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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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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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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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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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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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du Preez, I.; Fossey, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The development of graduate attributes in higher education is enjoying much attention worldwide. Employers consistently rank communication skills, in particular writing ability, among the most important skills for graduates to possess. The inclusion and development of graduate attributes in undergraduate curricula have received little attention.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Writing Skills, Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition)
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Fossey, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Universities of Technology are mandated to provide career-orientated programmes preparing graduates for the workplace, doing research aimed at identifying societal and industrial needs, and finding solutions. Universities of Technology interweave technology with university endeavours; focusing on the know-how for the fabrication of things, and the…
Descriptors: Career Education, Biotechnology, Foreign Countries, Industry
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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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Small, R.; Smith, J.; Williams, C.; Fataar, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article addresses the question: To what extent did social regulation impact on the institutional culture of a faculty of education at a South African public higher education institution over a ten year period from approximately 1998 until 2007? We engaged in systematic reflections about our experiences as members of the Faculty of Education,…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Organizational Culture, Public Colleges, College Faculty
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Reddy, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The complex field of education is often depicted as a static field governed by technocratic approaches to activities that characterise the field. Education change is equally viewed in such limited and positivistic ways and linear means-end processes (Hoban 2002). In such orientations to the field, educational research therefore, is about finding…
Descriptors: Education, Educational Research, Educational Change, Definitions
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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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