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Baysen, Engin; Baysen, Fatma – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Experimentation is widely accepted as being central to science education. However, anxiety about experimentation often prevents its use. While a considerable number of studies on anxiety related to laboratory experimentation have been conducted, studies on in-class experimentation is limited. In the research study reported on here we explored the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Experiments, Anxiety, Teacher Attitudes
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Van der Haar, Hayley; Petersen, Nadine; Ramsaroop, Sarita – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Mentoring is intended to guide student teachers towards pedagogical decision-making within the complexity of the classroom. In this article we focus on the mathematics mentoring practices of 1 primary school teacher at a university-affiliated teaching school in Johannesburg. The teacher had many years of experience and had undergone some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Secondary Education
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Habibi, Akhmad; Razak, Rafiza Abdul; Yusop, Farrah Dina; Muhaimin, Muhaimin; Asrial, Asrial; Mukminin, Amirul; Jamila, Asih – South African Journal of Education, 2022
The primary objective of the research reported on here was to decide whether a combined framework of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) and technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) could be a valid and reliable model to predict Indonesian pre-service science teachers' (PSTs') actual use of technology (AUT) during teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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Akinmulegun, Taye Emmanuel; Kunt, Naciye – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In this article we report on a study in which we used native-speakerism as a lens to investigate the identity formation of nonnative English-speaking teachers and prospective teachers in Northern Cyprus. A qualitative method through narratives was used to access the thoughts and experiences of the participants. In the study the participants'…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Kesicioglu, Oguz Serdar – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The research reported on here was designed in a qualitative approach to present the opinions of pre-service pre-school teachers on the use of mathematics activities. The sample consisted of 10 pre-service teachers, who in their fourth year of pre-school education in the teaching department in 2017 to 2018. The pre-service teachers in the study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Mpofu, Nhlanhla; Maphalala, Mncedisi C. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on in this article, we explored the preparation practices used to prepare student teachers to use English language skills in disciplinary content teaching. Despite studies which emphasise generic academic literacy where language is a subset of this field discourse, there is a dearth of research studies on the use of English…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kellerman, Jessica; Evans, Rinelle; Graham, Marien Alet – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Despite less than 10% of South Africans claiming English as their home language, it has become the de facto language of instruction. Yet we cannot assume that teachers have sufficient command of this language when using it for instructional purposes. As a sub-study, in this article we report on the oral proficiency of isiZulu-speaking pre-service…
Descriptors: African Languages, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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Macqual, Stephen Maren; Salleh, Umi Kalsum Mohd; Zulnaidi, Hutkemri – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Soft skills encompassing conscientiousness, lifelong learning, communication, creativity, and teamwork are beneficial to success in work and life. The education policy in Nigeria on teacher education stipulates that students should learn basic soft skills at universities as performance improvement tools for teaching, but for the most part teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Seniors, Curriculum Implementation, Soft Skills
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Zondo, Nombuso P.; Zewotir, Temesgen; North, Delia E. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
South Africa's National Senior Certificate examination system was introduced in 2008 as a single national examination system, in order to facilitate fair and standardised assessment and to provide all learners with an equal chance of access to higher education. However, limited research has been done to investigate the discrimination power of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Difficulty Level
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Mwadzaangati, Lisnet; Kazima, Mercy – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this this article we discuss findings from an investigation of whether female student teachers would choose to study mathematics if it were optional for primary teacher education in Malawi. A mixed methods research methodology was used to collect data through survey and focus group discussions (FGDs). Five hundred and twenty three female…
Descriptors: Females, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Neethling, Marinda; Nel, Mirna – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we combine Boyer's 4 domains of scholarship with Hutchings' 4 types of questions and Ghaye, Melander-Wikman, Kisare, Chambers, Bergmark, Kostenius and Lillyman's (2008) reflective learning framework using a Participatory Action Learning and Action Research (PALAR) method to explore the perceived gap in in-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Ubah, Ifunanya J. A.; Ogbonnaya, Ugorji I. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Education stakeholders and researchers in South Africa have emphasised the need to enhance teachers' creativity through problem-solving tasks. Teachers' creativity entails using new ideas of creative devices to solve problems, implement solutions, and make learning more effective. In the research reported on here, Guilford's theory was used to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Higher Education
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Smit, Tanya; du Toit, Pieter H. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
During work integrated learning (WIL), pre-service mentoring helps prepare final-year education students for the workplace. The pre-service teacher is placed alongside a mentor teacher, and the higher education institution (HEI) stipulates the timeline and the requirements. This study follows a wide-ranging research project, identified by the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Professionalism, Curriculum Design, Mentors
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Siyepui, Sibawu Witness; Vimbelo, Siphokazi Winniefred – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we report on pre-service teachers' mathematical engagement regarding the total surface areas of geometric solids. Despite several attempts at improvement, the poor performance of South African learners in mathematics persists. This is attributed to instructional approaches. In the study reported on here we explored how pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Geometric Concepts
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Selmer, Sarah; Lampen, Erna; Lindstrom, Denise L. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study reported on here focused on pre-service teachers noticing learner thinking in the context of written work. The results show how pre-service teachers engaged in noticing learner thinking and on which aspects of learner thinking they focused. These results and related discussion broaden our conceptualisation of teacher noticing learner…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, College Seniors, Elementary School Mathematics
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