Appraisal of Academic Writing Hideaway Platforms: Giving Voice to Heirs

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018
9:45am to 11:15am
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Dunwoody B
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Many academics in the South African higher learning institutions (HLIs) do not reflect an inclination towards embarking in research; more especially among historically black universities (HBU) whose faculty are predominantly African heirs of oral culture (also known as orature), to whom writing is not yet second nature. Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) in South Africa is one university with a low production of research but of late has valiantly embarked on a project to establish an academic support monograph aimed at improving the learning and teaching scholarship. This study presents voiced experiences of the participants of the workshops that took place for the writing of the envisaged SMU monograph.

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