Assessment of Tutors’ Level of ICT Competencies in Teaching in Teacher Education in Tanzania

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i3.705

Keywords:

ICT integration, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Deepening

Abstract

This study assessed tutors’ level of ICT competencies and factors that influenced application of ICT-pedagogical competencies in teaching in two Teachers’ Colleges. It adopted the level of ICT competencies from the UNESCO ICT-Competence Framework for Teachers. A self-rating questionnaire was used to collect numeric data involving 70 tutors. Two Focus group Interviews involving eight (8) participants in each college among the 70 respondents were used to collect qualitative data. Mean scores and independent sample t-test were used to compare respondents’ level of ICT competencies. Standard multiple regression was used to evaluate the contribution of factors in predicting ICT-pedagogical competencies. The findings revealed that knowledge acquisition was high, which signifies confidence in basic ICT skills. Knowledge deepening was low, which signifies low application of ICT-pedagogical competencies in teaching across subjects. Regression results revealed that practice had a positive unique influence in predicting tutors’ competencies in knowledge deepening. These findings suggest that tutors need more hands-on training in applying ICT-pedagogical competencies in their classroom practice.

Author Biographies

Elisei Emili Lubuva, Local Government Training Institute

Elisei Emili Lubuva works at the Department of Community Development, Local Government Training Institute, Dodoma, Tanzania. Email: lubuvajr14@gmail.com

Placidius Ndibalema, The University of Dodoma

Placidius Ndibalema is a Senior Lecturer of Digital media psychology and ICT Pedagogical Development in the department of Educational Foundations and Continuing Education at the University of Dodoma. His main research areas include digital media psychology, e-learning, blended learning and bibliomentric analysis. He has researched and published widely in the areas of his specialisation. Email: ndibaplac@yahoo.com

Esther Mbwambo, The University of Dodoma

Esther Mbwambo works at the department of Educational Management and Policy Studies, University of Dodoma, Tanzania. Email: natherombwambo@gmail.com

 

Published

2022-11-21

How to Cite

Lubuva, E. E., Ndibalema, P., & Mbwambo, E. (2022). Assessment of Tutors’ Level of ICT Competencies in Teaching in Teacher Education in Tanzania. Journal of Learning for Development, 9(3), 436–454. https://doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i3.705

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Research Articles