EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA AND EDUCATION
Effects of In Service Chemistry Teachers’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge on Students’ Scientific Attitude and Literacy in Southwestern Nigerian Secondary Schools

Olubusayo Foluso Adebusuyi 1 * , Emmanuel Folorunso Bamidele 2, Adeola Samuel Adebusuyi 3

European Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Education, Volume 1, Issue 2, Article No: e02009

https://doi.org/10.30935/ejimed/9306

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Abstract

There is a growing supply of various technologies that teachers can integrate to teach in the classroom. However, despite all the technologies that have been developed, research examining the effects of teachers’ ability to harness these technologies with pedagogy and content on students’ scientific attitude and literacy is scarce. This study therefore investigated the level of teachers’ Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK), relationship and effects on students’ scientific attitude and literacy in Chemistry. A cross sectional survey design was adopted for the study. The population for the study comprised all Chemistry teachers and students in secondary school in southwest Nigeria. A sample of 75 teachers’ and 1518 students in their intact classes were randomly selected for the study. Data from the scores of each teacher on TPACK observation checklists was paired with the mean scores of students on scientific attitude and literacy. Data were analyzed using Mean, Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) and Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA). The result showed that teachers level of TPACK were limited to content knowledge (CK) and do not translate to high TPK and TPACK. Also, there was a correlation between the teachers’ individual components of TPACK and students’ scientific attitude and literacy. Finally, there was a significant effect of teachers’ TPACK on students’ scientific attitude and literacy. The study recommended that professional development programs should not only focus on helping teachers to increase their repertoire of technologies and pedagogical practices, rather emphasize ways to integrate TPACK. This integration should reflect in their classroom teaching and ultimately improve students’ scientific attitude and literacy in Chemistry.

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