The Effect of Science Resource Center’s on the Teaching and Learning of Science in the Cape Coast Metropolis

DATE PUBLISHED
August 24, 2018
SECTION
Articles

Abstract

The main purpose of the study was to investigate if the SRCs in Cape Coast Metropolis serve as teaching centers that create the opportunity for practical work and ICT transfer. Specifically, the study sought to ascertain how often the tools and equipment in the SRCs are used and assess if tools and equipment facilitate the teaching and learning of Science subjects. The design used for the study was the descriptive survey design as well as the cross-sectional study research. The population for the research comprised all science teachers, laboratory technicians and all SHS 3 science students from the three (3) science resource center schools in the Cape Coast metropolis namely St. Augustine’s College, Mfantsipim School and Ghana National College.  Simple random sampling was used to select the participants for the study. In all, 156 students, 3 laboratory technicians and 15 science teachers from the three SRC schools were selected for the study. The instruments used in collecting data were questionnaire and observation. It was found out that to a large extent the tools and equipment in the SRCs in the Cape Coast Metropolis facilitate the teaching and learning of Science subjects. It was recommended that SRCs should be established in all SHSs in the country to avoid the problems faced by the satellite schools and the host schools as well.

Keywords

Science Resource Center, Science and Technology, Information and Communication Technology

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Author Details

Justina Owusu

Josephine Gyan

Robert Akayim Awasina