Work place: Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Lagos State University, Epe, Lagos – Nigeria
Research Interests: Computational Science and Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer systems and computational processes, Network Architecture, Network Security, Data Structures and Algorithms
Dr.Adetokunbo A.A. Adenowo is currently a lecturer and Ag. Head of Department, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Lagos State University, Lagos-Nigeria. His teaching focus includes software engineering, operating systems, database management system, algorithm analysis and data structures, and programming. His research interests areSoftware Engineering (with focus on Intelligent/Adaptive Technologies), Security Engineering (in contexts of Computer/Network Systems and Embedded Software) and Technology-Enhanced Learning (eLearning).
He received the BSc. and MSc. degrees in Computer Science in 1990 and 1995respectivelyfrom the University of Lagos, Nigeria, MBA degree in 2000 from Lagos State University, Nigeria, and Ph.D. degree in Software Engineering and eLearning in 2012 from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK..He is a member of a number of professional bodies, including IEEE, AIED (Artificial Intelligence in Education), NCS (Nigeria Computer Society) and NIM (Nigeria Institute of Management).
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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