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Mavhunga, Elizabeth; van der Merwe, Denise – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
The divide between theory and practice is an enduring challenge commonly attributed to disconnection in teacher knowledge between 'knowing what to do' (planning) and 'doing what you know' (enacting in class). We re-visited this divide from the new perspective of pedagogical content knowledge with the purpose of examining the ways in which…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods, Intervention
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Qhobela, Makomosela; Moru, Eunice Kolitsoe – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This study explores the nature of classroom talk as a way of teaching physics implemented by newly trained teachers. Their training introduced them, among others, to sociocultural theory and the promotion of classroom talk as a deliberate teaching strategy. This study is framed by Mortimer and Scott's framework for productive classroom talk. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Physics, Beginning Teachers
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Juta, Abigail; Van Wyk, Chris – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This paper reports on an investigation into management in Mathematics classrooms. Classroom management is contextualised in terms of the managerial actions required to manage classrooms effectively and the extent to which effective classroom management responds to contextual challenges. Relevant literature is reviewed, and theoretical perspectives…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Mathematics Instruction, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Iwuanyanwu, Paul Nnanyereugo; Ogunniyi, Meshach Bolaji – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
The aim of the study was to determine the effects of a dialogical argumentation instructional model (DAIM) on pre-service teachers' ability to solve conceptual maths-in-physics (MIP) problems. Using a quasi-experimental design the study included two equal groups of pre-service teachers (N = 40) to follow two instructional methods in which the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers
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Askew, Mike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This paper argues that there is a gap in the research on teaching and learning mathematics, and thus a need for research into effective teaching practices. From a selective review of literature, reasons are examined as to why less emphasis appears to have been placed on generating knowledge about teaching and effective mathematical teaching…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Research, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Barasa, Laura – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
This study examines the relationship between teacher quality and student achievement in Mathematics among Grade 4 pupils located in 91 urban primary schools and 181 rural primary schools in Kenya. We hypothesise that teacher quality indicators including teacher characteristics, teacher qualification comprising initial teacher education and teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Jacinto, Everton Lacerda; Jakobsen, Arne – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2020
While a consensus within the field exists that pre-service teachers need adequate knowledge and skills to become effective teachers in mathematics, less is known about how they understand the mathematical knowledge needed for teaching in elementary education. This paper explores how Malawian pre-service teachers understand the mathematical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Mkimbili, Selina Thomas – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Science education today focuses on preparing future citizens who are critical consumers of scientific knowledge and not merely recipients of scientific facts. Thus, meaningful science learning is important in the learning process. The aim of this paper is to explore approaches for facilitating meaningful science learning in a context where an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Second Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Mwadzaangati, Lisnet; Kazima, Mercy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Understanding the proof problem is necessary in the development of geometric proof in schools. This paper discusses findings from a qualitative case study which explored the mathematical work done by teachers in helping students to understand geometric proof problems. Data were generated from two teachers through video-recorded observations of 30…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geometry, Mathematical Logic
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Mudadigwa, Brighton; Msimanga, Audrey – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Evidence from the literature supports the idea that a hierarchical and coherently organised curriculum fosters meaningful learning. We argue that the learning can only be realised if teaching complements the curricular coherence by allowing learners to make links during the teaching and learning process. The study reported in this paper explores…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Cytology, Science Instruction
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Kotoka, Jonas Kwadzo; Kriek, Jeanne – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Various reasons for underperformance in physical sciences have been found, such as a lack of teachers' content knowledge and a lack of resources. This study looks into the extent of alignment between the various levels of the curriculum on circuit electricity (intended, implemented and attained levels). The research took place in Mpumalanga…
Descriptors: Electronics, Underachievement, Science Education, Grade 11
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Nxumalo-Dlamini, Nkhululeko Lungile; Gaigher, Estelle – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
This study aimed to understand teachers' classroom practices using computer-based simulations (CBS) when teaching electrolysis. The study was framed by the Consensus Model of Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Convenience and purposive sampling were used to select three experienced chemistry teachers from three schools in Eswatini (Swaziland).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation, Science Teachers, Chemistry
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Gardee, Aarifah – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
In recent years, the notion of equity has become increasingly prominent in mathematics education, in relation to pedagogy and the opportunities provided for learners to identify themselves as successful mathematics learners. Different pedagogies have been shown to promote equity and access to mathematics in different ways. However, teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Equal Education
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Kolobe, Lebala; Hobden, Paul – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
In an ideal instructional context, one would expect the components (teacher, content and instructional strategy) to operate in harmony, in tandem and in a complementary manner. When these components are not in harmony, they are said to be in a state of 'instructional contextual contestation'. The components compete rather than complement each…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Fundamental Concepts, Scientific Concepts
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Tap, William D.; Mtetwa, David K.; Vere, Joseph C. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
This paper reports on some aspects of an investigation on the impact of an instructional approach aimed at generating and maintaining students' interest in mathematics for secondary school students in displaced and re-settled communities in South Sudan. Two groups of Grade 11 students, an experimental group (E-group) and a control group (C-group),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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