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ERIC Number: EJ1155591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
The Impacts and Challenges of Pedagogical Skills Improvement Program at Adama Science and Technology University
Negassa, Tolera; Engdasew, Ziyn
International Journal of Instruction, v10 n4 p19-38 Oct 2017
This research report is about the impact of university teachers' pedagogical skills training on approaches to teaching measured by teaching components in ASTU. Descriptive survey research design was employed. The participants were 111 teachers attended Pedagogical Skills Improvement on seven modules for 106hrs in the year 2009-2013.Stratified sampling techniques were employed to select participants. The teachers were from six schools that were divided into five groups depending on the amount of pedagogical training they had. The instrument of data collection was questionnaire and checklists. Mixed research approach was employed to analyses of the data. The results indicated that pedagogical skills training had an effect on their teaching skills in using lesson planning, active learning, and continuous assessment and classroom management. The teachers mentioned not only positive effects of pedagogical training on their teaching but also informed some difficulties like redundancy of concepts, activities, examples; modules are not to the standard, long duration of the training and large class size, lack of material and facilities, lack of motivation, inability to implement fully what they have acquired from the training.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia
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