European Journal of Education and Pedagogy

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EISSN : 2736-4534
Published by: Europa Publishing (10.24018)
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Mansura Nusrat
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 25-32; https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.5.163

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This study set out to unearth the perception regarding the effectiveness of online education, problems and future prospects of online education according to the teachers and students of Higher education institutions of Bangladesh during the covid-19 pandemic situation. The present study is conducted in two stages. The first stage was examining the existing literature on Education’s (Teaching-Learning) response during the Covid-19 pandemic situation; and in phase 2, one structured questionnaire was administered to elicit responses from students from two different universities in Bangladesh and one semi-structured questionnaire were administered to bring forth responses from teachers of different higher education institutions of Bangladesh. random sampling and the snowball technique were used to develop the sample of 118 respondents with a response rate of 44.03 percent. Teachers and students both have positive attitude toward online education during pandemic situation mostly because of safety issue. Positive relationship is found between the level of proficiency of teaching technology and the level of comfort in online teachings among teachers of higher education. Moreover, there are multiple issues at hand to resolve and move forward such as: developing digital proficiency of both teachers and students, ensuring better students’ engagement, employing effective and authentic evaluation process, remodeling pedagogy and learning instruments, ensuring quality internet facility at affordable price for all the concerned stakeholders. Current study would help the education practitioners to focus on improving the current issues and thus making the policy regarding teaching during and after pandemic situation owing to the fact that, evidences suggest that, world’s education practice is moving toward blended learning (a combination of online and offline, on campus learning). Whereas, several studies have been carried out to reveal the prospects and challenges in the field of education during Covid-19 pandemic. The currents study synthesizes the major contributions and highlights the issues regarding the educational response toward Covid-19 Pandemic around the world. Moreover, this study reveals the problems and prospects of online education during and post Covid-19 era in a third world like Bangladesh.
Isaac Owusu-Darko, Mavis Ansah, Doe Florence, Belinda Owusu-Mintah
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 7-16; https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.5.2

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There has been an alarming interest and complain about the use of corporal punishment on the part of teachers and parents respectively in the teaching and learning process. Corporal punishment creates a peculiar perception of how stakeholders of schools perceived its impact on pupils’ academic performance. The study, however, sought to investigate the perceived impact of corporal punishment on pupils learning outcomes in the teaching and learning of mathematics for selected schools in Techiman municipal. The methodology used for the study was a descriptive research design with a mixed paradigm. Both quantitative (in the form of pupils obtained scores in pre-test and post-test) and qualitative data (from teachers and parents’ responses to questionnaires) were used. The findings revealed that there is a significant mean difference between pupils’ performance about whether they were taught with corporal punishment or otherwise. Majority of the parents and teachers presumed that sometimes using corporal punishment helps and foster students to learn. Parents strongly disagreed to the complete ban of corporal punishment in the school. Teachers however consensus agreed that they occasionally use Corporal Punishment to help pupils learn It is recommended that corporal punishment usage in schools should not be banned entirely but rather, measures should be put in place to monitor how it is meted out in schools. Teachers should not abuse the use of corporal punishments in schools.
Mustafa Kayihan Erbas
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 47-50; https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.5.179

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In this study, it was aimed to determine the marginalization - isolation levels of physical education teachers and to examine these levels according to professional experience, gender and the school’s teacher population. A total of 339 physical education teachers participated in this research which were 114 female (33.6%) and 225 male (66.4%), working in 8 different cities of Turkey. Screening model was used in this research. As a data collection tool, personal data form and Physical Education Marginalization and Isolation Scale (PEMAIS) were used. In the analysis of the data collected in the study, in addition to descriptive statistics, a t-test of arithmetic means was conducted in independent groups in order to compare the values of marginalization and isolation sub-dimensions according to gender, professional experience and the number of teachers in the school. As a result, it has been observed that professional experience is an important variable in terms of marginalization and isolation, and that female teachers can cope with such situations more effectively.
Obasi K. Kenneth, Osah O. Sarah
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 17-24; https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.5.145

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An increase in demand for educational services and the rising cost of satisfying the demand with the scarce resources available is a major justification for introducing economics in educational planning. This paper examined the economics of educational planning and the challenges faced by Nigerian educational planners. It looked at the concept of educational planning and the basis for introducing economics into educational planning. It also discussed economic concepts like demand for educational services, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness and the budgeting process. The challenges of the economics of educational planning were also discussed. The challenges identified include no institutional framework for labour market information to aid planners, inadequate statistics on the way people earn according to educational levels and other sources of income amongst others. It was suggested among other things that there should be a national institutional mechanism/framework to handle labour market information. Also, the Federal Ministry of Education, in alliance with the National Bureau of Statistics should develop a strategic plan that will have the computing and provision of economic data necessary for educational planning as its focal point.
O. I. Oginni, A. S. Akinola, A. E. Fadiji, P. A. Amole
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 59-63; https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.5.171

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The paper examined the effects of Mastery Learning Strategy (MLS) on secondary school students’ performance in Mathematics. It investigated differences in the performance of Mathematics students in conventional and MLS groups. The study adopted a pretest, posttest and control group quasi-experimental research design. The population for the study comprises all secondary school students in Ekiti State. 60 students were the sample selected using the stratified sampling technique. Achievement Test in Mathematics (ATM) was the instrument used for the study. The validity of the instrument was ensured by experts in Mathematics education while the reliability coefficient of 0.83 was obtained, which adjudged the instrument suitable for the study. The findings of the study revealed that there is a significant difference in post-test mean scores of students taught using MLS and the Conventional method. Also, there is no significant difference in the post-test and retention mean scores of students taught using the MLS and Conventional method. There is no significant difference in the post-test mean scores of male and female students taught using MLS and Conventional method. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that the use of MLS should be encouraged in Mathematics teaching.
Dušica Karimanović
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 42-46; https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.5.172

