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ARPN Journal of Science and Technology


Integrating ICT in Teaching and Learning Geography in a Secondary School: The Lived Experience of Learners

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Author Ignatius Isaac Dambudzo
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 631-638
Volume No. 4
Issue No. 11
Issue Date December 01, 2014
Publishing Date December 01, 2014
Keywords ICT, geography, learning, teaching, achievement, self-reports attainment, classroom, technology, computer, motivation



Abstract

The purpose of the study was to find out learners’ experiences in using ICT to learn geography. Literature has reported that ICT was a tool for learning and teaching. Its effectiveness depended on what the teacher did with it. It was also reported that the use of ICT motivated learners and enhanced their attainment and achievement. There were however, obstacles in the use of ICT for teaching d learning. The study used the qualitative approach to find out learners’ experiences in using ICT to learn geography. Self-reports and observations were used to collect data for the study. Results showed that learners used ICT as a reservoir of geographical information in word, diagrams and maps. They could get most recent information especially weather as it happened. The study concluded that ICT was indeed an important learning tool which if well planned, can enhance learning and achievement. Further studies to establish which aspects of ICT motivated learners and how it enhanced attainment and achievement can be carried out in future.


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