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Simmonds, Shan; Le Grange, Lesley – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Key to sustainability and expansion of any field is the intellectual works of its scholars who engage in their field as in-becoming and who continually strive towards its advancement. For researchers of curriculum studies this involves being knowledgeable and conversant of the underlying discourses framing and challenging the field.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Scholarship, Educational Researchers
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Tshilongo, Tshanduko; Rothmann, Jacques – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: The role of safe spaces on university campuses for gay and lesbian students remains a contested issue. This is attributed to the fact that the visibility of these students on university campuses presents a duality: On the one hand, the creation of such spaces provides a sense of communal belonging, safety and visibility for these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, LGBTQ People, Educational Environment
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Costandin, Elmarie; Alexander, Neeske – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Social transformation in South Africa is a sensitive issue because of the historical realities of segregation and past injustices. Aim: To address transformation, Visual Communication Design students were asked to design an exhibition, event, sculpture or garden to memorialise the forced removals that took place on the site of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Social Justice, Social Change
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Ramohai, Juliet – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Today, transformation and diversity are concepts that form an integral part of the functioning of higher education institutions globally. These two concepts have drawn vast amounts of interest from scholars who work in the field of higher education studies. Aim: The current article considers the perspectives of black women academics in…
Descriptors: Blacks, Females, Attitudes, Diversity (Institutional)
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Shivley, Jacob M. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: When practitioners of veterinary medicine enter academia as faculty or clinical instructors, they are asked to perform research, provide service and outreach, and educate students, yet the teaching component is a struggle for many. It has been posited that academic clinicians develop a teaching style similar to those they observed…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Land Grant Universities, Veterinary Medical Education, College Faculty
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Bakker, Cok; ter Avest, Ina – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: In the Netherlands, most of the academic curricula for teacher training in religious education (RE) focus on shortfalls of students, like a lack of knowledge about the plurality of worldviews and the diversity in interpretations of the Christian tradition. In our research project, the focus is not on the students, but on the university…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Foreign Countries, World Views
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Gearon, Liam F. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: This article explores the increasing prevalence of security themes in higher education policy. Aim: Addressing neglect in security studies on the role of the university in the processes of securitisation, this article shows the integral relationship between securitisation theory and the securitised university. Setting: Drawing on…
Descriptors: Incidence, Higher Education, Correlation, Epistemology
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Nyoni, Jabulani – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Forging 'new' decolonial education curriculum policy reform with ill-conceived intents may lead to both socio-political and economic pathologies and failure. Aim: The aim of the social sciences meta synthesis done was to consolidate gathered evidence from published scientific articles on decolonial curriculum reform policies. It was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual Development, Foreign Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Eybers, Oscar O. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: South Africa's institutions of higher learning are currently experiencing a dispensation in which calls for curricula transformation and decolonisation reverberate. While the need for curricula evolution is generally accepted, there appears to be a lack of awareness of methodologies which are applicable to changing curricula. To this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Indigenous Knowledge, African Culture
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Mabille, Martina L. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: The need for transforming South African education can ultimately be traced to a form of Western subjectivity which dominated Europe since the classical age (1600-1750). The notions of 'discipline' and 'subjectivity' suggest distinct associations with repressive regimes like apartheid, and the present article will argue that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational History, Racial Segregation
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Dickinson, Colby – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Issues of identity, interdependence, relationality and violence are far larger than the human species alone, although humanity has often pretended as if it alone were the beneficiaries of studying such ideas. Aim: Pedagogically, the complexity of existence beyond human being must influence the traditional humanities curriculum or risk…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Humanism
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Lai, Ivy C. C. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: 'Internationalisation' is what makes the University of Hong Kong (HKU) reputable. Ranked as the world top 25, in QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) 2019 World University Ranking, HKU provides students with ample opportunities to experience the global world, to possess a global mind. The HKU Worldwide Exchange Programme, established in 1998 by…
Descriptors: Student Exchange Programs, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Global Approach
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Meganck, Erik – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: Recently, charity (re)appears in cultural discourse. It is no longer confined to (moral) theology. Objectives: The aim of this article is to defend the acceptance of charity as a major and fundamental category in the formulation of professional learning goals and in the transformation and development of curricula in higher education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sharing Behavior, Helping Relationship, Higher Education
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Sibiya, Anthony T.; Nyembezi, Nceba – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: This article seeks to examine factors that shape Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) engineering students' understanding of their future career choices. Moreover, given the promising and ambitious vision for growth in both TVET and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), as envisaged by the policy framework, White Paper on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Engineering Education, College Students
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Rothmann, Jacques – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
This article provides a theoretical contemplation on how reciprocation of an assimilationist, liberationist and/or transgressive approach by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and/or questioning (LGBTIQ+) individuals on university campuses may encourage transformation initiatives in South African universities. The author ascribes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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