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Title:Challenges in the integration of multimedia by History teachers in the North West Province of South Africa
Author:Bester, Susanna Jacoba
Year:2016
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1753-5921)
Volume:13
Issue:3-4
Pages:32-48
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:history education
audiovisual instruction
Link:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2016.1202572
Abstract:Today's learners are born into a multimedia world and feel quite comfortable in an electronic learning environment. The high-quality sound, realistic colour images, graphics, narrations, real-time recordings and full motion videos from multimedia, which are integrated in History lessons, are what the learners of today want and need in their learning. In the study on which this article is based, efforts were made to determine the extent to which Intermediate Phase History teachers (Grade 4-6) of schools in the townships and rural areas in and around the Klerksdorp, Rustenburg and Vryburg districts of the North West Province of South Africa were willing to utilise multimedia in their History (Social Science) lessons. The challenges these History teachers experienced when they were faced with the application of multimedia in their lessons are also highlighted. In the last part of the article recommendations are made to serve as future suggestions for History teachers to apply multimedia in the teaching of the subject. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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