NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 166 to 180 of 264 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kolitsoe Moru, Eunice; Qhobela, Makomosela – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
The study investigated teachers' pedagogical content knowledge of common students' errors and misconceptions in sets. Five mathematics teachers from one Lesotho secondary school were the sample of the study. Questionnaires and interviews were used for data collection. The results show that teachers were able to identify the following students'…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Misconceptions, Questionnaires
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kazima, Mercy – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
This paper looks at mathematics and its relevance in schools from the perspective of students' interests. It starts by discussing briefly the importance of paying attention to cultural and social relevance, and then it focuses on students' interests as one of the aspects of relevance. Findings are presented from a survey conducted in Malawi with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Relevance (Education), Questionnaires, Student Surveys
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mushayikwa, Emmanuel – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
This paper is part of a larger study that was carried out to investigate the use of information communication technology (ICT) in the self-directed professional development (SDPD) of mathematics and science teachers in Zimbabwe. The educational context provides an example of how teachers compensated for lack of structured government initiatives to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Braund, Martin; Ekron, Christelle; Moodley, Trevor – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
Using drama to teach science has been promoted as a fruitful teaching method yet there has been almost no theorisation and little research. This paper reports a South African study analysing lessons of four student teachers, all General Education and Training (GET) drama majors. Student teachers each used drama simulations and non-drama lessons to…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Drama, Grade 6, Grade 7
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kanyongo, Gibbs Y.; Brown, Launcelot I. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
This study employed regression analysis to investigate the relationship between primary school teachers' pedagogical practices and their knowledge of mathematics. The sample composed of 606 Grade 6 mathematics teachers in Namibia, i.e. 304 (50.2%) males and 302 (49.8%) females. The study utilized existing questionnaire data collected by the…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Correlation, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Christiansen, Iben Maj; Aungamuthu, Yougan – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
Learning or performance gains are often measured in improvements of test scores over time. However, learners may also answer questions incorrectly which they appeared to master previously, making claims about overall learning gains problematic. Using data from 1,211 grade 6 learners in the Umgungundlovu district in KwaZulu-Natal, we interrogated…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Multiple Choice Tests, Scores, Elementary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chikamori, Kensuke; Ono, Yumiko; Rogan, John – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
Lesson Study is a collaborative, cyclical and continuing professional development process, aiming at improving a lesson through critical reflection. This research is based on three cycles of Lesson Study conducted during a four-week workshop in Japan for 10 South African mathematics and science educators. A sub-group developed and refined a high…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, Communities of Practice, Workshops
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Graven, Mellony; Hewana, Diliza; Stott, Debbie – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
In this paper, we share our experience of searching for ways in which to access learner dispositions and the evolution of an instrument that we have used as both a written and an interview instrument. We argue for the importance of understanding young learner mathematical learning dispositions in order to inform ways in which to support learning.…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Strategies
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kagan, Taryn; Sanders, Martie – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
This paper reports on an investigation of two inter-related but different matters, one of interest to science education researchers and teachers in general, and the other to those teaching about evolution. The first was motivated by the dilemma facing teachers who want to diagnose learners' prior knowledge before teaching and are concerned about…
Descriptors: Evolution, Science Instruction, Jews, Judaism
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mavhunga, Elizabeth; Rollnick, Marissa – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
It is commonly accepted that Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) has a topic-specific nature. However, its implementation in teacher education programmes has remained generic and tacit. This paper reports on an attempt to improve the quality of PCK in chemistry pre-service teachers in a specified topic--chemical equilibrium. By locating PCK at a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Chemistry, Science Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kazeni, Monde; Onwu, Gilbert – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
The study aimed to determine the comparative effectiveness of context-based and traditional teaching approaches in enhancing student achievement in genetics, problem-solving, science inquiry and decision-making skills, and attitude towards the study of life sciences. A mixed method but essentially quantitative research approach involving a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Genetics, Science Instruction, Problem Solving
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Marais, Catherine; van der Westhuizen, Gert; Tillema, Harm – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
This study is concerned with teacher knowledge of learners' help-seeking behaviour. Teacher estimates of expected help-seeking behaviours of learners were compared with actual help-seeking of the learners. An in-depth study was deployed with one mathematics teacher and her grade 8 class of 20 learners solving mathematical word problems. Data were…
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Problem Solving, Help Seeking, Student Behavior
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Retief, Liezel; Potgieter, Marietjie; Lutz, Marietjie – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
In this paper the use of the Rasch model is explored as a transparent, systematic and theoretically underpinned response to quality issues that are widely recognised as problematic in the refinement of Likert scale questionnaires. Key issues are the choice of length of scale, the pursuit of a favourable estimate of Cronbach's alpha at the possible…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Construction, Likert Scales, Questionnaires
Pages: 1  |  ...  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16  |  17  |  18