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Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright
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The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access produce and share information and knowledge Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications journals and learning materials in general At the heart of these challenges and solutions to them is copyright the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works This book gives the reader an understanding of the legal and practical issues posed by copyright for access to learning materials in Africa and identifies the relevant lesson best policies and best practices that would broaden and deepen this access This book is based on the work of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge ACA2K research network launched in late 2007 as a network of researchers committed to probing the relationship between copyright and learning materials access in eight African countries Egypt Ghana Kenya Morocco Mozambique Senegal South Africa and Uganda

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Law
General Law
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Textbook
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Armstrong
de Beer
Kawooya
Prabhala
Schonwetter
Date Added:
09/21/2010
Advanced Microsoft Word 2007 for Thesis Writing
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Word 2007 is a word processor designed by Microsoft This manual will show you some more advanced features of the program and is aimed at students preparing to write their thesis. The manual covers: Outlining; Using styles; Creating a table of contents; Defining document sections; Effective use of graphics.

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Textbook
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University of Cape Town
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Author:
Desiree McKie
Jane Nash
Date Added:
01/28/2010
"Because the Country Says They Have to Change"
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The shift from apartheid to a constitutional democracy in South Africa brought with it a plethora of questions concerning ideas of nationhood, citizenship, and organisational transformation. Integrally caught up in the revolution, the South African Police Service (SAPS) faces transformative challenges on scales far larger than most other organisations in the country. From being the strong arm of the oppressive elite, it has had to restructure and rearticulate its function, while simultaneously attempting to maintain law and order. Like many other corporations and organisations, the SAPS has engaged in interventions aimed at aiding the fluidity of this process. This report is an analysis of one such intervention. It attempts to ascertain the extent to which members are changing as a result of particular diversity workshops conducted in a region of the Western Cape. The analysis focuses on members at one particular station.

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Reading
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University of Cape Town
Author:
Andrew
Faull
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Being Different Together: Case Studies on Diversity Interventions in Some South African Organisations
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There are few contexts where people are not confronted by difference in the workplace, in organisations and public spaces, and as an aspect of the general body politic. The challenge, therefore, is how to value what different groups may bring to the collective while, at the same time, maintaining cohesive societies. Contemporary South Africa is no exception in facing realities such as these although the specific contours that the challenges take are obviously shaped by South Africa's history, its socioeconomic capacities, and the particular demographics that form its population. Widespread legislative reform has attempted to redress stratification along a number of axes of difference. Employment equity measures such as affirmative action which were conceptualised in countries like the USA were designed to introduce a representative number from minority groups into relatively homogenous organisations. The changes envisioned for South African organisations are of a different order in this country where the majority demographic has to be brought into the centre politically, economically, and organisationally - a fundamental transformation in processes, structures, identities and relationships. The case studies that are presented here are a reminder of this sometimes volatile transformation of South African life where new opportunities and challenges often come into conflict with old mindsets and practices.

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Business and Communication
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Case Study
Textbook
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Melissa Steyn (Ed.)
Date Added:
06/18/2011
Beyond the VO2 Max: The Role of Self-belief in Elite Athletic Performance
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In the past Prof Tim Noakes was convinced that physiology could explain performance. After 38 years of studying the human body, he now believes that the mind and the role of self belief are crucial factors in human athletic feats. In January 2008, Noakes presented this lecture, entitled "Beyond the VO2 Max: The Role of Self Belief in Elite Athletic Performance" at Croke Park Stadium, Dublin.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Timothy Noakes
Date Added:
03/22/2011
Biological Monitoring of Workers Exposed to Pesticides: Guidelines for Application in Field Settings
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This guideline was produced for those persons responsible for the maintenance of health and safety measures at agricultural workplaces handling potentially hazardous organophosphate and carbarnate chemicals. It is primarily aimed at professional nursing and other medical staff charged with monitoring workers for pesticide exposure, but will be useful to all personnel involved in workplace health and safety monitoring for pesticide exposure. The guidelines concentrate on monitoring for organophosphate and carabarnate insecticides because the technology is reasonably readily available and the methodology well described. These chemicals are widely used and are the most common cause of acute poisoning by pesticides. The guidelines have also been written bearing in mind the Hazardous Chemical Regulation 556 of 25 August 1995, in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act that includes agricultural workplaces, in addition to industry.

