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    TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES ON INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: A CASE STUDY AT KWABRE EAST MUNICIPALITY
    (2022) Aduama, Samuel
    The millenial tteaching and learning activities is now seen as the move away from the Traditional Professional Development where the learners‟ learning depends on the teachers‟ learning all the time. This has called for teacher professional learning communities to allow teachers to continuously collaborate on issues pertaining to their teaching activities and learn from each other to make them competent, efficient and effective in their daily teaching activities. Base on the knowledge and skills of the researcher, gave him the courage to undertake such a study in the area. The researcher employed the mixed method (convergent parallel) base on the concurrent triangulation design for the study having in mind the problem description and the objectives of the study. The study embarked on a cross sectional study (focused group). The researcher explored the study qualitatively then developed mixed methods instruments such as interviews, document analysis, observational methods and questionnaire for data collection and analysis for the study Data collection and analysis were iterative. The study revealed that, though the introductions of PLCs activities in the basic schools is a good initiative by the Ghana Education Service for the realisation of the objective of the government on the introduction of the new curriculum, the Ghana Education Service needed to implement the PLC on a pilot bases to be able to identify and solve the weaknesses before extending it nationwide.
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    INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF WI-FI ON STUDENT LEARNING IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY AT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN KUMASI METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLY
    (2022) Kotoka, Peace Gifty; (7201000010)
    The study aims at investigating the effect of Wi-Fi on student learning in Ghana: a case study at senior high schools in Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly. Cross sectional survey design was employed to accomplish the research aim and specific objectives. Multistage sampling procedure was used in the selection of respondents. The first stage selected six (6) Senior High Schools and the second stage involved the selection of Students and teaching staff as respondents. In all, 303 teachers and 386 students formed the sample size for the study. The data collected were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 20. Descriptive statistics such as, frequency, tables and charts were developed. The study concludes that, most of the senior high schools in the study area had access to Wi-Fi in their school and that the impact of Wi Fi was seen to be beneficial as it affected students’ academic performance in a beneficial way. Again, teachers in the study area were in support of the usage of Wi-Fi by students in schools. The study recommends the Ghana Education Service in collaboration with the Heads of Senior High Schools should provide Wi-Fi facilities and connectivity in public SHSs computer laboratories and libraries to enhance effective teaching and learning. Finally, there should be an assessment of students to determine their skills level with respect to computer and Wi-Fi usage via internet connectivity.