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Uys, P. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
This study interrogated the central theoretical statement that understanding and learning to apply the abstract concept of classical dramatic narrative structure can be addressed effectively through a useful audiovisual teaching method. The purpose of the study was to design an effective DVD teaching and learning aid, to justify the design through…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Video Technology, Scripts, Film Study
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Wagner, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
Current literature on teaching research methodology in the social sciences highlights the changing nature of our world in terms of its complexity and diversity, and points to how this affects the way in which we search for answers to related problems (Brew 2003, 3; Tashakkori and Teddlie 2003, 74). New ways of approaching research problems that…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews
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North, D.; Zewotir, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2006
In this age of rapid information expansion and technology, statistics is playing an ever increasing role in education, particularly also in the training of social scientists. Statistics enables the social scientist to obtain a quantitative awareness of socio-economic phenomena hence is essential in their training. Statistics, however, is becoming…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Statistics, Social Scientists, Educational Trends
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Killen, R.; Marais, A. de K.; Loedolff, P. van Z. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2003
This article presents the results of a recent investigation at the University of South Africa that attempted to identify the post-enrolment factors that lecturers and students see as having important influences on students' success in undergraduate Business Studies courses. Data were gathered from students enrolled in all years of the BCom degree…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, College Students