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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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van der Westhuizen, G. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Since 1994, education policy documents in South Africa have prioritised the goal of equity in education, understood as increased access to programmes, more equitable staff and student profiles, and curricula that are more responsive to the needs of all students. The challenge of effecting the goal of equity at levels of teaching and learning in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Profiles, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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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
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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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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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Bitzer, E. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Publications about postgraduate studies and the supervision address issues and concerns such as supervisory orientations and strategies, ways to handle postgraduate students, challenging postgraduate education practices, factors related to success in postgraduate studies, the benefits of advanced studies, transition to independent research and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Supervision, Knowledge Level, Supervisory Methods
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Botman, H. R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Stellenbosch University has gone through a serious engagement with the topic of a pedagogy of hope. The engagement included the initial proposal of Paulo Friere, the South American educationist, bearing the imprints of the twentieth century and the new ways in which intellectuals are revisiting the critical pedagogy of hope for the twenty first…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Oswald, M. M.; Perold, M. D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In this article we present a conceptual framework that we have found sufficiently robust and broad-based to offer a platform for engaging with social and educational challenges in collaboration with our students and research participants. In our framework we employ aspects of the work done by Engestrom (1987; 2001) in terms of cultural-historical…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Figurative Language, Psychological Patterns, Educational Change
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Ndlovu, M. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this chapter is to discuss how the idea of a Pedagogy of Hope is perceived, interpreted and realised at the Institute for Mathematics and Science Teaching of the University of Stellenbosch (IMSTUS). First some background information is given about the impact of the programmes which, it is argued, cannot be pinned to one Millennium…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Articulation (Education), Blended Learning, Technology Integration
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Karlsson, J.; Pillay, G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In 2004 the universities of Durban-Westville and Natal merged as part of the national restructuring of higher education in South Africa. These institutions' faculties and schools of education were, arguably, centres of excellence for research in adult education, teacher education and professional development, mathematics education and gender in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Student Research, Graduate Students
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Hassan, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
As the wave of educational transformation sweeps across the higher education landscape, few academics have been unaffected by its impact. It has been well documented that academics are ill-prepared to cope with the challenges of educational transformation, yet training and development that would provide the appropriate support to meet the demands…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Problem Based Learning, Educational Change, Professional Development
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Wolhuter, C. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
While South African higher education has, in many respects, achieved remarkable achievements since 1994, a series of serious problems continue to beset the system, and a low internal (high attrition rate) and external (alignment with the employment market) efficiency. There also exist the problems of large scale youth unemployment and the policy…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Labor Market
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Soudien, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The rationale for this article is that the actors in the South African higher education system, and particularly those with the responsibility for leading it, need to be clear about the arguments in the transformation debate and in particular about how these get at what is actually happening within it, and to be-consciously and self-critically…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Hassan, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Educational transformation in higher education places new demands on academics, especially in terms of shifting from traditional methods of teaching and learning to the application of innovative methods. Whereas outcomes-based education leans towards a philosophy, problem-based learning (PBL) offers a structured methodology in which teaching and…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries, Methods
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Wolhuter, C. C.; Higgs, P.; Higgs, L. G.; Ntshoe, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The aim of this article is to determine to what extent South African higher education and the South African academic profession can hold their own, within the international constellation of higher education systems and academic profession contingents. The article uses the theoretical framework of current changes taking place in higher education…
Descriptors: Productivity, Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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