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Bowie, Lynn; Venkat, Hamsa; Askew, Mike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
The Primary Teacher Education (PrimTEd) project was established in response to concerns about the pre-service preparation of primary teachers in South Africa. In order to inform the development of appropriate pre-service mathematics courses, an initial need in the PrimTEd project was to establish the nature of the mathematical knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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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Moru, Eunice Kolitsoe; Rammea, Lisema – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
The use of logic is an integral part of mathematical reasoning and communication. This exploratory study explored the reasoning by 122 science students from a university in Lesotho about the truth or falsity of conditional statements. Written tasks and interviews were used as methods of data collection to produce qualitative data. The tasks…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Ethics, Science Education, Mathematical Logic
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Machaba, France; Du Plooy, Maryna – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
This article presents balanced views of Mathematical Literacy (ML) and Mathematics (M), from both an analytical perspective and the subjective perspectives of teachers and learners. From the analytical perspective, policy documents and the literature spanning the period from the inception of ML to date are reviewed. Glimpses into the subjective…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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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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Gweshe, Lovejoy Comfort; Brodie, Karin – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
We investigate Grade 10 learners' mathematical identities, with a focus on influences on the learners' identities. A mathematical identity questionnaire was given to learners and their test scores accessed. Four learners were purposively selected for interviews on the basis of interesting relationships between their questionnaire responses and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 10, Self Efficacy, Self Concept
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Dagogo, Ibiye Tonye; Davidowitz, Bette; Taylor, Dale L. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
This study examined final year undergraduate chemistry students' choice of study programme offered at a large research-intensive university in South Africa, applying Social Cognitive Career Theory as a theoretical framework. The sample consisted of 18 students of diverse ethnicity and gender from both the extended curriculum programme and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Majors (Students)
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Mundy, Christine; Potgieter, Marietjie – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
In this study, action research was used over two years to refine the implementation of process-oriented guided inquiry learning for chemistry students in an academic development programme at a research-intensive South African university. Students' responses to guided inquiry were collected based on a three-pillar framework underpinned by cognitive…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Chemistry, Foreign Countries
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Stott, Angela Elisabeth – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Physical sciences teachers in low-quintile South African schools avoid the use of inquiry on the grounds of inefficiency and ineffectiveness for test preparation. This avoidance is consistent with the view that the high cognitive load inquiry offers to extreme novices such as these learners may be prohibitive. Given the purported benefits of…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Program Effectiveness, Active Learning, Inquiry
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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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Malcolm, Stephen Andrew; Mavhunga, Elizabeth; Rollnick, Marissa – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Stoichiometry, which deals with the quantitative aspects of Chemistry, is a topic students find challenging and which teachers struggle to teach. South African students' performance in stoichiometry in the final matriculation examinations has led to calls for the topic to be taught better and highlighted the need for teacher professional…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Stoichiometry, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Chirikure, Tamirirofa; Govender, Nadaraj; Sibanda, Doras; Kolobe, Lebala; Good, Mary-Anne; Ngema, Sebenzile – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Students' approaches to learning have a significant impact on the outcomes of any educational programme. In the light of the documented concerns about the quality of students' engagement with academic work, this study sets out to determine and explain preservice teachers' (PSTs) approaches to learning. This was based on the premise that, while…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Learning Strategies
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