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Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools

Year 2021, Volume 9, Issue 4, 299 - 315, 15.12.2021
https://doi.org/10.17478/jegys.988313

Abstract

This paper investigated some of the teaching challenges Senior Phase Natural Sciences teachers’ experiences during their classroom practices in some of the rural schools positioned in the Vhembe District, Limpopo Province of South Africa. It was an interpretative qualitative study wherein two Senior Phase Natural Sciences teachers participated in the study. The data of the study was obtained through individual interviews with teachers as well as lesson observations. The findings show numerous challenges in the teaching of Natural Sciences including lack of required facilities and resources. Additionally, the study also reports challenges of lack of parental support, background of learners as well as language of teaching and learning. Consequently, this has impacts on teacher ability to implement Natural Sciences curriculum. Moreover, the findings also show that some of teachers available at schools used teaching experiences to teach Natural Sciences content and are reluctant to use various methods of instruction. Therefore it is suggested that the above mentioned challenges in Natural Sciences teaching need to be addressed so that what is taught and learnt through Natural Sciences curriculum at school can be meaningful to both teachers and learners in their everyday lives.

References

  • reference 1 Kola, A.J. (2013). Importance of science education to national development and problems militating against its development. American Journal of Educational Research, 1(7): 225-229.
  • reference 2 Makgato, M. and Mji, A. (2006). Factors associated with high school learners’ poor performance: A spotlight on mathematics and physical science. South African Journal of Education, 26(2): 253-266.

Year 2021, Volume 9, Issue 4, 299 - 315, 15.12.2021
https://doi.org/10.17478/jegys.988313

Abstract

References

  • reference 1 Kola, A.J. (2013). Importance of science education to national development and problems militating against its development. American Journal of Educational Research, 1(7): 225-229.
  • reference 2 Makgato, M. and Mji, A. (2006). Factors associated with high school learners’ poor performance: A spotlight on mathematics and physical science. South African Journal of Education, 26(2): 253-266.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Education and Educational Research
Journal Section Sustainability of Education
Authors

Awelani V MUDAU (Primary Author)
University of South Africa
0000-0002-0827-5688
South Africa


Ndivhuwo NETSHİVHUMBE
university of south africa
0000-0001-8266-4852
South Africa

Publication Date December 15, 2021
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume 9, Issue 4

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Bibtex @research article { jegys988313, journal = {Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-360X}, address = {editorjegys@gmail.com}, publisher = {Genç Bilge Yayıncılık}, year = {2021}, volume = {9}, pages = {299 - 315}, doi = {10.17478/jegys.988313}, title = {Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools}, key = {cite}, author = {Netshivhumbe, Ndivhuwo} }
APA Mudau, A. V. & Netshivhumbe, N. (2021). Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists , 9 (4) , 299-315 . DOI: 10.17478/jegys.988313
MLA Mudau, A. V. , Netshivhumbe, N. "Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools" . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 (2021 ): 299-315 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jegys/issue/65384/988313>
Chicago Mudau, A. V. , Netshivhumbe, N. "Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 (2021 ): 299-315
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools AU - Awelani V Mudau , Ndivhuwo Netshivhumbe Y1 - 2021 PY - 2021 N1 - doi: 10.17478/jegys.988313 DO - 10.17478/jegys.988313 T2 - Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 299 EP - 315 VL - 9 IS - 4 SN - -2149-360X M3 - doi: 10.17478/jegys.988313 UR - https://doi.org/10.17478/jegys.988313 Y2 - 2021 ER -
EndNote %0 Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools %A Awelani V Mudau , Ndivhuwo Netshivhumbe %T Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools %D 2021 %J Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists %P -2149-360X %V 9 %N 4 %R doi: 10.17478/jegys.988313 %U 10.17478/jegys.988313
ISNAD Mudau, Awelani V , Netshivhumbe, Ndivhuwo . "Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 / 4 (December 2021): 299-315 . https://doi.org/10.17478/jegys.988313
AMA Mudau A. V. , Netshivhumbe N. Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools. JEGYS. 2021; 9(4): 299-315.
Vancouver Mudau A. V. , Netshivhumbe N. Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools. Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists. 2021; 9(4): 299-315.
IEEE A. V. Mudau and N. Netshivhumbe , "Teaching Challenges In The Senior Phase Natural Sciences Classroom in South African schools", Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 299-315, Dec. 2021, doi:10.17478/jegys.988313

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