Tola Bekene Bedada(Ph.D.)

@wcu.edu.et

Mathematics
College of Natural and Computational Science, Department of Mathematics, Wachemo University



                       

https://researchid.co/tola

Tola was born in 1987 in Arsi Zone, Ethiopia and he graduated with his master's in Mathematics education from Addis Ababa University in 2011. He completed his Ph.D. from UNISA in 2021. He is working as a lecturer at Wachemo University starting from 2011 to the present.

EDUCATION

Tola Bekene is a Ph.D. holder in Mathematics education. His research interest is teaching mathematics by technology.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Technology for teaching

FUTURE PROJECTS

Technology integration in mathematics

Integration of technology in the 21 century has no doubt. in order to go with this century, it is better to see whether the current education more specifically Mathematics is integrated with the day technology or not. The study will comprise of three main ideas. what is the integration of technology to the perception of teachers' and students' sides? second, what does the educational curriculum of mathematics seems like? the third which educational theory helps the education to integrate technology into the education system?


Applications Invited
6

Scopus Publications

87

Scholar Citations

6

Scholar h-index

3

Scholar i10-index

Scopus Publications

  • Swaying pedagogy: A new paradigm for mathematics teachers education in Ethiopia
    Ashebir Sidelil Sebsibe, Aweke Shishigu Argaw, Tola Bekene Bedada, and Abdela Atiso Mohammed

    Elsevier BV



  • Investigation of student’s perception learning calculus with GeoGebra and cycle model
    Tola Bekene Bedada and M. France Machaba

    Modestum Publishing Ltd
    Learners in the 21st century need technological support in the learning process because of the advancements made in technology for teaching and learning. A GeoGebra-oriented classroom uses one of these technologies that can be implemented in the classroom. The new developed cycle model implemented in the study and explored the effect of using GeoGebra mathematical software on students ’ perceptions to using GeoGebra software to learn calculus. A mixed research methodology was employed. In the quantitative part of the study, a closed-ended questionnaires were used by clustering into themes and interview for the qualitative part of the study. The study was conducted at a university in Ethiopia that lasts for four weeks, and the university was selected purposively. The quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS version 27 while the qualitative data were coded into themes and analyzed using computer software ATLAS.ti 9. Students expressed positive perceptions towards the use of GeoGebra for learning differential calculus and 74% of students were satisfied with the preferences of the GeoGebra lesson-oriented course offered in the study while 70% were also interested in scaffolding activities and activities included in the developed model during interventions.

  • The Effect of GeoGebra on Students' Abilities to Study Calculus
    Tola Bekene Bedada and M. F. Machaba

    Hindawi Limited
    The study aimed to investigate the effect of GeoGebra on students’ ability to learn calculus. Calculus can be a challenging subject to teach. Moreover, students have problems, especially in connecting the concepts of calculus with the real world. Concerning gender, the study looked at the impact of utilizing GeoGebra Mathematical software on students’ calculus proficiency and ability to utilize GeoGebra software to learn calculus. The study developed a cycle model that posits nine steps to promote the teaching and learning process with the help of GeoGebra to improve the learning process. A quantitative research methodology was employed to achieve the goal of the study. A quasi-experiment with a pretest and posttest design was used in the quantitative part of the study. Students learning calculus were the subjects of the study, which took place at a university in Ethiopia. The quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS version 27. The results show that there is a significant difference between pretest and posttest in students’ performance (ability) when using GeoGebra mathematics software, indicating that students performed better after the intervention (F (1,64) = 10.495, p = 0.002  < 0.05). The treatment benefited both high- and low-ability pupils in their brain-based learning, although students in the experimental group, both female and male, outperformed those in the control group. While the GeoGebra-oriented learning approach to calculus has the potential to improve competency, it is still necessary that it be structured (cycle model) to address a specific deficiency.

