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Exploring the challenges of senior phase technology teachers in limpopo province

Show simple item record Mapotse, Tomé Awshar Gumbo, Mishack Thiza 2017-05-04T11:57:03Z 2017-05-04T11:57:03Z © 2012 2012-10
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings: Towards Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in Mathematics, Science and Technology. ISTE International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 21-25 October 2012. Mopani Camp in Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa. pp en
dc.description.abstract The aim of this article is to report the gaps that were identified in the teaching of technology by senior phase teachers at Mankweng Circuit of Limpopo Province. This was done so that appropriate action research-based intervention strategies could be embarked upon to fill these gaps. A preliminary study as the first cycle stage of action research was instrumental in identifying these gaps. Observation, interview and questionnaire were employed in gathering data from the eighteen teachers of five sampled secondary schools. Data was analysed and the findings were coded into specific themes. The findings as themes revealed teachers’ incapacity in terms of their knowledge and teaching of technology in the areas of technology-specific teaching experience, technology lesson planning, technology assessment, level of internal and external support for technology teaching, resources for technology teaching and learning, technology curriculum policy interpretation and implementation, and teacher-learner ratio in a technology class. Some guidelines were developed as a means to help technology teachers in dealing with their teaching practice.
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Unisa Press en
dc.rights All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means - mechanical or electronic, including recordings or tape recording and photocopying - without the prior permission of the publisher, excluding fair quotations for purposes of research or review.
dc.title Exploring the challenges of senior phase technology teachers in limpopo province en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Institute for Science and Technology Education (ISTE) en
dc.rights.holder © 2012 University of South Africa

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