Carisma Nel

Carisma Nel
North-West University | NWU · Faculty of Education (Potchefstroom Campus)

Doctor of Philosophy

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The crucial role of teacher productive feedback in supporting communicative competence of Iranian EFL learners calls for research on measuring teacher productive feedback. The paper therefore reports on the development and validation of an instrument for measuring EFL teachers’ self-reported productive feedback practices. The process of the instrum...
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The teaching practicum has been characterised by “wicked feedback” problems. Feedback is essential for enhancing student teachers’ core teaching practices. Student teachers are most vulnerable when they have to present lesson segments and may not know whether they are doing it correctly. Providing actionable, timely and constructive feedback is cha...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the teaching practicum component of initial teacher education programmes in significant ways. School-based placement could not take place, but teacher educators still needed to ensure that the teaching practicum component complied with policy. The aim of this study is to indicate how work-integrated learning teach...
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This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Abstract The changes taking place in the schooling landscape because of the coronavirus are real and meaningful and have implications for the training of preservice teachers, especi...
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Research conducted by The Other Foundation has indicated that South Africans view the lives of queer individuals as lifestyle choice (34%), illness (12%), sin (5.10%), results of these individuals’ upbringing (3.80%) and/or resulting from the influence of ancestral spirits (3.70%). Advocacy and information about sexual orientation and sexual divers...
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Link to the article: https://journals.ufs.ac.za/index.php/pie/article/view/4716/4077 COVID-19 affected the teaching practicum placement of approximately 650 fourth year BEd Foundation Phase student teachers at University N in April and July 2020. The teaching practicum is seen as a purposeful, organised, supervised, mentored and assessed educatio...
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Preparing student teachers for the multi-faceted role of becoming a classroom teacher is complex and challenging. Practice should be at the core of teacher training. TeachLivETM is a sophisticated virtual simulation that has emerged as a supplement to traditional TP in schools. Teacher educators can create scenarios in TeachLivETM, allowing student...
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South Africa went into lockdown on 27 March,2020,as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is unlikely that thousands of preservice teachers will be able to complete their teaching practicum during 2020 at schools. In this action research study, we investigated a two-week teaching practicum experience that was completed via WhatsApp by 12 students....
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Abstract Reading is crucial in the undergraduate context. Yet, it seems that students do not comply with prescribed reading of their academic textbooks. The purpose of this mixed method study was to investigate students’ and lecturers’ views on students’ non-compliance with prescribed textbook reading. This study was conducted at one South African...
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Background: In investigating the early reading literacy of a group of Setswana-speaking children who learnt to read in Afrikaans, cultural historical activity theory (CHAT) was chosen as a conceptual framework because of its proven utility value in helping researchers make sense of complex social systems. Aim: The application of this heuristic not...
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Background: Universities, specifically faculties of education, have the responsibility to ensure that student teachers are introduced to the complexities involved in planning conceptually sound, coherent and cohesive lessons. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine how prepared students teachers are to plan children’s literature...
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In Suid-Afrika gaan heelwat mense gebuk onder 'n negatiewe identiteit as gevolg van armoede en die maatskaplike uitvloeisels daarvan (Bakker & Műller 2010:49-50; De Vries 2017). Die probleemvraag wat in hierdie studie ondersoek is, was: Hoe kan storievertelling as strategie ter versterking van identiteitsontwikkeling aangewend word? 'n Kwalitatiewe...
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Storievertelling as onderrigstrategie ter ver ster king van identiteitsontwikkeling by agtergeblewe individue Storytelling as a teaching strategy to strengthen identity development in disadvantaged individuals Corné van der vyver, Carisma nel, elize vos en ronél van oort Fakulteit Opvoedkunde Noordwes-Universiteit Potchefstroom
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With South African school learners scoring exceptionally poorly in both national and internationally benchmarked evaluations, and international research showing that teacher/teaching quality is a key determinant of learner achievement, attention has shifted to the state of teacher education in the country, and the extent to which new teachers are b...
