Department of Mathematics Education

Prof MM Phoshoko

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Mathematics Education
Associate Professor
Tel: 012 429 6993
Fax: 086 691 9206
E-mail: phoshmm@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • STD (1984, TCE)
  • BSc  (Mathematics, 1989, UNISA)
  • Hons B Ed (Science Education, 1995, Witwatersrand University)
  • M Ed (Mathematics Education, 2007, Witwatersrand University)
  • PhD (Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013, UNISA) 

Currently teaching

Under-graduate, post –graduate, BEd and supervising Masters students in Mathematics Educaation

Field of Specialisation

Fields of specialisation/research interests:

  • Mathematics Education
  • Research methodology
  • Use of contexts in mathematics teaching
  • Mathematical modelling and problem solving in mathematics classrooms
  • Professional development in mathematics teaching
  • Mathematical knowledge for teaching
  • Mathematical practices promoting mathematical reasoning
  • Learning theories
  • Language issues in mathematics teaching

Journal articles

Peer-reviewed journals

  • Nyaumwe, L.J., Ngoepe, M.G., Phoshoko, M.M. (2010).  Some Pedagogical Tensions in the Implementation of the Mathematics Curriculum: Implications for Teacher Education in South Africa. Analytical Reports in International Education , Vol. 3. No. 1, pp. 63-75.

Paper presentations

Papers in conference proceedings

  • Phoshoko, M.M. (2009).Doing mathematics: revisiting the operation of signed numbers using zero as the catalyst. SASE Confernce. Walter Sisulu University, Eastern Cape.
  • Phoshoko MM (2011).  The African way of understanding the operation of multiplication. 2011 International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 17 – 20 October 2011.
  • Phoshoko MM (2012).  Teachers’ views on the use of context in transition to mathematics. 2012 International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 22 – 26 October 2012
    Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings
  • Phoshoko MM (2007). Teacher’s selection of contexts in mathematics learning support materials for teaching the concept variable. AMESA Congress 2007 White River, Mpumalanga.
  • Kaino L, Ngoepe MG & Phoshoko MM (2011). Teaching mathematics in Open Distance Learning (ODL): some strides and challenges in offering quality programmes at UNISA, School of Education Research conference, 21-22/7/2011.
  • Jojo ZM, Dhlamini JJ, Phoshoko MM & Ngoepe MG  (2014). Exploring the mathematical proficiency of grade 6 teachers: a case of Gauteng Tshwane East. Proceedings of the 20th Annual National Congress of the Association for Mathematics of South Africa, Volume 1, 07 to 11 July 2014, Kimberley, South Africa, pp . 105 – 117.  (ISBN: 978-0-620-61475-7)
  • Dlamini, MH & Phoshoko, MM (2014). Motivation to Actively Engage Learners in Mathematical Tasks due to Enhanced Self-Regulated Learning Strategies. Proceedings of the 22nd  annual conference of SAARMSTE, Port Elizaberth, South Africa.
    Papers Presented as a Visiting Scholar (International)
    Phoshoko MM (2010). Premature use of the commutative property in the multiplication of numbers:  A case of African-speaking learners in South Africa. International Society for Teacher Education. Porto Alegre, Brazil   

Refereed papers in conference proceedings

  • Phoshoko, M.M. (2007)Teacher's selection of contexts in mathematics learning support materials for teaching the concept variable. AMESA Congress 2007 White River, Mpumalanga.

Papers presented as a visiting scholar

Phoshoko, M.M. (2010)Premature use of the commutative property in the multiplication of numbers:  A case of African-speaking learners in South Africa. International Society for Teacher  Education. Porto Alegre, Brazil