Implementation of Competency Based Teaching in Morogoro Teachers’ Training College, Tanzania
The purpose of this study was to investigate the implementation of
competency based teaching approaches in education in Morogoro Teachers’ Training College Tanzania. A total of 78 pre-service teachers from Morogoro Teachers’ Training College participated in the study. To draw an understanding of the extent to which pre-service teachers were well trained to implement competency based teaching approaches in their teaching, a questionnaire was administered to all 78 pre-service teachers, and 46 of them also participated in a structured interview. Results revealed that pre-service teachers perceived their understanding and ability to implement competency based teaching approaches as high, but during interviews it was revealed that they had difficulties in explaining some competency based concepts. Thus, it is concluded that, competency based
teaching approaches are not well implemented in schools in Tanzania and more efforts need to be devoted in the development of tutors’ and principals’ understanding of competency based teaching approaches.
Keywords: Competency based approaches; Teacher training; Pedagogy
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