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Mamba, Dudu; Putsoa, Bongile – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This paper investigates the teaching strategies used by secondary school science teachers in Swazi schools that perform well in national examinations. The performance of learners in science in these examinations is generally low, as indicated by the public examination results published by the Examinations Council of Swaziland. However, a few…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
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Mahofa, Ernest; Adendorff, Stanley; Kwenda, Chiwimbiso – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the learning of mathematics word problems by African immigrant early learners in the Western Cape Province of South Africa (SA). Phenomenology was used as the philosophical underpinning for this study and also informed the research method. Purposive sampling methods were used to select 10 African immigrant…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Immigrants, Learning, Phenomenology
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Botha, Hanlie; van Putten, Sonja – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Mathematical literacy (ML) is a compulsory subject in South Africa for those learners who choose not to do mathematics to Grade 12 level. ML is designed to enable a learner to become a self-managing person by providing opportunities to analyse and solve real-life problems through the mathematisation of contextual situations. The subject thus lends…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving
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Chirikure, Tamirirofa; Hobden, Paul; Hobden, Sally – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
In this paper we report on the findings of a study on Advanced Level Chemistry students' approaches to investigations from a learning perspective in the Zimbabwean educational context. Students' approaches to investigations are inextricably linked to the quality of learning and performances in these practical activities. An explanatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Courses, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Chirinda, Brantina; Barmby, Patrick – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The South African curriculum emphasizes the teaching of problem solving in mathematics. However, little is known about South African teachers' views on the teaching of mathematical problem solving (MPS). The purpose of this study was to establish Grade 9 South African teachers' views, teaching strategies and the support required in their teaching…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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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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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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Biccard, Piera; Wessels, Dirk – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article looks at the development of mathematisation in a primary school mathematics teacher's classroom. The teacher was a volunteer in a professional development programme that promoted didactisation principles for mathematics teacher development. At the heart of didactisation lies the principle of mathematisation. Mathematisation as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Kavai, Portia; de Villiers, Rian; Fraser, William; Sommerville, Jaqui; Strydom, Nina – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2015
In Life Sciences education internationally, including South Africa, the study of animal and organ morphology has traditionally involved dissections since the early nineteenth century. The major purpose of this study was to investigate how the engagement of learners with animal organ dissections may influence the development of problem-solving…
Descriptors: Animals, Laboratory Procedures, Biological Sciences, Secondary School Science
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Taylor, Dale L.; Lelliott, Anthony D. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2015
Dialogic talk, in which different ideas are considered, promotes conceptual understanding in science, and is in line with South Africa's school curriculum. The problem is that dialogic talk is difficult to facilitate and may run counter to cultural norms. As a result, classroom talk is often not dialogic. This paper reports on the nature of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Classroom Communication, Dialogs (Language), Science Teachers
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Mpofu, Vongai; Mushayikwa, Emmanuel; Otulaja, Femi S. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2014
This article forms part of a major study being conducted in Zimbabwe to explore the possibilities of integrating indigenous knowledge of plant healing (Ikoph) into western-oriented classroom science. The article reports on an aspect of research methodology. This study explored appropriate strategies for gaining access to indigenous knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Research Methodology, Observation
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Moyo, Partson Virira; Kizito, Rita – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2014
Identifying an instructional tool for merging scientific and indigenous knowledge (IK) is problematic as there is no clear guidance on how this can be achieved. Argumentation is recommended as a possible integrative instructional theoretical methodology as it imbues notions of dialogue and persuasion, while at the same time embracing the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Methods, Indigenous Knowledge, Science Instruction
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Kurup, Raj – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2014
An adequate understanding of the Nature of Science (NOS) has become increasingly important for science teachers in the context of the recent curriculum revisions being implemented in Grades R-9 in South African schools. This study explored the NOS conceptions and the influence of these conceptions on the classroom practice of two groups of…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
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