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Ndlovu, M. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine in-service students' perceptions of the effectiveness of the Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) programme offered by Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in preparing them to be confident teachers of Mathematical Literacy, Life Sciences or Physical Sciences in the Further Education and Training…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Program Effectiveness
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Ogunniyi, M. B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The mandate of the new South African curriculum for educators to enact a science-indigenous knowledge curriculum in their classrooms is not only challenging to their cosmological beliefs, it is equally challenging to their instructional practices. This is because science educators (teachers) in South Africa have been schooled largely in western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Teachers, World Views
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Stears, M.; James, A.; Good, M-A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The research reported here investigates the efficacy of a module in an Advanced Certificate in Education course in promoting conceptual understanding in Astronomy. The research attempted to find out how teachers' understanding of astronomy concepts and processes change after completing this module as well as the reasons for such changes, if any.…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Education Courses
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Steyn, M. G.; Harris, T.; Hartell, C. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this research project was to explore how Black students perceive the reasons for the low enrolment of Black students in the Foundation Phase teacher education and training programmes at universities. Focus groups and follow up small group interviews were conducted to explore the reasons why Black students choose Foundation Phase and…
Descriptors: Blacks, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Systems Approach
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van Schoor, W. A.; Potgieter, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Throughput and retention are important issues in higher education in South Africa mainly due to the stronger emphasis on accountability from funding agencies like the Department of Education. This study, which is set in a distance education institution, was aimed at understanding why students cancel courses early on in the academic year. A…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Financial Problems, Distance Education, Course Selection (Students)
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Woollacott, L.; Simelane, Z.; Inglis, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article reports the findings of an inductive study on the learning behaviours and language difficulties of a small group of English additional-language students entering a school of chemical and metallurgical engineering in South Africa. Students were interviewed in their home language. While they appeared to have had a reasonable grounding…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Academic Achievement, Rote Learning, Engineering
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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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Brijlall, D.; Isaac, V. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This qualitative study examined the link between content knowledge and classroom practice from the perceptions of two university lecturers. The study was contextualized at a higher education institution in South Africa where the two university lecturers were lecturing to a second year undergraduate teacher trainee class (n = 78). The research was…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Calculus
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de Jager, M.; Ntlokwana, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
A survey was sent to 33 managers at units and centres involved in Higher Education student-to-student support services in the form of peer help programmes. The survey focused on managers' perspectives on peer help programme demographics, management, planning and resourcing, on intra-institutional and other linkages, as well as on institutional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Peer Counseling, College Faculty, Incidence
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Dlomo, Z.; Jansen, A.; Moses, M.; Yu, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The academic success of first-year Economics students has been the focus of many South African studies in Economic Education. Many used the last school examination (Matric) results as a proxy for students' academic ability. In 2008 a new Matric curriculum was introduced. Given various changes in the curriculum, the question arises as to whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics Education, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement
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Ellery, K.; Lotz-Sisitka, H. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article argues for the integration of both scholastic and practice-centred epistemologies within an Environmental Education (EE) post-graduate curriculum that is oriented towards sustainability and socio-ecological justice. It is an interpretive study based on an in-depth analysis of five assignments by four scholars registered for the M.Ed.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Frith, V. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article presents a description of and motivation for the quantitative literacy (numeracy) intervention in the first year of medical studies at a South African university. This intervention is a response to the articulation gap between the quantitative literacy of many first-year medical students and the demands of their curriculum.…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Intervention, Numeracy
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Kapp, C. A.; Albertyn, R. M.; Frick, B. L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Academics are actively encouraged to disseminate new knowledge to the scientific community by publishing in scholarly journals. External and internal barriers to writing, however, prevent many authors from writing for publication. This article gives an account of an intervention to provide hands-on coaching to inexperienced academic authors.…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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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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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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