Challenges Preventing Student Teachers and Tutors from Exploiting ICT in the Learning and Teaching Process in Teachers’ Colleges

Masalu, Kwangu (2018) Challenges Preventing Student Teachers and Tutors from Exploiting ICT in the Learning and Teaching Process in Teachers’ Colleges. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated challenges that student teachers and tutors face in using ICT in their learning and teaching in teachers’ colleges. Specifically, the study investigated factors for effective use of ICT in teacher education particularly in terms of student teachers and tutors’ perceptions, basic skills of ICT, access to ICT physical facilities, availability of enough ICT resources and institutional support for both student teachers and tutors were looked at. The study used multiple holistic research design. Data were collected using structured questionnaires and classroom observation techniques from a sample of 140 respondents out of a population of 1900. The study used qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyse qualitative and quantitative data respectively. Findings have indicated that student teachers and tutors face various challenges that prevent them from effectively use of ICT in learning and teaching, these include negative perceptions about using ICT in teaching and learning, luck of ICT basic knowledge, perceive least of benefit of ICT use in teaching and learning to develop writing skills, lack of institutional support, limited access to available ICT physical facilities, lack of ICT resources within teachers colleges, college face un-reliable electricity and absence of back-up electricity system. Integration of Information and Communication Technology in teacher education would be the solution to effective use of ICT in teacher education. Training for student teachers and capacity building to tutors on the use of ICT in teaching and learning is an important base towards allowing student teachers and tutors use ICT effectively. To develop the ICT knowledge and skills of student teachers, motivating tutors and advising them to integrate ICTs in the student teachers’ activities would help the use of ICT and feel more confident as ICT users.

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 11:30
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 11:30
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2185

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