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Chani, Fungisisai; Ngcoza, Kenneth Mlungisi; Chikunda, Charles; Sewry, Joyce – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Chemical equilibrium is one of the most important yet difficult topics to teach. The purpose of this study was to examine how two science teachers experienced the mediation of and how they mediated learning of this topic, chemical equilibrium, to high-achieving students. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews, lesson observations and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Difficulty Level, High Achievement, Teaching Methods
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Ngcoza, Kenneth M.; Sewry, Joyce; Chikunda, Charles; Kahenge, Wendy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
Science Expos are intended to develop and empower learners to identify local problems and hence find solutions thereof using scientific processes. Science Expos are perceived as spaces for sharing experiences of science which engender love for science so that learners may ultimately pursue science-related careers. Despite these ideals, there is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Communities of Practice
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Chikunda, Charles – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2014
The physical sciences, mathematics and technology subjects in Zimbabwe, like in most other African countries, are still male dominated. This is despite numerous efforts over the years directed towards gender equality in these disciplines. Many studies point at teacher education as not doing enough to assist future teachers in these disciplines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Implementation, Sex Fairness
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Chikunda, Charles – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2010
The purpose of the study was to assess the level of gender awareness of science teachers in Zimbabwe's two education districts. A semi-closed questionnaire was administered to a sample of 100 science teachers. The questionnaire assessed teachers' gender awareness based on content, teaching methods, classroom dynamics and their general perception…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Science Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum, Inferences