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Mlotshwa, Nicholas; Tunjera, Nyarai; Chigona, Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Many South African educational institutions are adopting learning management systems (LMS) into their daily teaching and learning practice. The Western Cape Education Department piloted Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle), an LMS for improving teaching and learning. The objective of the research reported on here was to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mathematical Concepts, Fundamental Concepts, Foreign Countries
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Gachago, Daniela; Condy, Janet; Ivala, Eunice; Chigona, Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2014
Although becoming a more racially-integrated society, the legacy of Apartheid still affects learners' social engagements in and outside their classrooms. Adopting Nussbaum's (2010) capabilities framework for a socially just democracy, this paper examines 27 pre-service teacher education students' perceptions of a digital storytelling project and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Chigona, Agnes; Chigona, Wallace; Davids, Zane – South African Journal of Education, 2014
This paper investigates factors that motivate educators to use Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in schools in disadvantaged areas. The study employed Herzberg' Motivation-Hygiene theory to guide the process of understanding the factors that motivate or demotivate educators when using the technology for teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research, Disadvantaged
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Green, Lena; Condy, Janet; Chigona, Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2012
We argue that the "community of inquiry" approach, using reading materials modelled on Lipman's Philosophy for Children programme, is a theoretically justified and teacher-friendly means of promoting effective thinking skills. The stimulus materials, used by the pre-service teachers, consist of short stories of classroom life designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inquiry, Communities of Practice, Thinking Skills