33.Wood, L N, Mather, G, Petocz, P, Reid, A, Engelbrecht, J, Harding, A, Houston, K, Smith, G H, Perrett, G, 2012, University students’ views of the role of mathematics in their future, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 10 (1) 1 (2012), pp 99-119.
32.Harding A, Engelbrecht JC, Verwey A Implementing Supplemental Instruction (SI) for a large group in mathematics. International Journal for Mathematics Education in Science and Technology, 42(7)(2011), 847-856
31. Padayachee, P, Boshoff, H, Olivier, W, Harding, A, A blended learning Grade 12 intervention using DVD technology to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Accepted for publication in Pythagoras.
30. Engelbrecht, J, Harding, A, Phiri, P, Are OBE-trained learners ready for university mathematics?
Accepted for publication in Pythagoras
29.Wood, L N, Mather, G, Petocz, P, Reid, A, Engelbrecht, J, Harding, A, Houston, K, Smith, G H, Perrett, G, 2011, University students’ views of the role of mathematics in their future, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, Online First at http://springerlink.com/content/111141/?p=8aab24159e1341d5a0b321c7230c8504&pi=0 28.Huntley, B, Engelbrecht J, Harding A, 2010, A model for measuring the quality of a mathematics question, Far East Journal of Mathematics Education,5(2) 2010, pp. 141-171. 27.Wood L, Mather G, PetoczP, Reid A, Smith G, Harding A, Engelbrecht J, Houston K, Perrett G, Hillel J (2011), University students’ views of the role of mathematics in their future, Mathematics Education Research Journal (in press). 26.Houston K, Mather G, Wood L, Petocz P, Reid A, Harding A, Engelbrecht J, (2010) Is there Life after Modelling? Student conceptions of mathematics, Mathematics Education Research Journal, 22(2), 69 – 80. 25.Huntley, B, Engelbrecht J, Harding A, 2009, Can Multiple Choice Questions be Successfully Used as an Assessment Format in Undergraduate Mathematics?, Pythagoras, 69 (2009), 3-16.
23. Harding, A., Wiskundige Modellering: Van skool na universiteit. Spesiale uitgawe – Ontoereikende Wiskundeprestasie: Uitdagings en probleemoplossing Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie, Jaargang 28 No. 4: Desember 2009 355 - 365
22. Engelbrecht, J., Harding, A., & Phiri, P. (2009). Is studente wat in ‘n uitkomsgerigte onderrig-benadering opgelei is, gereed vir universiteitswiskunde? Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie, 28(4), 288-302.
19. Velupillai, V., Harding, A. & Engelbrecht, J. (2008). Out of (another) frying pan …? Case studies of the implementation of Curriculum 2005 in some mathematics classrooms. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 12(1), 55-74.
4. Engelbrecht, J. & Harding, A. (2003). Is mathematics running out of numbers? South African Journal of Science 99(1/2), 17-20.
3. Anguelov, R., Engelbrecht, J. & Harding, A. (2001). Use of technology in undergraduate mathematics teaching in South African universities. Quaestiones Mathematicae Supplement 1, 183-191.
2. Engelbrecht, J. & Harding, A. (2001). Internet calculus: An option? Quaestiones Mathematicae Supplement 1, 183-191.
1. Engelbrecht, J. & Harding, A. (2001). WWW mathematics at the University of Pretoria: The trial run. South African Journal of Science 97(9/10)
Refereed Conference Proceedings since 2001
15.Huntley B, Engelbrecht JC, Harding A , An assessment component taxonomy for alternative mathematics assessment formats,. In Proceedings of the 7th Southern Right Delta Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics, edited by Dirk Wessels, pp 117 – 128, ISBN978-0-620-45979-2
14.Huntley B, Engelbrecht JC, Harding A How good are your mathematics questions? In O Nam Kwon and A Harding (editors), Proceedings of the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 11): Topic Study Group 5 (TSG 5) 2008, Monterrey, Mexico, (15 pages electronic proceedings; http://tsg.icme11.org/document/get/885)
13.Mofolo M, Engelbrecht JC, Harding A Students’ learning difficulties with volumes of solids of revolution. In: A D’Arcy-Warmington, VM Luaces, G Oates and C Varsavsky (editors), 6th Southern Hemisphere Conference on Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning, Proceedings of Calafate Delta’07, Victor Martínez Luaces and Patricia Fogliatti, Uruguay, pp 129-137, ISBN: 978-9974-96-348-1
12.Van der Hoff Q, Harding A Bringing technology into universities of technology. Using spreadsheets in teaching numerical solutions of first-order differential equations. In: A D’Arcy-Warmington, VM Luaces, G Oates and C Varsavsky (editors), 6th Southern Hemisphere Conference on Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning, Proceedings of Calafate Delta’07, Victor Martínez Luaces and Patricia Fogliatti, Uruguay, pp 161-168, ISBN: 978-9974-96-348-1
11.Vellupillai V, Engelbrecht J, Harding A An investigation into how Mathematics educators teach the outcomes-based curriculum World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada, October 15-19, 2007
10.Potgieter M, Harding A, Engelbrecht J Why do students find mathematically related problems in chemistry hard? Proceedings of the 3rd African Regional Conference on Engineering Education & 4th South African Conference on Engineering Education, Pretoria, 2006. Vol 2 p 481 ISBN 0-620-37232-X
9.Engelbrecht J & Harding A Impact of web-based undergraduate mathematics teaching on developing academic maturity: A qualitative investigation. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on WWW Applications, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2006. Published at http://www.zaw3.co.za ISBN-10: 0-620-37309-1 ISBN-13: 978-0-620-37309-8
