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Pretoria Student Law Review 2016 - 10

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ISBN: 19980280 Year: Pages: 184 Language: English
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Subject: Law
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It is with great joy that I, along with the editorial committee, present to you, reader, the 2016 Pretoria Student Law Review. I believe it is only fitting that the tenth edition is one that portrays, very clearly, a new chapter in the life of this student publication.This year has not only been a challenging one for students, staff and parents but also for the citizens of South Africa as a whole. It is thus with even greater pleasure that we offer our humble contribution to legal academia. As the editorial board we are extremely proud of successfully completing this most important tenth edition in such tumultuous times.Many challenges have both been overcome and discovered in this year’s exciting journey of creating this publication. Every year experiences different authors with varied contributions and themes but this tenth edition is one which illustrates a certain gusto and determination on the part of those who worked towards its completion. With that said, I would like to thank the authors for their submissions and tireless effort to meet (often exceedingly pressed) deadlines. My thanks also goes to the artist for this edition, Marijke Benade and Lizette Hermann for her support during this particularly unique time; Prof Anton Kok & Prof Andre Boraine, for their support in various ways and on short notice. But of course, thank you to the editorial team of 2016. Abel Maluleka, Abrie van der Merwe, Carin Cross, Daniel Badenhorst, Larisse Prinsen and Roxanne Gilbert; without your willingness to assist, there would be nothing between these pages. Thank you to Sarah Burford, in particular, who is not only part of the editorial team but who greatly assisted me with concluding edits and proofreading.This year’s edition includes a diverse range of articles. Some are close to home while others grapple with issues abroad. From feminism & queer theory, to child rights, sports law, free higher education, and of course, the language debate, our authors have ensured that every reader will find something to both challenge and broaden their minds.I do hope that you enjoy this precious bundle of what the students at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, have to offer.Editor in chief: Cara FurnissEditors: Daniel Badenhorst, Sarah Burford, Carin Cross, Roxanne Gilbert, Abel Maluleka, Larisse Prinsen & Abrie van der Merwe

Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism

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Book Series: African Higher Education Dynamics Series ISBN: 9781928331223 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 280 Language: English
Publisher: African Minds
Subject: Education
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The second volume of the African Higher Education Dynamics Series brings together the research of an international network of higher education scholars with interest in higher education and student politics in Africa. Most authors are early career academics who teach and conduct research in universities across the continent, and who came together for a research project and related workshops and a symposium on student representation in African higher education governance. The book includes theoretical chapters on student organising, student activism and representation; chapters on historical and current developments in student politics in Anglophone and Francophone Africa; and in-depth case studies on student representation and activism in a cross-section of universities and countries. The book provides a unique resource for academics, university leaders and student affairs professionals as well as student leaders and policy-makers in Africa and elsewhere.

Pretoria Student Law Review 2015 - 9

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ISSN: 1998-0280 ISBN: 19980280 Year: Pages: 127 Language: English
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Subject: Law
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About the publicationWords fail to describe what an honour it has been to have been part of the ninth edition of the Pretoria Student Law Review. The sense of satisfaction is overwhelming in this being the third edition I have had the privilege to be a part of. Having spent three years as part of this publication I cannot begin to describe and expand upon all that I have learnt in this time, but one thing which I guarantee is the bright and prosperous future of the legal profession of South Africa. With each successive edition I see a thirst and hunger for knowledge from law students, each year those yearnings becoming more intense and providing us with the most thought provoking and well-founded articles. The desire to challenge the status quo, to reject the notions of complacency and outright refusal of facile thought is truly something all these writers should be proud of and us along with them. To read and to write is the essence of not only thought, but of life itself.Editor in chief: Alicia AllisonEditors: Alexia Katsiginis and Michael PotterTable of ContentsEditors’ noteAlicia AllisonFrom the Dean’s deskAndre BoraineChallenges to peaceful protest in Nigeria: The use of forceAdebayo Okeowo(Wo)man in the mirror — A reflection: Law’s influence on society, identity and feminismDevon-Lee AndriesThe impossibility to be lost in transformationJJ van der WaltThe political constructions of justice: Reviewing Antjie Krog’s Country of my skull and application of African jurisprudenceMarko SvicevicThe effect of the South African media on HIV/AIDS awarenessNicole KingA new ‘ray of light’ in socio-economic rights jurisprudence? A note on Coughlan NO v Road Accident Fund (Centre for Child Law Amicus Curiae) (CCT160/14) [2015] ZACC 9Romy-Anne TempletonThe ‘irrational’ female was invented by the patriarchal societySarah HartmanLiability in space law: Questions on practical application of absolute fault and liabilitySevela Masie & Kaitlin MorrisIntroducing deconstructive intersectionality: The general jurisprudential rage against rainbow theoryTamryn Gordon

