Effectiveness of Sustainable and Systemic Technological Innovations in Enhancing Students Attitude and Improve Learning of Physics in Secondary Schools in Ife, Osun State

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Effectiveness of Sustainable and Systemic Technological Innovations in Enhancing Students Attitude and Improve Learning of Physics in Secondary Schools in Ife, Osun State

Abstract
The study investigated the effectiveness of sustainable and systemic innovative learning technologies introduced into secondary school in Osun State. It discussed the concepts of sustainable and systemic innovative technology and how it was used to enhance students’ attitude and performance in Physics in secondary schools in Osun State. The study employed the pre-test post-test control group experimental design. Sixty samples were selected purposively from two secondary schools in Ile-Ife based on availability of internet facilities, computer and functional Physics laboratory. The three instruments used were (i) Students Attitude towards Physics (SAP);(ii) Perceived Impact of the ELearning Engrade System on Students Attitude towards Physics (PIESAP) and (iii) Physics Achievement Test (PAT). The results showed that elearning engrade system significantly improved students’ attitude and performance in Physics. It was concluded that the innovative strategy enhanced quality of teaching and learning. Students also found the strategy motivating and effective in resolving the challenges of shortage of instructional materials and provision of quality access to education.

1. Introduction
An appraisal of Physics education in Nigeria reveals some fundamental problems. These problems include inability of the Physics curriculum to meet the technological, daily needs and comfort of the people [5]. Other challenges include poor methods of instruction, lack of qualified teachers, inadequate facilities and teaching equipment Alonge {6} also identifies negative attitude of teachers and students as another challenge. These have negative effect on the students which made them to develop phobia for the subjects and hence poor perfom in examinations. A critical examination of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) reports
revealed that there have been consistent reports of students’ poor performance in Physics [12].

Apart from the above, there is also the problem of quality of teachers and the negative attitude of the students towards Physics. On teachers’ quality, related literature shows that there are insufficient trained teachers to teach Physics in secondary schools in Nigeria. Not only this, many of the teachers lacked technical knowledge of the subject matter and the pedagogy to impact the knowledge {14, 15, 13, 7, 16 and 2}. The matter was made worse by lack of relevant teaching facilities and electricity. Teachers often use the conventional method, which researches have proved to be ineffective and inappropriate method of teaching in this age of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

Effectiveness of Sustainable and Systemic Technological Innovations in Enhancing Students Attitude and Improve Learning of Physics in Secondary Schools in Ife, Osun State

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