A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE OF TEACHING SKILL ACQUISITION IN PRE-SERVICE PHYSICS TEACHER (PsPT) TRAINING PROGRAM IN CHINA AND NIGERIA

TitleA COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE OF TEACHING SKILL ACQUISITION IN PRE-SERVICE PHYSICS TEACHER (PsPT) TRAINING PROGRAM IN CHINA AND NIGERIA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsKomolafe, BF, Ogunniran, MO, Zhang, FY, Qian, XS
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume19
Issue3
Start Page356-373
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedJune/2020
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordsmicro-teaching practices, pre-service physics teacher, teaching skill acquisition, training program
Abstract

Microteaching practice is an important part of Pre-Service Physics Teacher (PsPT) Training Program adopting different approaches to inspire the acquisition of teaching skills by prospective teachers. Using psychomotor domain aspect of revised Bloom’s taxonomy to explore microteaching practice as it relates to physics teaching, this research examined the significant influences of the two approaches (Nigeria and China) identified on the teaching skill of PsPT and suggests the best ways of improving the teaching skill of PsPT through micro-teaching practices. Data were collected using the mixed-method research design of administering descriptive survey questionnaire on final year PsPT while a structured interview question was used to interview the teachers. It was found that the two approaches had significant influences on the teaching skill acquisition of PsPT through microteaching practices with respect to physics as a subject that requires motor skill, and that this can be improved through micro-teaching by a combination of theory with practice. Also, physics teacher educators need to focus on developing PsPTs’ psychomotor domain in line with time reform in microteaching practices to accommodate more time for PsPTs’ to master the subject concept of physics as a psycho motive subject.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2020/987-1591087535.pdf
DOI10.33225/jbse/20.19.356
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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