Research into Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa

Guest Editor

Professor Carmel McNaught
Emeritus Professor of Learning Enhancement, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg

Focus and Rationale
Ensuring the growth of effective science education across the African continent is of significant importance to addressing global issues in health, agriculture, economic development and environmental sustainability. There is now a significant number of researchers in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MSTE) education for African contexts as universities proliferate across Africa and African postgraduate students study across the globe. While the challenges facing MSTE education in Africa are many, an important strategy for supporting quality enhancement in teacher development and curriculum development is the provision of sound research into what works in the resource-restricted educational environments of Africa.

The focus of this proposed Special Issue is not only on the challenges per se but on evidence-based exemplars of successful initiatives in MSTE education. Papers in this Special Issue include research studies on: teacher-development initiatives; embedding language support and learners’ socio-cultural experiences into science classrooms; and adapting strategies for mathematical modelling, role play, collaborative instruction, out-of-school activities, etc., into learning designs. The remit is thus broad; however, all papers will report robust evidence (critiqued through EJMSTE’s rigorous double-blind peer-review process) to support any claims for enhancing teaching and learning. The collection is expected to be a useful resource for teachers, teacher educators and policy makers, as well as supporting further research.

Manuscript Due : January 31, 2018
Publication Date: April 1, 2018

Authors should submit their manuscripts using ScholarOne Submission System at and please kindly select the manuscript type: SI - Research into Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning in Science Education in Africa

For further information, please contact the guest editor:
Dr. Carmel McNaught (