Search results for: Subramaniam Karthigeyan
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The article details an exploratory qualitative study that investigated 61 prospective teachers’ conceptual understanding of dissolving salt and sugar in water respectively. Analysis revealed that participants’ explanations of dissolving were predominantly descriptive explanations and interpretative explanations, with lower percentage occurrences of intentional and cause and effect level explanations. Most of these explanations were also constructed by a set of loosely connected and reinforcing everyday concepts abstracted from common everyday experiences making them misconceptions.
Updated: Nov. 08, 2016
Prospective Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Pedagogical Knowledge for Teaching the Estimation of Length Measurements
This article investigated prospective secondary mathematics teachers’ pedagogical knowledge for teaching the estimation of length measurements. The author examined the participants' personal benchmarks for measurement estimation. Thematic analysis revealed that prospective teachers possessed various benchmarks for measurement estimation that enabled them to estimate length measurements, but these benchmarks for measurement estimation were not evident in participants’ pedagogical knowledge for teaching the estimation of length measurements.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2016
This paper reports on how science teachers as action researchers investigated their teaching roles through autobiographical and collaborative reflection to become familiar with the changes in their teaching role when teaching with computer technology. Furthermore, the article details the author's role as the facilitator of the collaborative action research project.The design of the study was framed by the action research space framework and the conditions for quality collaborative action research framework. Collaborative sharing of teaching and learning experiences helped participants negotiate the changes in their teaching roles and also revealed how they underscored these changes in relation to students’ learning of science content.
Updated: May. 19, 2011