Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies

Prof A Minnaar

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Curriculum and Instructional Studies
Professor
E-mail: ansie@aminnaar.com

Qualifications

  • PhD (UKZN)

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Student support, ODL research, meta-cognition and e-learning, cheating in ODL

Field of Specialisation

  • Open and Distance and E-Learning

Books

Books and Chapters:

  • Minnaar, A.  2010. Strategy and change in Principles and practice of nursing and health care, ed. K Jooste Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Minnaar, A. 2010. The management process: An overview, in The principles and practice of nursing and health care, ed. K Jooste Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Minnaar, A., Nkosi, Z.Z., Jooste, K. 2010. Staff development, in The principles and practice of nursing and health care, ed. K Jooste Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Minnaar, A.  2010. Data gathering and analysis, in The principles and practice of nursing and health care, ed. K Jooste Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Minnaar, A. 2012. Chapter in Trends and issues in distance education: International perspectives Part three: Distance education in the university and other formalised higher education settings: A Meta-cognitive framework for online learning. 

Journal articles

Accredited Journals:

  • Minnaar, A. and Bodkin, C. 2009. The mourning of HIV and AIDS positive pregnant women. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. 11(2) pp. 3-15.
  • Minnaar, A 2011. Meta-synthesis of support in online learning courses. Africa Education Review. 8 (3):3-15.
  • Minnaar, A. 2012. A framework for controlling dishonesty in open and distance learning.  International Journal of Arts and Science.
  • Minnaar, A. 2013. Challenges for successful planning of open and distance learning- a template analysis.  International Research Review of Open and distance learning.13(3):81-108.
  • Minnaar, A. 2013/2014. Discourse analysis of cognitive support in Technology-Enhanced Learning. (For submission to International Research Review of Open and distance learning for review)
  • Minnaar, A. 2014. Discourse analysis of affective support in Technology-Enhanced Learning. (Under construction)
  • Minnaar, A. 2014. Discourse analysis of important support systems in Technology-Enhanced Learning. (Under construction)

Paper presentations

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  • International Conference on Teaching Practice in Education (ICTPED) 6-8 August 2012:  Cheating in Higher Education
  • Florence Multidisciplinary Conference 2012: Framework for addressing dishonesty in ODL
  • ICDE Conference in Bali 2011, Planning of an ODL facility.
  • NADEOSA conference in August 2010, ODL and Technology.
  • NADEOSA conference in August 2009, Metacognitive approach in online mentoring of research students.

International papers presented:

  • Florence Multidisciplinary Conference 2012: Framework for addressing dishonesty in ODL
  • International Conference on Teaching Practice in Education (ICTPED) 6-8 August 2012:  Cheating in Higher Education
  • ICDE Conference in Bali 2011, Planning of an ODL facility.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Associate Professor at IODL, Unisa

Projects

  • Searchlight ODL research writing project

Other

Postgraduate Supervision

Doctoral students graduated:

  • 2013,  Lydia Mbati; Exploring media blends for constructivist learning in open and distance and e-learning (ODEL) environments.