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Mthembu, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The South African Technology Network (SATN) would like to thank the Editor of the "South African Journal of Higher Education" (SAJHE) for the opportunity to publish papers read at the 4th Annual SATN Conference that was hosted by Central University of Technology and held in Bloemfontein in November 2011. The journal makes it possible for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development
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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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Mthembu, T. Z.; Orkin, M.; Gering, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Universities of technology (UoTs) achieve developmental impact through differentiated curricula, allowing graduates to undertake mid-level occupations in the workplace. This mandate differs from that at traditional universities in six respects: diploma-level entrants, labour market focus, workplace-oriented learning, applied research and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes, Labor Market, Sustainability
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Nduna, N. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In an attempt to demonstrate the relevance of workplace learning (previously known as "cooperative education") in guiding student and curriculum development, this article presents findings from a research project on the current practice of workplace learning, drawn from an analysis of evaluation reports in a university of technology.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Cooperative Education, College Curriculum
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Njozela, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Certain principles, processes and procedures inform the design and delivery of student's lessons in teacher education. In mentoring students, it was discovered that they exhibit "mental models" during evaluation and monitoring of their lessons that are different from what they were taught. This has a negative impact on the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Teacher Education, Mentors, Evaluation
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Bester, M.; Scholtz, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Transformation of higher education in South Africa has resulted in an ongoing need to reflect critically on the relevance and responsiveness of higher education curricula. This article describes two inter-related aspects of curriculum mapping, namely the mapping process and the mapping tool. Based on a case study of a career-oriented business…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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Carl, A. E. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
There are many approaches and arguments on how hope could be given to children in a society characterised by violence and conflict, hope that may contribute towards optimising their potential. This article focuses on the notion and meaning of Peace Education, what the possible link between Peace Education and a Pedagogy of Hope might be and…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Curriculum Development, Peace, Teaching Methods
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Themane, M. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
How we conceive what a curriculum is or not determines how we theorise, practice and define it. There are two conceptions of a curriculum: the narrow view and the broad view. This article sets out to demonstrate how these two views are developed. This demonstration is drawn from the recent reviews by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Evaluation Criteria, Interviews, Semi Structured Interviews
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Naude, A.; Wium, A. M.; du Plessis, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus) redesigned their curriculum at the beginning of 2010. The template that was developed shows the horizontal and vertical integration of outcomes. Although the outcomes of the entire process met the requirements of the Health Professions Council…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Health Occupations, Speech Language Pathology, Foreign Countries
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Kirby, N. F.; Dempster, E. R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The Centre for Science Access Foundation Programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal provides alternative access to tertiary science studies to educationally disadvantaged students. The philosophical basis for this Programme is that of constructivism, as adopted by the original Science Foundation Programme (SFP) which was initiated in 1991 on the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Development, Educationally Disadvantaged, Biology
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Waghid, Y. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In a recent essay entitled "Ex and the City": on cosmopolitanism, community and the "curriculum of refuge", Molly Quinn (2010) introduces her readers to a poetic exploration of cosmopolitanism and curriculum change. She begins and inconclusively ends her essay with poetic language and affirmation of cosmopolitan justice through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Moral Values, Ethical Instruction
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