NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing 1 to 15 of 41 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Maistry, S. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The higher education scenario in South Africa is fraught with tensions and contradictions. Publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) face a particular dilemma. They are expected to fulfill a social mandate which requires a considered response to the needs of the communities in which they are located while simultaneously aspiring for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Nationalism
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Makunye, M. M.; Pelser, T. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore reasons for academics' apathy towards formal professional development programmes at North-West University. The research design was essentially descriptive, employing both qualitative and quantitative research techniques to gather and analyse data. Three techniques, namely, questionnaire surveys, analysis of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Needs Assessment, Statistical Analysis, Professional Development
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Boughey, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In response to perceived academic unpreparedness on the part of first year students, in the second semester of 2010 a number of departments in the Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Administration and Law (CAL), and Science at the University of Zululand (Unizulu) opted to use the Department of Higher Education and Training's Teaching Development Grant…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Academic Support Services, Feedback (Response)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Singh, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Research papers take a long time to write and in an academic environment where the "publish or perish" clause applies, writing retreats are a way of creating time and space to write academic articles in a concentrated period of time. This article examines ways in which academics can write more articles for publication. In particular it…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Educational Environment, College Faculty, Research Papers (Students)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ivala, E.; Gachago, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This work investigates the promise of Facebook and blogs for enhancing students' levels of engagement in learning. This issue warrants investigation because there is little published empirical work on the subject. The researchers applied a learning ecology perspective to study the potential of Facebook and blogs in enhancing student levels of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ntshoe, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This articles aims to demystify curriculum and pedagogical discourses and related practices of sectoral occupational fields and qualifications of universities of technology (UoTs). The article takes issue with the academic tradition which emphasises distinctiveness of UoT as a sector that should focus exclusively on applied knowledge that is fixed…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Higher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bester, M.; Scholtz, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Transformation of higher education in South Africa has resulted in an ongoing need to reflect critically on the relevance and responsiveness of higher education curricula. This article describes two inter-related aspects of curriculum mapping, namely the mapping process and the mapping tool. Based on a case study of a career-oriented business…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Small, R.; Smith, J.; Williams, C.; Fataar, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article addresses the question: To what extent did social regulation impact on the institutional culture of a faculty of education at a South African public higher education institution over a ten year period from approximately 1998 until 2007? We engaged in systematic reflections about our experiences as members of the Faculty of Education,…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Organizational Culture, Public Colleges, College Faculty
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
McNiff, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In this article I argue for higher education practitioners to take focused action to contribute to transforming their societies into open and democratically negotiated forms of living, and why they should do so. The need is especially urgent in South Africa, whose earlier revolutionary spirit led to massive social change. The kind of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Role of Education, College Faculty
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
North, D.; Zewotir, T.; Murray, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Research output affects both the strength and funding of universities. Accordingly university academic staff members are under pressure to be active and productive in research. Though all academics have research interest, all are not producing research output which is accredited by the Department of Education (DOE). We analyzed the demographic and…
Descriptors: Productivity, Intervention, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Pillay, G.; Balfour, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Supervision might be understood as the provision usually by an academic to a student of either the expert guidance in subject knowledge or genre knowledge in relation to postgraduate thesis development. The Project for Postgraduate Educational Research (PPER) team members, in the course of their field visits, sought to interview supervisors of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Supervision, Student Research
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Molefe, S.; Bengesai, A.; Davey, B.; Goba, B.; Lekena, L.; Madiya, N.; Nkambule, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Students within academic research projects usually assume a role of supporting the academics/scholars who are undertaking those research projects. The students' identity in this case is regarded as research assistants, with minimal valued input to the project itself. With time, however, this identity may change based on the roles and relationships…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Graduate Students, Researchers
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3