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Bohloko, G. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article makes a case, for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) firstly as an integral part of the curriculum in universities of technology and secondly, as a pedagogical issue. I argue that, WIL represents the re-contextualised aspects of specialised knowledge in curricula of the various professions and that WIL should equally draw knowledge from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries
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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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Dreyer, L. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In South Africa, the processes of democratisation and social restructuring are inextricably linked to the debate on inclusive education. Although the debate on inclusive education originated in the disability discourse, it is increasingly viewed broader as a reform that supports and welcomes diversity. While the constitution and policy framework…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Inclusion, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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van Louw, T.; Beets, P. A. D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Over the last three decades universities across the world have increasingly come under pressure to address inequalities. In South Africa inequalities emanate to a great extent from the country's apartheid past. It is against this background that the Vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University commits the institution to "education for social…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Social Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Universities
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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
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Boshoff, N.; Treptow, R. F. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
University departments (including schools and centres) with a direct or indirect link to biotechnology were identified. Representatives at these entities were surveyed to establish what measures South African universities are undertaking to promote biotechnology amongst students. Of the 168 departments identified, 55 submitted usable…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Biotechnology, Foreign Countries, Financial Support
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Schulze, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This study is framed by self-efficacy theory (SET). It aimed to determine successful research students' views of supervisory practices they had experienced. The research design was an embedded design. A questionnaire determined the views of 52 students in one college at Unisa on the support they received for successful experiences; the influence…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Supervision, Student Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Alexander, G.; Khabanyane, K.; Ramabenyane, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The purpose of this study is to highlight the importance of reflection by a higher education institution on its engagement with the community. In this article the authors demonstrate how the Faculty of Education at the University of the Free State engaged with school educators in a module concerning teaching and learning styles. A quantitative…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles, Rote Learning
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Archer, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
There are many challenges involved in developing and running Writing Centres in tertiary contexts in South Africa. These challenges include recognizing the role Writing Centres need to play in the redress of basic academic literacies. They also involve emphasizing writing as a mode of learning where higher cognitive functions such as analysis and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Academic Discourse
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Chweu, G.; Schultz, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Higher education institutions are facing challenges with regard to improving the success and pass rate of students. Mentorship in the life skills programmes should contribute significantly in addressing these issues. A study was undertaken to determine students' perceptions of the life skills programme at the Tshwane University of Technology. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis
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Simpson, Z.; van Ryneveld, M. B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
During and prior to professional registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa, engineering graduates are expected to engage in advanced literacy practices which represent a high level of cognitive demand. This process is the final "gate" through which engineering graduates must pass in order to be acknowledged as…
Descriptors: Graduates, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Snowball, J.; Mostert, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The challenges of teaching large classes are well documented in the literature on teaching in higher education. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to address some of these challenges, but, used inappropriately, technology can perpetuate entrenched practices and simply support performance models of teaching that…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Database Management Systems, Course Evaluation, Macroeconomics
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van Wyk, M. M.; Alexander, G.; Moreeng, B. B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Alexander, Van Wyk, Bereng and November (2009) are of the opinion that the purpose of education is the development of human capital towards meeting and achieving the individual and psycho-social needs of learners and communities which should be brought about through a process of transformation. In essence, this would imply that any discourse with…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Human Capital, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Waghid, Y. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article explores the question of the purpose of education within the context of performance and cosmopolitanism in South Africa. The publication of Jean-Francois Lyotard's classic text, The postmodern condition of knowledge in 1984 spawned much debate and controversy about postmodern framings for education, the most significant of which have…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Postmodernism, Foreign Countries, Sexuality
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Hlalele, D. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In this article I critically evaluate whether or not learning skills acquired in the university access programme enhance participation in academic practice. University access programmes have been developed with a view to preparing and empowering under-prepared students who did not meet the university criteria. The article claims that even though…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Academic Support Services, Skill Development, Learner Engagement
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