Improving Performance of Science Subjects in TVET Institutions by Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Reference to UgandaJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.2, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2013-10-30
Authors : Bogere Ayub; Abu Raihan; Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman;
Page : 2938-2944
Keywords : Science Subjects; TVET; Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL).;
This study was aimed at finding out why there was high rate of failure of science subjects in Ugandan higher education Institution of learning, proposing the way to improve students’ performance and find out whether students support and use the proposed model. The students’ failure in science subjects has been attributed to lack of science laboratories, lack of teachers in basic teaching strategy, failing of girls’ students in business Technical and Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) examinations because of pregnancy. Moreover, the students’ fail in science subjects because of lack of interest, inadequate practice; lack of practical materials, long distance from school and home, and also the poverty of the country hindrance the economic development. Most of the skill Engineers and Doctors are hired from outside of the country. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), as methodology of teaching and learning may address all these problems in Uganda. A survey was taken within three secondary schools and three (BTVET) institutions and it was found that 85.6% of both Secondary schools and(BTVET) institutions were in support of using(CSCL) in the their institutions while 20.5% of both Secondary schools and(BTVET) institutions were using (CSCL) in the their institutions and at home.
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