The use of Video-based Instructional Materials (VIM) in Enhancing Teaching and Learning biology in secondary schools in Dar es Salam, Tanzania : Case study of selected government schools in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam

Matemu, Fides Peter (2014) The use of Video-based Instructional Materials (VIM) in Enhancing Teaching and Learning biology in secondary schools in Dar es Salam, Tanzania : Case study of selected government schools in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The quest to integrate ICT in Tanzania’s secondary schools and teachers education is reflected in the National ICT Policy for Basic Education (URT, 2007).This study investigated the use of Video- based Instructional materials in enhancing teaching and learning biology in secondary schools. Through purposive sampling, a total of 168 students and two (2) teachers were involved in the study. Methods of data collection employed were questionnaires, structured interview, observation and paper- and- pencil instruments. A holistic case study of research design and quasi- experimental design were adopted. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected, where by qualitative data were analyzed through data reduction techniques, SPSS methods were used to analyze quantitative data where frequency tables, percentage and t-test were computed, paper and pencil data were analyzed by mean and standard deviations. The findings of this study indicated that there is lack of teaching and learning resources in secondary schools and also students who taught using VIM showed high gain in their test results than those taught in a traditional approach. It was concluded that the use of VIM in teaching and learning should be one of the ways to reduce the problem of shortage of teaching and learning resources and improve teaching practices of teachers in schools. Therefore it was recommended to government of Tanzania through MoEVT to provide computers in schools so as to improve teaching and learning process.

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: 14 Jan 2016 12:18
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:18
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/674

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