Simone Titus

Simone Titus
University of the Western Cape | uwc · Faculty of Community & Health Sciences

PhD in Education

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Introduction
My research interest is in the area of teaching and learning with a special interest in the role of emerging technologies in higher education.
Additional affiliations
August 2017 - September 2017
University of the Western Cape
Position
  • Teaching and Learning Specialist
January 2007 - present
University of the Western Cape
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I have been teaching and doing research in the field of sport management, sport history and sociology and sport psychology. I also do work in the area of teaching and learning.
Education
January 2013 - December 2016
University of Cape Town
Field of study
  • Education (Emerging Technologies in higher education)
February 2005 - August 2008
University of the Western Cape
Field of study
  • Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science

Publications

Publications (24)
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In defining successful collaborative international projects within the theory of change or logic model, focus is often on ‘outcome’ and ‘impact’. Less empirical information is available regarding the ‘input’ and ‘activities’ aspects of this model. To address this knowledge gap and to offer insight into pivotal elements for management, this study fo...
Research
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In response to the national lockdown in South Africa due to the COVID‑19 pandemic, educational institutions adapted their programmes to meet the challenges of the disruption in teaching and learning. In line with this need, the Sub-Saharan African FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI) was faced with the challenge of exploring innovative ways to continu...
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This paper considers how co-creating an interprofessional education curriculum using local and indigenous knowledge through storytelling, as a narrative pedagogy can facilitate the development of knowledge and skills relating to social accountability and cultural acceptance of students engaged in interprofessional practices in health science curric...
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Interprofessional education allows for collaboration of two or more health professions during their training at university with a view of cultivating collaborative practice and client-centered health care. Although South Africa’s higher education system is the leader in the field of research on the continent, there is little evidence of the role of...
Poster
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This study illustrates how student agency is formed based on the lecturer-student relationship, learning support and learning experiences in an interprofessional education environment. This study assessed the association of the lecturer-student relationship, learning support and learning experiences on student agency in an interprofessional health...
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Gymnastics, as a physical activity, presents young people with opportunities to learn physical skills, improve eye-hand coordination, develop gross and fine motor skills, and socially develop through engagement with other young people. An understanding of aerobic and anaerobic physical activities is important to enhance young people’s physical, emo...
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In this newspaper article, I argue that principles of coloniality are embedded in the outcome of a ruling by IAAF against 800m athlete Caster Semenya. 'Euro-American-centric hegemonic, heteronormative representation of a modern power structure cannot and should not be ignored as there lies a bias and prejudice of identity is it relates to Semenya’...
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Students with physical disabilities at higher education institutions are often excluded from recreational activities due to lack of appropriate inclusive integration programmes. This study systematically reviewed literature that identified recreational patterns and preferences of students with physical disabilities to provide recommendations for th...
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Background: One of the more discernible needs with which universities are challenged is addressing the level of preparedness when students enter the Higher Education environment. In this environment there is an expectation from students to participate in active learning, whilst at the same time adopting a certain level of agency in order to success...
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Gymnastics is the umbrella term that represents seven different and unique disciplines of gymnastics. Men and women of all ages and abilities practice this sport, and participation in gymnastics can develop both gross and fine motor skills, strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. There are various social factors, such as a family’s socioec...
Chapter
This chapter asserts that parenting styles are influential in emotional, psychological and academic growth and development of children. However, little is known about the relationship between parenting style and later psychological well-being. Whilst authoritative parenting results in improved well-being, permissive or neglectful parenting may lead...
Chapter
This chapter asserts that parenting styles are influential in emotional, psychological and academic growth and development of children. However, little is known about the relationship between parenting style and later psychological well-being. Whilst authoritative parenting results in improved well-being, permissive or neglectful parenting may lead...
Conference Paper
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Although student engagement has potential to enhance learning and student retention, the use of digital games to achieve this learning outcome remains a challenge in higher education. while the role of gamification is highly predicated in horizon reports to enter mainstream education, the popularity of game-based learning has remained marginal. in...
Conference Paper
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Over the past few years, the virtual landscape of South African higher education institutions has changed as a result of ubiquitous and ever-present technological initiatives that can potentially provide students with a flexible learning space. Within these learning spaces, Web 2.0 tools have transformed educators’ pedagogical approaches to teachin...
Chapter
The Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science at UWC offers an undergraduate programme that uses a blended learning approach for course delivery. This case study reports on a collaborative, authentically designed wiki-based task that was designed to enhance student engagement and support learning. A blog was used as a discussion forum an...
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South African sportswomen have a proud history of using sport as a site of resistance against racism and sexism in society. However, 17 years since the advent of democracy, gender inequality still persists in South African sport. In traditional women's sport such as netball and softball, men can still be found in leadership positions while females...
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Gender inequality in South African sport has been legislated against by a number of constitutionally binding Acts. Although these policies have done much to address the general absence of women in leadership positions in sport, this absence is undoubtedly linked to gender inequality in sport. This is a reflection of the realities which shape women’...
Book
In the history of South Africa, sportswomen played a major role in the resistance movement in the struggle to liberate the country from apartheid, especially during the 1980's and 1990's. South African sportswomen used sport as site of resistance against racism and sexism until unity talks in South African sport took place between 1988 and 1994. Th...

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Projects (4)
Project
In the Faculty of Community and Health Science (FCHS), students who are repeating modules or those who have been academically excluded are at risk of failing or being rejected further access to the institution, consequently, having negative implications for time to completion rates. Thus, a peer mentorship programme may offer insight into potential strategic initiative that faculties could adopt to address concerns related to the academic project of students who are at risk. This project is significant as it may address key components, such as student engagement, which is critical to student success. Furthermore, it may also provide us with insight into the challenges faced by students at a Higher Education Institution in the Western Cape.