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Qhobela, Makomosela; Moru, Eunice Kolitsoe – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2014
Teacher-centred strategies have dominated most physics lessons in Lesotho. This study attempted to understand the contributing factors for the choice of teacher-centred teaching instead of learner-centred teaching with the goal of informing a professional development programme designed to address this problem. The paper responds to the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Student Centered Learning
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Kolitsoe Moru, Eunice; Qhobela, Makomosela – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
The study investigated teachers' pedagogical content knowledge of common students' errors and misconceptions in sets. Five mathematics teachers from one Lesotho secondary school were the sample of the study. Questionnaires and interviews were used for data collection. The results show that teachers were able to identify the following students'…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Misconceptions, Questionnaires
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Qhobela, Makomosela; Moru, Eunice Kolitsoe – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2011
The research reported in this paper investigates the impact of, and challenges with, encouraging argumentation on students' conceptual development in physics. It draws its theoretical framework from two socio-cultural perspectives of learning, i.e. that learning science occurs in a social setting and secondly that learning science is a discursive…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Secondary School Science
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Qhobela, Makomosela; Rollnick, Marissa – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2010
This paper analyses discourse produced in a larger study aimed at encouraging students in Lesotho to talk the language of science as a meaningful way of learning. The paper presents a semiotic and activity based analysis of discourses of students learning to talk physics while enrolled in a pre-tertiary access programme. Prior to the access…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Vocabulary