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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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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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Ndlovu, Mdutshekelwa; Wessels, Dirk; de Villiers, Michael – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
The subject of teacher competencies has been a key issue in mathematics education reform as the quality of an education system is fundamentally defined by the quality of its teachers. The study reported in this article attempted to identify and analyse displayed preservice teacher competencies and challenges encountered in early experiences with a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Mayaba, Nokhanyo; Otterup, Tore; Webb, Paul – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
Problems of poor performance in science and mathematics education have been related to language deficiencies, including writing skills. Writing to learn science is an important skill but is not easy to acquire, especially when children learn in a second language. In order to investigate possibilities for developing writing in South African and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Area Writing, Science Instruction, Case Studies
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Chitera, Nancy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2012
In this article I present a discussion of mathematics teacher educators' descriptions of their practice, in particular, how they see their role in promoting home languages as the language of learning and teaching in Malawi. I also explore how mathematics teacher educators prepare pre- service teachers to teach mathematics in home languages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods
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Khoboli, Benedict; O'Toole, J. Mitchell – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2011
This qualitative study document action research which explored existing teachers' views and practices during the implementation of professional development to strengthen learner centred teaching. The paper discusses changes in teachers' practice that culminated in the delivery of enhanced lessons. The paper documents a two year process of change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Action Research, Teacher Attitudes