Enhancing Teachers’ Competence in the Use of Instructional Materials in Electronics Education in Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria

Okwelle, P. Chijioke, Allagoa, F. O. N


Technology is the touchstone of development and the field of electronics is considered important in the fast developing society. Through the teaching of electronics in secondary schools, students learn basic skills needed to manufacture, operate, maintain, install and repair electrical and electronic equipment. It therefore means that the transfer of these knowledge, skills and attitudes require instructional resources for effective and efficient skill acquisition. This paper therefore focused on enhancing the competence of electronics teachers in the utilization of instructional resources for effective electronics subject delivery which has been reported as lacking among secondary school technology teachers in Nigeria. Problems associated with the effective use of these instructional materials in secondary schools such as poor teachers’ professional knowledge and insufficient awareness of types of instructional materials for use in teaching different electronics contents, were highlighted. Also, the electronics teachers developing positive attitude towards the use of instructional materials; maintaining appropriateness of the materials to instructional objectives and multidimensional presentations of these materials among others, were strategies postulated for enhancing teachers’ competence in instructional material utilization.

Keywords: Competence, electronics, instructional materials, teachers, utilization.

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