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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Leslie London
Date Added:
09/16/2011
Black Adam: End of the White Guy?
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This website features video material that can be used by educators and facilitators to generate discussion of whiteness in Post-Apartheid South Africa and the postcolonial world, in general.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Dominic Wilhelm
Haley McEwen
Melissa Steyn
Date Added:
12/08/2010
Chemical Industries Resource Pack
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The Chemical Industries resource pack is a set of curriculum-aligned resources for physical science teachers. It covers the petrochemical, fertiliser, chloralkali, and battery industries, and their links to electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and other sections in the science syllabus. The pack contains animations, practical videos, quizzes, worksheets and answers, posters, and a detailed periodic table.

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Chemistry
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Data Set
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University of Cape Town
Author:
UCT Chemical Engineering Schools Project
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Classical & Quantum Mechanics (Mainstream Physics)
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This is the second-year second semester mainstream physics course and is also suitable for mathematicians, astronomers, chemists and computer scientists. CLASSICAL MECHANICS: Review of NewtonŐs laws, constraints, dŐAelmbert principle, Lagrangian formulation of mechanics, conservation laws, applications, central forces, planetary motion, small oscillations, normal co-ordinates. QUANTUM MECHANICS: The basic assumptions of quantum mechanics, solutions of Schrodinger's equation, properties of wave functions and operators, one-dimensional applications, angular momentum in quantum mechanics, three-dimensional applications, the hydrogen atom, approximate methods. UCT PHY2015S

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Lecture Notes
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Indresan Govender
Roger Fearick
Date Added:
12/03/2010
Cleaner Energy Cooler Climate: Developing Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa
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For South Africa, finding a policy approach that balances the increasing demand for energy with the need for sustainability, equity, and climate change mitigation is a particular challenge. Through energy modelling indicators of sustainable development and policy analysis, Harald Winkler builds a rich and detailed case study illustrating how a development-focused approach to energy and climate policy might work in South Africa. Moreover, with recent recordsetting global crude oil prices, he points out that making energy supply and use more sustainable is a central challenge in South Africa's future development path. An energy researcher, IPCC author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a member of the South African delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Winkler offers a nuanced examination of where the synergies and tradeoffs lie, and makes clear the imperative of considering long-term implications when meeting short-term needs.

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Case Study
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
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Author:
Professor Harald Winkler
Date Added:
05/12/2011
Climate change and health in the SADC Region
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The draft review examines the link between climate change and health with special reference to the Southern African region SADC countries It attempts to set the scene for determining pertinent research priorities in the region to contribute to knowledge on the one hand and for identification implementation and evaluation of adaptation interventions that are likely to be appropriate and effective in the region This review has been conducted by Strategic Evaluation Advisory and Development Consulting SEAD a health consultancy together with the COEHR and is part of the Regional Climate Change Programme RCPP led by One World Sustainable Investments

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Reading
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University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
A
Chapman
Galloway
J
M
Manyike
Myers
P
T
Tucker
Young
Date Added:
09/21/2010
Clinical Skills Examination Procedures: Afrikaans & Xhosa
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Shown here are a single set of techniques which are both simple to employ and reliable for four examinations. General Examination: preparing the patient for examination; describing the patient's appearance; examination for features of specific illnesses; taking the pulse; assessing warmth, perfusion, hydration and temperature; inspecting the hands, eyes, mouth and pharynx; looking for lymphadenopathy; and inspecting the legs. Abdominal Examination: preparing the patient for the examination; looking for some signs of abdominal disease on a focused general examination; inspecting the abdomen; light palpation for areas of tenderness; detecting peritonism; determining the position and size of the liver by percussion and palpation; determining the position and size of the spleen by percussion and palpation; confirming the presence of ascite;s other features of portal hypertension; examining the iliac fossae and suprapubic region; detecting enlarged kidneys; identifying other abdominal masses ;and listening for bowel sounds. Respiratory examination: preparing the patient for the examination; looking for some signs of respiratory disease on a focused general examination; looking at the pattern of breathing; assessing the degree of expansion of the chest and its symmetry by inspection and by palpation; assessing the position of the trachea; percussing the chest for dullness and resonance; listening to the breath sounds by auscultation. Cardio vascular examination: getting your patient into the right position; general assessment; assessing the pulse; measuring blood pressure; measuring jugular venous pressure; palpation of the praecordium; palpation of the apex; auscultation of the heart; and signs of heart failure.

