PRE-SERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERS’ COMPETENCE, SELF-EFFICACY BELIEVES AND READINESS LEVELS IN ICT INTEGRATION IN TEACHING SCIENCE

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine the levels of pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs, competence and readiness toward ICT integration in science teaching. Data was collected in two phases. The first phase consisted of a structured questionnaire, which was given to one hundred and seventy-two (172) pre-service science teachers at Wesley and Akrokerri Colleges of Education in Ashanti Region of Ghana to gather their opinions. The second phase involved structured face-to-face interview with purposive sample of twenty-two (24) pre-service science teachers, who had already responded to the questionnaire to explore or cross check major issues, which emerged from the questionnaire data. The instrument used in analysing the data collected was SPSS version 16.00. The quantitative results of the study showed that the pre-service basic science teachers had high levels of competence (with subscale mean of 3.71 and standard deviation of 1.07), self-efficacy beliefs (with a subscale mean of 3.72 and standard deviation of 1.08) and readiness (with subscale mean of 3.73 and standard deviation of 1.34) in ICT integration in science teaching. However, the qualitative data obtained from the study did not wholly reflect the outcome of the quantitative aspect of the study. In spite of the disparity between the quantitative and the qualitative findings, the results in general raise significant issues related to the quality of ICT integration regarding preservice basic science teachers’ competence, self-efficacy beliefs and readiness, which need to be given a serious consideration.

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APA

ALEXANDER, A (2021). PRE-SERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERS’ COMPETENCE, SELF-EFFICACY BELIEVES AND READINESS LEVELS IN ICT INTEGRATION IN TEACHING SCIENCE. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/pre-service-science-teachers-competence-self-efficacy-believes-and-readiness-levels-in-ict-integration-in-teaching-science

MLA 8th

ALEXANDER, AFFUL "PRE-SERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERS’ COMPETENCE, SELF-EFFICACY BELIEVES AND READINESS LEVELS IN ICT INTEGRATION IN TEACHING SCIENCE" Afribary. Afribary, 09 Mar. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/pre-service-science-teachers-competence-self-efficacy-believes-and-readiness-levels-in-ict-integration-in-teaching-science. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

ALEXANDER, AFFUL . "PRE-SERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERS’ COMPETENCE, SELF-EFFICACY BELIEVES AND READINESS LEVELS IN ICT INTEGRATION IN TEACHING SCIENCE". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Mar. 2021. Web. 23 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/pre-service-science-teachers-competence-self-efficacy-believes-and-readiness-levels-in-ict-integration-in-teaching-science >.

Chicago

ALEXANDER, AFFUL . "PRE-SERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERS’ COMPETENCE, SELF-EFFICACY BELIEVES AND READINESS LEVELS IN ICT INTEGRATION IN TEACHING SCIENCE" Afribary (2021). Accessed June 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/pre-service-science-teachers-competence-self-efficacy-believes-and-readiness-levels-in-ict-integration-in-teaching-science