School of Mathematics
Dr Bholoa Ajeevsing Area(s) of specialisation:
1. (2011  2014) Using research findings (local and international) to improve the teaching and learning of physics at secondary level using technology. 2. (2016  2017) Addressing underachievement in Mathematics at Form lll level through a community of practice approach. 3. (2016  2018) Exploring the content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge of preservice PGCE trainees towards a researchbased teacher education model. 4. (2016 – 2018) Students’ & graduates’ difficulties in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during transitions from secondary to tertiary levels, and to teacher training. 5. (2016 – 2018) School violence and indiscipline in Primary Schools: A case for creating safer schools in Mauritius through an intervention programme. 6. (2017 – 2018) World Bank Project: Mathematics and Science for SubSaharan Africa 7. (2018 – 2019) Development of webbased resources for secondary levelmathematics 8. (2018 – 2020) Teaching and learning science (biology, chemistry and physics) within an integrated mode, mediated by the pedagogical technological integrated medium (PTIM) at grade 9.
1. Bholoa, A., Kenny, S.D., and Smith, R., 2007. A new approach to potential ftting using neural networks. Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research section B: Beam interactions with materials and atoms, 255 (1), pp. 17 [doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2006.11.040] 2. Sanville, E., Bholoa, A., Smith, R., and Kenny, S. D. (2008). Silicon potentials investigated using density functional theory fitted neural networks, Journal of Physics:Condensed Matter, 20 (28) 285219. 3. Hurchand, H., Bholoa, A., and Bundhoo, V. (2011). The Olevel Mathematics Syllabus A: A better alternative for students in Mauritius? Journal of Education (MIE), 6(2), 36 – 52. 4. Ramma, Y., Bholoa, A., Bessoondyal, H., and ThapermallRamasawmy, S. (2013). Integration of Physics and Mathematics Concepts: The Thinking Process Model,Mauritius Institute of Education. 5. Bholoa, A., Ramkalawon, L., and Hurchand, H. (2013). An analysis of Problematic Areas in Mathematics at the Olevel in Mauritius: focus on examination content. Journal of Education (MIE), 7(2), 21 – 64. 6. Hurchand, H., and Bholoa, A. (2013). Certificate of Primary Examinations: A novel perspective on the pass rate. Journal of Education (MIE), 7(2), 65 – 82. 7. Hurchand, H., Bholoa, A., and Purdasseea, H. (2013). Inservice Mauritian teacher’s readiness to teach for the attainment of creativity in secondary school Mathematics. Journal of Education (MIE), 7(2), 83 – 98. 8. Ramma, Y., Bholoa, A., Watts M., and Ramasawmy, J. (2014). Preand inservice physics teachers’ content and pedagogical content knowledge: Implications and Challenges. American International Journal of Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, 8(1), 3034. 9. Bholoa, A., Ramkalawon, L., and Purdasseea, S. (2014). Readiness, awareness and expectations of teachers and students in using Tablet PC in in Mathematics classrooms. Journal of Education (MIE), 8(1), 730. 10. Ramful, A., Bholoa, A., Hurchand, H., Bessoondyal, H., Nenduradu, R., Thapermall, S., Angateeah, K. S., Purdasseea, S., and Bhobooty, B. (2014). Prevocational students’ proficiency in basic numeracy: Results from a preliminary study. Journal of Education (MIE), 8(1), 102117. 11. Ramkalawon, L., and Bholoa, A. (2014). Exploring usefulness of videobased instruction as a pedagogical tool in learning of Mathematics. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computational and Applied Sciences, 10(3), 245 – 249. 12. Ramkalawon, L. and Bholoa, A. (2016). Using tablet PC in the teaching and learning of secondary mathematics: A case of a girl's class in Mauritius, 2016 SAI Computing Conference (SAI), London, 2016, pp. 850857. 13. Ramma, Y., Bholoa, A., Watts, M., and Nadal P. S. (2017). Teaching and learning of physics using technology: Making a case for the affective domain. Education Inquiry, 1 27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20004508.2017.1343606 14. Ramma, Y., and Bholoa, A. (2018). A critical evaluation of a Teacher Professional Development model –A case study of a physics preservice teacher. In S. Ladage & S.Narvekar (Eds.),Proceedings of epiSTEME 7, p. 285293. India: Cinnamon Teal. 15. Bholoa, A., Ramful, A., ThapermalRamasawmy, S. and Salehemohamed, A., (2018in press). Understanding underachievement in mathematics: Perspectives from the interrelationship among students, teachers and rector. Journal of Education (MIE).
1. H. Hurchand, K. Angateeah, A. Bholoa, R. Nednuradu and S. Purdasseea. (2013). Conceptual Mathematics Form II; Editions de l’Ocean Indien; Mauritius. ISBN: 97899990306743 2. A. Bholoa, S. Purdasseea, S. Thapermal, K. Angateeah and R. Nenduradu. (2014). Conceptual Mathematics Form III; Editions de l’Ocean Indien; Mauritius; ISBN: 9789990307085 Chapters in edited books 1. Bholoa A., Walshe G., and Ramma Y. (2017). Curriculum Implications of the Integration of Mathematics into Science. In: Taber K. S., Akpan B. (Eds) Science Education. New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam. https://doi.org/10.1007/97894 6300749 8_16 2. Ramma Y., Bholoa A., and OogarahPratap B. (2017). Research Perspectives and Skills for Science Education. In: Taber K. S., Akpan B. (Eds) Science Education. New Directions in Mathematics and Science Education. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam. https://doi.org/10.1007/97894 6300749 8_39 3. OogarahPratap, B., Bholoa, A., and Ramma (2018  in press). Stage Theory of Cognitive Development – Jean Piaget (Chapter 11). In Akpan B., Kennedy, T. (Eds) Science Education in Theory and Practice. Springer, Rotterdam. 4. Oozeerally, S., Ramma, Y., and Bholoa, A. (2018  in press). Multiliteracies – New London Group (Chapter 25). In Akpan B., Kennedy, T. (Eds) Science Education in Theory and Practice. Springer, Rotterdam. 5. Ramma, Y., Bholoa, A., and Watts, M. (2018  in press). Guided Discovery – Robert Gagné (Chapter 15). In Akpan B., Kennedy, T. (Eds) Science Education in Theory and Practice. Springer, Rotterdam.

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