Learning pedagogies of pupils’ interest in selected primary schools in Bondo District Kenya

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Kampala International University, school of education
The central problem of this study is that despite the critical role of teachers to teach pupils in primary schools in Bondo district Kenya, pupils still perform poorly academically .Factors which contribute to this dismissal performance has not been investigated hence hindering education development in Bondo district. The purpose of this study therefore was to investigate teaching pedagogies of pupils’ interest. The study sampled three primary schools from seventy two primary schools found in 3 divisions in Bondo district using simple random sampling technique. The despondences of the study were 171 pupils from the three sampled schools. Data was collected using a standardized questionnaire for pupils. Data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS). The main technique used was Pearson’s Linear Correlation Coefficient (PLCC) , the researcher found significant relationship between teaching pedagogies and pupils’ interest (r=-0.368,sig=O.000) The sig. value suggested that the two variables are significantly correlated at 0.05 level of significance The null hypothesis was rejected and researcher concluded that the current types of teaching pedagogies utilized by teachers in Bondo district primary schools are significantly correlated, although this relationship is negative .The results indicated that what teachers currently use as their teaching strategies, significantly discourage pupils’ interest to learn and were being taught using only lecture method that do not foster effective learning. The findings implied that teachers contribute significantly to make pupils hate methods of teaching they use by only using one method which could turn to be monotonous. In support to this view, Dale, (1969) said most pupils extract and retain information from visual presentations than from spoken prose. The researcher recommended that to improve on pupils academic performance and their interests in learning , teachers be in-serviced in the use of teaching strategies that would motivate the pupils to learn and performance in academics be improved. Smith and Renzulli, (1984) supports by saying effective instructions reaches out to all not just with particular teaching methods but with exposure to several.
Thesis Report presented to the school of postgraduate studies and research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree master of education in educational administration and management
Teaching pedagogies, Pupils’ interest., Primary schools, Bondo District Kenya