A graduate of Nottingham and Leeds Universities in the United Kingdom, Samuel also holds a PhD in Education from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Rethinking Proficiency in the Language of Instruction (English) as a Factor in the Difficulty of School Science

Evidence is presented of the fact that everyday English words when used in the science context mean different things. It is argued this is one reason science is generally difficult.

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Attention to Female Students’ ‘Lower’ Outcomes in Science as Social Construction of a Negative Perception of their Ability in School Science

Singling out the ‘poorer’ performance of female students, is constructing a negative image of the girl students’ ability in school science

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How Physics Teachers Use and Think about Language during Teaching: The Explanations and Implications

Teachers’ opinions and approaches to use of language during teaching provide evidence of their contribution to making the learning of science concepts more difficult to their students.

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Post Graduate Students’ Perceptions of an Exemplary Teacher

This presentation focuses on issues such as work planning, classroom practices, classroom management and how these are carried out in exemplary teaching.

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Adults’ Understandings and Retention of Selected School Science Concepts: Implications for School Science Curriculum and Effective Classroom Practice

Revealed in the paper is the fact that alternative conceptions are widespread and quite persistent across cultures and religious affiliations.

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Moving beyond the Controversy towards an Improvement of Worksheets that are used by Learners during Museum Visits

The paper is a review of research literature on characteristics of worksheets that can promote learning during museum fieldtrips

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Attracting More Girls to School Physics in Kenya: Findings in a ‘Distance’ Study

Higher enrolments of girls in school physics may be achieved if encouragement to enrol comes from their parents and teachers.

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Being a Female Head Teacher: The Tanzanian Experience

Support of male parents earlier in life is a major factor in nurturing women’s self confidence and, hence, their ability to take on the challenges of leadership later in life.

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The Use of Content Representation as a Tool: Exploring the Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Two Lesotho Physics Teachers in the Process of Teaching Radioactivity

Content representation is a valuable tool for articulating physics teachers' pedagogical content knowledge.

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Science Teachers’ Use of Instructional Language for Effective Science Teaching

Science teachers' use instructional language during teaching is a key factor in students’ ability to interpret the meanings of everyday words when used in a scientific context.

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Published online: June 17, 2016

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