Department of Mathematics Education

Dr JJ Dhlamini

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Mathematics Education
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 429 2023
E-mail: Dhlamjj@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD (Unisa)
  • MSc (Wits)
  • BSc Hon (Wits)
  • FDE (RAU)
  • STD (TCE)

Journal articles

Mwakapenda, W. W., & Dhlamini, J. J. (2010). Integrating mathematics and other learning areas: Emerging tensions from a study involving four classroom teachers. Pythagoras, 71(1), 22-29.

Paper presentations

Peer-reviewed conference papers:

  • Dhlamini, J. J., & Mogari, D. (2012). Designing instruction to promote mathematical problem solving performance of high school learners. In D. Mogari, A. Mji & U. I. Ogbonnaya (Eds.), Proceedings of the ISTE International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education: Towards Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in MST, 22-25 October 2012 (pp. 444-449). Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa. 
  • Dhlamini, J. J., & Mogari, D. (2012). Using a context-based problem solving instruction to promote social justice in high school mathematics classrooms. In S. Nieuwoudt, D. Laubscher & H. Dreyer (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th National Congress of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA): Mathematics as an Educational Task, 24-28 June 2012 (pp. 108-119). North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
  • Dhlamini, J. J., & Mogari, D. (2011). Using a cognitive load theory to account for the enhancement of high school learners’ mathematical problem solving skills. In D. Mogari, A. Mji & U. I. Ogbonnaya (Eds.), Proceedings of the ISTE 2011 International Conference: Towards Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in MST, 17-20 October 2011 (pp. 309-326). Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
  • Dhlamini, J. J. (2011). Context-based problem solving instruction to induce high school learners’ problem solving skills. In H. Venkat & A. Essien (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th National Congress of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA): Mathematics in a Globalized World, 11-15 July 2011 (pp. 135-142). University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Dhlamini, J. J. (2010). Connections between mathematics and arts and culture. In D. Mogari, A. Mji, F. Mundalamo & U. I. Ogbonnaya (Eds.), Proceedings of ISTE 2010 International Conference: Towards Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in MST, 18-21 October 2010 (pp. 94–102). Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
  • Mwakapenda, W. W., & Dhlamini, J. J. (2009). Towards a 1-to-4 model for mentoring mathematics learners in South African schools. Paper presented at the 2009 Mathematical Association of Victoria Annual Conference, “Connected Maths”, 2-4 December 2009 (pp. 155-165). Melbourne, La Trobe University, Australia.
  • Dhlamini, J. J. (2009). Connections between mathematics and arts and culture: An exploratory study with teachers in South African schools. In L. Paditz & A. Rogerson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Mathematics Education into the 21st Century Project, 11-17 September 2009 (pp. 139-142). Dresden, Saxony, Dresden University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Projects

Community Engagement Projects:

  • Institute for Science and Technology Education (ISTE)’s annual Winter School Project for Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) educators

Other

Related reports (Output)

  • Atagana, H. I., Mogari, L. D., Kriek, J., Ochonogor, E. C., Ogbonnaya, U. I., Dhlamini J. J., & Makwakwa, E. G. (2010). An intervention into educators' and learners' difficulties in some topics in mathematics, science and technology: A report of the ISTE 2010 Winter School. Institute for Science and Technology Education (ISTE), University of South Africa. ISBN: 978-1-86888-684-5.
    Atagana, H. I., Mogari, L. D., Kriek, J., Ochonogor, E. C., Ogbonnaya, U. I., Dhlamini, J. J., & Makwakwa, E. G. (2011). Aligning pedagogy with content knowledge: An improvement strategy for Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) educators. ISTE 2011 Winter School Project Report. University of South Africa.

Reviews:

  • Pythagoras Journal: Reviewed 1 X paper in January 2013;
  • Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA) national conference: Accepted as reviewer in January 2013;
  • South African Journal of Education (SAJE): Currently reviewing 1Xpaper (Due date: 31 March 2013);
  • Institute for Science and Technology Education (ISTE) international conference: Active reviewer from 2010 to date (9 X conference papers reviewed)

Supervision:

  • Feedback received on Draft proposal (to submit Final proposal)
    Haushiku, Stefanus (MEd): Investigating causes of conceptual errors in a selected algebra topic: A case study of grade 11 learners in the Kavango region of Namibia (to complete in 2014).
  • Feedback received on Draft proposal (to submit Final proposal)
    Nyamela, Masekhohola Mary (MEd): Investigating factors contributing to poor mathematics performance of grade 7 students in the Berea district of Lesotho.
  • Just started (Jan 2013)
    Lusanda Xhapha (MEd): Academic discussion took place on 7 February 2013. Student to start developing proposal.