Guiding tomorrow

SMATE UNIT (Science, Mathematics &Technology Education)

Postgraduate Students completed studies in 2016

Amina Brey

National Conference (presented but not published papers)

SAERA Conference

Ms Sancia Johnson & Dr Tulsi Morar: A BICS and CALP approach to enhance scientific literacy using the third space 2016

Dr Lyn Webb: Mindsets - could a change to a growth mindset enhance mathematical understanding?

Dr Elsa Lombard: Observation Protocol for the Instructional use ofRepresentations (OPIR) in Physics

Dr Clyde FELIX : The importance of professional recognition in shaping the professional identities of mathematics teachers

Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

Ms Thandi HLAM: A Teacher Collective as a Professional Development Approach to Promote Foundation Phase Mathematics Teaching

Dr Mathabo KHAU: Women teachers integrating HIV and AIDS content inot Secondary School Science curriculum in rural Lesotho

Dr Elsa LOMBARD: Perceptions of Professional Academic Development: Barriers and bridges between physics lecturers and physics education researchers

Mr Vuyani MATSHA: The effects of the dynamic mathematics software GeoGebra on the spatial visualization skills of first-year pre-service mathematical literacy teachers

Dr Les MEIRING: One shot: Convincing FP and IP student teachers that they are science teachers

4th Annual Symposium: Community Engagement

Dr Eileen SCHECKLE: Dialogic engagement between local and university communities: Enabling agency towards active citizenship in the context of education

Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

Ms Marinda VAN ZYL: Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching: When pre-service teachers don't know that they don't know

Ms Marinda VAN ZYL: Learning for, in and from practice to promote (Foundation Phase) mathematics teacher education

Dr Lyn WEBB: Perceptions of pre-service teachers concerning their mind-sets about learning mathematics: A case study

Dr Lyn WEBB: Talk to enhance teaching and learning foundation phase mathematics

Dr Lyn WEBB Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching: When pre-service teachers don't know that they don't know

Journal publications: International indices (ISI & IBSS)

Du Plessis, A. (2016). Student-teachers’ pedagogical beliefs: learner-centred or teacher-centred when using ICT in the science classroom?. Journal of Baltic Science Education, Journal of Baltic Science Education, 15(2), 140-158. 

NRF research grant

Assoc Prof Andre’ du Plessis is part of a NRF Research Funding Project on ICT, Social Media and Rural Learner Aspirations under the guidance of the project leader Prof Naydene de Lange

Scholarships 2016

Assoc Prof Andre'du Plessis: Graduated in July 2016 as a TAU scholar: Teaching Advancement at University Scholarship 

Expo 2016 

Ms Marylin Gibbs hoste the very successful Junior and High Schools ESKOM SCience EXPO in August 2016