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Biccard, Piera; Wessels, Dirk – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article looks at the development of mathematisation in a primary school mathematics teacher's classroom. The teacher was a volunteer in a professional development programme that promoted didactisation principles for mathematics teacher development. At the heart of didactisation lies the principle of mathematisation. Mathematisation as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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Sibanda, Lucy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The underperformance of South African learners in literacy and numeracy is a cause of concern, especially at the transition from Grade 3 to Grade 4. At Grade 4 in South Africa, the majority of learners begin learning in English, which to them is an additional language posing transition challenges of a linguistic nature. The sustained poor…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Alant, Busisiwe P.; Sherwood, Marion P. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Literature suggests that drawing has an important role in the development of learning and thinking skills and the communication of ideas. However, the role and use of drawing by young learners within the process of designing is poorly understood. Working with 22 Grade 3 learners from a well-resourced school in KwaZulu-Natal, this study sought to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Design
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Koopman, Oscar – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article aims to investigate how science teachers engaged with the macroscopic, sub-microscopic and symbolic levels of representations in their Chemistry teaching. Data were collected in Limpopo province in South Africa from 15 "lead" teachers and this paper reports on five lessons presented by the teachers during professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Faculty Development
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Ghebru, Senait; Ogunniyi, Meshach – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The study is part of a larger project concerned with addressing the problem that Eritrean science teachers face in their attempt to implement a new learner-centred science curriculum. Specifically, the study attempted to determine the effects of the use of an Argumentation-Based Instructional Model (ABIM) on 25 pre-service science teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Level, Persuasive Discourse
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Adler, Jill; Alshwaikh, Jehad; Essack, Regina; Gcsamba, Lizeka – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article reports a review of research in mathematics education in South Africa published in local and international journals in the period 2007-2015. The purpose of the review was to describe the landscape of mathematics education research in the country over the past (almost) decade. Findings indicate that the mathematics education research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Literature Reviews
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Reddy, Leelakrishna – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Learners' attitude to learning science plays a vitally important role with respect to career choices. This study reflects on the nature of the learners' attitude towards science and the effect of gender. A total of 547 Grade 7 learners from an urban district of Gauteng Province (South Africa) were administered a questionnaire to probe their…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Grade 7
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Liccardo, Sabrina; Bradbury, Jill – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Black women scientists are living in an important time in South Africa as the socio-political landscape is changing rapidly, effecting changes in many dimensions of identification, particularly "race", gender and class. This paper draws data from in-depth interviews with a cohort (n = 10) of Science scholarship students to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Blacks, Women Scientists
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Stott, Angela Elisabeth – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
In this article I report a study into the effectiveness of a 6 week intervention aimed at promoting learning of electricity concepts by 91 Grade 8 and 9 township learners. Each week I taught these learners for an hour and they engaged with educational software for another hour. Analogy usage and predict-explain-observe-explain pedagogy were…
Descriptors: Energy, Intervention, Control Groups, Grade 8
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Kola, Malose Isaac – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Technology education in South Africa provides learners with the opportunity to, inter alia, solve problems by applying creative skills using authentic contexts that are embedded in real-life situations. Effective lesson planning is rather imperative in exploiting this opportunity. The design process is considered to be the backbone of teaching…
Descriptors: Trainees, Technology Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Chauraya, Million; Brodie, Karin – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Professional learning communities as a form of teacher development have been in existence internationally for some time now and more recently in South Africa. Although strong claims have been made for their influence on teacher practices, very few research studies have investigated these claims. This paper presents a case study that connects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Mathematics Teachers
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North, Marc – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Current practices in the South African secondary school subject Mathematical Literacy afford a limiting education experience for thousands of learners, the majority of whom are black and located in poor socio-economic environments: learners are confronted with pseudo-realistic contexts and engage only elementary mathematical contents. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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Msimanga, Audrey; Denley, Paul; Gumede, Nhlakanipho – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
One of the objectives of the South African science curriculum is to provide equal access to science for students from all backgrounds. However, this goal remains elusive as many students, particularly those from low socio-economic backgrounds, continue to perform poorly in science. One of the reasons for the persistent differential achievement in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Equal Education
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Moru, Eunice Kolitsoe; Nchejane, John; Ramollo, Motlatsi; Rammea, Lisema – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The reported study explored undergraduate science students' validation and comprehension of written proofs, reasons given either to accept or reject mathematical procedures employed in the proofs, and the difficulties students encountered in reading the proofs. The proofs were constructed using both the Comparison and the Integral tests in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Students, Mathematical Logic, Validity
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Agunbiade, Esther; Ngcoza, Kenneth; Jawahar, Kavish; Sewry, Joyce – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The Khanya Maths and Science Club (KMSC) is an afterschool science/maths enrichment programme for learners in Grades 7-12 supported by postgraduate students and academic staff volunteers. This research seeks to explore the relationship between participating learners' attitude toward learning science and the characteristics of this afterschool…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, After School Education, After School Programs
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