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Abstract Title: Effectiveness of Teaching approaches meant to Enhance Active Learning of Optics in Physics subject in Rwandan Secondary Schools
Abstract: This study was to analyze how the optics (light phenomena) unit is taught in some selected Rwandan secondary schools. To carry out this study, researchers observed 45 geometric optics lessons of 40 minutes period among 9 senior 4 physics teachers from 8 schools using Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM-COPUS) during a period of 3 months. Some COPUS codes were modified to fit the context of Rwanda secondary school physics curriculum. To ascertain that observations will yield results free of bias, the inter-rater reliability (0.89) between observers was obtained. The study found that to teach optics secondary school physics teachers to use group work (33.1%), make demonstrations (27.2%), lecture (20.1%), and incite students to ask questions and respond to these  (19.6%).
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A46

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ndihokubwayo Kizito
Africa Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS), University of Rwanda, College of Education (UR-CE)
Kayonza, Rwanda
Kayonza, Non U.S. Phone: (+250) 788970243
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Uwamahoro Jean
Africa Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS), University of Rwanda, College of Education (UR-CE), Kayonza, Rwanda

Ndayambaje Irénée
Rwanda Education Board (REB), Kigali, Rwanda

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