Factors Affecting the Implementation of Active Learning Methods in Bale Zone Secondary Schools: Exploring Perceptions, Knowledge and Experiences of Students, Teachers and School Leadership

Baru Aboma Totoba


The purpose of this study was to explore factors that affecting the implementation of effective active learning method in Bale zone secondary schools’ class. The total population of the study was 434 students from (grade 9th and   10th)  60  teachers teaching the grade 9th and 10th and 15 school leaders  consisting, school principals, school instructional leaders and supervisors. The main instruments of data collection for this study were close ended questioners, focused interview and structured classroom observation check list. Then the data were gathered through these instruments and were presented, analyzed and interpreted by using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative data descriptive method using percentage in table and qualitative explanation. It has been seen from the study that the implementation of active learning methods was influenced by large class size, lack of resource, lack of commitment of teachers, misunderstanding as if student centered teaching is only grouping the students and providing tasks to be achieved which require large room for seating arrangement ineffective pedagogical center. Based on the finding of this study, the author has recommended the concerned body to give short term training for teachers in service about how to implement student centered method, building additional classroom to balance the number of students in a classroom, fulfilling different facilities and giving awareness for the students about the importance of active learning method in order to apply active learning method in their class at the secondary in this zone.

Keywords: Practices; Active Learning; Factors

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/11-1-05

Publication date: January 31st 2021


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