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Lesson Plan
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Department of Family Medicine
Date Added:
06/27/2011
Consolidated Report of DEISA Case Studies
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Diversity and Equity Interventions in South Africa (DEISA) was a research programme that studied the transformation industry in South Africa, exploring issues such as the kinds of interventions being undertaken under the rubric of diversity and equity, how these are experienced by people working in organisations, the theoretical frameworks used by practitioner,s and especially how they may or may not articulate with the quest for social justice in a democratising South Africa. The project examined 1) a questionnaire submitted to diversity practitioners across South Africa and 2) diversity interventions conducted at 12 South African organisations. These organisations included government institutions and private sector companies and ranged from multinationals to small family-owned concerns. They were situated mostly in the two major hubs of the South African economy, Gauteng and Cape Town. Two studies were in other regions of the country, Mpumalanga and North West Province.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Case Study
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Claire Kelly
Melissa Steyn
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Copyright Guide for Educators in SA
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This program contains resources for educators on copyright laws in South Africa particularly educators in higher education This program is intended to assist educators in their awareness of copyright laws Included in the program is a copyright timeline as well as an infographic There is also a guide which discusses the implications for both copyright holder and user and the use of copyrighted materials in an educational setting Lastly it advises on where to obtain copyright permissions and provides some tips for good practice This is a work in progress and I will updating this resource regularly Please note that to view this resource you will need to have the latest version of Shockwave player installed

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Shihaam Donnelly
Date Added:
09/29/2010
The Country We Want to Live In: Hate Crimes and Homophobia in the Lives of Black Lesbian South Africans
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This reading offers a refreshing perspective on violence perpetrated against black lesbians. It also profiles the voices of women who are central to the activism around hate crimes and homophobia. In capturing key aspects of the lively discussion of 2006, an update of subsequent events that have bearing on the original seminar is provided, concluding with recommendations that have relevance for research, policy and practice. It makes an impassioned plea about citizenship, belonging and social justice, confirming that silence about these issues is not an option. PART I: Context and History, Context and Sociopolitical Background, Language and Vocabulary, The Delimitations of this Report. PART II: Perspective and Profile, Roundtable Seminar on Gender-Based Violence, Black Lesbians, Hate Speech, and Homophobia. PART III: Current and Future Prospects, Legally Focused Campaigning, Conclusions and Recommendations, A Way Forward.

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Reading
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University of Cape Town
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UCT OpenContent
Author:
Jane Bennett
Nonhlanhla Mkhize
Relebohile Moletsane
Vasu Reddy
Date Added:
05/12/2011
DemOnline
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The website catalogues both lecture demonstrations and VPython scripts. The lecture demo section contains descriptions of the setup and execution of various physics experiments, along with screenshots and a reference for finding the equipment in the UCT Physics labs. The VPython scripts section contains scripts that demonstrate various physics concepts.

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Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Andy Buffler
Michael Malahe
Date Added:
09/16/2011
The Details and Construction Processes of the Fallingwater House
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The information presented here is taken from teaching architectural technology in the 2nd Year of the UCT Bachelor of Architectural Studies programme in 2010. The underpinning idea is that architectural technology is part of this hierarchical framework: conceptualising (architectural concept)-structuring (structural system)-placement and layering (components)-detailing (connections). The details, processes and descriptions of Die Es presented here demonstrate that in this framework, architectural technology is seen to be inextricably interlinked to the entire building and its spatial-aesthetics.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Tom Sanya
Date Added:
05/25/2011
A Developmental State: The Challenge Ahead
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Lecture series coordinated by Alec Erwin, Honorary Professor of Economics University of the Western Cape. Considerable economic and other challenges face contemporary states around the world. This is even more the case for Africa, where the developmental issues are massive. This course will examine the implications of a commitment to a 'developmental state' for South Africa and Africa, and assess key contemporary challenges. ' Development' is a complex concept and the role that states have played, or can play, in achieving development is also a contested area. The first lecture will consider these issues with specific reference to Africa and South Africa. Attention will then turn to the critical policy balance between development and environmental sustainability - an issue made more pressing as the reality of climate change is increasingly felt. The third lecture will examine how the size and complexity of the large energy systems relied upon by the world economies pose major new structural challenges. South Africa's future depends as much on the development of Africa, as on its own development. Do African states have the capacity to lead the developmental process? This issue will be the subject of the fourth lecture. The final lecture will consider whether the claims that South Africa is a 'developmental state' are justified or even possible. Alec Erwin, a past Minister of Trade and Industry and of Public Enterprises, will give two of the lectures, and significant South African and regional economists and policy thinkers will contribute to the course.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Various speakers
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Disability and Social Change A South African Agenda
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This powerful volume represents the broadest engagement with disability issues in South Africa yet. Themes include: theoretical approaches to and representations of disability, governmental and civil society responses to disability, aspects of education as these pertain to the oppression, liberation of disabled people, social security for disabled people, the complex politics permeating service, provision relationships and consideration of disability in relation to human spaces, physical, economic and philosophical. Noteworthy, is the inclusivity of its nearly fifty contributors, many of whom write both as disabled South Africans and as educators, , linguists, psychologists, human rights activists, entrepreneurs, mental health practitioners, academics, and NGO and government officials. Equally stimulating is the range of writing styles, including interviews, a provocatively stark contrasting of voices in a chapter on Psychiatric Disability and Social Change, various well-crafted articles on theoretical issues, and the autobiographical style of many of the contributions. Firmly located within the social model of disability, this collection will resonate powerfully with contemporary thinking and research in the disability field and will set the benchmark for cutting-edge debates in a transforming South Africa.

