Work place: Department of Computer Science, AdeniranOgunsanya College of Education, Lagos, Nigeria
Research Interests: Database Management System, Data Structures and Algorithms, Algorithm Design, Program Analysis and Transformation
Basirat A. Adenowois a Senior Lecturer at the department of Computer Science, School of Science, AdeniranOgunsanya College of Education. Her teaching interests include system analysis and design, database management system, data structure, programming, etc.
She conducts research, majorly, in computer science education.
She received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 1991 from University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, and the PGDE degree in 2001 from Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria, and the M.Sc. degree in Computing in 2009 from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. She is a full member of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Computer Professionals of Nigeria (CPN), Teachers Registration Council (TRC), Nigerian Association of Teachers’ of Technology (NATT) and Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN).She is also a member of Women in Colleges of Education (WICE).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2013.07.02, Pub. Date: 8 Jul. 2013
An investigation into the teaching method(s) that can effectively yield qualitative computer science education in Basic Schools becomes necessary due to the Nigerian government policy on education. The government’s policy stipulates that every graduate of Basic Schools or UBE (Universal Basic education) should be computer literate. This policy intends to ensure her citizens are ICT (Information and Communication Technology) compliant. The foregoing thus necessitatesthe production of highly qualified manpower―grounded in computer knowledge―to implement the computer science education strand of the UBE curriculum. Accordingly, this research investigates the opinion of computer teacher-trainees on the teaching methods used while on training. Some of the teacher-trainees―that taught computer study while on teaching practice―were systematically sampled using “Purposive” sampling technique. The results show consensus in male and female teacher-trainees’ views; both gender agreed that all the teaching methods used, while on training, will engender effective teaching of computer study. On the whole, the mean performance ratings of male teacher-trainees were found to be higher than that of females. However, this is not in accord with the target set by Universal Basic Education Commission which intends to eliminate gender disparity in the UBE programme. The results thussuggestthe need for further investigation using larger sample.[...] Read more.
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