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Cognitive Technologies (COGTS) preferences among teacher educators in south-east zone of Nigeria

P.C. Ifegbo, A.O. Afurobi, A.C. Izuagba, C.A. Obiefuna

Abstract


The study sought to determine teacher educators’ preference of cognitive technologies in the teaching and learning process. Five research questions and four hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted and it sought information from teacher educators in the south-east geo-political zone of Nigeria. The simple random sampling with nonreplacement balloting technique was used to select 351 teacher educators. Instrument was a 15 item questionnaire with a reliability index of 0.87. Data generated were analysed using mean, percentages and chi-square. The results show that teacher educators prefer the use of the following cognitive technologies: Google, Yahoo, Ms Power Point, Ms Word and Ms Excel. Preference in the use of these cognitive technologies differed significantly based on years of experience and educational qualification. Recommendations made include the need for colleges of education to mount in-school seminars and workshop to equip teacher educators on appropriate use of more of these cognitive tools in teaching and learning to facilitate deep learning in student teachers.

Keywords: Cognitive Technologies, Preference, Teacher Educators, Behaviourism,
Cognitivism and Constructivism




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v12i1.10
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