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Title:'Pile-up!' Master's study in South Africa
Author:Chapman, MichaelISNI
Periodical:The English Academy Review (ISSN 1753-5360)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:literary education
teaching methods
higher education
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10131752.2012.677150
Abstract:The article reflects on a one-year pilot project in what, in South Africa, is a national concern: unsatisfactory 'throughput ' (output) in a Master's study, or what a Council on Higher Education (CHE) report refers to as 'pile-up' in the system. The project considered the question of what is expected of the Master's student and, in working with a sample of 30 students from arts/humanities disciplines, what might be done to address unsatisfactory throughput. A descriptive analysis of the project is followed by Lessons Learned and Recommendations. Examples are drawn from literary studies; the principles and procedures, nonetheless, have general applicability to disciplines in which research pursues an interpretative/textual methodology. App., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]