The Utilization of active learning: the case of Nifas Silk lafto Sub-City governmental upper primary school

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Addis Ababa Universty


The main purpose of this study was to assess the utilization of active learning, to identify factors affecting the implementation of active learning either positively or negatively in terms of teachers` commitment, classroom conditions, instructional facilities and teachers training. Mixed methods were used to conduct the study. The study mainly conducted in upper primary schools in Addis Ababa city administration, in Nifas Silk Lafto Sub City. Data were collected from 169 teachers, 282 students and 3 pedagogy instructors of Kotebe college of Teachers Education. Because 75% of teachers were graduates of Kotebe college of teachers education. In the selection of sample population purposive and random techniques were used. The instruments of data collection were questionnaire, interview and observation checklist. The data were analyzed using percentage. The findings of the study proved that the implementation of active learning was low. Among the factors affecting the implementation of active learning, teachers training, teachers` commitment, classroom conditions, class size, beliefs and interests of teachers in their profession were the major ones. Finally, the following recommendations were forwarded, it is important to conduct in- service training so that their use of active learning strategies will be improved, Even if appropriate class size may not always be possible, the implementers of active learning should see alternative solutions such as, dividing students into groups, demonstration fields, field trip, laboratories and others. In addition to this, government bodies and stake holders have to construct extra classes to solve the problem and In order to solve the problems of teachers‟ commitment and lack of interest in the profession, school administrators, wereda educational leaders, Addis Ababa City administration Education bureau and Ministry of Education have to do different awareness creation programs.