Effectiveness of ICT Pedagogy Curriculum in Improving Teachers’ Professional Development

Luoga, Alfred (2017) Effectiveness of ICT Pedagogy Curriculum in Improving Teachers’ Professional Development. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated effectiveness of ICT pedagogy curriculum in improving teachers’ professional development using Guskey’s model (Guskey, 2000) of evaluating professional programme. The study was guided by five research objectives: first, to explore teachers perceptions about ICT pedagogy curriculum; second, to explore knowledge that teachers acquire from ICT pedagogy curriculum course; third, to examine ways by which teachers apply knowledge from ICT pedagogy curriculum; fourth, to identify the kinds of support that is available for effective integration of ICT and fifth, to examine students experience about ICT. The study adopted case study research design whereby two secondary schools were selected as samples for the study in Kibaha district council. The study involved 106 respondents, comprising of 20 teachers and 86 students.The study employed mainly qualitative and quantitative research approaches. Data were collected using questionnaires and interviews and then analyzed in the light of research objectives. Findings have revealed that 95% of teachers have positive perceptions on ICT integration on teaching and learning. Likewise findings indicated that 97.5% of teachers have knowledge acquired from ICT curriculum course because of their being on organizing and easy catch up learning materials. In addition the findings indicated that ICT facilities play an essential role in learning and teaching process but there are challenges of shortage of ICT devices in both schools. Furthermore the findings showed that teachers appreciated the various kinds of support they received from school management such as technical support during the lesson period. Hence the study recommends for action by Teachers should insist students to be positive about studying ICT lessons.

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: 08 Oct 2018 06:16
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 06:16
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2140

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