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Journal Cover   African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
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  • Ideas about the human body among secondary students in South Africa
    • Abstract: Author: Enochson, Pernilla Granklint Redfors, Andreas Dempster, Edith R. Tibell, Lena A.E. Vol 19 Issue 2 Publication: 2015 Page: 199-211 Abstract: In this paper we focus on how South African students' ideas about the human body are constituted in their descriptions of three different scenarios involving the pathway of a sandwich, a painkiller and a glass of water through the body. In particular, we have studied the way in which the students transferred ideas between the sandwich and the painkiller compared with the students' ability to explain the water pathway. The study surveyed 161 ninth-grade students in five different schools in South Africa. Data collection methods used were: drawings, written questions (open-ended items) and interviews with selected students. The questions emerged from the three scenarios - what happens in the body when you eat a sandwich, swallow a painkiller and drink a glass of water. We report that it is difficult for the students to transfer knowledge of the digestive system horizontally from the sandwich scenario to descriptions of the painkiller and water scenarios. The integration of three organ systems (digestive, circulatory and excretory) to describe the water scenario was even more difficult for the students than the horizontal transfer from the sandwich scenario. The students also showed a diversity of non-scientific descriptions, especially concerning the water scenario. The paper discusses why a large percentage of the students (∼50%) included non-scientific ideas in their descriptions of the water scenario.
      PubDate: 2015-06-18T12:16:59Z
       
  • The effect of using the Lakatosian heuristic method to teach the surface
           area of a cone on students' achievement according to Bloom's taxonomy
           levels
    • Abstract: Author: Dimitriou-Hadjichristou, Chrysoula Ogbonnaya, Ugorji I. Vol 19 Issue 2 Publication: 2015 Page: 185-198 Abstract: This paper reports a study on the effect of using the Lakatosian heuristic method to teach the surface area of a cone (SAC) on students' achievement according to Bloom's taxonomy levels. Two groups of students (experimental and control) participated in the study. The experimental group (n = 20) was taught using the Lakatosian heuristic method while the control group (n = 36) was taught using the Euclidean deductive method. Both groups were given a pre-test and a post-test. Data analysis using two-way Analysis of Variance shows that both groups increased their scores within times (pre- and post-test) at α = 0.05. However, the experimental group scored higher than the control group within time and also displayed more positive higher-order thinking skills than the control group. It was concluded that the Lakatosian heuristic method would, in all likelihood, help students to learn the SAC better than the Euclidean method does.
      PubDate: 2015-06-18T12:16:59Z
       
  • Pre-service teachers' mental constructions of concepts in matrix algebra
    • Abstract: Author: Ndlovu, Zanele Brijlall, Deonarain Vol 19 Issue 2 Publication: 2015 Page: 156-171 Abstract: This study is part of ongoing research in undergraduate mathematics education. The study was guided by the belief that understanding themental constructions the pre-service teachersmakewhen learningmatrix algebra concepts leads to improved instructionalmethods. In this preliminary study the data was collected from 85 preservice teachers through a structured activity sheet. The aim was to explore their mental constructions of matrix algebra concepts and how they concur with a preliminary genetic decomposition. The study is underpinned by APOS theory (action-process-object-schema). The findings revealed that the mental constructions made by pre-service teachers in most cases concur with the preliminary genetic decomposition. In terms of APOS theory, the responses revealed that most pre-service teachers were operating at action and process stages, with few operating at the object stage. It was observed that the schemata for basic algebra and real number are necessary for the conceptual development of matrix algebra, and that familiarity of the correct use of terminology and notations promotes the earning of matrix algebra. On the basis of the detailed response analysis, modified genetic decompositions are proposed for the matrix order concept, matrix transpose concept and for matrix operations.
      PubDate: 2015-06-18T12:16:59Z
       
  • Zimbabwean female participation in physics : the influence of context on
           identity formation
    • Abstract: Author: Gudyanga, Anna Adam, Kathija Kurup, Raj Vol 19 Issue 2 Publication: 2015 Page: 172-184 Abstract: The influence of context on identity formation amongst young adolescent females and their subsequent participation in physics as a subject at Advanced Level (A level) is the central focus of this study. A qualitative approach grounded in an interpretivist paradigm was used for the purpose of this study. Verbal descriptions of the scientist they drew and semi-structured interviews conducted with seven participating female A level students were collated to generate narratives. This paper reports on one aspect of the data generated from the narratives, which is related to context. A di-hybrid theoretical lens comprising Wenger's notion of communities of practice and Sfard and Prusak's notion of 'telling' identities or stories enabled a rich understanding of context and its influence on the perspectives of female students. Key findings show that home experiences, mental models of who a scientist is, attitudes of male peers in their classes, and their classroom experiences at Ordinary Level (O level) influenced participants' identity development and consequent participation in physics. In conclusion, it can be ascertained that the influence of context on identity is an important factor impacting female participation in physics that cannot be negated.
      PubDate: 2015-06-18T12:16:59Z
       
