The Influence of Teaching Approaches among Technical and Vocational Education Teachers towards Acquisition of Technical Skills in Kano State-Nigeria

Ali Idris, Muhammad Rashid Rajuddin


This paper examines the influence of various teaching approaches adopted by teachers of technical subjects in Kano-State of Nigeria, towards the production of competent and skilled graduates for industrial, economic and national development. The teaching methods employed for this study were: Problem Based Method, Context Based Method, Student Centred Method, Demonstration Method, Project Based Method, Lecture Method, Tutorial and Seminars, Fieldwork and Computer Based Method. Two hundred and twenty (220) male and female technical teachers in post-primary schools were used for the study. The findings revealed that, problem based, context based, and fieldwork teaching methods were significant predictors of technical skills among students. A significant difference in the teaching methods among the male and female teachers in six teaching approaches was found while no significant difference was observed in three other teaching approaches.

Keywords: Teaching Approaches, Technical Skills, Technical Teachers

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