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Textbook
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Brian Watermeyer
Leslie Swartz
Marguerite Schneider
Mark Priestley (eds)
Theresa Lorenzo
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Discovering Information Systems An Exploratory Approach
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Note: This book was written in 1999 and last updated in 2003. Since then technologies have changed so the non-conceptual and more technical parts of the book may be out of date.Why Yet Another Textbook (WYAT)?There are many excellent introductory information systems (IS) texts on the market. Why then produce our own text? Interestingly enough, when we sat down to critically review the first year Information Systems curriculum, the very last thing that we wanted was to get involved in writing yet another text. But after we had set the broad educational goals, the curriculum content and educational approach, we found that no textbook fitted our objectives or approach. Briefly, the following considerations forced us to fire up our word processor and compile the text you find in front of you.Technology Bias. A frequent criticism of the introductory information systems curricula is that many have a very strong technological bias: many courses are an in-depth treatment of hardware and software concepts with an avalanche of buzzwords, often reflecting some computer science origins. Although a sound understanding of the technology that underlies information systems is critical, this technology is subject to significant change and seems to receive a disproportionately large amount of attention. This is particularly prevalent in many of the American textbooks that we considered for this course: they all seem to be an "Introduction to Computers" rather than an "Introduction to Information Systems". We wondered where the broader scientific contexts are in these, admittedly very well illustrated but quickly out-dated, documentaries of computer technologies. This is in sharp contrast to a number of European and Australasian texts, some of which relegate all the technology concepts to a single chapter or even a mere appendix at the end of the book! We needed something of a balance between these two extremes. We hope that the three roughly equal sections (scientific, technological and organisational contexts) in this will provide a sufficiently balanced approach to the study of information systems. We wish to provide students with a sound technical understanding but also let them take into account the more philosophical, scientific and organisational aspects of information systems.Depth of Treatment. We needed a text where the conceptual or theoretical component would be equivalent to roughly half of a one-semester course. Most textbooks on the market are intended for full or half-year courses. A frequent comment, even of the newer "trimmed-down editions", is that there is just too much material. Students with little or no previous exposure to computer jargon especially despair when confronted with the many new terms and acronyms. In addition, many of these technologies may be outdated by the time the students have completed their studies. By limiting ourselves to twelve chapters and setting strict limits to the length of each chapter, we hope to stem the "information overload" without compromising the academic standard. We carefully considered "need to know" versus "nice to know". A good example of the latter are the typical detailed historical notes on historical devices such as the abacus, Babbage or ENIAC.Educational Approach. Contrary to our expectations, past student evaluations showed that the textbook previously use, a well-written American one with excellent colour photographs and illustrations, was not well received and lectures based on the textbook were judged to be "boring". It is clear that a different educational approach was needed, perhaps due to our unique South African circumstances. Based on our experiences, we hope that a participatory learning approach will make the "theoretical" section come more alive and replace the rote learning with genuine understanding. The integral part of this text is therefore in the supporting materials: readings, case studies, class assignments and group exercises.Cost. Although not a decisive factor, we also considered the fact that many students face financial constraints. By producing a local textbook, we hope to beat the exchange rate fluctuations.This text consist of twelve chapters, which can be grouped roughly into the following three sections.The scientific context: a review of the fundamental scientific concepts on which IS builds: what is information, what is a system and what are information systems.The technological context: an overview of relevant technology: hardware, software and communications technology.The organisational context: the development and deployment of information systems as well as some wider societal concerns.It is important that this text not be seen separate from the practical worksheets, case studies, videos and group work, which will be provided in the lectures. The intention of these additional materials is to enhance the educational process through participatory learning units: you learn best when doing.It is also our conviction that university students need to be introduced from the first year to academic pluralism: too often undergraduate students get the impression that there is a single correct approach or, even worse, that most problems have only one correct solution or answer. This text is therefor supplemented with additional readings, culled from the world-wide web, in which we hope to expose students to different views of the material presented in the concepts part.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Textbook
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Jean-Paul Van Belle Jane Nash & Mike Eccles
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Diversity Intervention for Health Educators
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The diversity workshops were held with academic staff who supervise fourth-year medical students' research and health promotion projects in the Public and Primary Health Care Department at the University of Cape Town. These include staff who are site facilitators, lecturers, and registrars in the Health Science Faculty. Many of them, except for the site facilitators who mainly supervise the health promotion projects, have had no training in teaching methodology or educational theory. Therefore, the emphasis of the training was on the supervision of the research Epidemiology projects. The supervisors were facing complex challenges in establishing new ways of teaching to support the changing learning environment, small group learning in institutional and community settings, and the increasing diversity of the student body. To enable staff to respond to these challenges, an Adult Educator from the Centre of Higher Education and Development was asked to run workshops with staff in which diversity is made an explicit presence in the learning process. This report documents the process of the workshop implementation.

