Evaluating the Effectiveness of the SEDP Training on Physics Laboratory Work: The Case of Selected Schools in Ilala Municipality

Philemon, Charles William (2017) Evaluating the Effectiveness of the SEDP Training on Physics Laboratory Work: The Case of Selected Schools in Ilala Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The general objective of this study was to evaluate the status of practically-based teaching and learning in schools and its impact on the students’ performance in Physics at the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE). Heads of school, heads of Physics Department, trained teachers and students fifteen secondary schools in Ilala Municipality, from were selected for the study. Questionnaires, interviews, observations and documentary surveys were used to collect information on frequency of practical work and reasons for failure to do the same. Also, students’ perception on practical work status in their schools was assessed. Secondary data from NECTA documents provided schools’ performance of the subject at CSEE. As per findings of the study, many physics teachers do not have in-service training, much as heads of school and students appreciated the role of practical work. Setbacks raised for lack of practical work in schools were ill-equipped and poorly organized laboratories. It could be concluded that the SEDP training for physics teachers gave them adequate knowledge and skills. However, it was not concluded whether the status of practical work in schools affected the performance in the CSEE significantly. All in all, more monitoring and follow-up to ensure teachers comply to their training is pertinent, apart from the need to upgrade physics laboratories in terms of quantity, apparatus materials and organization.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 15:44
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 15:44
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2026

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