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Ndlovu, Zanele A.; Chiromo, Lytion – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Teaching using manipulatives is emphasised, especially in the early grades, to help learners conceptualise operations on whole numbers. Therefore, teachers' competencies in using manipulatives is the key in helping learners master these basic operation skills. Aim: Drawing from the literature on using manipulatives to improve learners'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Marais, Elma; Nel, Carisma; Dlavane, Dolly – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Universities, specifically faculties of education, have the responsibility to ensure that student teachers are introduced to the complexities involved in planning conceptually sound, coherent and cohesive lessons. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine how prepared students teachers are to plan children's literature…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Questioning Techniques, Childrens Literature, African Languages
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Niemi, Reetta – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The new core curriculum for basic education in Finland emphasises the interrelation between learners' participation and multidisciplinary learning. Each learner must be provided with an opportunity to join at least one multidisciplinary learning module each year. Hence, student teachers also implement a multidisciplinary learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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van As, Alta J.; Excell, Lorayne – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Background: Music as one of the creative arts offers an ideal vehicle to implement alternative teaching and learning strategies, including the implementation of purposeful but playful pedagogies that are increasingly being acknowledged as the most appropriate way of teaching young children. However, within higher educational institutions, it is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Music Education, Intervention
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Ubah, Ifunanya J. A.; Bansilal, Sarah – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Background: The concept of rational numbers is one of the learner's first experiences with a Mathematics concept beyond the basic skills operations on whole numbers. The personal knowledge of fractions that teachers bring to the teaching context is important because teachers mediate the conceptions that their learners construct. Aim: This study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Fractions, Mathematics Teachers
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Barends, Zelda; Nel, Carisma – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2017
Research confirms that the quality of instruction learners experience day-to-day matters for learner achievement more than any other school-based factor. Yet teachers beginning their careers across a range of contexts routinely report that they are unprepared to enact high quality instruction on day one. Thus, the quality and content of…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, School Districts, Literacy Education
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Gxekwa, Nozuko; Satyo, Nomsa – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2017
Literature helps us understand and make sense of the world around us. It is a part of education, which broadens one's mind about how to understand, transfer knowledge and provide meaningful and authentic learning. Thus, this article aims to highlight how some elements of isiXhosa children's poetry can be used to help pre-service teachers to teach…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, Poetry
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Moodley, Trevor; Adendorf, Stanley A.; Pather, Subethra – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
This study explored foundation phase first-year student teachers' perceptions about mathematics. The focus on their attitudes towards mathematics in two roles -- (1) as learners of mathematics, based on their prior experiences at school and (2) as aspirant teachers of mathematics for children in the early grades. Data sources were students'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Brown, Bruce; Wilmot, Di; Ash, Margie Paton – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
The study reported in this article responds to the need for empirical studies that provide evidence of positive change in education at the micro-level of the classroom -- an important component of the complex education environment in South Africa. This article describes teachers' and principals' reports of micro-level changes that occurred during…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Mentors
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Geduld, Deidre C. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
As a Foundation Phase (FP) and inclusive education (IE) lecturer I am responsible for preparing teacher education students for the diversity in classrooms in low socio-economic environments, where teachers have very little professional help in the form of health professionals and remedial and support teachers. This qualitative study explored how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Student Diversity
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Fonseca, Kathleen; Petersen, Nadine – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
This study reports on an intervention that was aimed at improving the content knowledge of first-year intermediate-phase education students at a South African university. The study gives some insight into preservice teachers' perceptions of an online programme for the development of mathematics common content knowledge for teachers of mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Mashiya, Nontokozo – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
This paper reports on a case study of male foundation phase pre-service students who were among the first cohort to specialise in the foundation phase since the inception of the programme at one South African university. The students reported on their experiences of teaching in a female-dominated field and their views about their preparedness to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Nel, Carisma; Adam, Aninda – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
Reading is not simply an additional tool that students need at university; it constitutes the very process whereby learning occurs. Pre-service students are required to read prescribed course material which is predominantly in English. An overview of the reading literacy profiles of first-year BEd foundation phase students from diverse language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Preservice Teachers, College Freshmen
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Petersen, Nadine F. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
This paper provides an account of student teachers' responses to a simulation game about food scarcity and how the game served as a conversation starter regarding the influence of food scarcity on educational provisioning. The simulation game was utilised as part of a suite of activities during an educational excursion for first years in primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Games
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Ragpot, Lara – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
The article reports on the process of producing a film for students in a university course. The purpose of the production was to make local film material that could assist students in their learning of developmental cognitive psychology theory in general, but specifically also the mathematical cognition of children. Although the students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Films, College Students, Developmental Psychology
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