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  1. An investigation into how two Natural Science teachers in the Khomas region mediate learning of the topic of atoms and molecules in Grade 7 : a case study
    Hoepfner, Narenda, 2015, Rhodes University
    The teaching of abstract concepts requires higher cognitive thinking skills and thus presents a challenge for most subjects in the curriculum, in particular, science subjects. Teachers often complain that they struggle to develop higher cognitive skills in learners in such topics. As a result, learn ...
  2. A comparison of Grade 10 Mathematics classroom-based test items and the end-of-year national examinations, using Stein"s framework of cognitive demands : a Namibian case study
    Ihonya, Saima Namupa, 2015, Rhodes University
    This study researched the nature of tasks used in Grade 10 mathematics tests and end-of-year national examinations. The study was carried out in three, purposively selected, Grade 10 schools in the Ohangwena region in Northern Namibia. For the purpose of this study, a mixed method approach was emplo ...
  3. Investigating the inclusion of environmental learning in the Life Science Grade 10 curriculum : a case study of three Namibian schools
    Joseph, Cecilia Namuhuya, 2015, Rhodes University
    This study was carried out to investigate how Grade 10 Life Science teachers in three schools in the Omusati region of Namibia are including Environmental Learning (EL) in terms of the curriculum policy. A qualitative approach was used to generate data through document analysis, interviews and class ...
  4. An investigation into how Grade 11 Biology teachers mediate learning through code-switching from English to Oshiwambo : a case study
    Kanime, Justina Kashuupulwa, 2015, Rhodes University
    This study aimed to investigate how Grade 11 Biology teachers mediate learning through code-switching from English to Oshiwambo. It was triggered by my experience as a teacher when I came to observe that the majority of teachers still use the home language during their lessons though the language po ...
  5. An investigation into how Grade 11 Physical Science teachers mediate learning of the topic stoichiometry : a case study
    Kanime, Mwene Kashiiwandapo, 2015, Rhodes University
    Stoichiometry is proven to be one of the difficult topics for learners in the NSSC Physical Science syllabus due to its abstract nature. Over the years the Examiner’s reports reveal that learners" performance is very poor in this topic. In addition, learners fear the topic and have developed a negat ...
  6. An investigation into the nature of mathematics connections used by selected Grade 11 teachers when teaching algebra : a case study
    Kanyanda, Ester Ndahekomwenyo, 2015, Rhodes University
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the nature of mathematical connections used by selected teachers when teaching the topic of algebra and to investigate their perceptions of their use of connections. The participants were selected on the basis of teaching experience as well as their willi ...
  7. Teaching for conceptual understanding : an analysis of selected teachers" practice
    Kashima, Andreas Akwenye, 2015, Rhodes University
    The purpose of this study was to explore how teachers’ practice either supports or constrains learners’ conceptual understanding. The study is structured within an interpretive paradigm. The research takes the form of a case study and focused on the teaching practice of two purposefully selected tea ...
  8. Teacher leadership : a study in a township high school
    Kumalo, Elizabeth Nomso, 2015, Rhodes University
  9. Investigating how a peer teaching programme could shape the mathematical experience of the participating tutors
    Lubasi, Justin Mwandamena, 2015, Rhodes University
    This case study, involving six Grade 10 learners, investigates how a peer tutoring programme could shape the mathematical experience and disposition of the participating tutors. The study is grounded in an interpretive paradigm and data was collected in four sequential phases. The Mathematics Dispos ...
  10. An investigation into the prevalence and nature of boredom in Grade 10 Mathematics classrooms : a case study
    Mbelani, Xoliswa Lydia, 2015, Rhodes University
    This research report focuses on an investigation into the prevalence and nature of boredom in Grade 10 Mathematics classrooms in the Grahamstown region, South Africa. Boredom seems to be strongly evident in our classrooms. Quantitative data was derived from an initial survey questionnaire while semi ...