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  • Du Toit, A. S.
    In contrast with the accepted usage of the term "learning problems" as isolated entities which can be understood in terms of labeled syndromes or conditions, the pedagogical perspective of learning problems can be clearly ...
  • Van Rensburg, F. I. J.
    In this inaugural lecture the characteristics of contemporary literature and its relation to modern life are analysed. The most important influences upon modern literature are traced, amongst others those of mass communication ...
  • Lacquet, B.M.
    The exponential growth in the use of the Internet and the consequent growing need for higher bandwidth force the telecommunications industry to expand the laid networks at a much faster rate. Optical fibre is the only ...
  • Krimmel, E. F.
    Micro-electronics, in contributing to our very survival, has become an essential part of our civilization. The extraordinary advances made in this field bring to light certain limits, of which will be discussed: • social ...
  • Engelbrecht, A. H. P.
    Air pollution is a world wide problem. It has been known for centuries and had its origin towards the end of the 13th century when coal became popular as a fuel. The problem of air pollution was largely ignored until air ...
  • Van Reenen, D. D.
    In the last twenty years, the study of metamorphism has undergone a major shift of emphasis: from a descriptive to a more quantitative approach aimed at identifying the intensive thermodynamic variables (P, T and X) which ...
  • Beukes, T. E.
  • Roode, J. D.
    The central necessity of models in scientific procedure is discussed. Looking at the history of the development of the natural sciences, especially physics, it emerges that the Book of Nature is written in the language of ...
  • De Koning, T. L.
    Although numerous empirical studies and a vast array of facts exist in the field of communication, the new discipline still lacks a sound theoretical framework for the systematic integration of facts. This state of affairs ...
  • Maarschalk, J.
    Informal science teaching, i.e. the teaching that occurs spontaneously and unplanned in all sorts of places (buses, over coffee, etc.) and at any time is identified in addition to formal teaching (schools) and non·formal ...
  • Van As, J. G.
    The existing definitions of parasitism revolve around two elements, i.e. damage to and feeding on a host. These two elements are, however, inadequate to explain the phenomenon of parasitism, since they are in certain ...
  • Eksteen, A. B.
    The following aspects were dealt with during the inaugural speech, and in the process special attention was paid to passenger transport: -Development of Transport in South Africa. -The role of the State in the present ...
  • Van der Merwe, P. J.
    In investigating more closely the origin, structure and nature of aims and objectives for the training of teachers able to educate and teach, the question arises: who should be responsible for the setting of such aims and ...
  • Lemmer, R. H.
    The interplay of theoretical and experimental physics is illustrated, using the discovery and unraveling of the properties of "pulsars" as an example.
  • De Villiers, J. P. R.
    The increasing importance of mineralogical research in different activities of the minerals industry necessitates a re-evaluation of the training of mineralogists. Training in the more applied fields of study such as ...
  • Basson, C. J. J.
    The human society is becoming more and more complex and demanding. Skill is a demand of our time and demands that education is presented in a realistic and adequate manner. Provisions for education are to: • provide for ...
  • Krüger, R. A.
    Since its inception the Faculty of Education at the Rand Afrikaans University has maintained the idea that teacher training should not be purely theoretical. In order to facilitate a predominantly inductive methodology a ...
  • Van Zyl, P. J.
    The term "Educational technology" is fairly new in South Africa. Educational technology is much more diversified than audio-visual aids. Audio-visual aids which are not meaningfully integrated in instruction, usually ...
  • Wedepohl, P. T.
    The interaction between physics and technology is discussed with reference to the history of electric power transmission and especially of electronic communication systems. The general pattern is one in which basic scientific ...

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