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Coping with the new “normalities” itself was difficult a task to undergo, let alone creating a positive-enforced surrounding for young minds to flourish and develop. Teaching as a profession has gone through so many changes in such a short time that it is almost impossible to tackle all of them in one article. Be that as it may, the following one represents both a recollection of challenges that teaching English had to face and a collection of practices that might be of use to all of the teachers trying to teach English in versatile environments. We will discuss the differences of teaching English online in primary schools in towns, villages as well as schools for the disabled. Furthermore, we will take a look at the accessibility of tools, networks, equipment and competence of using it in each environment separately. Finally, we will state the benefits and drawbacks of teaching English online in these environments and state the examples of good practices and language skills that can be improved in all the target groups mentioned. This article does not offer a solution to the problems of teaching English in a challenging environment, but it could be a stepping stone to implementing some vital changes to a school curriculum and adapting them to the needs of an individual learner.
Angelo Elijah Opoku, Abraham Yeboah
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 33-41; https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.5.147

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Sports betting has recently become prevalent among students in institution of higher learning. Most students spend substantial amount of their time engaging in sports betting. The purpose of the study was to examine sports betting among students at colleges of education in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. The target population was students in colleges of education in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The simple random sampling procedure was employed to select 361 students for the study. Questionnaire was used for data collection. The Cronbach’s coefficient alpha for the questionnaire was 0.73. Frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviations were used to analyse data to answer three research questions that guided the study. The results showed that students patronised IXBet, EaziBet, EuroBet, SoccerCash [NLA] and Safari. It was found that, to a great extent, students agreed that their involvement in sports betting was low. Students reported that they engaged in sports betting to win cash and for entertainment. It was concluded that sports betting appeared more attractive to students since they offered free bonuses for placing bets. It was recommended that Guidance and Counselling Units on Colleges of Education campuses organise programmes to educate students on the types of sports betting available in the market and what they truly seek to offer clients. The Government and Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF) should develop socially responsible regulations and statutes on sports betting that have the potential of discouraging students’ involvement in the practice.
Dhany Efita Sari, Noor Lela Ahmad, Anuar Sarun, Suyatmini Suyatmini
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 51-58; https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.5.157

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The objective of this research is to examine the perception of students and lecturers concerning the importance of the Mobile Learning Application (MLA) as a support for accounting learning activities. This is a survey research with a cross-sectional design that employs a questionnaire and is distributed to lecturers and students to determine their perceptions of MLA. Purposive sampling was used as a sampling technique. This study's samples included lecturers and students from three universities in Indonesia, Universitas Gunung Rinjani (representing eastern Indonesia), Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara (representing western Indonesia), and Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (representing the central part of Indonesia). The information gathered from the questionnaire was then analyzed descriptively. Based on the needs analysis findings, students and lecturers explained that the presence of MLA as a support for accounting learning activities is essential in order to improve learning quality and adapt to the changes of education in the era of society 5.0. They also want MLA to have learning outcomes, videos, sounds, and a colorful design. As a result, learning application developers should be able to produce applications that pay close attention to these aspects in order to support MLA and make it more appealing and in line with learning objectives.
Qurban A. Memon
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 1-6; https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.5.167

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Since March 2019, UAE university has responded to challenges raised by the pandemic by transforming normal instruction platforms and assessments to online. The pandemic itself and online learning have affected students’ skill level, job outlook and perception of the future. Engineering education, in particular, involves laboratory experience, field internships, industrial visits in addition to classroom learning. This study undertakes to analyze electrical engineering students’ concerns raised by challenges due to pandemics. The study develops a hypothesis and validates it using data collected from electrical engineering students (of years 2, 3 and 4) registered in the spring term of computer courses of electrical engineering. The data thus, collected is analyzed and suggests that electrical engineering students’ happiness levels are low, the job outlook is weak, and skill development concerns are high due to virtual laboratory experience and absence of physical industrial visits/internships. Some recommendations are developed and presented.
Gongwen Xu, Lin Shi, Peng Xiao, Zhijun Zhang
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 20-24; https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.4.156

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The rapid development of E-commerce requires the cultivation of well-educated E-commerce talents. However, the traditional talents training methods of E-commerce specialty in colleges cannot meet the requirements of the industry. In order to cultivate high-quality E-commerce innovative talents, we should keep up with the pace of the times, timely adjust the training scheme, establish a perfect training system and improve the training mode. Based on the main problems existing in the cultivation of E-commerce talents in colleges, this paper introduces the CDIO-OBE engineering education mode. Taking CDIO as the main line of E-commerce specialty courses, the target ability indicators and professional knowledge are gradually run through in all teaching links, cultivating students' practical application ability and improving students' innovative designing ability. Under the concept of OBE, the industry requirements are transformed into the ability training objectives of students at different levels, so as to guide the formulation of curriculum training objectives and improve the teaching contents. The two concepts complement each other and jointly improve the current training mode of application talents of E-commerce, so as to cultivate innovative talents of E-commerce with sound vocational skills and professionalism.
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