PEDAGOGICAL USE OF ICT IN PUBLIC TEACHERS’ TRAINING COLLEGES OF KARACHI

Sohail Ahmed, Hina Hussain Kazmi

Abstract


The Government of Pakistan has launched the reforms to address the quality of teacher education in view of National Educational Policy (2009) and developed ten professional standards (NPSTP 2009) for initial preparation of teachers, this quantitative descriptive study was an attempt to investigate public teachers training colleges of Karachi, faculty proficiency in the pedagogical use of ICT in context of "NPSTP Standard # 7" and to identify constraints which they face in this context. A representative sample of 68 teacher educators from ten public sector teachers training colleges were selected conveniently to participate in this study. A tailor-made, self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. The quantitative data was analysed employing the descriptive statistical technique. The study found low proficiency in the pedagogical use of ICT among faculty members. Moreover, in-sufficient training, restricted access to ICT, lack of collegial learning and less motivation among faculty were identified as main constrains which the faculty faced in the usage of ICT. Subsequent to finding, feasible recommendations were suggested for the effective and efficient use of ICT as an instruction tool.  


Keywords


Information and Communication Technology, Teacher Education, Pedagogy.

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