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Maluleke, Mzamani J. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Teaching and learning mathematics in South Africa (SA) is characterised by serious challenges because the pass rate in Mathematics is always below the expected level. The introduction of the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) ushered in new hope that the situation would improve. However, teachers still encounter challenges when they use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Code Switching (Language), English Language Learners
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Avci, Filiz; Kirbaslar, Fatma Gülay; Sesen, Burcin Acar – South African Journal of Education, 2019
In this study we aimed to analyse the effects of the Instructional Curriculum based on Cooperative Learning (ICBCL) prepared for the subjects, the orders of electrons and chemical properties, chemical bonds, compounds and their formulas, and mixtures on 7th grade learners' learning achievements, motivations to learn science, and their attitudes…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Grade 7
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Triyanto – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Participation is an effective strategy in the teaching and learning process. Many students contribute in different ways. Nevertheless, many teachers assume that students are only active if they focus on the teacher's learning objectives. The research aimed to describe student participation in-group learning. A mixed research design was conducted…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Cooperative Learning, Religious Education, Islam
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Maphalala, Mncedisi Christian; Mpofu, Nhlanhla – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores the way in which values education is incorporated in the Life Orientation (LO) curriculum of the Senior Phase (Grades 7-9) in South Africa. Researchers agree that in the light of the current need to regenerate morals and re-norm the nation, values are critical. From the moment they are born, children learn by observing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Aldridge, Jill; Fraser, Barry; Ntuli, Sipho – South African Journal of Education, 2009
We examined the viability of using feedback from a learning environment instrument to guide improvements in the teaching practices of in-service teachers undertaking a distance-education programme. The 31 teachers involved administered a primary school version of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC-Primary) questionnaire to their 1,077…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Questionnaires
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Lemmer, Miriam; Edwards, Jo-Anne; Rapule, Sello – South African Journal of Education, 2008
Due to the central role of textbooks in the teaching and learning of science, it is imperative that textbooks provide correct content and instructional support. We investigated how 16 South African Grade 7 natural science educators selected their textbooks and how they evaluated these textbooks. The results were analysed according to the…
Descriptors: Natural Sciences, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Grade 7