RE-ENGINEERING TEACHING AND LEARNING QUALITY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
Afunugo, Dorothy Mmaegbunam (Ph.D)
Department of Educational Psychology/G&C
Nwafor Orizu College of Education,
Nsugbe, Anambra State
The study was carried out on re-engineering teaching and learning quality for sustainable development in Anambra State, Nigeria. The need to improve and harmonize the amendment in National Policy on Education for sustainable development calls for this study. Two research questions on factors affecting teaching and learning, and measures to re-engineer teaching and learning for sustainable development guided the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of both lecturers/teachers and students of educational institutions in Anambra State, out of which 200 lecturers/teachers, and 400 students was selected using stratified and simple random sampling technique. Questionnaire instrument which consisted of 24 items titled “Re-Engineering Teaching and Learning Quality for Sustainable Development (RETLQSD)” was adopted in data collection for the study. The instrument was validated by three experts and trial tested using Cronbach Alpha correlation co-efficient which yielded 0.87 and 0.89 respectively. Data collected for the study were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation. Findings from the study show that: lack of quality teachers, poor academic qualification of teachers, lack of professional/practically qualified teachers, and lack of modern and updated learning aids and materials, lack of assignments and researches on recent issues amongst others affect teaching and learning in Anambra State. Measures to re-engineer teaching and learning for sustainable development includes: provision of quality teachers, recruitment of academically qualified teachers, ensuring teachers have professional/practical knowledge of courses/subjects taught, and provision of modern and updated learning aids and materials, student completion/carrying out assignments and researches on recent issues, teachers should provide feedback on students extent of learning and knowledge, rewarding for students on inventions, amongst others.
Keywords: Re-engineering, teaching, learning, sustainable development