Feasibility of Integrating Facebook Technology in Learning to Promote Civic Education Among Secondary School Youths in Dar es Salaam

Omary, Mussa Hamis (2017) Feasibility of Integrating Facebook Technology in Learning to Promote Civic Education Among Secondary School Youths in Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the feasibility of integrating facebook technology in learning to promote Civic Education in Secondary Schools in Kinondoni District. The study employed qualitative and quantitative research approaches in data collection, analysis and presentation. The study used a sample of 120 participants from groups of secondary school students (100) and teachers (20) who were selected on the basis of probability and non-probability sampling techniques. The study findings have revealed that it is feasible to integrate facebook technology to promote Civic Education among Secondary School youths in Kinondoni District. This is because 90% of students and 80% of teachers presented high competencies in using facebook technology in learning. Moreover, 70% of teachers and 68% of students perceived positively about facebook integration in learning. Furthermore, 85% of students and 80% of teachers were used in signing on facebook to suggest that they were using facebook in learning civic education. This could mean that many students and teachers demonstrated mastery of specific competencies in the use of facebook technology in teaching and learning. However, majority of both the students and teachers encountered some challenges in the utilization of facebook technology in teaching and learning. Based on the findings, about 70% of teachers and 50% of students felt in the application of facebook technology indicating their level of difficulty in using facebook technology in teaching and learning of civic education.In order to enhance the feasibility of facebook technology in teaching and learning, efforts should be made to customize it as an effective teaching and learning tool as is currently the case in Europe and America.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2018 11:53
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 11:53
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1978

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