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ERIC Number: EJ1089754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Emerging Trends in Science Education in a Dynamic Academic Environment
Avwiri, H. E.
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n2 p31-38 2016
Emerging Trends in Science Education in a Dynamic Academic Environment highlights the changes that have occurred in science education particularly in institutions of higher learning in southern Nigeria. Impelled by the fact that most Nigerian Universities and Colleges of Education still adhere to the practices and teaching methodologies of the teacher-centered classroom teaching approach. Four research Questions and Hypotheses were raised. A total of 96 respondents were selected at random from the Faculty of Science and Education from seven (7) different Institutions of learning (3 Universities and 4 Colleges of Education) in Delta State. An internal consistency with a coefficient of 0.88 was established using Cronbach alpha. A mean was used to answer the research questions. T-test statistics was used to test each hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that there was an apparent upgrade from the chalk and board system to the use of the Magnetic White Board system, the use of slide projector based tutoring (SPBT) increases students understanding in science education, and that there is no significant difference between the attainments of teaching objectives when web-based training is administered by male science education tutors or by female science education tutors. The researcher recommends that Nigerian Government should embark on deliberate technological ventures that will not only develop the nation but also affect the academic environment positively.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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