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Repositioning teaching in Nigerian secondary schools using media resources in a digital age

Abiola Abosede Sokoya, Lukmon Abolaji George

Abstract


This paper examined the methods of teaching in present day secondary schools in Nigeria in relation to the digital age. Comparison was drawn between the use of modern technology tools and the traditional old ways of teaching. A total sample of sixty eight (68) copies of a questionnaire was produced for the study out of which sixty four (64) copies were administered and analysed for the study (approximately 96%), out of which 42 (61.8%) respondents came from public schools and 22(32.4%) were from private schools located in Lagos State (Yaba, Alimosho, Agbado-Oke-Odo and Lagos Island). Also, 30(45.5. %) of the 68(100%) respondents are male teachers while 36(54%) are female respondents. For the statistical tools, frequency distribution, percentage prevalence and chi-square were used to test the research questions at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that the new tools served as an added advantage on the traditional method of teaching and learning, especially in information delivery; channelled through media resources. The use of media resources has made teaching to transcend the conventional walls of the classroom as it helped to relate with a wider audience for better understanding and participation of all the students. The concepts and effects of media resources used in teaching secondary school students were also discussed in the paper. It is however concluded that the use of media resources in teaching is a welcome method by teachers and the students for better performance especially in the present digital dispensation.

Keywords: Media resources; Teaching methods; Secondary schools, Lagos State, Nigeria; Digital age




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