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Journal of Education (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

versión On-line ISSN 2520-9868
versión impresa ISSN 0259-479X

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MAKGOBOLE, Mokgadi Ursula  y  ONWUBU, Stanley Chibuzor. Exploring students' experience and perceptions of the Somatology extended curriculum programme at the Durban University of Technology. Journal of Education [online]. 2021, n.82, pp.60-77. ISSN 2520-9868.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2520-9868/i82a04.

The South African Higher Education (HE) sector has faced scrutiny in recent years because of its low participation and high attrition rates. In an attempt to address this, institutions have introduced additional programmes such as Extended Curriculum Programmes (ECPs). In this study, we followed an interpretive research paradigm to explore students' experiences and perceptions of the somatology ECP at the Durban University of Technology DUT). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 15 individual students out of the 69 graduates of the somatology ECP. The participants believe that social integration and reduced academic workload over an extended period contributed to their academic performance. The participants felt that support subjects such as writing skills and computer literacy and the work done by staff and mentors of the ECP facilitated their academic success. The findings from the study suggest that the somatology ECP was successful, too, in the social integration of students while preparing them for success.

Palabras clave : Extended Curriculum Programme; Higher Education; somatology.

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