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Extended degrees : a Univen study

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dc.contributor.author Kaburise, P.
dc.contributor.other Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-01T09:18:19Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-01T09:18:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.issn 16844998
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/586
dc.description Published Articles en_US
dc.description.abstract The four year extended degree (ED) with a foundation provision is one of the academic intervention tools available to underprepared students in higher education institutions (HEIs). University of Venda (Univen) introduced this form of assistance in 2007 to students enrolled in the Schools of Human Sciences, Management and Law (HML). The 15% completion rate for this first cohort is a cause for concern. This paper examines the implications of this result in terms of Univen's implementation of EDs. EDs can be variously applied dependent on the peculiar situation in an institution and it can be assumed that Univen chose the current format after due consideration of all factors. The poor throughput rate of these students, however indicate otherwise, motivating this investigation. An examination of the curricula for the various degrees indicates that Univen is implementing a blend of the various academic interventions without the necessary reconfiguration of teaching and learning and this might be the cause for the poor performance. The final sections of the paper contribute to the debates on topical issues related to academic literacy and support such as an extended high school period and a four year generic bachelor's degree. en_US
dc.format.extent 75 917 bytes, 1 file
dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal for New Generation Sciences, Vol 9, Issue 2: Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal for New Generation Sciences;Vol 9, Issue 2
dc.subject Extended degree en_US
dc.subject Underprepared students en_US
dc.subject Academic literacy en_US
dc.subject Univen en_US
dc.subject Results en_US
dc.subject Curriculum en_US
dc.title Extended degrees : a Univen study en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein

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