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Ogegbo, Ayodele Abosede; Ramnarain, Umesh – South African Journal of Education, 2022
The research reported here examined the outcome of using interactive simulation technology (IST) as a guided-inquiry approach to enhance learners' conceptual knowledge of electrostatics in physics. Participants were Grade 11 physical sciences learners (n = 60) and a teacher from a rural school in South Africa. Learners were randomly assigned to an…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Uses in Education
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Semeon, Nasimu; Mutekwe, Edmore – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The low enrolment, lack of interest, exacerbated by the general poor performance in physical science in South Africa paints a gloomy picture about the status of physical science in the country. Despite the fact that there might be other factors at play, one factor which cannot be ignored is the discourse about the use of language in the science…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns
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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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Leballo, Makatleho; Griffiths, Dominic; Bekker, Tanya – South African Journal of Education, 2021
One way in which the practice of inclusion can be actualised in classrooms is through the use of consistent, appropriate differentiated instruction. What remains elusive, however, is insight into what teachers in different contexts think and believe about differentiation, how consistently they differentiate instruction and what challenges they…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Private Schools, Public Schools, High School Teachers
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Msutwana, Nomawonga Veronica – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Research demonstrates that teachers' cultural perspectives influence how they teach sexuality education; however, it is not clear how this occurs. Therefore, in my study, I explored how Xhosa teachers' cultural perspectives influenced their practice of teaching sexuality education to adolescent Xhosa learners. I purposively selected 9 female Xhosa…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Females, Women Faculty, Cultural Influences
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Vos, Elize; Fouché, Nadine – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Language is a contextual factor of an education system as it determines the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT). In order to provide for diversity in South Africa, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, makes provision for 11 official languages and the Language in Education Policy (LiEP) promotes respect for not only these…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, Native Language, Multilingualism
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Motloung, Amos Ntokozo; Mavuru, Lydia; McNaught, Carmel – South African Journal of Education, 2021
African township schools are characterised by cultural and linguistic diversity, hence, teachers have the dual task of ensuring that learners grasp scientific concepts, while also catering for the diversity in the learners' backgrounds. The study reported on here was aimed at investigating teachers' beliefs and practices in teaching life sciences…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Onanuga, Peter Abayomi; Banjo, James Olanrewaju Sunday – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here we investigated factors impeding the stimulation and sustenance of students' interest in the acquisition of psycho-productive skills in senior secondary school agricultural science. We used the classical design for change experiments or before-after measures as the research design. Two methods of teaching, namely…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Agricultural Education, Student Interests, Teaching Methods
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Geldenhuys, Cindy Jean; Fataar, Aslam – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Several teachers have recently started introducing coding into their teaching in primary schools. This comes on the back of the emerging prominence of educational technology and the teaching of computational skills at school level, in light of the country's policy commitment to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Coding has been punted as 1 of 2…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Programming, Foreign Countries
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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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Letshwene, Mantekana J.; du Plessis, Elize C. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
South African schools have experienced several curriculum changes over the past few years. In this article we report on the findings regarding the challenges experienced by heads of department (HODs) with the implementation of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) in accounting. A qualitative approach, modelled on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Policy, Accounting
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Mkhwanazi, T.; Ngcobo, A. Z.; Ngema, S.; Bansilal, S. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Research on teacher professional development generally states that teachers do not take new innovations on board easily. The study reported on here focused on the uptake of a curriculum tracker tool designed to improve curriculum coverage by mathematics teachers. The tool formed part of the Jika iMfundo (JiM) programme launched by the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, School Districts, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Alqraini, Faisl M. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Teaching a homograph by using context clues is more effective than just teaching vocabulary separately. The goal of the study reported on here was to teach 12 homographs to d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing (d/Dhh) students in the sixth grade by applying metacognitive skills to understand the meanings and contexts in sentences. A single case design…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Green, Lena; Collett, Karen – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we argue that school leaders should ensure that teachers experience a supportive professional learning community committed to collaborative, thoughtful inquiry and be enabled to create similar communities in their classrooms. This study followed on one published in 2017 that explored school leaders' responses to an introduction to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Communities of Practice
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