oa South African Journal of Higher Education - Research and development in higher education : rating or not? - : editorial

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



Extracted from text ... Editorial Research and development in higher education: rating or not? Y Waghid* & L le Grange University of Stellenbosch Research and development has become a primary focus of the higher education landscape in South Africa over the past decade, particularly focus- ing on producing "knowledge interests" which take seriously the advancement of academic research and the construction of knowledge for social relevance The practice of research has become synonymous with the construction of knowledge by critical inquirers who use their disciplinary bases to explore multiple dimensions of epistemology which include aspects such as experience and reality, foundations, realism ..

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