The Potential of integrating ICT into the Teaching and Learning of Chemical Bonds in Senior High Schools in Ghana - A Case Study

Authors(3) :-Ruby Hanson, Victor Antwi, Gertrude Ayim

This study was undertaken to investigate the potential of integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into the teaching and learning of chemical bonding. Chemical bonding is a topic which is abstract in nature and requires the introduction of tangible elements to enable students build mental models for conceptual understanding. Nowadays, students spend more time with technological tools and prefer to use them in performing tasks and so this was tapped upon. Thirty students of Keta Senior High School in Keta, Ghana, who were randomly selected and three chemistry teachers purposely chosen, participated in the study. It employed both qualitative and quantitative methods for collection of data through pre- and post-tests, and the administration of an opinion questionnaire to assess improvement in performance after a chemistry software was used to teach the concept of chemical bonds. The integration of ICT into the teaching and learning of chemical bonds had the potential to reduce its abstraction while allowing students the premise to apply technologies that they were familiar with. Majority of the students (about 95%) had higher marks during the post test.

Authors and Affiliations

Ruby Hanson
Department of Chemisty Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
Victor Antwi
Department of Physics Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
Gertrude Ayim
Department of Chemisty Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana

Chemical Bonding, Conceptual understanding, ICT. Secondary education

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | March-April 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 198-210
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173187
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Ruby Hanson, Victor Antwi, Gertrude Ayim , " The Potential of integrating ICT into the Teaching and Learning of Chemical Bonds in Senior High Schools in Ghana - A Case Study", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.198-210, March-April-2017.
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