USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN TEACHING OF SCIENCE SUBJECTS IN NIGERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Avwiri, E. H.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Information and communication technology (ICT) is a "magic bullet" that has changed many aspect of the teaching of science subjects in school. It has become a conveyor belt in fields such as Medicine, Engineering, Chemistry, Agriculture, Biology and others within the past two decades. The use of ICT in teaching of science has significantly changed methods of teaching in Nigerian schools. ICT is used as a catalyst for rethinking, teaching practice as well as developing the quality of teachers. Science is a service-oriented activity. This study looked at the uses of ICTs in the teaching of science in Nigerian schools. Knowing very well, that present-day teaching of science challenges cannot be met with traditional approaches alone. It is high time therefore ICT is considered an important contribution to the solution of the problems in teaching of science subjects in our schools. Teaching approaches using contemporary ICTs facilites provide great opportunities for constructive teaching through their support for resource-base, student-context and to practice. It is concluded that there is the need for adequate provision and accessibility of ICT facilities such as computers and the internet to all science school to enhance quality teaching of science subject in school as well as ensure that appropriate machinery to ensure that facilities do not leave any negative impact on the students are put in place.