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Singh-Pillay, Asheena; Alant, Busisiwe P.; Nwokocha, Godson – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The discussion on how to integrate African indigenous knowledge (IK) into mainstream Science and Technology schooling prevails. Nigeria's colonised school curriculum is antithetical to its rich IK heritage. Guided by postcolonial theory, and the need for a culturally relevant and decolonised curriculum, this paper sought to explore seven basic 7-9…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Technology Education
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Brodie, Karin; Sanni, Rasheed – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2014
Much of the work on teacher knowledge suggests that content knowledge shapes pedagogical content knowledge, and in fact is primary in the relationship between the two forms of knowledge. In this paper we challenge this view, arguing from a situated perspective on knowledge and learning, that pedagogical content knowledge strongly shapes content…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Interviews, Geometry, Communities of Practice
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Okanlawon, Ayoade Ejiwale – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2012
Using constructivist theory and knowledge components as a theoretical framework, this paper reports lecturers' perceptions of prior knowledge needed for solving a sample acid-base titration problem involving the neutralization of a conjugate base of a weak acid with a strong acid. Twelve participants were engaged for the study. Their participation…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Success
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Atebe, Humphrey Uyouyo; Schäfer, Marc – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative case study involving six secondary school teachers was to obtain insight into how geometry is taught in selected Nigerian and South African high schools. It also aimed, by making use of the van Hiele model of geometry instruction, to elucidate what possible learning opportunities observed instructional methods could…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics