Feasibility of ICT use in teaching physics at the senior high schools in Ghana

Abstract

The study employed a descriptive research design to explore the feasibility of information and communication technology (ICT) use in the teaching of physics in Ghanaian high school classrooms. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 70 practicing physics teachers from 23 Senior High Schools (SHSs) in Ghana. The study showed that the practicing physics teachers were not using ICT in their current teaching practices owing to barriers such as lack of ICT resource and lack of knowledge and skill that are ICT-oriented. However, the practicing teacher of the study showed positive attitudes and beliefs toward the use of ICT for physics instruction and expressed their willingness to participate in training programmes to foster their teaching practices with ICT. The study therefore advocates that the use of ICT as an instructional tool for physics teaching in Ghanaian high school is feasible but requires that substantive assistance be given to teachers in order to equip them with ICT-related pedagogical knowledge and skills to facilitate their teaching practices.

 

Keywords: Information and Communication Technology, barriers of ICT use, high school physics, opportunities of ICT use.


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