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dc.contributor.advisor Themane, K. M.
dc.contributor.advisor Maphutha, B. K. Moremi, Ntsako Shereen 2021-07-16T13:49:13Z 2021-07-16T13:49:13Z 2020
dc.description Thesis (M. Ed. (Curriculum Studies)) -- University of Limpopo, 2020 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) of Intermediate Phase teachers in the teaching of decimal fractions to Grade 6 learners. The study followed a qualitative research approach whereby a case study design was adopted. Three Grade 6 teachers were selected using a purposive sampling strategy to form part of the study. Shulman‟s (1986) Theory of Teacher Knowledge was used to guide the entire study. Data were collected through lesson observations, semi-structured interviews and document analysis. Data were analysed and interpreted using the Argyris, Putman and Smith‟s Ladder of Inference. The study established that Grade 6 teachers lacked PCK in the teaching of decimal fractions. Teachers lacked confidence in the teaching of decimals. The analysis of data also revealed that teachers‟ knowledge of decimal fractions was poor, and that teachers experienced challenges in teaching decimal fractions. Generally, decimal fractions were found to be difficult for teachers to teach. This led to the conclusion that teachers lack Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the teaching of decimal fractions. These findings, though not generalizable to a wider population, provide useful information for further research and insights of what Grade 6 mathematics teachers may be experiencing in their classrooms. The findings may help teachers improve their teaching. They also have implications for teacher-education institutions as they may restructure their teaching programmes, both for pre-service and in-service teachers. en_US
dc.format.extent xiv, 149 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Fractions en_US
dc.subject Decimal fractions en_US
dc.subject Pedagogical Content Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Conceptual knowledge en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pedagogical content knowledge en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Decimal fractions en_US
dc.title Exploring the pedagogical content knowledge of intermediate phase teachers in the teaching of decimal fractions in grade 6 at Rakwadu Circuit in Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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