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Simayi, Ayanda; Lombard, Elsa H. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
The context of the township school provides several hurdles for learners engaging in school science, including low achievement and self-confidence. The use of multiple representations has been advocated for the development of conceptual understanding in physics. The study reported in this paper explores the relationship between learner academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Low Achievement, Self Esteem
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Stott, Angela Elisabeth – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Physical sciences teachers in low-quintile South African schools avoid the use of inquiry on the grounds of inefficiency and ineffectiveness for test preparation. This avoidance is consistent with the view that the high cognitive load inquiry offers to extreme novices such as these learners may be prohibitive. Given the purported benefits of…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Program Effectiveness, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Albin, Simon; Brown, Bruce – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Learning rational number concepts is acknowledged as an important task but many learners find it difficult to make sense of them. This paper reports on a case study of the learning in a short (nine-lesson) learning programme for Grade 8 learners in a Namibian school, which sought to use visual models (circle area, bar area and number line) to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Fractions, Visual Aids
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Long, Caroline; Wendt, Heike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
South Africa participated in TIMSS from 1995 to 2015. Over these two decades, some positive changes have been reported on the aggregated mathematics performance patterns of South African learners. This paper focuses on the achievement patterns of South Africa's high-performing Grade 9 learners (n = 3378) in comparison with similar subsamples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Multiplication, Comparative Education
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Stott, Angela Elisabeth – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
In this article I report a study into the effectiveness of a 6 week intervention aimed at promoting learning of electricity concepts by 91 Grade 8 and 9 township learners. Each week I taught these learners for an hour and they engaged with educational software for another hour. Analogy usage and predict-explain-observe-explain pedagogy were…
Descriptors: Energy, Intervention, Control Groups, Grade 8
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Butakor, Paul Kwame; Ampadu, Ernest; Cole, Yaa – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Educational effectiveness research has witnessed some growth in the last three decades because the current era of global competitiveness compels each country to train and equip its citizens with knowledge and skills that would make them successful. Researchers from different countries are investigating factors across various levels within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Context Effect, Performance Factors
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Jagals, Divan; van der Walt, Marthie – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
Metacognition encompasses knowledge and regulation that, through reflection, sustain problem solving behaviour. How metacognitive awareness is constructed from reflection on metacognitive knowledge and regulation and how these reflections enable metacognitive skills for Mathematics problem solving remain unclear. Three secondary schools…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Case Studies, Reflection, Problem Solving
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Marais, Catherine; van der Westhuizen, Gert; Tillema, Harm – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
This study is concerned with teacher knowledge of learners' help-seeking behaviour. Teacher estimates of expected help-seeking behaviours of learners were compared with actual help-seeking of the learners. An in-depth study was deployed with one mathematics teacher and her grade 8 class of 20 learners solving mathematical word problems. Data were…
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Problem Solving, Help Seeking, Student Behavior