Martina van Heerden

Martina van Heerden
University of the Western Cape | uwc · English for Educational Development

PhD

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January 2011 - present
University of the Western Cape
Position
  • Lecturer
January 2010 - December 2012
Stellenbosch University
Position
  • Consultant
January 2008 - December 2012
Stellenbosch University
Position
  • English Tutor
Education
January 2015 - April 2018
January 2009 - December 2011
January 2008 - December 2008

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Publications (13)
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Feedback plays an integral role in students’ learning and development, as it is often the only personal communication that students have with tutors or lecturers about their own work. Yet, in spite of its integral role in student learning, there is disagreement between how students and tutors or lecturers perceive the pedagogic purpose of feedback....
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Research has shown that written feedback is important for student learning and development. However, the messages embedded in feedback may lead to students being misled about what they need to learn or how they need to develop. This article reports on a small-scale investigation into the messages embedded in feedback. Legitimation Code Theory was u...
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In order for feedback to effectively facilitate learning and development, it needs to feed-forward from one assignment to the next. Yet, it is not always clear how to determine if feedback is actually feeding forward. This paper, therefore, presents a translation device, using Legitimation Code Theory, and specifically, semantic gravity, to help tu...
Chapter
An underdeveloped aspect of academic staff development research in higher education is using theory to help academic lecturers to understand and inform their practices, so as to better enable student development and learning. This chapter illustrates how a theorized way of talking about teaching and learning, specifically using the LCT dimension of...
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Anonymity has been suggested as a way to mitigate the possible negative effects of interpersonal variables that may arise during the peer review process. However, since anonymity is not always possible, it is important to consider how the level of familiarity between peers may influence the peer review process. This study therefore explores the eff...
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Presentation delivered at LCTC2 in Sydney, Australia (some of the findings have since changed)

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