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Title: Teachers' Gender Influence on Awareness and Attitude Towards Web-based pedagogy in Physics
Authors: Apata Funke Susan Ph.D
Keywords: Gender Influence
Web-based pedagogy
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2018
Publisher: Faculty of Education, Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Nigeria.
Citation: FUOYEJOE Vol. 1 No. 1, June, 2018
Series/Report no.: Vol. 1;No. 1
Abstract: This study investigated influence of teachers' gender on awareness and attitude towards web-based pedagogy in Senior Secondary School physics in Kwara State. The study, which tested two hypotheses and provided answers to two research questions, purposively sampled one hundred and forty one physics teachers from eighty schools. The sample is made up of 83 male physics teachers and 58 female physics teachers respectively. A Structured questionnaire adapted from an eclectic integration of previous instruments developed by Yusuf (2004) and Isa (2009) was the instrument used for data collection. Cronbach Alpha method that gave a reliability coefficient of 0.78 was used to establish the internal consistency of the items. Data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation. The findings revealed that awareness level of both male and female physics teachers towards web-based pedagogy is generally low. It was also found that attitude of male physics teachers towards web-based pedagogy is significantly higher than that of their female counterparts. It was recommended that regular awareness programmesthrough workshops, seminars, symposium that are web-based pedagogy driven in physics. Also, the focus of attention of stake holders should be on organizing training and re-training programmes that increase awareness and attitude towards the web-based pedagogy, for female physics teachers.
Description: The significance, relevance and usefulness of physics in all scientific and technological development worldwide cannot be overemphasized. Murenzi (2016) described physics as the most basic of sciences, for its concepts and techniques underpin the progress of all other branches of science. In the same vein, studies have shown that physics plays important and dominant roles in spearheading technological advancement, promoting national wealth, improving health and accelerating industrialization( Validiya ,2003; (Obafemi&Ogunkunle, 2013). Therefore, physics can be regarded as a major determinant of the nation classification of nations into industrialized and underdeveloped nations.
URI: http://repository.fuoye.edu.ng/handle/123456789/2304

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