic performance jeopardizing their progress especially from first to second year. On the…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Engineering
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Mthembu, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The South African Technology Network (SATN) would like to thank the Editor of the "South African Journal of Higher Education" (SAJHE) for the opportunity to publish papers read at the 4th Annual SATN Conference that was hosted by Central University of Technology and held in Bloemfontein in November 2011. The journal makes it possible for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development
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Mthembu, T. Z.; Orkin, M.; Gering, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Universities of technology (UoTs) achieve developmental impact through differentiated curricula, allowing graduates to undertake mid-level occupations in the workplace. This mandate differs from that at traditional universities in six respects: diploma-level entrants, labour market focus, workplace-oriented learning, applied research and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes, Labor Market, Sustainability
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Nduna, N. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In an attempt to demonstrate the relevance of workplace learning (previously known as "cooperative education") in guiding student and curriculum development, this article presents findings from a research project on the current practice of workplace learning, drawn from an analysis of evaluation reports in a university of technology.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Cooperative Education, College Curriculum
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Njozela, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Certain principles, processes and procedures inform the design and delivery of student's lessons in teacher education. In mentoring students, it was discovered that they exhibit "mental models" during evaluation and monitoring of their lessons that are different from what they were taught. This has a negative impact on the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teacher Education, Mentors, Evaluation
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Rhodes, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In terms of technology, accounting education has not evolved to the extent required by industry and has created a gap in the knowledge and skills of accounting graduates. This article reports on how an educational research tool assisted in finding a place for information and communication technology in accounting education. This article also…
Descriptors: Accounting, Educational Research, Research Tools, Educational Technology
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Fossey, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Universities of Technology are mandated to provide career-orientated programmes preparing graduates for the workplace, doing research aimed at identifying societal and industrial needs, and finding solutions. Universities of Technology interweave technology with university endeavours; focusing on the know-how for the fabrication of things, and the…
Descriptors: Career Education, Biotechnology, Foreign Countries, Industry
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Sattar, K.; Cooke, L. A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
At the end of 2010 the Durban University of Technology initiated a Curriculum Renewal Project, central to which is the aspiration to become a student centred university through the transformation of teaching and learning and the promotion of quality enhancement. However, the current realities for curriculum development and quality assurance at the…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Curriculum Development, Context Effect, Models
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