Guiding tomorrow

SMATE UNIT (Science, Mathematics &Technology Education)

Postgraduate Students completed studies in 2015

  • Lombard, E. (2015). Triggering   physics   lecturers’   reflections   on   the   instructional affordance of their use of representations: A design based study. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.
  • Papu, K. (2015). Investigating the effects of using a science writing heuristic approach in first year mechanical engineering laboratory report writing at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Unpublished MEd Thesis, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth.

International Conferences (Published Papers)

  • Adam, K., Africa, A. Woods, T & Johnson, S. (2015). Exploring issues related to language in multilingual South African science classrooms: A literature review. Short paper presented. The SAARMSTE 23rd conference, 13-16 January 2016. Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Adam, K. & Kemp, H. (2015). Exploring a Story Based Learning Design I a Grade 4 Science and technology Classroom. Short paper presented. The SAARMSTE 23rd conference, 13-16 January 2016. Maputo, Mozambique.

  • Adam, K. & Thorne, R. (2015). Content and Language Intergrated Learning (CLIL) as a language support strategy in a Grade 8 Natural Science classroom. Short paper presented. The SAARMSTE 23rd conference, 13-16 January 2016. Maputo, Mozambique

  • Austin, P. and Hechter, J. (2015). Posing Fraction Problem Scenarios: A Comparative Study of Pre-Service Teachers and Grade Five Learners. International Mathematics Education for the Future Conference. Catania, Italy.

  • Felix, C. (2015). Exploring the influence of micro-politics on teacher professional development. Short paper presented. The SAARMSTE 23rd conference, 13-16 January 2016. Maputo, Mozambique.

  • Gudyanga, A., Adam, K. & Kurup, R. (2015). Zimbabwe female participation in physics: The influence of Identity Formation on Perception and Participation. Short paper presented. The SAARMSTE 23rd conference, 13-16 January 2016. Maputo, Mozambique.

  • Msimanga, A., Mwakapenda, W., Adam, K, Msimanga, Z, Denley, P. & Lubben, F. (2015). Language, literacy and science learning: A baseline study of the language demands on learners, teachers and teacher educators in multilingual contexts in South Africa. Short paper presented. The SAARMSTE 23rd conference, 13-16 January 2016. Maputo, Mozambique.

  • Webb, L. (2015). Teachers’ experiential learning and the development of dialogue in mathematics classrooms. The SAARMSTE 23rd conference, 13-16 January 2016. Maputo, Mozambique.

National Conferences (Published Papers)

  • Papu, K. (2015). Investigating the use of argumentation to promote critical thinking in first year mechanical engineering laboratory report writing. South African Society for Engineering Education (SASEE). Third Biennial Conference, University of KwaZulu-Natal. [AWARDED BEST PAPER & BEST PRESENTATION]

National Conference (presented but not published papers)

  • Glover, H. (2015). A case study of the development of the mathematics education component for the new BEd (FET) program at NMMU. Third Annual SAERA Conference, 27 to 30 October 2015. Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • Webb, P. (2015). Reading, writing, talking and doing science. Centre for Research in Teaching Thinking & Dialogue (THINK) Research Seminar. Exeter University, United Kingdom.
  • Webb, P. & Lombard, E. (2015). Fostering disciplinary literacy in science. Colloquium on Science Teaching in Higher Education. Grahamstown, South Africa.

Journal publications: International indices (ISI & IBSS)

  • Du Plessis, A. (2015). Rethinking traditional science teaching through infusing ICT learning embedded by a ‘learning-as-design’ approach. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 14(1), 4-6. [Special invited Editorial].
  • Webb, L. (2015a). Experiential Teacher Training for Language Diverse Mathematics Classrooms. Journal of Communication, 6(1), 18-27.

Journal publications: DoE list of South African Journals

  • Bansilal, S., Webb, L. & James, A. (2015). Teacher training for mathematical literacy: A case study taking the past into the future. SA Journal of Education, 35(1), 1-10.
  • Gudyanga, A., Adam, K. & Kurup, R. (2015). Zimbabwe female participation in physics: The influence of Identity Formation on Perception and Participation. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 19(2), 172-184.
  • Webb, L. (2015b). The Use of Cartoons as a Tool to Support Teacher Ownership of Mathematics Curriculum Change. African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 19(1), 57–68.

Bookks and book chapters

  • Webb, L. & Webb, P. (2015). Developing mathematical reasoning in English second-language classrooms based on dialogic practices: A case study, in A. Halai & P. Clarkson (Eds.). Teaching & Learning Mathematics in Multilingual Classrooms: Issues for Policy, Practice and Teacher Education, (pp. 195-210). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

NRF research reports

  • Assoc Prof Andre’ du Plessis reviewed a NRF Research Funding Report in 2015

Scholarships 2015-2016

  • Dr Kathija Adam: Teaching Advancement at University Scholarship 2015-2016
  • Assoc Prof Andre'du Plessis: Teaching Advancement at University Scholarship 2015-2016

 

Expo 2015 Marylin Gibbs