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Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Ismail, Salma
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Diversity Literacy
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This resource provides the entirety of the Diversity Literacy course content. A 2nd-year level course, offered at UCT as part of the Vice Chancellors strategic planning, Diversity Literacy aims to facilitate a process of conscientisation amongst students from all disciplinary backgrounds. Users will find all materials required to run the course syllabus, powerpoint presentations, assignments, assessment guides, useful links, and discussion guides. Also included is a comprehensive overview which provides users with the rational behind the course, along with a discussion of how to use the included resources.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Higher Education
Sociology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Steyn, Melissa
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Doctors in a Divided Society: The Profession and Education of Medical Practitioners in South Africa
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Many of the goals of South Africa's new democracy depend on the production of professionals who have not only the knowledge and skills to make our country globally competitive but also a commitment to working and living here. Despite numerous reforms, the South African health system, ten years into democracy, remains divided with first world private care that ranks with middle income countries internationally at the one end and at the other extreme in the rural public sector in particular conditions that are superior only to the poorest of African countries. Much work has been done to change medical school curricula in line with the primary healthcare focus of government policy and international trends towards problem-based learning. This study on the medical profession and its related education programmes considers the multiple worlds of medical practice in South Africa ten years into democracy from a number of perspectives. First it presents the major problem facing government - the skewed distribution of medical doctors across public, private, rural, and urban divides - and considers its recent attempts to rectify the imbalance. sSecondly, it presents the universities' responses to the equity and redress demands of government policy, changing profiles of medical students and graduates, and new curricula to meet the profile of the basic doctor who is willing and able to serve the needs of a transformed South Africa. Finally, it focuses on two medical schools to explore these issues in greater depth.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Angelique Wildschut
Mignonne Breier
Date Added:
05/12/2011
Does Africa Need the International Monetary Fund?
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International economist Dr Mark Ellyne asks, "Does Africa need the International Monetary Fund" in this Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great TextsBig Questions presentation.tEllyne has spent over two decades analysing African economies. His lecture questions why Sub-Saharan economies have not performed well even with considerable IMF and World Bank support. Some view the IMF as part of an international conspiracy to impose Western economic hegemony on the developing world. Others see it as responsible international cooperation supported by advanced industrial countries to avoid another great depression. Is something wrong with the IMF's economic advice to Africa, or is something wrong with Africa? he asks. Dr. Ellyne joined the IMF in 1986 after completing his doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in the USA. He worked on the economies of 16 African countries during his 23 years of IMF service and lived in both Uganda and Zambia as IMF Resident Representative. He retired from the IMF in 2009 and is currently a visiting lecturer at the University of Cape Town's School of Economics.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Dr. Mark Ellyne
Date Added:
01/05/2011
Evidence Based Management Library Guide
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An online library guide created for BUS1036FS Evidence Based Management (EBM). Contains presentations which will help students find a book in UCT Libraries, find a specific journal article in UCT Libraries, find a journal article in UCT Libraries, access library resources off campus, find newspaper articles in UCT Libraries, access databases at UCT Libraries. Image by stevelyon shared under a CC BYNCSA 2.0 license.

