Open Access Opinion Article

Developing Leisure Agriculture and Educational Trip Model

Tsai-Fa(TF) Yen, Yali Qiu

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-10
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v11i330290

Leisure agriculture and educational trip are not new concepts, and their integration may contribute to the sustainable development of leisure agriculture. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to explore the essence of research tourism, including the significance and function of educational trip, and to explore the feasibility of developing a leisure agriculture research tourism model through literature consolidation and analysis. It is found that the development of leisure agriculture and the educational trip model have the feasibility of resource, management, economic and social aspects, and the integration of the two is conducive to the sustainable development of leisure agriculture.

Open Access Original Research Article

Analysis and Prospects of International E-learning Research Hotspots

Chao Tong

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 11-17
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v11i330291

Using the Web of Science database as a literature source and Citespace to analyze the 592 selected literatures, first of all, we find that Spain has become one of the most influential countries in the field of E-learning. Then, by clustering analysis, we find that the main research hotspots in E-learning are Universal Design for Learning, Teacher Training, Technology Acceptance Model and Ubiquitous Learning. We also analyze the representative research themes in the field of E-learning. The future picture of E-learning is envisioned, namely, integration of inclusion and personalization, acceptance of diversity and complexity, reaffirmation of humanity and equity and moving towards AI and ubiquity.

Open Access Original Research Article

Impact of Teacher’s Quality on Academic Performance of Students in Public Senior Secondary Schools in Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State, Nigeria

Mustapha Ali, Mohammed Goni Tela, Bashehu Saleh

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 18-24
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v11i330292

This study examined the impact of teacher quality on academic performance among public senior secondary schools, Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State. Two (2) objectives and Two (2) null hypotheses were used for the study. Correlational design was used. The total population of the study was 1,236 teachers and 10,349 students out of which 371 teachers and 3,105 students were sampled through simple random sampling. SSCE results for five consecutive years (2014-2018) were obtained for the study. Questionnaire and Pro-forma were used for data collection at reliability index of 0.74. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed a significant impact of teachers’ qualification, teaching experience on students’ academic performance. Based on the findings, it was recommended that ministry of education should organize workshops and seminars to re-train teachers in senior secondary schools in Borno State, Teaching Service Board should ensure that qualified and well trained are recruited in the schools in Borno state.

Open Access Original Research Article

Effectiveness of Classes VII and VIII Science towards Enhancing the Learning of Class IX Physics

Norbu Wangdi, Yeshi Dema

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 25-36
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v11i330293

This study aims to find out the effectiveness of classes VII and VIII science towards enhancing the learning of class IX physics. The sample of the study consists of 130 students and 12 science teachers of three secondary schools. The collection of data were administered using survey questionnaires and focus group interviews. The quantitative data was analyzed using SPSS and the interview data was coded based on themes. The study revealed that the basic concepts of class IX physics is already introduced in classes VII and VIII science textbooks. However, students face difficulties in understanding class IX physics. The study suggest that when three separate sciences are combined into a single science textbook, some concepts were not covered in detail. Therefore, the study recommends Ministry of Education, Bhutan to work towards developing bifurcated science: Physics, Chemistry and Biology for classes VII and VIII.

Open Access Original Research Article

Challenges Junior High School Pupils Face in the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Tools for Learning in Ghana

George Tesilimi Banji, Stephen Okyere, Bridget Kornu, Philip Migbordzi

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 37-45
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v11i330294

Aims: This paper seeks to explore the challenges Junior High School pupils in the South Tongu District in the Volta Region of Ghana face in the use of Information and Communication Technology tools for learning. The rationale was to identify the challenges these pupils face in the use of ICT tools for learning and the possible means to overcome these challenges in the school.

Research Design: To achieve the purpose of this studya descriptive research design was used.

Place and Duration of Study: Agorkpo D.A. J.H.S in the South Tongu District of Ghana was used for this study for over six months.

Methodology: The study adopted the quantitative approach, employed descriptive research design and used questionnaire to collect data from 60 students. The entire questionnaires were retrieved and IBM Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 22.0 in combination with the Microsoft excel were used to analyse the data. Simple frequency tables were also used to present the data.

Results: The research revealed that the commonest challenges of using ICT tools for learning were lack of opportunity provided by teachers for students to use the tools on their own, inadequate ICT tools and difficulty teaching ICT practical lessons without demonstration.

Conclusion: Measures identified to improve the use of ICT tools in the school include the call on government to provide the required ICT tools to the school. Secondly, in order to achieve meaningful academic improvement in the school, teachers must spend more time to teach the ICT subject and create the enthusiasm in the students. Thirdly, supervision of ICT teachers should be taken seriously to ensure that they meet time-table requirements for ICT in the school. Also, requisite ICT tools should be used by the teachers to demonstrate the processes and application of ICT in everyday life. This way, pupils would easily understand the concept and be able to apply it practically and independently. Finally, the study recommended that an ICT laboratory be built for the school to house the ICT department and provide an atmosphere that can motivate the teachers and learners to show more interest in the subject.