Perceived Benefits and Attitudes of Student Teachers to Web-Quest as a Motivating, Creative and Inquiry-Based Learning Tool in EducationReport as inadecuate




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Higher Education Studies, v3 n5 p29-35 2013

This study discussed how the Department of Teacher Education, University of Ibadan utilized Web-Quest as a motivating and creative tool to teach a compulsory and large pre-service teachers' Course (TEE 304) The study also investigated the attitude and perception of pre-service teachers to the use of Web-Quest. The results showed that the sample perceived Web-Quest as a useful creative, motivating pedagogical tool for learning. Student teachers perceived Web-Quest as interesting and highly beneficial to their learning. Gender was also a factor in the utilization of Web-Quest. Furthermore, students' age and gender had positive influence on their attitude to Web-Quest. The student teachers saw Web-Quest as an Inquiry-based pedagogical tool and learning strategy that enhanced team spirit, high level thinking, collaboration and that it saved costs and time.

Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Computer Uses in Education, Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Required Courses, Education Courses, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Hypothesis Testing, Influences, User Satisfaction (Information), Inquiry, Learning Strategies, Teamwork, Thinking Skills, Cooperative Learning, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Philosophy, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries

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Author: Aina, Samuel Ayobami; Sofowora, Alaba Olaniyi

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=751&id=EJ1079280







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