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Deputy Head of Department & Senior Lecturer
Name: Kathleen Fonseca
Location: GNA 214, Robert Sobukwe Building Soweto Campus
Department of Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Staff  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: + 27 11 559 5110


About Dr. Kathleen Fonseca

Kathleen Fonseca is a senior lecturer in the Department of Childhood Education at the University of Johannesburg. Her research interest is in mathematics education with a specific focus on student teachers’ mathematical knowledge development and currently children’s mathematics cognition and learning. She is currently researching using functional near infrared spectroscopy (FNIRS) to measure brain activation during the solving of mathematics problems.

Recent publications

Fonseca, K., 2021, ‘Self-reported mathematical problem-solving skills of future mathematics teachers’, South African Journal of Childhood Education 11(1), a1011. sajce.v11i1.1011.

Fonseca, K. (2021). Mathematical knowledge gains through a problem-solving instructional approach. In S. Gravett & E. Henning (Eds), Glimpses into Primary School Teacher Education in South Africa, Routledge.

Academic links


Google scholar: ‪‪Kathleen Fonseca – ‪Google Scholar