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Making decisions about English reading instruction is as core a component to teaching as providing the instruction itself. When providing support to learners at risk for poor reading outcomes, for which currently there is a large percentage in South Africa, it is especially important to ensure that the decisions that are made have the highest likel...
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Instructors in higher education are under pressure to provide their students with more effective and efficient learning environments and educational experiences. Instructional systems and educational technology have been receiving great attention from educators in order to enhance students' learning. Educational technologies such as multimedia pres...
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Research confirms that the quality of instruction learners experience day-to-day matters for learner achievement more than any other school-based factor. Yet teachers beginning their careers across a range of contexts routinely report that they are unprepared to enact high-quality instruction on day one. Thus, the quality and content of pre-service...
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Een van die groot probleme in die hoëronderwyssisteem is dat die deurvloeisyfers nie na wense is nie. 'n Groot aantal studente skryf in vir 'n graad maar voltooi dit nie binne die voorgeskrewe tydperk nie. Een van die mees prominente faktore waaraan hierdie probleem volgens navorsers toegeskryf kan word, is studente se leerbenadering, wat weer bepa...
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Wigfield and Guthrie's Motivation for Reading Questionnaire (MRQ) consists of 53 items and eleven reading motivation dimensions that can be used to compile a reading motivation profile of learners. Wigfield and Guthrie, internationally recognised reading motivation researchers, used the MRQ for different learner groups in different grades and count...
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Wigfield and Guthrie's Motivation for Reading Questionnaire (MRQ) consists of 53 items and eleven reading motivation dimensions that can be used to compile a reading motivation profile of learners. Wigfield and Guthrie, internationally recognised reading motivation researchers, used the MRQ for different learner groups in different grades and count...
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Elize Vos is 'n lektor in die Fakulteit Opvoe-dingswetenskappe in die Vakgroep Afrikaans vir Onderwys van die Noordwes-Universiteit se Potchefstroomkampus. Haar navorsingsbelang-stelling is Afrikaanse jeugliteratuur, die lees-motivering van Afrikaanssprekende adoles sente-lesers, Afrikaanse prosa en poësie, asook Afri-kaansmetodiek vir die Senior e...
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In hierdie artikel word die vraag gestel of leesbegripstoetse, wat volgens onderwysdepartementele voorskrifte opgestel is, werklik leesbegripsvlakke assesseer. Riglyne van die Nasionale Kurrikulum- en Assesseringsbeleidsverklaring (Suid-Afrika, 2011) is gebruik om twee gelyksoortige leesbegripstoetse (drie tekste elk), wat uit dieselfde tekstipes b...
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Making decisions about teaching and learning is as core a component to teaching as providing the teaching itself. Effective use of assessment data to plan, judge, and modify teaching is a fundamental competency for good teaching. According to the Department of Basic Education (2013b), the purpose of the ANA is to determine learner performance with...
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Die Suid-Afrikaanse onderwysstelsel beleef vir die soveelste keer 'n proses van verandering. 'n Belangrike aspek van enige verandering in die onderwysstelsel is die professionele ontwikkeling van die onderwysers wat in die praktyk staan. Volgens die Suid-Afrikaanse Departement van Basiese Onderwys is die implementering van professioneleontwikkeling...
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The South African education system is in a process of change yet again. An important aspect of change in the education system is the professional development of in-service teachers. According to the South African Department of Basic Education the implementation of a professional development programme can be very valuable because it transforms and e...
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Reading is not simply an additional tool that students need at university; it constitutes the very process whereby learning occurs. Pre-service students are required to read prescribed course material which is predominantly in English. An overview of the reading literacy profiles of first-year BEd foundation phase students from diverse language bac...
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This article analyzes six short narratives written by language learning strategy experts from Germany, South Africa, Canada, and the United States. The six essays, included in full here, form a prism, through which a ray of light is refracted into seven diverse colors, i.e., specific themes arising from the analysis. These themes range from the str...
