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University of KwaZulu-Natal

Isizulu njengolimi lokufunda nokufundisa kanye nokubheka ukuthi lungaziletha kanjani izinguquko enyuvesi yaKwaZulu-Natali

The objective of this study is to explore the changes that can be brought about by the use of isiZulu language at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Therefore this study will look at the use of isiZulu as a language of teaching and learning as well as looking at how isiZulu will bring about transformation at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

How do policy networks function in labour market policy processes? An assessment of the labour policy subsystem and its effect on youth employment policy outcomes

This study aimed to assess the role of policy networks on labour market policies and their effects on youth employment. The research has examined how key players such as the government, the private sector, and organised labour can influence the success or failure of youth employment policies. Policy network theory was used to examine the institutional arrangements of decision-making.

An Assessment of the SADC Conflict Transformation Capacity in the context of the recurring conflict in Lesotho 1998-2018: Towards a conflict transformation model

With Lesotho as its case study, the aim of this dissertation is to assess the conflict transformation capacity of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) within the period 1998-2018. The study was guided by the following questions: Which dynamics have been at play in the recurrence of conflict in Lesotho? What strategic political and diplomatic efforts has the SADC implemented in its attempts to resolve the conflict? What have been the major constraints encountered by the sub-regional body in its attempts to resolve the conflict?

The training of teacher librarians and the development of school libraries in KwaZulu-Natal

Libraries are the important resources that knowledge production institutions such as schools must have in order to effectively realise their objectives. It is important to note that libraries are hubs of the learning environment; hence they need to be managed by skilled people who are well aware of their functions, purpose and role in terms of meeting the school’s vision, mission and goals.

Inzukazikeyi Yokufunda Nokufundiswa KwesiZulu ULimi lwesiBili Emabangeni Akhaphezelayo (4-6) Ezikoleni EziseSiyingini SaseMlazi, KwaZulu-Natali

Ukufunda nokufundisa ulimi lwesiZulu ezikoleni zaseNingizimu Afrika kusabukeka kunezingqinamba eziningi ezidalwa ukuthi siwulimi olwalucindezelwe ngesikhathi sobandlululo. Ukuhlelwa koHlelo lwezifundo nakho kubukeka kungadlali indima etheni ekulekeleleni ukuba isiZulu sifundiswe ngendlela ezothuthukisa abafundi futhi baphumelele ngokwezinga lolwazimfundo.

University Lecturers’ Perspectives of Moodle Usage in Teaching Postgraduate Modules: A Case Study of the School of Education

Innovation in our educational system is driving our education towards new directions and new heights. Students of the 21st century generation owing to current advances, learn best with technology. This may be one of the reasons our educational system is shifting towards the use of educational technologies. One of the universities in South Africa introduced a policy stipulating Moodle as a mandatory teaching and learning platform from undergraduate to postgraduate.

Cataloguing practices from creation to use: A study of Cape Town Metropolitan Public Libraries in Western Cape Province, South Africa

Cataloguing is the process of creating metadata representing information sources such as books, sound recordings, digital video disks (DVDs), journals and other materials found in a library or group of libraries. This process requires the use of standardised cataloguing tools to achieve the bibliographic description, authority control, subject analysis and assignment of classification notation to generate a library catalogue.

Exploring how Science Teachers Engage in Curriculum Innovating in Environment and Sustainability Education

Life Sciences and Natural Sciences teachers are expected to adapt and to implement curriculum changes that are designed by the Department of Basic Education. The new Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) for Life Sciences and Natural Sciences stipulates that teachers are expected to integrate environment and sustainability content knowledge in their science teaching. In order for this to materialise, a specialised multipronged approach is necessary. It is argued that teachers work in diverse contexts and need to be innovative in order to teach science that is relevant to the lives of learners. I argue that effective professional development incorporating innovation can enable teachers to successfully teach environment and sustainability education.Life Sciences and Natural Sciences teachers are expected to adapt and to implement curriculum changes that are designed by the Department of Basic Education. The new Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) for Life Sciences and Natural Sciences stipulates that teachers are expected to integrate environment and sustainability content knowledge in their science teaching. In order for this to materialise, a specialised multipronged approach is necessary. It is argued that teachers work in diverse contexts and need to be innovative in order to teach science that is relevant to the lives of learners. I argue that effective professional development incorporating innovation can enable teachers to successfully teach environment and sustainability education.

Mobile Phones, Internet and Social Media: an investigation of the online participatory culture of children in Lusaka.

Teenagers’ networked participatory culture is influenced by the way they interact, self-present themselves, establish and maintain friendships, and the way they coordinate their day to day lives. Livingstone and Third (2017) have argued that these have contributed to teenagers’ pervasive access and use of social media and mobile phones.