International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-534X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 106

Full Length Research Paper

Information and communication technology: The pivot of teaching and learning of skills in electrical and electronics technology programme in Nigeria

Samson O. Chukwuedo
  • Samson O. Chukwuedo
  • Industrial Technical Education Unit, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
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Godwin O. Omofonmwan
  • Godwin O. Omofonmwan
  • Industrial Technical Education Unit, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Published: 24 December 2013

Abstract

The polymorphous nature of teaching and learning has contributed to the quest for skills delivery and acquisition at any place and pace. Teaching and learning of skills in electrical and electronics programme cannot be restricted to the traditional classroom settings, but should adopt favourable and acceptable technological dynamism. The inadequacy in the supply of facilities and qualified manpower perhaps has contributed to the need for skills delivery and acquisition in electrical and electronics programme through other technological means. One of such means found achievable is information and communication technologies (ICTs). This paper therefore reviewed ICTs as the pivot of globalizing teaching and learning of skills in electrical and electronics technology programme. The paper identified some of the skills in this programme, and ICTs that can be used to teach and learn the skills, by both normal and impaired teachers and learners. The findings from the survey questioning revealed that learners unavoidably support their teaching-learning situation with ICTs. It was therefore concluded that ICTs are pivot of teaching and learning of electrical and electronic skills.  

Key words: ICTs, teaching, learning, skill, electrical and electronic technology, TVET.