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  • SDG-4
    Constructing a comprehensive learning style flexibility model for the innovation of an information literacy module
    15 Feb 2013

    The Department of Information Science in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria is responsible for offering a semester module on Information Literacy to all first-year students across all faculties. The Department has embarked on a process of curriculum innovation of the module. For this purpose the learning style theory of He…

  • SDG-4 SDG-8
    Antecedents of corporate entrepreneurship
    19 Jul 2013

    Businesses should strive to identify and nurture internal organisational factors that cultivate a dynamic entrepreneurial culture. This paper scrutinizes the contribution of the internal organisational factors, measured by market orientation, flexibility and job satisfaction, to intrapreneurship, as measured by the Corporate Entrepreneurship Assessment Instrument (CEAI). Information from a sample…

  • SDG-4
    The application of animal-assisted therapy in the South African context : a case study
    11 Oct 2013

    The purpose of this article is to explore the use, value, and applicability of animal-assisted therapy in psychology. The case study method was applied to a therapeutic case, using the interpretivist paradigm. Data were analyzed by means of document analysis. The findings are discussed according to five themes derived from the study, namely, “facilitating relationship building,” “enabling com…

  • SDG-4
    Values in further education and training institutions : whose values, what values and how imparted?
    23 Oct 2013

    In this article the authors try to locate the place of values (as life-skills) in Further Education and Training institutions in South Africa. They emphasise the fact that education is a valuebased and value-driven activity and that it is impossible to exclude values from education. The problem is whether such a claim would also include institutions of Further Education and Training attended …

  • SDG-3 SDG-4
    Gender and race distribution of dental graduates (1985 - 2004) and first year dental students (2000 - 2005) in South Africa
    18 Nov 2009

    This paper, written at the close of a decade of democracy in South Africa, sets out to analyse the demographic profile of dental graduates from 1985-2004 at the five Faculties/Schools of Dentistry in South Africa. A comparison of the profiles for the pre-democracy (1985-1994) and post-apartheid (1995-2004) periods has been made. The demographic profile of first year dental students from …

  • SDG-4
    Who teaches the teachers? Identity, discourse and policy in teacher education
    18 Nov 2009

    In this article we argue that understanding the identities that teacher educators construct for themselves is central to effecting innovation within a changing policy environment. The article begins with a theoretical perspective on the nexus of change and identity. It then discusses the central features of identity amongst a group of teacher college educators who have been incorporated into a…

  • SDG-4
    Knowledge and attitudes regarding the use of social software in a physiotherapy department
    18 Nov 2009

    Institutions of higher learning are under pressure to respond to the changing needs of today's learners and the use of information and communication technology has been at the forefront of that change. Furthermore, the use of social software to enable people to interact with each other in a dynamic way has been identified as one possible solution. This survey sought to identify the knowledge …

  • SDG-3 SDG-4
    Understanding diversity as a framework for improving student throughput
    18 Nov 2009

    INTRODUCTION: Literature suggests that a diverse body of healthcare graduates could extend health service delivery. However, the literature also indicates that the throughput of minority, working class, and historically disadvantaged students is problematic. Poor throughput is attributed to the way that university environments alienate some students. This brief communication highlights lessons…

  • SDG-4
    Factors influencing physical activity participation among school going children
    07 Dec 2010

    BACKGROUND: Although the health benefits of physical activity have been proven, many children and adolescents still do not meet the recommended guidelines for sufficient physical activity. The purpose of this investigation was thus to examine the levels of PA, and learners perception of support from teachers, family and friends at an independent school in the Western Cape. Furthermore, the invest…

  • SDG-4
    Staff development strategies for publication in the Faculty of Community and Health Science at UWC: A short report
    13 Dec 2010

    INTRODUCTION: Strategies for improving the publication output of academics are an essential component of research directives at tertiary institutions. The aim of this report was to highlight the effects of a writing retreat as an intervention strategy used by a university faculty to improve academic publication output. The strategy used included a structured programme over a period of three d…