GASPRO International Journal of Eminent Scholars
EFFECT OF TEACHING COMPETENCIES WITH TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION AMONG BASIC SCIENCE TEACHERS IN UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA
This study investigated teaching competencies and classroom technology integrated among secondary school teachers. Three research questions were posed and one hypothesis formulated and analysed at p ≤ 0.05 level of significance. Survey design was utilized, fifty basic science teachers served as sample. Prepared questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.94 was the instrument used for the study. Data were analysed with mean and t-test. Results show that basic science teachers have teaching competencies and technology integration in the classroom such as for locating, evaluating and collecting information tools and information sources to increase productivity, promote creativity and facilitate academic learning. Results also indicate some obstacles to technology integration such as unavailability of equipped computer laboratories and lack of adequate encouragement to basic science teachers to integrate technology for classroom communications. Recommendations are made to include the need for government to provide adequately equipped computer laboratories in secondary schools; school administrators to organize retraining programmes, especially for female basic science teachers on technology integration in classroom communications.
KEYWORDS: Teaching, Competence, Technology, Integration and Basic Science