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Kok, Petrus Jacobus; Bayaga, Anass – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Graphic Communication and Design (GCD) students often struggle to understand and convert multi-faceted objects from orthographic (2D) into isometric (3D). Research established a strong link between spatial visualisation and the field of Graphics Communication. Conventional teaching and learning practice using textbooks, physical models and pencil…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Graphic Arts, Visualization, College Students
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Dukhan, Shalini; Brenner, Elisabeth; Cameron, Ann – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Learning within first-year biology is about inquiry, but in this content-heavy science students can easily fall into the trap of parrot-fashion learning. This study investigates the influence of lecturers' expectation of students in meaning making on the nature of their slides and the quality of students' note-making. Data were collected by…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Expectations of Students, Visual Aids, Notetaking
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Mutambara, Lillias; Bansilal, Sarah – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
This exploratory study investigated 10 pre-service mathematics students' understanding of vector subspaces at a university in Zimbabwe. The study involved an in-depth document analysis of the students' written responses to five items based on the vector subspace concept. An APOS (Action--Process--Object--Schema) approach was used to identify the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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Dagogo, Ibiye Tonye; Davidowitz, Bette; Taylor, Dale L. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
This study examined final year undergraduate chemistry students' choice of study programme offered at a large research-intensive university in South Africa, applying Social Cognitive Career Theory as a theoretical framework. The sample consisted of 18 students of diverse ethnicity and gender from both the extended curriculum programme and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Majors (Students)
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Mundy, Christine; Potgieter, Marietjie – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
In this study, action research was used over two years to refine the implementation of process-oriented guided inquiry learning for chemistry students in an academic development programme at a research-intensive South African university. Students' responses to guided inquiry were collected based on a three-pillar framework underpinned by cognitive…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Chemistry, Foreign Countries
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Chirikure, Tamirirofa; Govender, Nadaraj; Sibanda, Doras; Kolobe, Lebala; Good, Mary-Anne; Ngema, Sebenzile – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Students' approaches to learning have a significant impact on the outcomes of any educational programme. In the light of the documented concerns about the quality of students' engagement with academic work, this study sets out to determine and explain preservice teachers' (PSTs) approaches to learning. This was based on the premise that, while…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Learning Strategies
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Joubert, Marie; Kenny, Sinobia – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This paper reports on the professional development of four mathematics teachers in South Africa. The four teachers all participated in a Mathematical Thinking course before taking an Advanced Certificate in Education in mathematics. The research, which aimed to understand these teachers' ongoing professional development, took place two years after…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Dukhan, Shalini – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
In South Africa there is mounting concern surrounding the throughput of undergraduates. The preparation of school-learners for the challenges presented in the academic environment at university has come into question. First-years are expected to construct notes in biology; these notes act as an interface between the lecturer and students when the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Notetaking, Undergraduate Students
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Chizwina, Sabelo; Mhakure, Duncan – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The use of technology in teaching mathematics in higher education has received much attention in education research lately. Using Roger's Diffusion of Innovation theory (DOI) as a framework, this study sought to explore how the attributes of technology affect its adoption by mathematics teachers of a bridging course at an institution of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Integration
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Khoza, Hlologelo Climant; Nyamupangedengu, Eunice – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Using Piaget's perspective of individual cognition and Vygotsky's theory of social constructivism as lenses, this paper reports on the instructional prompts that are used by biology lecturers to promote student interaction. The study further reports on the link between the prompts used and the subsequent quality of the interaction. Three lecturers…
Descriptors: Biology, Lecture Method, Cues, Student Participation
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Naidoo, Jayaluxmi; Likwambe, Botshiwe – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This paper seeks to explore the nature of dialogue within calculus lecture rooms. This paper reports on part of a larger study, in which the participants were two lecturers lecturing to 198 third year pre-service teachers at a University in South Africa. This qualitative interpretive study was framed within the ambits of social constructivism and…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Calculus
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Nyamupangedengu, Eunice; Lelliott, Anthony – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
There is limited evidence of guidelines for planning for teaching at the higher education level either in the research literature or in higher education institutions themselves. As a result, novice lecturers struggle to plan for their teaching. The purpose of this study was to explore how planning can be done at a higher education institution by…
Descriptors: Genetics, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Biology
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Ayalew, Yirsaw; Tshukudu, Ethel; Lefoane, Moemedi – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
One of the challenges encountered in programming courses offered at first year level is high failure rate, which is a serious concern to lecturers and university management. To address the issue of high failure rate, it is important to have a clear understanding of the factors that may affect performance. This study investigates the effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Programming, Computer Science Education
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Bengesai, Annah V.; Paideya, Vinodhani – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The study investigated the relationship between timely graduation and academic and institutional factors for a cohort of Engineering students at a South African university. The sample was restricted to 1595 incoming students beginning during 2009-2011 who were tracked to 2016, allowing for an eight-year graduation period for the initial cohort.…
Descriptors: College Students, Graduation, Graduation Rate, Engineering Education
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Ramatlapana, Kim; Berger, Margot – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
In this paper we probe prospective mathematics teachers' thinking as displayed in their solutions to a geometry content knowledge-based task. Geometry content knowledge is examined in terms of connections made by these prospective teachers between the geometric configurations and the geometric principles established through visualization and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Geometric Concepts, Geometry
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