Journal of Culture and Values in Education <p><strong><em>Journal of Culture and Values in Education</em></strong><strong><em>&nbsp;(JCVE) (E-ISSN:</em></strong><em> <strong>2590-342X)</strong></em> is a peer-reviewed open-access academic e-journal for cultural and educational research. The journal is published twice a year (June &amp; December) in online versions. The journal accepts article submissions online through the website of the journal which can be reached at <a href=""></a> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The overarching goal of the journal is to disseminate original research findings that make significant contributions to different areas of education, culture and values of different societies. The aim of the journal is to promote the work of academic researchers in the humanities, cultural studies and education.</p> <p><strong>Focus and Scope</strong></p> <p>The topics related to this journal include but are not limited to:<img style="float: right;" src="/public/site/images/btarman/JCVE1.jpg" width="374" height="485"></p> <ul> <li class="show"><em>General Education </em></li> <li class="show"><em>Cognition, Culture and Values</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Communication and Culture</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Cross-cultural Learning in Education</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Cultural Studies in Education</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Educational Assessment and Evaluation</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Intercultural Communication</em></li> <li class="show"><em>International and Comparative Education</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Language and Culture</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Popular Culture and Education</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Identity Politics &amp; Minorities</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Race &amp; Ethnicity in Education</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Immigration/Migration</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Multicultural Education</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Popular Culture &amp; Cultural Studies</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Transnationalism in Education</em></li> <li class="show"><em>Citizenship and Policies of Integration</em></li> </ul> en-US <p>This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>).&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> (Prof. Bulent Tarman) (Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Fatih Yigit) Thu, 02 Mar 2023 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 The Fourth Industrial Revolution Adoption: Challenges in South African Higher Education Institutions <p>The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) adoption in South Africa in higher education institutions (HEIs) has yet to be consistent. Despite the extensive literature on the possible contributions of technology to learners’ development, there is a lack of knowledge on barriers to the higher education sector's adoption of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) to support teaching and learning. The most highly ranked universities in South Africa have somewhat embraced the 4IR, representing only a fraction of the 26 public universities in the country. The study identified factors hindering the adoption and diffusion of 4IR technologies in South Africa’s HEIs<em>.</em> To address this knowledge gap, we relied on the diffusion of innovation theory as a guide. Using a qualitative approach, we collected data using documentary reviews and analyses of authoritative sources to conceptualise and contextualise 4IR. The findings revealed that 4IR adoption is not only about perceptions but is also influenced by material obstacles like conflicting global views on the 4IR, complexity in conceptualising 4IR, and the digital skills gap in HEIs, among other factors. To address these obstacles and realise the value of 4IR in HEIs, institutions must understand the educational scope associated with 4IR. This can be achieved by conducting more empirical research on the implications of 4IR on the education sector. To address the digital skills gap, institutions must design detailed skills plans to respond to their respective institutions' technological needs, redesign their pedagogical approaches by extending current practices to 4IR, and implement change management.</p> Stellah Lubinga, Tafadzwa Clementine Maramura, Tyanai Masiya ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 01 Mar 2023 19:33:54 +0000 The STEAM vs STEM Educational Approach: The Significance of the Application of the Arts in Science Teaching for Learners' Attitudes Change <p>This article critically examines existing literature on the importance of incorporating the arts into the teaching and learning of science subjects in schools. It explores the significance of the STEAM educational approach as an option in science teaching and learning that might provide a range of benefits to STEM learners. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics while STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The argument in the article is focused on why leveraging such skills as creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, communications, self-direction, initiative, and collaboration, which are inherent in the arts, to strengthen the effective teaching and learning of science within the STEAM educational context is important for STEM learners. The STEM educational approach to science teaching and learning employs an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving aimed at equipping learners with 21<sup>st</sup> century skills such as critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, self-direction, initiative, collaboration, effective communication, and morals. It also aims at providing them with the opportunity to apply these skills through the practices, contexts, and processes of hands-on activities. These are targeted at understanding science and viewing science differently, which might enable them to participate in a STEM-career pathway. However, the framework for STEM does not fully support an understanding that creativity can exist in science and that science can be taught in multiple ways, including application of the arts. STEAM, on the other hand, is grounded in a transdisciplinary approach to science teaching and learning. It explores the application of the arts in science teaching and learning. This is aimed at improving the confidence, attitudes, and interests of learners in science through new approaches to problem-solving which might strengthen positive attitudes towards science. This approach incorporates the common processes of science and arts, which includes discovery, observation, experimentation, description, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, wondering, visualising, exploring, and communication.</p> Valentine Ukachukwu Okwara, Johan Pieter Henrik Pretorius ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 01 Mar 2023 19:43:44 +0000 An Interventive Collaborative Scaffolded Approach with a Writing Center On ESL Students’ Academic Writing <p>The expected transition in higher education from students’ school-level assignments to university-level assignments provides challenges and development prospects for students and the academic world. Academic support programs have been introduced in South African higher universities to assist under-prepared university students to benefit from lectures, writing centers, and tutorials. However, the problem of poor academic writing by university students persists. The study aimed to examine students’ academic writing difficulties. English Second Language (ESL) students’ university-level writing experience, and the impact of a collaborative approach between a lecturer and a South African university writing center, to support ESL students with their academic writing, was explored. The study used the Scaffolding theory as a lens. The mixed methods approach was used, with data collected in three phases, comprising a pretest, posttest, and questionnaire. A sample of 216 first-year Senior Phase and FET students were chosen. Findings revealed that ESL students experienced challenges in academic writing skills such as structure, organization, coherence, table of contents, paraphrasing, referencing, and in-text citations. The collaborative intervention between a lecturer and the writing center assisted students to progress in their academic writing. The paper recommends exploring more collaborative strategies between lecturers and writing centers, to optimally support students<em>.</em></p> Lulama Mdodana-Zide, Tafirenyika Mafugu ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 18 May 2023 09:59:46 +0000 The Effect of Using Educational Mapping as a Game in Teaching English Language on University Students' Motivation <p>This study interrogated the effect of using educational mapping in teaching English language on university students' motivation. A quasi-experimental design (training program), along with a quantitative approach, was used. The study was implemented at Al-Quds Open University in Palestine .The participants comprised 36 master's degree students who were randomly divided into two equal groups: controlled (n=18) and experimental (n=18). The experimental group was taught by using educational mapping while the controlled group was taught by using common and traditional methods of teaching English language. The study questions were: 1) Are there statistically significant differences in students' means responses of English language motivation due to group? 2) Are there statistically significant differences in students' means responses of English language motivation due to gender? The data were analyzed by using SPSS, ANCOVA and MANCOVA. The results of the study showed that using educational mapping in teaching English language positively influenced university students' motivation. In addition, the results of the study indicated that there were no statistically significant differences in students' means responses of motivation according to the variable of gender. Thus, the study recommended using educational mapping as a game to foster students' motivation.</p> Saddam Riad Kobari, Fayez Mahamid, Mohamed Shaheen ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 23 May 2023 17:24:29 +0000