DEPLOYMENT OF EFFECTIVE INNOVATIVE METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE 21st CENTURY CLASSROOM IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE
Keywords:Effective Innovative Methods, Teaching, Learning, 21st Century Classroom.
This study examined the extent of deployment of effective innovative methods for management of teaching and learning in the 21st century classroom in public secondary schools in Anambra State. Three research questions guided the study. A descriptive survey research design was adopted in the study. Population for the study comprised 5,674 teachers from 259 public secondary schools located within the 6 education zones in Anambra State. Sample size for the study constituted 567 teachers from 130 public secondary school within the 6 education zones in Anambra State selected at 10% from the entire teacher population using the stratified random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a researchers-developed 21-item questionnaire titled: “Deployment of Effective Innovative Methods for Management of Teaching and Learning Questionnaire (DEIMMTLQ)”, which was equally structured on a 4-point scale of Very High Extent (VHE), High Extent (HE), Low Extent (LE) and Very Low Extent (VLE) in order to answer the three research questions. The questionnaire was validated by two experts. Reliability of the instrument was established through a pilottest on a sample of 15 teachers from three public secondary schools in Enugu State. The scores obtained after the pilot test were measured using Cronbach Alpha statistics which gave coefficient reliability value of 0.88, 0.84 and 0.78 for the three clusters respectively. The mean score rated at 2.50 and standard deviation was used to analyze data. Findings of the study revealed, among others, that the extent of deployment of such innovative methods as the crossover innovative method, project-Based Learning (PBL)innovative method and the use of technology innovative method for management of teaching and learning in the 21st century classroom in public secondary schools in Anambra State were all to a low extent. From the findings, recommendations were proffered and among them included that, teachers should avail themselves of the opportunities provided by these innovative methods in improving the management of teaching and learning. Thus, principals through their instructional supervision should encourage teachers to deploy the crossover innovative method to a high extent for management of teaching and learning in the 21st century classroom in public secondary schools in Anambra State