  • The effect of GeoGebra on STEM students learning trigonometric functions
    Tola Bekene Bedada and France Machaba

    Informa UK Limited

RECENT SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Swaying pedagogy: A new paradigm for mathematics teachers education in Ethiopia
    AS Sebsibe, AS Argaw, TB Bedada, AA Mohammed
    Social Sciences & Humanities Open 8 (1), 100630 2023

  • The effect of GeoGebra on STEM students learning trigonometric functions
    T Bekene Bedada, F Machaba
    Cogent Education 9 (1), 2034240 2022

  • Mathematics educators’ readiness for online education in the fourth industrial revolution: A case of two selected universities in Ethiopia
    F Machaba, TB Bedada
    Mathematics education in Africa: The fourth industrial revolution, 57-76 2022

  • Mathematics Education in Africa: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
    B Chirinda, K Luneta, A Uworwabayeho
    Springer Nature 2022

  • The development of the cycle model and its effect on mathematics learning using GeoGebra mathematical software
    T Bekene Bedada, MF Machaba
    Education Inquiry, 1-24 2022

  • The effect of GeoGebra on students’ abilities to study calculus
    T Bekene Bedada, MF Machaba
    Education Research International 2022 2022

  • University lecturers’ preparedness to use technology in teacher training of mathematics during COVID-19: The case of Ethiopia
    F Machaba, T Bedada
    South African Journal of Higher Education 36 (1), 171-192 2022

  • The development of the cycle model and its effect on mathematics learning using GeoGebra mathematical software
    TB Bedada, MF Machaba
    2022

  • Investigation of Student's Perception Learning Calculus with GeoGebra and Cycle Model.
    TB Bedada, M Machaba
    EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 18 (10) 2022

  • The use and effect of Geogebra software in Calculus at Wachemo University, Ethiopia: An investigation
    TB Bedada
    Unpublished Doctoral dissertation). University of South Africa 2021

  • Implementation of GeoGebra a Dynamic Mathematical Software for Teaching and Learning of Calculus in Ethiopia
    T Bekene
    online submission 11 (9), 838-860 2020

  • effect of error analysis
    T Bekene
    IEEE-SEM 7 (7), 171‒192 2019

  • Effect of Error Analysis and Concept Change Strategy on Students Understanding of Calculus Concepts
    AS Sebsibe, T Bekana, BT Dorra
    IEEE-SEM 7 (7) 2019

  • Social Sciences & Humanities Open
    AS Sebsibe, AS Argaw, TB Bedada, AA Mohammed


  • Mathematics Education in Africa
    B Chirinda, K Luneta, A Uworwabayeho


  • Developing Swaying Pedagogy: A New Paradigm for Mathematics Education in Ethiopia
    AS Sebsibe, AS Argaw, TB Bedada, AA Mohammed
    Available at SSRN 4251463

MOST CITED SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • The effect of GeoGebra on STEM students learning trigonometric functions
    T Bekene Bedada, F Machaba
    Cogent Education 9 (1), 2034240 2022
    Citations: 20

  • University lecturers’ preparedness to use technology in teacher training of mathematics during COVID-19: The case of Ethiopia
    F Machaba, T Bedada
    South African Journal of Higher Education 36 (1), 171-192 2022
    Citations: 18

  • Swaying pedagogy: A new paradigm for mathematics teachers education in Ethiopia
    AS Sebsibe, AS Argaw, TB Bedada, AA Mohammed
    Social Sciences & Humanities Open 8 (1), 100630 2023
    Citations: 13

  • Investigation of Student's Perception Learning Calculus with GeoGebra and Cycle Model.
    TB Bedada, M Machaba
    EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education 18 (10) 2022
    Citations: 8

  • Implementation of GeoGebra a Dynamic Mathematical Software for Teaching and Learning of Calculus in Ethiopia
    T Bekene
    online submission 11 (9), 838-860 2020
    Citations: 8

  • The effect of GeoGebra on students’ abilities to study calculus
    T Bekene Bedada, MF Machaba
    Education Research International 2022 2022
    Citations: 6

  • The use and effect of Geogebra software in Calculus at Wachemo University, Ethiopia: An investigation
    TB Bedada
    Unpublished Doctoral dissertation). University of South Africa 2021
    Citations: 6

  • Mathematics educators’ readiness for online education in the fourth industrial revolution: A case of two selected universities in Ethiopia
    F Machaba, TB Bedada
    Mathematics education in Africa: The fourth industrial revolution, 57-76 2022
    Citations: 3

  • Mathematics Education in Africa: The Fourth Industrial Revolution
    B Chirinda, K Luneta, A Uworwabayeho
    Springer Nature 2022
    Citations: 3

  • The development of the cycle model and its effect on mathematics learning using GeoGebra mathematical software
    T Bekene Bedada, MF Machaba
    Education Inquiry, 1-24 2022
    Citations: 1

  • Effect of Error Analysis and Concept Change Strategy on Students Understanding of Calculus Concepts
    AS Sebsibe, T Bekana, BT Dorra
    IEEE-SEM 7 (7) 2019
    Citations: 1