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Rule, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) and Early Childhood Education (ECE) are the stepchildren of the South African education system in terms of resource allocation and public attention, and yet vitally inform the enterprise of lifelong learning and the prospects for developing a learning nation. The paucity of research on ECE and ABET, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Early Childhood Education, Adult Basic Education
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Stears, M.; James, A.; Good, M-A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The research reported here investigates the efficacy of a module in an Advanced Certificate in Education course in promoting conceptual understanding in Astronomy. The research attempted to find out how teachers' understanding of astronomy concepts and processes change after completing this module as well as the reasons for such changes, if any.…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Education Courses
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Walters, S.; Watts, A. G.; Flederman, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) recently commissioned a review of the career development field in South Africa. The review was designed to clarify what SAQA's role might be in assisting learners throughout life to navigate their ways through the complex array of education, training and work opportunities (including, but not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, Career Development, Qualifications
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Higgs, P.; Keevy, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
Today there is an accelerating trend towards qualifications frameworks as an instrument to develop, classify and recognise formal learning across the African continent, as is also the case across most of Europe, Australasia and the Asia-Pacific region. As more and more countries and regions across the world develop qualifications frameworks to…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Foreign Countries, Reflection, Qualifications
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Motaung, M. J.; Fraser, W. J.; Howie, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
The use of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) in higher education to assess RPL candidates for admission into programmes of study met with a lot of criticism from faculty academics. Lecturers viewed the possibility of admitting large numbers of under-qualified adult learners, as a threat to the institution's reputation, or an erosion of academic…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Prior Learning, Academic Standards, Adult Students
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le Grange, L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2007
There has been considerable debate on the nature of scholarship over the past two decades. A key contribution to this debate is a seminal work in which Boyer (1990) articulates an expanded notion of scholarship. One of the four functions of scholarship that Boyer identifies in this expanded view of scholarship is the scholarship of integration. In…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Scholarship, Discovery Processes, Knowledge Management
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Schulze, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2007
This study explores the usefulness of reflexive photography for qualitative research in the human and social sciences. The investigation was done in the context of how male academics construct their world in a university during transformation. A group of white, male academics in the human sciences were provided with a camera and were requested to…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Sciences, Work Environment, Content Analysis
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Lazanas, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2006
One of the purposes of knowledge generation at the higher education level is the creation of expertise. However, the mental structures that an expert uses to process information are not generally considered. Instead, information alone is presented to the learner and it is hoped that he or she will somehow integrate this information into knowledge…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Energy
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Bruyns, H. J.; Nieuwenhuizen, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2003
In August 2000 the Department of Correctional Services (from now on referred to as the Department) held the first national symposium to translate its vision--which is to render services that contribute to community protection and the rehabilitation of offenders--into a meaningful partnership with the South African community. Correctional services…
Descriptors: Crime, Correctional Education, Crime Prevention, Role of Education