Perception of University teachers towards pedagogical training in higher education in South-West, Nigeria
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Department of Adult and Non-Formal Education, Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
The study sought to find out the perception of university teachers in South-West Nigeria on the need for pedagogical training for university teachers. Four research questions and four hypotheses were developed to guide the study. The study adopted an analytical survey research design. The stratified random sampling technique selected 374 respondents from four universities in three states. A validated self-developed questionnaire was used for data collection. The data were analysed with frequency, percentages and mean, while the hypotheses were statistically tested at a 5% level of significance with the Chi-Square test of independence. The perception of the respondents was that university teachers need pedagogical training for effective teaching but that their lack of it will not prevent them from displaying competence in teaching skills and competence in-course assessment and evaluation. Recommendations include an awareness of the need for pedagogical training and a policy for mandatory pedagogical training.
Oyeyemi Aitokhuehi. (2020). Perception of University teachers towards pedagogical training in higher education in South-West, Nigeria. African Journal of Adult Education and Development Studies, pp. 2, 40–55.