Elma Marais

Elma Marais
North-West University | NWU · Faculty of Education (Potchefstroom)

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Additional affiliations
March 2017 - present
North-West University
Position
  • Senior Lecturer
January 2014 - March 2017
North-West University
Position
  • Consultant
Education
January 2019 - September 2019
Harvard University
Field of study
  • Higher Education
January 2012 - December 2013
North-West University
Field of study
  • Language studies
January 2012 - April 2014
North-West University
Field of study
  • Education

Publications

Publications (18)
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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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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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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced lecturers at South African universities to reconceptualise their teaching and learning activities. Universities had to embark on remote teaching to salvage the 2020 academic year. This created the opportunity to draw on students’ creative and digital skills to promote digital storytelling as a way of enhancing their...
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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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According to Aslan and Chang (2016), as well as Tondeur (2018), it is becoming increasingly important to prepare future teachers for the integration of technology into their teaching. Van Laar, Van Deursen, Van Dijk and De Haan (2017) state that digital skills have become an essential 21st century skill and as such, you should be able to not only i...
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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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LEGO is a great tool withing the Language classroom. This video illustrates how a scene is build in LEGO. I then facilitated students learning from that context. The language proficiency's could be stimulated by children observing and explaining what they see. All language components as set out in the South African Curriculum was facilitated by usi...
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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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Die doel van hierdie artikel is om verslag te doen van ʼn studie wat geloods is om te bepaal wat onderwysers in die intermediêre fase se gereedheid is om letterkunde in die klaskamer te onderrig en te gebruik. Die studie is onderneem vanuit ʼn interpretatiewe paradigma waarna ʼn kwalitatiewe navorsingsbenadering gevolg is. Die kwalitatiewe benadering...
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Much has been written about children’s literature as a genre, but very little material exists on how to use it in diverse South African classrooms where teachers prepare young learners in literacy skills. Introducing children’s literature equips the prospective teacher with a strong theoretical introduction to the genre and details how children can...
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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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The European Commission (2007) identified the quality of teaching and teacher education as key factors necessary to ensure the quality of education systems and to improve the educational attainment of young people. A study of the most successful school systems acknowledges the central role of teachers, and maintains that “the quality of an educatio...
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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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Every reader will respond to and think in a different way about a book. They will have different interpretations of the book. It is not possible to say with scientific certainty in what way a reader will interpret a book. To address this issue, this study focuses on the reader response theory as explained by Iser and Jauss. However, the reader resp...

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