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This article discusses the importance of major theories regarding input processes in second language acquisition. It presents an overview of the major strands of research in the field of psycholinguistic theories on information processes in the brain, and discusses how these theories can play an important part for effective learning of especially v...
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Die onderrig van kinder- en jeugliteratuur (KJL) is ʼn integrale deel van die nuwe Nasionale Kurrikulum en Assesseringsverklaring (NKABV) wat vanaf die begin van 2012 in die land se nasionale skole geïmplementeer is. In die NKABV word daar egter min leiding aan onderwysers gegee oor watter konsepte deel van letterkunde onderrig op skool uitmaak en d...
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The study examined profiles of reading skills and cognitive skills for South African children from schools that differed in opacity of medium of instruction. The sample included 122 third graders instructed in Afrikaans (transparent language), 109 in Setswana (transparent), and 127 in English (opaque). The link between cognitive skills (short-term...
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To children going to school for the first time, the symbols and the vocabulary of mathematics can resemble a foreign language with its seemingly cryptic symbols and unknown terminology. This is a challenge to foundation phase learners’ ability to read, write, and communicate clearly. It might be that problems of vocabulary are considered to be fair...
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Various South African and international studies indicate that the preparation of teachers to teach reading is inconsistent across universities worldwide. Teacher preparation programmes lack rigorous research-based findings as the grounding for their programme design. Recommendations of some studies point to the fact that evidence-based research sho...
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A number of assessment studies in recent years have shown that the educational achievement of learners in South African schools is unacceptably poor. The Department of Education’s systemic evaluations, conducted in Grade 3 (first cycle in 2001, second cycle in 2007) show very low levels of literacy among learners. Reading comprehension and writing...
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Assessment is a common task in education and has many varied purposes. One of these is the use of assessment data to make decisions about teaching and support to struggling learners. Teacher preparation programmes should provide candidates with a rigorous, research-based curriculum and opportunities to practice a range of predefined skills and know...
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This article discusses the effect of the integration of the Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) as an ICT-variant on the academic performance of full-time geography teacher students enrolled for a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) degree at a rural university in a developing country. Action research (which includes both quantitative and qualitative studies),...
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It is of utmost importance for learners to master language in order to learn effectively at school. Many learners are initially taught in school to read and write. Learners should later be able to use acquired reading skills to learn, and acquired writing skills must be applied to reproduce that which has been learnt. If learners do not master the...
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The Department of Education, educators, parents and various stakeholders are concerned about the literacy levels of learners in South-African schools. Various national and international studies revealed shockingly low levels and underachievement. In 2006 the Department of Education revealed the disturbing fact that 61% of South African learners sti...
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This article discusses the results when integrating digital versatile disc (DVD) technology in full-time second-year geography for BEd degree students at a university in South Africa, a developing country. It proposes a framework for the integration of the DVD in geography teaching and learning, steered by students’ needs, feedback and observations...
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The Department of Education, educators, parents and various stakeholders are concerned about the poor reading skills of learners in South African schools. Various national and international studies reveal shockingly low levels of reading proficiency among South African learners. The Department of Education has launched various investigations to est...
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The problem with assessment in South African public schools persists. In 2008 thousands of candidates taking South Africa's first ever National Certificate Examination could not be resulted because of a failure to report school-based assessment (SBA) tasks. Only 62.5% of candidates prepared for the final external examination through a process of co...
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This edited collection provides a comprehensive overview of the area of sucessful language learning strategies and reviews the literature and research on this subject to date. The book provides a reference base, addresses theoretical issues and considers pedagogical implications. It identifies gaps in our current understanding and suggests useful r...
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Undergraduates are expected to read, comprehend and learn independently from university texts across relatively unfamiliar academic domains, acquiring new vocabulary, key concepts, as well as principles of reasoning. Reading is not simply an additional tool that students need at university; it constitutes the very process whereby learning occurs. R...

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