n South African Journal of Higher Education - AFS@UFS : academic facilitation in extended curricula in the Faculty of the Humanities
|Article Title||AFS@UFS : academic facilitation in extended curricula in the Faculty of the Humanities|
|© Publisher:||Higher Education South Africa (HESA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Higher Education|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Free State and 2 University of the Free State|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||696 - 712|
|Keyword(s)||Access with success, Collaborative learning, Experiential learning, Scaffolding and Social constructivism|
The Faculty of the Humanities at the University of the Free State (UFS) launched an Academic Facilitation Sessions (AFS) project to provide academic scaffolding to students in extended programmes. The aim of the AFS is to promote the integration of generic and language competencies with disciplinary content. The educational philosophy that guides the teaching-learning in this project incorporates the theories of experiential learning, social constructivism and cooperative learning. An action research approach with a mixed methods research design provides a research dimension to track the process and the impact of the project. Quantitative and qualitative data allude to the value of this project in facilitating access with success.
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