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Ebersohn, L.; Ferreira, R.; Beukes, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Participatory methodologies are often favoured in education research. This study aimed to determine collaborative partnership trends between education researchers and teachers in order to understand the use of participatory theory and practice in education studies. Seven symposium presentations by education scholars from various higher education…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Communities of Practice, Trend Analysis
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Kaino, L. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the contribution of higher education institutions in achieving these have been emphasized. This study sought to find out the extent to which university-based researches on ICTs addressed and impacted the three MDGs of gender…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Economic Development, Educational Development, Structured Interviews
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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
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van Schalkwyk, S.; Young, G.; Ruiters, J.; Farmer, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
At Stellenbosch University all first-year students complete an assessment task during the first six weeks of the academic year. Results are made available online to students and staff almost immediately and in response various student support interventions and enhanced learning opportunities are made available to students who are identified as…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Interviews, Focus Groups, Intervention
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Kaburise, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article, first, identifies the reading characteristics of students enrolled in the foundation provision of the extended degree; then determines the responsiveness of the English curriculum to these characteristics and thinking on literacy development. Using both qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the language ability framework…
Descriptors: Language Aptitude, Student Placement, Reading Skills, Statistical Analysis
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Hiralaal, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The Durban University of Technology guided by the Higher Education Qualifications Framework (HEQC) identified e-learning as one of their objectives in the curriculum renewal process. To explore the impact of e-learning, blended learning, a combination of online and face-to-face interaction was implemented as a teaching approach in Accounting…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Accounting, Action Research, Student Attitudes
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du Plessis, H.; van Niekerk, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Geographical information science (GISc) is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. Being a relatively new discipline, universities often provide training as part of geography, surveying, town planning, environmental and computer science programmes. This complicates professional accreditation assessments as the content, outcomes, extent…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Geographic Information Systems, Models
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Wilson-Strydom, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article presents the results of institutional research conducted at the University of the Free State during the course of 2010. The aim of the study was to explore the ways in which the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) could be used to assist the university to better understand under-preparedness of first-year students, and to use this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Institutional Research, Grade 12, Admission Criteria
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Picard, M. Y.; Wilkinson, K.; Wirthensohn, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Quality research supervision leading to timely completion and student satisfaction involves explicit pedagogy and effective communication. This article describes the development within an action research cycle of an online learning space designed to achieve these goals. The research "spirals" involved interventions in the form of instructive…
Descriptors: Research, Action Research, Focus Groups, Supervision
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Brits, H. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This study reflects on an institution of higher learning's study to determine the satisfaction and importance values of questions that relate to services rendered by the institution. This institution's Academic Plan and its teaching and learning strategies underpin theoretically socio-constructivism. This study was conducted from an invitational…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Research, Surveys, Reputation
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Bitzer, E. M.; Albertyn, R. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Professional development of generic black academic staff in South African higher education is viewed against the background of increased emphasis on open dialogue and concern for upward mobility in academe. Open dialogue and liberation create new expectations and challenges for staff. This article describes professional development of academics…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Cekiso, M. P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Widening access to higher education has meant an increasing need for flexibility in instruction and course design to accommodate students who utilize a wide range of learning style preferences. The purpose of this study was to identify the preferred learning styles of students and to plan instruction and course design accordingly. In addition, a…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Statistical Significance, Comparative Analysis, Gender Differences
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Dominguez-Whitehead, Y. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Strike and protest activity at South African universities continues to be prevalent nearly two decades after the dismantling of apartheid, although there has been a shift away from directing strikes and protests against the government (during the apartheid era), to directing them against higher education institutions and management (since the…
Descriptors: Strikes, Higher Education, Race, Democracy
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Gasa, V. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The main function of prison-based education is to prepare the inmates for return to society. Many higher institutions of education that offer distance learning have opened their doors to accommodate prisoners who want to further their studies. Thus far, many prisoners have received bachelor's degrees from different higher institutions of education…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Academic Achievement
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Govender, K. K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The objective of this article is to develop a conceptual model aimed at improving the postgraduate research students' experience. Since postgraduate students "vote with their feet" an improved understanding of the postgraduate research service encounter may result in improving the quality of the encounter and so increasing throughput and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student College Relationship, Organizational Climate
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