28 August 2012

Uganda: Teachers Tipped On How to Integrate ICT in Sciences

A total of 61 science teachers and 33 laboratory staff from 15 schools have concluded a one-week training at St. Marys' College Kisubi on integrating information and communication technologies in sciences.

"We have trained teachers on how to be innovative, create ways of teaching scientific concepts through a learner-based approach with integration of information and communication technologies," said Mary Muddu, a tutorial team member.

Francis Kigonya, another tutorial team member, noted that the current technology, especially computers, has the capacity to make teaching of sciences more productive and interactive. He cited the example of a teacher using a video or computer simulation to teach abstract concepts in geography.

Lawrence Ssekajja, a participant and science teacher at St. Edward's Secondary School, Bukuumi, said the workshop equipped him with education practices, methods and tools to enable him improve in the teaching of science subjects.

Innocent Ssebalu, a teacher and head of science department at St. Charles Lwanga Secondary School Kasasa, said the training gave him skills on how to make the teaching of science subjects interesting and simple.

The teachers made an excursion to Mukono Zonal Agricultural Research Development Institute.

They also got hands-on experience on how set up income-generating projects.

Science is still a challenging subject to both teachers and students. In national exams, sciences are the worst performed subjects.

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