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  1. Teachers" perceptions of behavioural problems manifested by Grade 11 and 12 learners in three Namibian schools
    Akawa, Ester Anna Nelago, 2014, Rhodes University
    In Namibia today few learners with behavioural and learning problems are within special schools as most are placed within the mainstream school system. Placing these learners within the mainstream system is part of the policy of Inclusive Education (IE) because it argues that this would benefit thes ...
  2. Reading clubs as a literacy intervention tool to develop English vocabulary amongst Grade 3 English second language learners at a school in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
    Tshuma, Sibhekinkosi Anna, 2014, Rhodes University
    This study is part of a larger research programme that seeks to contribute towards an understanding of South Africa"s complex literacy landscape and formulate strategies that may address these particularly in the Foundation Phase. It is a case study of one public primary school in Grahamstown where ...
  3. Master"s Degree studies at Rhodes University : access and postgraduate readiness
    Stephenson, Sandra Lisa, 2014, Rhodes University
    This mixed method, grounded theory study aimed to explore access to Master"s level study at Rhodes University, a small, traditional South African university established in 1904, over the ten year period 1999-2008. It also sought to capture the essence of "postgraduate readiness": the generic (non-ce ...
  4. An investigation of stakeholder participation and learning in two schools within the Seychelles Eco-School programme
    Emilie, Shane Antonio, 2014, Rhodes University
    The aim of this study was to investigate stakeholder participation and learning in the Seychelles Eco-School programme within a primary school context and a secondary school context. Findings from each Eco-School have been presented in two case studies with the goal to explore and describe how teach ...
  5. Understanding how trainee teachers engage with prior everyday knowledge and experience associated with biological concepts during integrated natural science education 5-7 : a case study
    Enghono, Albertina Magano, 2014, Rhodes University
    Since the Namibian independence in 1990, the education system has undergone some major revamping which involved the adoption of social constructivist perspectives in the teaching and learning of sciences. This learning theory acknowledges learners’ background prior knowledge as valuable tools in the ...
  6. Teaching writing to Grade 5 English language learners in two Grahamstown East schools, South Africa : a case study
    Julius, Lukas Homateni, 2014, Rhodes University
    The majority of learners in South Africa are not native speakers of English, yet English is the dominant language of learning and teaching (LoLT). South African teachers, therefore, have the challenge of ensuring that their learners" literacy skills in English are adequately developed so as to facil ...
  7. An exploration of the way in which values and valuing processes might strengthen social learning in water stewardship practices in South Africa
    Barnes, Garth, 2014, Rhodes University
    This qualitative study, focussing on the way in which values and valuing processes might strengthen social learning in water stewardship practices in South Africa, is located within the broader global narrative that describes the scale of human impact on our Earth systems and that is setting humanit ...
  8. Investigating how problem solving skills can be developed using a collaborative learning environment
    Sonne, Anita, 2014, Rhodes University
    This thesis examines whether problem solving strategies develop and improve through working in a collaborative environment and, if so, how. The study explored the way peer-topeer discussions which are focussed on finding solutions to mathematical problems might shape learners" attitudes and particip ...
  9. Understanding educators" and learners" perceptions and experiences of their participation in Science Fairs/Expos : a South African case study.
    Kahenge, Wendelina Nambahu, 2014, Rhodes University
    The rationale behind Science Expos is to develop and empower learners to be able to identify problems and find solutions (Eskom Expo Project Guide Book, 2013). It is believed that involvement in Science Expos arouses learners" interest to pursue science related careers. But despite these ideals, the ...
  10. An investigation of Wikipedia translation as an additive pedagogy for Oshikwanyama first language learning
    Hautemo, Aletta Mweneni, 2014, Rhodes University
    The integration of Information and Communication Technology in the indigenous language classroom lags behind compared to other subjects. In many ways, indigenous language teachers find it difficult and to some extent, impossible to integrate ICT into their classroom activities. The focus of this stu ...