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Mamba, Dudu; Putsoa, Bongile – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This paper investigates the teaching strategies used by secondary school science teachers in Swazi schools that perform well in national examinations. The performance of learners in science in these examinations is generally low, as indicated by the public examination results published by the Examinations Council of Swaziland. However, a few…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Mahofa, Ernest; Adendorff, Stanley; Kwenda, Chiwimbiso – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the learning of mathematics word problems by African immigrant early learners in the Western Cape Province of South Africa (SA). Phenomenology was used as the philosophical underpinning for this study and also informed the research method. Purposive sampling methods were used to select 10 African immigrant…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Immigrants, Learning, Phenomenology
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Mpofu, Sihlobosenkosi; Pournara, Craig – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The study investigated learners' mathematical discourse on the hyperbola from a commognitive perspective, and focused on algebraic, graphic, and numeric representations of the hyperbola. Task-based interviews were conducted with five Grade 10 learners from a township school. Learners' mathematical discourse was analysed by means of the Discourse…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Discourse Analysis, Grade 10
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Kelani, Raphael R.; Gado, Issaou – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Following the calls of international conferences related to the teaching of science and technology, technology education (TE) was integrated as a component of physical sciences programmes in Benin, West Africa. This study investigates physical science teachers' attitudes towards the integration of TE topics in secondary school science curricula in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Physical Sciences, Teacher Attitudes
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Botha, Hanlie; van Putten, Sonja – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Mathematical literacy (ML) is a compulsory subject in South Africa for those learners who choose not to do mathematics to Grade 12 level. ML is designed to enable a learner to become a self-managing person by providing opportunities to analyse and solve real-life problems through the mathematisation of contextual situations. The subject thus lends…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving
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du Toit, Adri; Gaotlhobogwe, Mike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Technology is a school subject that forms part of the compulsory curriculum for high school learners in South Africa, and is a core theme in the subject Design and Technology in Botswana high schools. Knowledge and production skills acquired in the subject are applied to solve real-life problems consistent with the steps of the design process. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Entrepreneurship, Design
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Chirikure, Tamirirofa; Hobden, Paul; Hobden, Sally – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
In this paper we report on the findings of a study on Advanced Level Chemistry students' approaches to investigations from a learning perspective in the Zimbabwean educational context. Students' approaches to investigations are inextricably linked to the quality of learning and performances in these practical activities. An explanatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Courses, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Essien, Anthony A. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic review of research that has been carried out between 2006 and 2016 on the role of language in early grade (Grades 1-4) mathematics teaching and learning in three countries--Kenya, Malawi and South Africa. These countries were selected because they have similar characteristics: teaching and…
Descriptors: Language Role, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Chirinda, Brantina; Barmby, Patrick – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The South African curriculum emphasizes the teaching of problem solving in mathematics. However, little is known about South African teachers' views on the teaching of mathematical problem solving (MPS). The purpose of this study was to establish Grade 9 South African teachers' views, teaching strategies and the support required in their teaching…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Buma, Anastasia Malong – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This paper reports on key aspects of a short in-service programme improving science teachers' pedagogical content knowledge to teach for the affective domain. The affective domain refers to outcomes that involve changes in feelings, values, appreciation, interests, motivations or attitudes that might result from a learning experience. The…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Umugiraneza, Odette; Bansilal, Sarah; North, Delia – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
What teachers teach, how they teach it and when they teach it should be guided by the curriculum. This paper focuses on teachers' reports about how they integrate the curriculum documentation in teaching mathematics and statistics concepts. Questionnaires containing both Likert scale and closed and open-ended questions were administered to 75…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Statistics, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Tsakeni, Maria – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The realisation that education may, in part, have contributed to non-sustainable environmental practices warrants rethinking about what learners experience at school. One approach could involve the promotion of education for sustainable development (ESD). This study analysed the opportunities to integrate ESD presented by the chemistry component…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Sibanda, Doras – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore whether chemistry lesson sequences can indicate the level of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). The sequencing of lessons for teaching chemical bonding is taken as the case for this study. The correct sequencing of concepts in teaching chemical bonding is key to learners' conceptual…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Muwonge, Charles Magoba; Ssenyonga, Joseph; Kwarikunda, Diana – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Guided by the control-value theory of achievement emotions, we examined the relationship between cognitive appraisals (i.e. self-efficacy and task value), learning anxiety, test anxiety, enjoyment and motivation towards learning mathematics among 302 students in their first year of lower secondary school in Uganda. Students were randomly selected…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Anxiety
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Bengesai, Annah V.; Paideya, Vinodhani – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The study investigated the relationship between timely graduation and academic and institutional factors for a cohort of Engineering students at a South African university. The sample was restricted to 1595 incoming students beginning during 2009-2011 who were tracked to 2016, allowing for an eight-year graduation period for the initial cohort.…
Descriptors: College Students, Graduation, Graduation Rate, Engineering Education
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