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Simelane-Mnisi, Sibongile; Mji, Andile – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: The Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST Short Version) was used to better understand the students' approaches to learning in a mathematics classes. Method: Quantitave method was used in this study. Participants were 345 first and second year mathematics students from a university in the Gauteng province of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Questionnaires
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Frempong, G.; Visser, M.; Feza, Nosisi; Winnaar, L.; Nuamah, S. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: Through the education for all initiative, a number of education systems have been able to provide access to their students at the basic education level. The major challenge is that most of these learners, especially, those from poor families who attend schools with limited resources are often not successful. However, in South Africa,…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Poverty, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Winnaar, L. D.; Frempong, G.; Blignaut, R. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2015
Introduction: Studies of school effect usually evolve around two major issues; understanding of the factors within schools that explain variation in students achievement levels, and how differences among schools account for the variation in their students' achievement levels. Given the limited studies of school effect research in South Africa,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics
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Breed, Betty; Mentz, Elsa; van der Westhuizen, Gert – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2014
Introduction: The research focused on metacognition in a collaborative learning setting. Based on a comprehensive literature study the researchers designed a metacognitive teaching-learning strategy for pair programmers. Our purpose was to investigate the influence of this metacognitive teaching-learning strategy during pair programming in an…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Cooperative Learning, Meta Analysis, Mixed Methods Research
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Muganda, Nixon; Joubert, Pieter, Jr.; Toit, Jacques Du; Johnson, Roy – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2012
Introduction: This paper examines the persistent problematic issue of engaging business students in teaching computer programming. Studies continue to document challenges in teaching computer programming and various methods have been proposed with varying degrees of success. From an educator's perspective, the concern is how to engage students to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Stakeholders, Teaching Methods