Dietlinde Nelao Namakalu

Dietlinde Namakalu

Nelao completed her BEd (H) in Mathematics Education at North-West University in South Africa. She taught mathematics and intergrated natural science at Omudhuwahauwanga primary school before she moved to St Charles lwanga secondary school in the Outapi circuit, Omusati region, where she is currently teaching Mathematics.  She is a very passionate teacher who says that every day she strives to get her students to appreciate mathematics and apply it to their real-world situations.  She wants them to learn to persevere, and most importantly not to give up.

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MEd thesis

An analysis of the roles of teachers’ gestures as visualisation tools in the teaching of mathematics at the junior primary phase (Grades 0-3).


Abstract of proposed research

When people talk, they usually gesture, and those gestures often reveal information that cannot be found in speech.  This mixed method interpretive case study framed by an enactivist perspective aims to analyse the nature of gestures that three purposefully selected junior primary phase (Grades 0-3) teachers used in the teaching of mathematics.   The study also aims to analyse these selected mathematics teachers’ views and perceptions of the visualisation roles of these gestures as visualisation tools in the teaching of mathematics. Data will be collected through classroom video recorded observations and stimulus recall interviews.

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