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Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Lara Skelly
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Examination of the Nervous System (Video Tutorial)
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Background Neurology is introduced into the University of Cape Town MBChB programme in the 3rd year. The Head of the Neurology Department, Prof. Roland Eastman, conducted a 'Master Class' for the clinicians who would be providing teaching sessions to the students. Just before his retirement, this video was produced in an attempt to capture his unique style of teaching. It is intended for use by both students and teachers This video depicts the examination of the nervous system through testing of the Motor System Sensations Cerebellum Cranial Nerves. Prof. Roland Eastman received a Distinguished Teacher Award in 2010, and, at the time of producing this video, was Head of the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town.

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Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Eastman
Prof Rol
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Exercising Advocacy: Some Personal Ideas and Experiences
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This talk was delivered to UCT alumni in London at South Africa House in 2007. It describes how the University influenced my early career and led me to study two of the important intellectual challenges of my life - exercise associated hyponatraemia and the central governor model of exercise. It then discusses the role of science in assisting the rise of South African cricket under the coaching of Bob Woolmer and of South African ascent to winning the 2007 Rugby World Cup under Jake White. It ends with the story of UCT graduate Lewis Gordon Pugh's swims in the Antarctic and Arctic, including his epic 18 minutes 1km swim at the North Pole in June 2007, how science insured his success, and the role that his self belief and that of his scientific support team played in that success.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Timothy Noakes
Date Added:
08/01/2011
Facilitating Online
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Facilitating Online is a course intended for training educators as online facilitators of fully online and mixed mode courses. The Centre for Educational Technology (CET) produced a Course Leader’s Guide as an Open Educational Resource to assist educators and trainers who wish to implement a course on online facilitation within their institution or across several institutions. The guide contains the course model, week-by-week learning activities, general guidance to the course leader on how to implement and customise the course and specific guidelines on each learning activity.

University of Cape Town, UCT

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Educational Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Tony Carr Shaheeda Jaffer and Jeanne Smuts
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Faculty of Humanities: Handbook on Citation and Related Matters
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Students are often unsure of exactly what plagiarism is and how it affects them. Especially these days with the ease of cutting and pasting from the Internet, student plagiarism has become an issue of great concern in academic institutions and it is very important to realize that any accusation of plagiarism will be serious and could be dealt with very severely.This handbook has been designed to help you understand and appreciate the need for proper referencing, evaluate different resources, and properly cite varying resources according to internationally approved citation styles.

Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Karin de Jager
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Finding Open Stuff
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This presentation showcases various sites to find open images, audio, video, software, comics, and more. By using open resources you are free to share your work without fear of infringing copyright.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Donnelly, Shihaam
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Gastric Lavage Procedure Animation
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This resource can be used to illustrate the gastric lavage procedure Gastric lavage is the standard method of obtaining specimens for Tuberculosis TB diagnosis in young children. It is generally carried out only in infants and children below the age of two years In older children specimens for TB microscopy and culture are better obtained by sputum induction or voluntary coughing. There are two items included here Gastric lavage Presentation PPT presentation that illustrates and explains the procedure with text, Gastric lavage Animation sequence PPTAnimation which demonstrates how this procedure can be performed. Art work in this animation should be attributed to Stacey Stent. Conceptualisation and the description of the content in the teaching materials should be attributed to Rupesh Daya and Professor Maurice Kibel

