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Ramdhany, Viren; Venkat, Hamsa; Christiansen, Iben Maj – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The education and professional development of pre-service mathematics teachers occur across different contexts. Key contexts of mathematics learning and learning to teach are school, university undergraduate mathematics and mathematics teaching-related learning in teacher education courses. International literature suggests that each of these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics
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Christiansen, Iben Maj; Aungamuthu, Yougan – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
Learning or performance gains are often measured in improvements of test scores over time. However, learners may also answer questions incorrectly which they appeared to master previously, making claims about overall learning gains problematic. Using data from 1,211 grade 6 learners in the Umgungundlovu district in KwaZulu-Natal, we interrogated…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Scores, Elementary School Students
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Christiansen, Iben Maj – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2010
Reflecting on the last three years of AJRMSTE publications, I present my perspective on some patterns across many submissions--some of which were published, others not. Firstly, I address the 'fidelity' approach to educational research which I feel has dominated over other approaches. Next, I discuss the perception of constructivism which has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, Periodicals, Educational Research