Ukufunda Education

Publications and Presentations

Publications and Presentations

Garth Spencer-Smith is a Research Associate with the Centre for Education Practice Research (at the University of Johannesburg)

Academic Publications

  • Roberts, N., Spencer-Smith, G., Vanska, R., & Eskelinen, S. (2015). From challenging assumptions to measuring effect: researching the Nokia mobile mathematics service in South Africa. South African Journal of Education, 35(2), 1-13.
  • Spencer-Smith, G. and Roberts, N.A. (2014). Landscape review: Mobile education for numeracy. Evidence from interventions in low-income countries. GIZ: Bonn. http://www.giz.de/fachexpertise/downloads/bmzgiz2014-en-landscape-review-mobile-education-for-numeracy-long.pdf
  • Spencer-Smith, G. and Hardman, J. (2014). The impact of computer and mathematics software usage on performance of school leavers in the Western Cape Province of South Africa: A comparative analysis. Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 10(1), 22-40

 Academic Presentations

  • Spencer-Smith, G. (2016, May). Calculators and mental maths: Complementary or contradictory? Presentation at the South African Principals’ Association (WC) Regional Conference, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Spencer-Smith, G. (2014, October). Engaging with Nokia Mobile Mathematics – a local online FET Maths service. Workshop run at the Innovate Schools’ ICT Conference, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Spencer-Smith, G. (2014, July). Engaging with Nokia Mobile Mathematics – a local online FET Maths service. Workshop run at the AMESA National Congress, Kimberley, South Africa
  • Roberts, N. & Spencer-Smith, G. (2014, April). From Challenging Assumptions to Measuring Impact of the Nokia Mobile Mathematics Service in South Africa. Presentation at the South African Basic Education Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Spencer-Smith, G. and Hardman, J. (2011, November). Investigating the impact of computer software on Matric Mathematics results in the EMDC East district of Cape Town: A quantitative analysis. Short paper presented at the Kenton Education Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa

Technical and Evaluation Reports

  • Ukufunda Education Consulting. (2017). Evaluation of the 2016 Numeric programme, for Numeric
  • Kelello Consulting. (2016). An implementation evaluation of the ukuFUNda virtual school, for UNICEF and the DBE
  • Kelello Consulting. (2016). Microsoft Math evaluation
  • Ukufunda Education Consulting. (2016). Outcomes evaluation of the Ikamva Youth Grade 9 after-schools Mathematics support programme, for Ikamva Youth
  • Ukufunda Education Consulting. (2016). Evaluation of the 2015 Numeric programme, for Numeric
  • Kelello Consulting. (2015). Upper primary Mathematics consultancy report, for AKFEA
  • Kelello Consulting. (2015). Midterm report on the evaluation of Microsoft Math, for Microsoft
  • Kelello Consulting. (2015). Evaluation of the Grade 12 learner support component of the LAIS intervention in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, for GIZ and EC office of the Premier
  • Kelello Consulting. (2014). Lower primary Mathematics consultancy report, for AKFEA
  • Kelello Consulting. (2014). Evaluation of a teacher development programme in four countries (Nigeria, Senegal, Pakistan and Mexico), for UNESCO
  • Spencer-Smith, G. (2010). A mixed methods investigation into the impact of computers and Maths software on Mathematics teaching and Matric results of high schools in the EMDC East, Cape Town, thesis submitted for Master of Education, University of Cape Town