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Professor Maurice Kibel
Rupesh Daya
Stacey Stent
Date Added:
09/06/2010
Global Citizenship, Cultural Citizenship and World Religions in Religion Education
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An examination of the reasons for studying religion and religions, and the necessity for educator, student, administrative, or parental involvement in the process of teaching and learning about religious diversity. In this paper, Chidester tests one possible answer to these questions - namely citizenship - and suggests that the study of religion, religions, and religious diversity, can usefully be brought into conversation with recent research on new formations of citizenship.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Chidester, David
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Growing Up in the New South Africa: Childhood and Adolescence in Post-Apartheid Cape Town
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How has the end of apartheid affected the experiences of South African children and adolescents This pioneering study provides a compelling account of the realities of everyday life for the first generation of children and adolescents growing up in a democratic South Africa. The authors examine the lives of young people across historically divided communities at home in the neighbourhoods where they live and at school. The picture that emerges is one of both diversity and similarity as young people navigate their way through a complex landscape that is unevenly post-apartheid. Historically and culturally rooted, their identities are forged in response to their perceptions of social redress and to anxieties about others living on the margins of their daily lives. Although society has changed in profound ways, many features of the Apartheid Era persist, material inequalities and poverty continue to shape everyday life, race and class continue to define neighbourhoods, and integration is a sought after, but limited, experience for the young. Growing up in the new South Africa is based on rich ethnographic research in one area of Cape Town, together with an analysis of quantitative data for the city as a whole. The authors, all based at the time in the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town, draw on varied disciplinary backgrounds to reveal a world in which young people's lives are shaped by both an often adverse environment and the agency that they themselves exercise.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Imke Gooskens
Jeremy Seekings
Lauren Kahn
Rachel Bray
Sue Moses
Date Added:
05/12/2011
Health and Human Rights Pamphlets
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A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the right to Health. These pamphlets are available in three languages: English, Xhosa and Afrikaans, and cover topics of patient and human rights, rights to healthcare and healthcare information, and community involvement in health. The Learning Network pamphlets have been developed using principles of popular education and are suited for use by academia and community organisations' with other members of civil society.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Family Medicine
Human Rights
Learning Network for Health
School of Public Health
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Health and Human Rights Pamphlets
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The Learning Network pamphlets have been developed using principles of popular education and are suited for use by academia and community organisations' with other members of civil society. A series of 7 pamphlets exploring different aspects of the Right to Health. These pamphlets are available in three languages: English, Xhosa and Afrikaans.

Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Cape Town
Date Added:
02/27/2012
How to use RefWorks
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How to use RefWork referencing tool Contents include How to login to RefWorks Import references from databases Importing text files Manually entering a reference How to use RefGrab It Search Online databases in RefWorks eg UCT Libraries online catalogue ALEPH Finding your references in RefWorks, Organising your results How to create a bibliography How to use WritenCite, Importing from Google Scholar, Advanced searches and lookups, Viewing sorting and printing, Editing multiple references, Linking to online services Using RefWorks Offline Using My List, Using RefShare

Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Provider Set:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Jen Eidelman
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Human Rights, Disability, and Higher Education
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Over the past three decades, the discipline of Disability Studies has emerged as an independent field within the social science research and theoretical arena. Questions surrounding the nature and origin of oppressive societal responses to impairment - ranging from service installations to bureaucratic policies, linguistic conventions to exclusionary practices - are the primary concern of the field. Disability Studies attempts to examine and debunk the 'disabled' identity as one ascribed to individuals arbitrarily, yet selectively, designated as disabled. Broadly, key theoretical positions within the field assert that the negatively valued and ascribed group identity of being disabled is one which serves, through the operation of complex ideological machinery, to justify and obscure the systematic exclusion of persons, so designated, from equitable participation in the production of culture. This study looks at dynamics of human rights and disability within higher education institutions from this perspective.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
van Zyl, Mikki
Date Added:
01/23/2012
The Human Rights Key
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The Human Rights Key serves as a valuable infographic to guide students to connect their classroom learning with the reality of local regional and international health and human rights issues. The framework enables students in the health professions to recognize relationships and connections between human rights, their own personal realities, legal mechanisms, and their future clinical practice. The tool was developed for Year 3 medical students in their Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation. The heuristic Human Rights Key promotes their learning for and about human rights in women's health. It provides a medium to guide self-reflection through a sequential process helping clarify complex concepts. Health professionals are in powerful positions to advance social justice as duty bearers and as rights holders. The Health Sciences Faculty at the University of Cape Town, UCT South Africa, has included human rights learning in its reformed curriculum since 2002, in recognition of the need to develop socially responsible practitioners.

Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Mitchell, Veronica
Date Added:
01/23/2012