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Ayalew, Yirsaw; Tshukudu, Ethel; Lefoane, Moemedi – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
One of the challenges encountered in programming courses offered at first year level is high failure rate, which is a serious concern to lecturers and university management. To address the issue of high failure rate, it is important to have a clear understanding of the factors that may affect performance. This study investigates the effect of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Programming, Computer Science Education
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Sibanda, Doras – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore whether chemistry lesson sequences can indicate the level of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). The sequencing of lessons for teaching chemical bonding is taken as the case for this study. The correct sequencing of concepts in teaching chemical bonding is key to learners' conceptual…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Muwonge, Charles Magoba; Ssenyonga, Joseph; Kwarikunda, Diana – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Guided by the control-value theory of achievement emotions, we examined the relationship between cognitive appraisals (i.e. self-efficacy and task value), learning anxiety, test anxiety, enjoyment and motivation towards learning mathematics among 302 students in their first year of lower secondary school in Uganda. Students were randomly selected…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Anxiety
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Bengesai, Annah V.; Paideya, Vinodhani – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The study investigated the relationship between timely graduation and academic and institutional factors for a cohort of Engineering students at a South African university. The sample was restricted to 1595 incoming students beginning during 2009-2011 who were tracked to 2016, allowing for an eight-year graduation period for the initial cohort.…
Descriptors: College Students, Graduation, Graduation Rate, Engineering Education
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Ramatlapana, Kim; Berger, Margot – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
In this paper we probe prospective mathematics teachers' thinking as displayed in their solutions to a geometry content knowledge-based task. Geometry content knowledge is examined in terms of connections made by these prospective teachers between the geometric configurations and the geometric principles established through visualization and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Geometric Concepts, Geometry
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Ramdhany, Viren; Venkat, Hamsa; Christiansen, Iben Maj – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The education and professional development of pre-service mathematics teachers occur across different contexts. Key contexts of mathematics learning and learning to teach are school, university undergraduate mathematics and mathematics teaching-related learning in teacher education courses. International literature suggests that each of these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics
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Mensah, Alfred; Morabe, Olebogeng Nicodimus – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Previous research on students' difficulties in learning chemical equilibrium has shown that students hold misconceptions about this topic, and this often results in unintended learning. However, recent developments in human learning from the behavioural sciences perspective indicate that students' difficulties in learning are much more than…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Chemistry, Problem Solving
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Mumba, Frackson; Banda, Asiana; Chabalengula, Vivien M. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This study in Zambia examined 66 junior high school pre-service science teachers' familiarity with, conceptual understanding of and levels of interest in learning more about electrochemistry concepts. Data were collected using the Familiarity with Electrochemistry Questionnaire, the Conceptual Understanding of Electrochemistry Test and the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Secondary School Science
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Reyneke, Fransonet; Fletcher, Lizelle; Harding, Ansie – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The study in this paper reports on whether an online homework system in combination with a flipped classroom has a positive effect on success rates of first year statistics students. Departing from a traditional teaching model (Baseline), the technology-based intervention strategies implemented were firstly the Aplia™ interactive online homework…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Statistics, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Instruction
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Mavhunga, Francis; Kibirige, Israel – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
Children experience physical phenomena and formulate an epistemological worldview before contact with school science. School science extends thought about the same phenomena to deeper levels but does not always link with out-of-school experiences. This study explored preservice teachers' indigenous knowledge or tacit knowledge about the playground…
Descriptors: Physics, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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van Jaarsveld, Pieter Paul – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This paper analyses student teachers' meta-narratives associated with 'doing' mathematics. The quality of the vocabulary associated with the doing of the mathematical objects of a sample of 56 multilingual third-year mathematics methodology students preparing to be secondary teachers was explored and assessed. Sfard's theoretical concept of…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Personal Narratives, Vocabulary, Student Teachers
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Havenga, Marietjie – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
This research reports on second-year students who designed and developed an integrated C# programming and database project as one of the course outcomes in a problem-based environment. Project teamwork involved three key actions, namely cooperation, taking responsibility and dealing with dependencies. For these actions, several competencies were…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Student Projects, Computer Science Education, Programming
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Vhurumuku, Elaosi; Chikochi, Andrew – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This paper reports the results of a study that compared two approaches to developing in-service teachers' subject matter knowledge and strategies for teaching nature of science. A treatment post-test only quasi-experimental research design was used. One group of in-service teachers (n = 15) was taught using what is called a capsular approach. In…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods, Teacher Competencies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Long, Caroline; Wendt, Heike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
South Africa participated in TIMSS from 1995 to 2015. Over these two decades, some positive changes have been reported on the aggregated mathematics performance patterns of South African learners. This paper focuses on the achievement patterns of South Africa's high-performing Grade 9 learners (n = 3378) in comparison with similar subsamples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Multiplication, Comparative Education
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Vermeulen, Cornelis; Meyer, Bronwin – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the extent to which 57 Grade 6 students at a particular school have misconceptions regarding equality, with the equal sign as focus. It also investigated this school's three Grade 5 and 6 teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching regarding equality, again focusing on the equal sign. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Mathematics Education
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