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du Toit, Adri; Gaotlhobogwe, Mike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Technology is a school subject that forms part of the compulsory curriculum for high school learners in South Africa, and is a core theme in the subject Design and Technology in Botswana high schools. Knowledge and production skills acquired in the subject are applied to solve real-life problems consistent with the steps of the design process. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Entrepreneurship, Design
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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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Du Toit, Adri; Gaotlhobogwe, Michael – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
Following a transformation of experience-based handicraft education, Technology education was introduced in Botswana and South Africa in 1990 and 1998, respectively, with the intention of developing technologically literate societies, as well as to develop learners' skills for the world of work. Despite these optimistic intentions, limited…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Technology Education
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Kasule, Daniel; Mapolelo, Dumma – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
We investigated how prospective primary school teachers from two countries with a common Language of Learning and Teaching (LoLT) think about word problems, both as a mathematical task and as a teaching task. The question driving the investigation was: if solving mathematics word problems is both a linguistic and a numerical skill, how do these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Language of Instruction, Word Problems (Mathematics)