Effectiveness of ICT Teachers’ Training Programmes in Enhancing Teaching and Learning of Environmental Education in Selected Primary Schools in Musoma District

Kiwonde, Flora Mercury (2018) Effectiveness of ICT Teachers’ Training Programmes in Enhancing Teaching and Learning of Environmental Education in Selected Primary Schools in Musoma District. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of ICT teachers’ training programmes in enhancing teaching and learning of Environmental Education (EE) in selected primary schools in Musoma district. The study adopted a case study research design employing both qualitative and qualitative approach. A total of 227 respondents drawn from 09 primary schools in Musoma district participated in the study, of whom 27 were teachers and 180 were pupils. The teachers were trained and oriented on ICT basic skills and how to integrate ICT in the teaching of EE in the study for a period of four weeks. Data were collected using classroom observations, interviews and questionnaires. Quantitative data were analysed using SPSS version 20 and the qualitative data were analysed using content data analysis. Findings indicated that ICT training programmes were being implemented and that they were useful to teachers. However, even after training most teachers used their own initiatives to integrate ICT during teaching and learning of EE. Integrating ICT in teaching and learning of EE faced challenges related to few training opportunities for teachers and the pupils, shortages of ICT facilities in schools, and training was done with less practical components. The study suggests for the sufficient ICT training programmes that will merge both the theoretical and practical parts of the training. In addition, the ICT trainings need to have definite content to be covered. It is also important for increasing supply of ICT facilities in schools for enhancing the integration of ICT in the EE teaching and learning processes to facilitate the ongoing struggle to preserve the environment for sustainable development. In this study teaching and learning of EE using ICT facilities is considered crucial to address the environmental problems especially during this era of advancement in ICT.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Educational foundations
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 08:55
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 08:55
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2297

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