Reflections of South Africa Student Leaders 1994-2017

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ISBN: 9781928502098 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3833863 Language: English
Publisher: African Minds Grant: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - G-1802-05403
Subject: Education --- Political Science
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Reflections of South African Student Leaders 1994-2017 brings together the reflections of twelve former SRC leaders from across the landscape of South African universities. Each student leader’s reflections are presented in a dedicated chapter that draws closely on an interview conducted in the course of 2018/19 which was followed by an interactive process of co-editing, correcting, and approving the chapter between the researchers and the student leaders.

The state of the art in student engagement

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889195961 Year: Pages: 53 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-596-1 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Psychology --- Science (General)
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There is an extensive literature conducted from a range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies on the role of groups and student learning in higher education. However here the concept of the ‘group’ is heavily contested at a theoretical level but within higher education practice, characterizing the group has tended to be clear cut. Groups of students are often formed within the parameters of specific educational programs to address explicitly defined learning objectives. These groups are often small scale and achieve tasks through cooperative or collaborative learning. Cooperative learning involves students dividing roles and responsibilities between group members, so learning becomes an independent process and outcome. On the other hand, collaborative learning involves students working together by developing shared meanings and knowledge to solve a task or problem. From this perspective, learning is conceptualized as both a social process and individual outcome. That is, collaborative learning may facilitate individual student conceptual understanding and hence lead to higher academic achievement. The empirical evidence is encouraging as has been shown that students working collaboratively tend to achieve higher grades than students working independently. However the above perspectives on student engagement assume that groups are formed within the confines of formal learning environments (e.g. lecture theaters), involve students on the same degree program, have the explicit function of achieving a learning task and disband once this has been achieved. However, students may also use existing social networks such as friendship groups as a mechanism for learning, which may occur outside of formal learning environments. There is an extensive literature on the role and benefits of friendship groups on student learning within primary and secondary education but there is a distinct lack of research within higher education. This ebook is innovative and ambitious and will highlight and consolidate, the current understanding of the role that student based engagement behaviors may serve in effective pedagogy. A unique aspect of this research topic will be the fact that scholars will also be welcome to submit articles that describe the efficacy of the full range of approaches that have been employed to facilitate student engagement across the sector.

Students at Risk of School Failure

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889455911 Year: Pages: 594 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-591-1 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Psychology
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The main objective of this Research Topic is to determine the conditions that place students at risk of school failure, identifying student and context variables.In spite of the fact that there is currently little doubt about how one learns and how to teach, in some countries of the “developed world,” there is still there is a high rate of school failure. Although the term “school failure” is a very complex construct, insofar as its causes, consequences, and development, from the field of educational psychology, the construct “student engagement” has recently gained special interest in an attempt to deal with the serious problem of school failure. School engagement builds on the anatomy of the students’ involvement in school and describes their feelings, behaviors, and thoughts about their school experiences. So, engagement is an important component of students’ school experience, with a close relationship to achievement and school failure. Children who self-set academic goals, attend school regularly and on time, behave well in class, complete their homework, and study at home are likely to interact adequately with the school social and physical environments and perform well in school. In contrast, children who miss school are more likely to display disruptive behaviors in class, miss homework frequently, exhibit violent behaviors on the playground, fail subjects, be retained and, if the behaviors persist, quit school. Moreover, engagement should also be considered as an important school outcome, eliciting more or less supportive reactions from educators. For example, children who display school-engaged behaviors are likely to receive motivational and instructional support from their teachers. The opposite may also be true. But what makes student engage more or less? The relevant literature indicates that personal variables (e.g., sensory, motor, neurodevelopmental, cognitive, motivational, emotional, behavior problems, learning difficulties, addictions), social and/or cultural variables (e.g., negative family conditions, child abuse, cultural deprivation, ethnic conditions, immigration), or school variables (e.g., coexistence at school, bullying, cyberbullying) may concurrently hinder engagement, preventing the student from acquiring the learnings in the same conditions as the rest of the classmates.

