CHALLENGES TO COMPUTER-BASED SCIENCE INSTRUCTIONS IN SCHOOLS AND ENHANCEMENT STRATEGIES

  • ROSE AYOGU FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EHA-EMUFU
Keywords: Teaching and learning of science, education programme, monitoring and supervision

Abstract

Quality science education in consonance with the contemporary world issues is what any nation desires for her citizens. Modern life activities are now dominated by technology. Teaching and learning of science subjects in schools has also become computer- led. However, this is not the case with many developing nations, for instance Nigeria where
textbook and theory-oriented instructions are still dominating classroom science instructions. This paper identifies some of the challenging factors to the use of computers and computerbased systems in Nigerian primary and secondary school science instructions. This is with a
view to sensitizing science education stakeholders on the need for remediation since Nigeria's science education programme should be in consonance with the contemporary world science education programmes. Such factors as teachers' skills in the use of computer, provision of
computers to schools, funding computer-based science education, power supply, administrative bottle neck, monitoring and supervision among others are seriously challenging computer-based science instructions in Nigerian schools. Suggestions on enhancement strategies towards tackling the challenges were articulated

Author Biography

ROSE AYOGU, FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EHA-EMUFU

DEPARTMENT OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE

Published
2018-07-19
Section
Articles