8.Houston K, Wood L, Engelbrecht JC, Harding A, Kågesten O, Holton D, Barton B Professional development of mathematics academics. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics at the undergraduate level (ICTM), John Wiley & Sons Inc, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006, ISBN 0471072709 (7 pages, electronic proceedings, paper 38)
7.Wood LN, Smith G, Mather G, Harding A, Engelbrecht JC, Houston K, Perrett G, Hillel J, Petocz P, Reid A Student voices: implications for teaching mathematics. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics at the undergraduate level (ICTM), John Wiley & Sons Inc, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006, ISBN 0471072709 (6 pages, electronic proceedings, paper 256)
6.Engelbrecht J, Harding A Classification of web-based courses in undergraduate mathematics. In: HH af Segerstad (editor), CUL-rapport nr 10:Nya villkor för lärande och undervisning – 9:e universitetspedagogiska konferensen vid Linköpings universitet 17 Oktober 2005, Linköping, 2006, pp 79-93, ISSN 1650-8173, ISBN 91-85497-52-5
5.Anguelov R, Engelbrecht J, Harding A, Partial volume of a tank: From high school trig to multivariate calculus. Proceedings of the Kingfisher Delta ‘05, The Fifth Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning, Fraser Island Queensland, Australia, 307 – 312, 2005
4.Harding A, Using case studies as bridges in teaching mathematical modeling, Proceedings of the Kingfisher Delta ‘05, The Fifth Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning, Fraser Island Queensland, Australia, 49 – 56, 2005
3.Ansie Harding, Dan Kaczynski and Leigh Wood, Evaluation of blended learning: analysis of qualitative data, 2005 UniServe Science symposium, September 30, Sydney, Australia. http://science.uniserve.edu.au/pubs/procs/wshop10/2005Harding.pdf
2.Engelbrecht, J. & Harding, A. Taxonomy of online undergraduate mathematics courses. Proceedings of ICME-10, Copenhagen, July 2004 at http://www.icme-10.dk/
1.Engelbrecht, J. & Harding, A. Cooperative learning as a tool for enhancing a web-based calculus course, Proceedings of the ICTM2, Crete, July 2002.
UP researcher finds ways to improve the well-being of wildlife - 07/11/2014
Although wild animals have been captured and chemically immobilised for years (by using a form of anaesthesia induced by drugs in a dart), very little is known about the short- and long-term consequences of capture and the effects of immobilising drugs on wild animals. Dr Leith Meyer, Veterinary Sciences Pharmacology researcher at the University of Pretoria, is committed to finding solutions to improve the well-being of wild animals. The results of his research will help wildlife veterinarians and other conservation practitioners to ensure that the best methods of capture are practised and optimal immobilising drug cocktails and treatments are used.
Giving the defenceless a voice in court - 06/11/2014
Crimes committed against people with developmental and other disabilities are similar in scope to crimes committed against women, children and the elderly, and yet the victimisation of people with disabilities remains largely unaddressed. This can be ascribed to their being perceived as voiceless and invisible members of society – a perception that makes them attractive targets for their perpetrators because they often believe that their victims will not be able to testify against them in court. Three large-scale research studies are currently under way at the University of Pretoria (UP) to change this situation.
Dr Johan van Zyl named Sunday Times Business Leader of the Year - 05/11/2014
Dr Johan van Zyl, former Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria and one of the University’s most distinguished alumni, was named Sunday Times Business Leader of the Year at a ceremony at the Sandton Convention Centre on Tuesday night, 28 October. The Sunday Times Business Leader of the Year award is a prestigious accolade bestowed on recipients voted for by executives of the top 100 companies of the previous year.
UP awarded status as MRC collaborative centre for malaria research - 30/10/2014
The Medical Research Council (MRC) invited higher education institutions, science councils and registered non-profit research organisations in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to submit applications to become part of their new initiative, MRC Collaborating Centres for Malaria Research. The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP CSMC) recently received word that their application has been successful. The network of MRC collaborating centres for malaria research will collectively provide a multidisciplinary approach to malaria research; synergise efforts on malaria research to achieve common goals; and facilitate scientific collaboration among malaria researchers in Southern Africa.
Breast cancer is not a death sentence - 29/10/2014
In South Africa, one in 29 women is diagnosed with breast cancer each year. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many do not take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages and to encourage others to do the same. Most of us dread ever hearing the words, “You have cancer”, because this disease is sure to have a significant impact on all areas of a person’s life. Ms Jonita van Wyk, who graduated earlier this year with a master’s degree in Social Work (Health Care) in the Department of Social Work and Criminology at the University of Pretoria (UP), conducted research on the social functioning of women with breast cancer, under the supervision of Dr Charlene Carbonatto.