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Taylor, Dale – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the motivation of a group of township learners who participated in a science fair known as Expo, by using phenomenography to explore their conceptions and experiences of Expo. The data comprised paragraphs written by the learners before the regional Expo and focus group interviews conducted afterwards. The…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Exhibits
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Qhobela, Makomosela; Rollnick, Marissa – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2010
This paper analyses discourse produced in a larger study aimed at encouraging students in Lesotho to talk the language of science as a meaningful way of learning. The paper presents a semiotic and activity based analysis of discourses of students learning to talk physics while enrolled in a pre-tertiary access programme. Prior to the access…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Vocabulary
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Ramnarain, Umesh – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2010
This paper reports on the autonomy Grade 9 learners (13-14 years) are given when doing science investigations. The study adopted a mixed methodology research design which involved the collection of both quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative data were collected by means of questionnaires which were administered to 55 teachers. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Grade 9, Investigations, Mixed Methods Research
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