Browsing Chapters in Books (Curriculum Studies) by Title

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    • Afterword 

      Leibowitz, Brenda (SUN MeDIA, 2012)
      Earlier this year I attended a conference in Götenburg, Sweden, on integrating language teaching into the disciplines – nothing overtly to do with social justice or the public good. One evening after a long and tiring ...

    • Challenges for curriculum in a contemporary South Africa 

      Le Grange, Lesley (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2011)
      INTRODUCTION: Curriculum is a complex and contested terrain that is variously described based on disparate philosophical lenses through which it is viewed. When the word ‘curriculum’ is used it is generally understood as ...

    • Critical professionalism: a lecturer attribute for troubled times 

      Leibowitz, Brenda; Holgate, David (SUN MeDIA, 2012)
      Introduction: This chapter describes the research-based project, Critical Professionalism, which gave rise to several of the chapters in this volume. We suggest that the concept of critical professionalism, with its strong ...

    • Doctoral students' identities : does it matter 

      Leshem, Shosh (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2016)
      Introduction: These excerpts depict the sentiments of doctoral students who were at different stages in their doctoral journey and shared their narratives with me. My interest in their narratives started long before ...

    • Equity and access: a curricular perspective 

      Leibowitz, Brenda (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2016)
      Introduction: This chapter is concerned with equity and access to the curriculum, which has been shown by numerous analyses of statistics, as well as experience of those of us who are concerned to improve the state of ...

    • An evaluative framework for a socially just institution 

      Bozalek, Vivienne; Leibowitz, Brenda (SUN MeDIA, 2012)
      Introduction: Lindi arrived at a privileged South African university from rural Kwa-Zulu-Natal, having been top of her class most of her life. She suddenly found herself unable to participate as an equal in her new ...

    • Exploring linguistic resources in academic literacy development in isiXhosa printed media texts, within the framework of genre-based teaching 

      Xeketwana, Simthembile (Casas, 2017)
      This chapter explores properties of the influential genre-based approach to literacy development (developed by Australian researchers over the past three decades) regarding its possible application in the South African ...

    • Improvement-oriented evaluation of undergraduate science programmes and the quality of student learning 

      Botha, Jan (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2009)
      The quality of student learning is considered by many as a key area in the study of higher education as student learning gain seems to be one of higher education’s critical contributions to society. In this chapter insights ...

    • Inquiring the curriculum in higher education : a limited (South African) perspective 

      Bitzer, Eli (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2011)
      INTRODUCTION: This chapter attempts to explore, in a limited way, the concept of curriculum inquiry and to position its applications within the field of higher education studies and research. Obviously, curriculum inquiry ...

    • Introduction: Reflections on higher education and the public good 

      Leibowitz, Brenda (SUN MeDIA, 2012)
      There is always a potential contribution that higher education can make to the public good. In the twenty-first century specific concerns that require our attention are sustainability and global warming, human mobility and ...

    • Introductory chapter 

      Bitzer, Eli; Botha, Nonnie (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2011)
      INTRODUCTION: Inquiry into higher education curricula or, what is sometimes referred to in a broader sense as ‘the curriculum’ in higher education, is a complex business. One important reason for this is that higher education ...

    • Making sense of research in higher education 

      Plowright, David (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2016)
      I was meeting with E about the problems that postgraduate researchers experience when carrying out their research. E was a well-respected and eminent professor from Stellenbosch University. I had known him for about four ...

    • Self study as a mechanism to foster hopeful teaching 

      Gierdien, Faaiz (SUN MeDIA, 2012)
      Teaching mathematics education to pre-service teachers (PSTs) enrolled at university is problematic, due to their lack of agreement about the extent to which they are prepared for teaching school mathematics. Pre-service ...

    • Student and staff portals as support channels for the first-year academy 

      Van der Merwe, Antoinette; Pina, Ralph (2009)
      Introduction: Using technology to support student learning is well accepted, but using technology to support systemic initiatives is a less well-known approach. This paper discusses some of the issues that should be taken ...

    • Towards a pedagogy of possibility: Teaching and learning from a ‘social justice’ perspective 

      Leibowitz, Brenda (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2009)
      This chapter takes the argument of Waghid (this volume) on higher education as a public good as its starting point and sketches the challenges presented in relation to this, by the educational biographies of learners and ...

    • Towards integrated assessment in South African higher education 

      Beets, Peter (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2009)
      Higher education institutions are increasingly challenged to address pressing societal needs. This has led to changes in the nature of knowledge production and the competencies students are required to develop through ...

    • Trans-disciplinarity and curriculum space in health sciences education master's programmes 

      Bitzer, Eli (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2011)
      INTRODUCTION: The level of complexity of modern-day challenges demands a wider approach than discipline-specific measures can provide (Max-Neef 2005). These measures no longer suffice when they involve major environmental, ...

    • Two master’s students’ perspectives on higher education studies in pursuit of scholarship 

      Koen, Mariette; Bester, Marianne (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2009)
      This chapter reviews how higher education studies can hold much promise for improving lecturers’ professional development by exploring the journey of two master’s students under the same supervision. The intention of this ...

    • The university in a contemporary era: reflections on epistemological shifts 

      Le Grange, Lesley (AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, 2009)
      The contemporary university is an institution that is transforming rapidly. In an age of supercomplexity it too must become supercomplex and expand its epistemologies so as to engage with the challenges of a changing world. ...