7-11 July 2014
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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The experiences of four-year program degree students

10 Jul 2014, 11:30
20m
D Les 310

D Les 310

Oral Presentation Track E - Physics Education Education

Speaker

Ms Buyi Sondezi-Mhlungu (University of Johannesburg)

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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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Primary authors

Ms Buyi Sondezi (University of Johanneburg) Mr Emery Sky Hassall (University of Johanneburg) Mr Kevin Michael Myers (University of Johanneburg)

Co-author

Mr Paul Molefe (University of Johannesburg)

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