7-11 July 2014
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The experiences of four-year program degree students

Presented by Ms. Buyi SONDEZI-MHLUNGU on 10 Jul 2014 from 11:30 to 11:50
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Education
Track: Track E - Physics Education

Abstract

Pure BSc and engineering students at University of Johannesburg undertake a standard calculus based physics course as an introduction to their degree major. Failure to attain satisfactory pass mark of 50% in such course renders the students ineligible to embark upon the course for their major and postgraduate studies. This leads to the low of number students enrolling for physics major. The introduction of the four-year foundation program is seen as a possible gateway to increase the physics major student cohort. This paper presents and discusses the experiences of some of students in physics four-year program degree.

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Room: D Les 310


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