Foundation phase teachers’ (limited) knowledge of geometry

Author: Luneta Kakoma Foundation phase teachers do not need to teach much mathematics, but what they teach is critical because children absorb their basic concepts of geometry at a very early age. Consequently, it is disturbing to find that many student teachers have not progressed beyond level 1 in Van Hiele’s ‘levels of geometric thought’ theory. This is the level … Read More

Investigating Optimal Learning Moments in U.S. and Finnish Science Classes

Authors: Barbara Schneider, Joseph Krajcik, Jari Lavonen, Katariina Salmela-Aro, Michael Broda, Justina Spicer, Justin Bruner, Julia Moeller, Janna Linnansaari, Kalle Juuti, and Jaana Viljaranta Students who feel confident of meeting challenges are happy students – and when this situation is experienced in science classes, they are more likely to feel that science is important to them and their futures. So … Read More