  • Animal organ dissections in high schools : is there more than just
           cutting?
    • Abstract: Author: Kavai, Portia De Villiers, Rian Fraser, William Sommerville, Jaqui Strydom, Nina Vol 19 Issue 2 Publication: 2015 Page: 143-155 Abstract: In Life Sciences education internationally, including South Africa, the study of animal and organ morphology has traditionally involved dissections since the early nineteenth century. The major purpose of this study was to investigate how the engagement of learners with animal organ dissections may influence the development of problem-solving skills and how teachers use animal dissections to develop these skills of Grade 11 learners in Life Sciences (Biology) education. A mixed-methods research design was used for this study. Data were collected from a pre-test and a post-test (which had predominantly problem-solving questions), a learner questionnaire, lesson observations and teacher interviews. Tests and questionnaires were administered to 224 Grade 11 Life Sciences learners. Six Grade 11 Life Sciences teachers at four high schools from different environments participated in the study. The pre-test and post-test scores were compared using a parametric matched t-test. The comparison for the five cognitive levels including rote learning and problem-solving as well as the total calculation were all highly significant with p-values
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  • Not the norm : the potential of tree analysis of performance data from
           students in a foundation mathematics module
    • Abstract: Author: Kirby, Nicola Dempster, Edith Vol 19 Issue 2 Publication: 2015 Page: 131-142 Abstract: Quantitative methods of data analysis usually involve inferential statistics, and are not well known for their ability to reflect the intricacies of a diverse student population. The South African tertiary education sector is characterised by extreme inequality and diversity. Foundation programmes address issues of inequality of access by providing an opportunity for disadvantaged students with academic potential to enter mainstream degree programmes. Seeking to understand which factors are most influential in enhancing student selection and their performance in a foundation mathematics module, Classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis is presented as a non-parametric alternative to traditional quantitative research methods. CART, a data-mining technique, is illustrated with reference to two cohorts of students enrolled in the foundation module. The two cohorts had experienced different secondary school curricula. The regression tree to examine students' final mathematics marks illustrated that the primary performance indicators for both cohorts related to the alternative selection criteria, whereas school-level performance was of little consequence. The classification tree showed that passing the module depended on socio-economic, and not academic, indicators, irrespective of school history. The hierarchy of context-dependent influences revealed in the trees illustrated that no single variable can be the basis for a framework for practical and policy responsiveness in a context of such student diversity.
      PubDate: 2015-06-18T12:16:59Z
       
  • Evolutionary ideas held by experienced South African biology teachers
    • Abstract: Author: Kyriacou, Xenia De Beer, Josef Ramnarain, Umesh Vol 19 Issue 2 Publication: 2015 Page: 118-130 Abstract: With evolutionary biology relatively recently introduced into the South African school curriculum, the need arose to explore practising teachers' knowledge of the subject. A number of anticipated as well as unanticipated cognitive and affective barriers to the understanding of evolutionary biology were identified from a questionnaire with open-ended items and administered at the start of a short learning programme on evolution education. The questionnaire was face validated and piloted. Teachers were conveniently sampled and comprised all course participants (n = 57). Responses to the questions were analysed using inductive and deductive coding. These codes were organised into themes, guided by the research question. These themes indicated poor content knowledge, essentialist and teleological reasoning, creationist objections and a perceived racist agenda to the teaching of this subject.
      PubDate: 2015-06-18T12:16:59Z
       
  • Crossing the border : science student teachers using role-play in grade 7
    • Abstract: Author: Braund, Martin Moodley, Trevor Ekron, Christelle Ahmed, Zaiboenisha Vol 19 Issue 2 Publication: 2015 Page: 107-117 : Drama is used to build knowledge and understanding in science as part of a socio-linguistic, constructivist approach. Role-plays, where learners act as analogues for components and processes, help access abstract ideas. However, a problem restricting many science teachers using these approaches has been that they lack sufficient pedagogical knowledge of drama. Our question was, therefore, to what extent do student teachers who are science majors make the necessary 'pedagogical border crossings' from drama into their personal pedagogies for science? We observed and recorded the lessons of six volunteers who taught science using drama in grade 7. Our analysis of lesson features that are critical for successful outcomes, based on an adapted version of Tripp's critical incident method, and student teacher interviews show that role-plays can be powerful border-crossing objects between science and the arts. Findings show that some development is needed to link learners' actions to concepts and provide more suitable analogues and sufficient learner autonomy. We see drama as an important tool in science teaching and suggest conditions necessary for the initial training of science teachers that could make them better users of drama as role-play to teach science.
      PubDate: 2015-06-18T12:16:59Z
       
 
 
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