Contribution of Constructivism Seminar Series to Postgraduate Students’ Academic life in Uganda: A Case Study of Kampala International University

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Kampala International University. School of Mathematics and Computing
The constructivism seminar mode of knowledge delivery is known to improve learners' attitudes and bring more interest to the learning process. Seminars are a means of sharing knowledge and skills beyond the university curriculum where students gain societal practices. This study aimed at evaluating the postgraduate seminar series that is carried out at Kampala International University to establish their constructivism and their benefits to the learners. A descriptive survey and qualitative methods were employed, and self-administered questionnaires were administered on 52 respondents, and a literature review was also carried out on similar studies to draw conclusions in this study. Findings revealed that students were using seminars for collective academic problem solving, putting into practice their experiences, innovation, and gaining new knowledge. This study’s findings revealed that 35% (R Square =.035) of the effective learning of postgraduate students was explained by seminar series that they had gone through. Based on this study's findings, it is recommended that universities and other higher intuitions of learning offering postgraduate programs, should adopt seminar series mode of learning for effective learning outcomes.
Constructivism, Postgraduate Seminar Series, Higher Education, Effective Learning, Kampala International University, KIU