Students’ perception of the teaching techniques adopted by the University of Abuja Center for Distance Learning and Continuing Education for the teaching of Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies: Implication for Social Studies Education

Abstract

This work was hinged on assessing students’ perception of teaching techniques adopted by the University of Abuja Centre of Distance Learning and Continuing Education for Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies: Implication for Social Studies Education. Distance education is a kind of programme that adopts various instructional materials to help bridge the gap between teachers and learners even when in its original form, the programme is designed to be done at a specific pace, location and space available at a given time. The learners on their own equally engage in different modes of equipping themselves with the desired objectives of their academic work. This work had been able to identify the various approaches the programme has recommended for the teaching of Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies and what efforts the students have made in learning the course. Data obtained from only the 500 level students of the Center were through purposive sampling technique and were analyzed using descriptive statistics; that is, simple frequency, percentages, mean, standard deviation and decision rule. The two null hypotheses of the study were tested with result presented. All the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 (5%) level of significance using ANOVA. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the necessary audio-visual materials be made available for teaching, the lecturers should be giving assignments to the students from time to time, so as to help improve their perception towards the techniques being adopted for teaching PCRS. It also recommended that the Center can improve on the lecturers’ knowledge of the subject matter of the course by organizing seminars, workshops and conference that bother on this area of study. They can equally assign more groups of student to lecturers who are well-versed in the area of PCRS.

Keywords: Distance learning education, Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies and Social Studies Education.


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