The Student Voice in Higher Education and the Implications of Promoting Faculty Development (Book chapter)

Book title: Employability & Competences

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Book Series: Studies on Adult Learning and Education ISSN: 27045781 ISBN: 9788864536729 Year: Volume: 8 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-6453-672-9.09
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Education
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This chapter presents a literature overview of the student voice in higher education, the main results from a three-year research project conducted at five Italian universities with the aim of investigating students’ voices in higher education and how they offer insight into fostering Faculty Development

What Is the Role for Effective Pedagogy In Contemporary Higher Education?

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889455898 Year: Pages: 101 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-589-8 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Education --- Psychology
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The number of students entering into Higher Education (HE) continues to grow and as such the sector now stands at the threshold of a major shift in its philosophy. No longer does the academic prerogative belong to a generation who valued learning for the sake of enlightenment. Many contemporary undergraduate students enter their programmes of study with a primary desire to improve their position on the subsequent employability market. Universities have been quick to meet this need and institutional offerings have followed suit, enabling students to gain experience in a range of additional and subsidiary programmes that focus on the provision of 'value added' benefits. Here, students are encouraged to develop expertise in a range of topics from entrepreneurship and enterprise to intellectual property and even leadership skills. The first round of casualties that fall victim to such a shift are those programmes of study embedded within the humanities. As is evidenced by the falling numbers of enrolling students, the incoming cohort is less likely now to engage with such programmes, while participation in programmes that have a clear employability component has never been so high. To ensure that the HE sector continues to enable graduates to become effective citizens who contribute to the betterment of society a range of general questions need to be addressed. What does it mean to be an ‘authentic' university in the modern era? What are the real student expectations of HE and how are education providers framing and meeting these expectations? Is a new breed of academic leadership needed that will both meet the expectations of the students and guide the aspirations of academic staff? Finally, do we need an opportunity to reflect on the effective design and delivery of curriculum? Should the undergraduate student body play more of a role in the design of the curriculum or should the undergraduate student body play more of a role in the design of the curriculum or should they remain the recipients of a programme that has been designed by subject specialists? The scope of this book is wide but it brings the design and delivery of higher education programmes under the empirical gaze of educational psychology. That is to say, all chapters centre on the impact of higher educational programmes on the student-teacher relationship, student learning, achievement and identity. It is therefore crucial to explore the psychological impact of higher education institutions and how these can then be used to inform innovative educational practice and policy.

Social Media in Higher Education: Case Studies, Reflections and Analysis

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ISBN: 9781783746682 9781783746705 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0162 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
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"How does social media affect working life in Higher Education? How are universities harnessing its power to aid student learning? This innovative collection brings together academics and those working in professional services to examine these questions and more. The diverse and expert contributors analyse the many ways social media can be used to enhance teaching and learning, research, professional practice, leadership, networking and career development. The impact of social media is evaluated critically, with an eye both to the benefits and the problems of using these new forms of digital communication.This is the first volume to give such detailed attention to this area of high interest. Its innovative approach extends to its creation, with contributors found via their presence on Twitter. The short and impactful chapters are accessible while retaining an academic focus through their application of relevant learning theory and educational context.Social Media and Higher Education is essential reading for any professional working in higher education, including lecturers teaching education courses. It is also significant for researchers looking at more recent developments in higher education and what it means to work in a modern higher education environment."

20 år med fysikkprestasjoner i fritt fall

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ISBN: 9788202590987 Year: Pages: 311 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.83 Language: Norwegian
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing) Grant: University of Oslo
Subject: Science (General) --- Education
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"The book discusses various challenges and solutions related to the coordination of health and welfare services. Coordination is central to creating integrated services for users with complex needs. In order to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with creating such services, one needs knowledge related to organizations and the organizational context. The book's chapters takes on an organizational perspective where patterns and explanations are sought in formal and informal structures, processes and culture. The users’ need for services often cross established boundaries, both organizational and professional. The authors highlight the possibilities and limitations of some selected solutions that will help to cut across or break down such boundaries. Examples of such solutions are user involvement, interdisciplinary collaboration, team organizations, coordinators, standardization and patient pathways, digitization and decision-making tools for employees who work in the services. One chapter summarizes three different theoretical research approaches for analyzing coordination and collaboration. The target group is researchers, university and college employees and students of the health and welfare sector. The book also will be of interest for user organizations as well as administrative and professional decision-makers in public and private businesses."

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