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Buma, Anastasia Malong – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This paper reports on key aspects of a short in-service programme improving science teachers' pedagogical content knowledge to teach for the affective domain. The affective domain refers to outcomes that involve changes in feelings, values, appreciation, interests, motivations or attitudes that might result from a learning experience. The…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Sibanda, Doras – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore whether chemistry lesson sequences can indicate the level of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). The sequencing of lessons for teaching chemical bonding is taken as the case for this study. The correct sequencing of concepts in teaching chemical bonding is key to learners' conceptual…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Mavhunga, Francis; Kibirige, Israel – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Children experience physical phenomena and formulate an epistemological worldview before contact with school science. School science extends thought about the same phenomena to deeper levels but does not always link with out-of-school experiences. This study explored preservice teachers' indigenous knowledge or tacit knowledge about the playground…
Descriptors: Physics, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Vermeulen, Cornelis; Meyer, Bronwin – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the extent to which 57 Grade 6 students at a particular school have misconceptions regarding equality, with the equal sign as focus. It also investigated this school's three Grade 5 and 6 teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching regarding equality, again focusing on the equal sign. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Mathematics Education
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Mkimbili, Selina Thomas; Tiplic, Dijana; Ødegaard, Marianne – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Our study aims to explore the practice of Inquiry-based Science Teaching (IBST) in schools with contextual challenges in Tanzania. The study draws on multiple data sources. Eleven teachers purposively selected were interviewed. Also, out of 11 teachers, seven were observed in their practical sessions. Participants were selected from community…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Sibanda, Lucy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The underperformance of South African learners in literacy and numeracy is a cause of concern, especially at the transition from Grade 3 to Grade 4. At Grade 4 in South Africa, the majority of learners begin learning in English, which to them is an additional language posing transition challenges of a linguistic nature. The sustained poor…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Koopman, Oscar – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article aims to investigate how science teachers engaged with the macroscopic, sub-microscopic and symbolic levels of representations in their Chemistry teaching. Data were collected in Limpopo province in South Africa from 15 "lead" teachers and this paper reports on five lessons presented by the teachers during professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Faculty Development
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Ghebru, Senait; Ogunniyi, Meshach – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The study is part of a larger project concerned with addressing the problem that Eritrean science teachers face in their attempt to implement a new learner-centred science curriculum. Specifically, the study attempted to determine the effects of the use of an Argumentation-Based Instructional Model (ABIM) on 25 pre-service science teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Level, Persuasive Discourse
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Liccardo, Sabrina; Bradbury, Jill – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Black women scientists are living in an important time in South Africa as the socio-political landscape is changing rapidly, effecting changes in many dimensions of identification, particularly "race", gender and class. This paper draws data from in-depth interviews with a cohort (n = 10) of Science scholarship students to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Blacks, Women Scientists
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Moru, Eunice Kolitsoe; Nchejane, John; Ramollo, Motlatsi; Rammea, Lisema – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The reported study explored undergraduate science students' validation and comprehension of written proofs, reasons given either to accept or reject mathematical procedures employed in the proofs, and the difficulties students encountered in reading the proofs. The proofs were constructed using both the Comparison and the Integral tests in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Students, Mathematical Logic, Validity
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Agunbiade, Esther; Ngcoza, Kenneth; Jawahar, Kavish; Sewry, Joyce – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The Khanya Maths and Science Club (KMSC) is an afterschool science/maths enrichment programme for learners in Grades 7-12 supported by postgraduate students and academic staff volunteers. This research seeks to explore the relationship between participating learners' attitude toward learning science and the characteristics of this afterschool…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, After School Education, After School Programs
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Chikiwa, Clemence; Schäfer, Marc – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
This paper reports on a study that investigated teacher code switching consistency and precision in multilingual secondary school mathematics classrooms in South Africa. Data was obtained through interviewing and observing five lessons of each of three mathematics teachers purposively selected from three township schools in the Eastern Cape…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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Zinyeka, Gracious; Onwu, Gilbert O.M.; Braun, Max – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
Integrating indigenous knowledge (IK) into school science teaching is one way of maximising the socio-cultural relevance of science education for enhanced learners' performance. The epistemological differences however between the nature of science (NOS) and nature of indigenous knowledge (NOIK) constitute a major challenge for an inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Epistemology
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Craig, Tracy S. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
Mathematical problem-solving is notoriously difficult to teach in a standard university mathematics classroom. The project on which this article reports aimed to investigate the effect of the writing of explanatory strategies in the context of mathematical problem solving on problem-solving behaviour. This article serves to describe the…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Mathematical Logic, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries
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Ramnarain, Umesh; Nampota, Dorothy; Schuster, David – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
This study investigated and compared the pedagogical orientations of physical sciences teachers in Malawi and South Africa towards inquiry or direct methods of science teaching. Pedagogical orientation has been theorized as a component of pedagogical content knowledge. Orientations were characterized along a spectrum of two variants of inquiry and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Physical Sciences
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