Use of infographics as teaching and learning tools: Survey of pre-service teachers’ knowledge and readiness in a Nigerian university

  • Adetunmbi L. Akinyemi Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
  • Owolabi P. Adelana Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4829-5106
  • Oluwakemi D. Olurinola Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye
Keywords: Infographics, Pre-service teachers, Knowledge, Readiness, University

Abstract

As technology continues to drive the 21st Century, educational systems are not left out as teachers are expected to learn new technologies and their applications in education. Pre-service teachers in Nigerian universities are expected to, among other training, be conversant with modern pedagogies to prepare them for their profession. Given the fact that pre-service teachers can only use the skills they possess, this study examined their knowledge and readiness to use infographics as teaching and learning tools. The design was descriptive. The study sample comprised of three hundred and thirteen (313) final year pre-service teachers in a University of Education in Nigeria. “Knowledge and Readiness to Use Infographics Tools Questionnaire (KRUITQ)” (r = .84) was used for data collection. Data were analyzed using Mean, Standard Deviation, and One-Way ANOVA. The study found that pre-service teachers do not know about infographics as educational tools, and therefore not ready to use them during in-service. There were also no significant differences in knowledge and readiness across gender. Based on these, the teacher education curriculum needs to be upgraded to incorporate training on modern digital technologies for teaching and learning as necessitated by constant changes in the 21st Century education system.

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Author Biographies

Adetunmbi L. Akinyemi, Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Lecturer and Instructional Designer, Educational Technology Unit, Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Owolabi P. Adelana, Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Educational Technologist, Microsoft Master Trainer, Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE), MIEExpert.

Oluwakemi D. Olurinola, Department of Science and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye

Lecturers, Microsoft Trainer and Fellow, MIEExpert and Educational Technologist, Department of Science and Technology Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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Published
2022-03-10
How to Cite
Akinyemi, A., Adelana, O., & Olurinola, O. (2022). Use of infographics as teaching and learning tools: Survey of pre-service teachers’ knowledge and readiness in a Nigerian university. Journal of ICT in Education, 9(1), 117-130. https://doi.org/10.37134/jictie.vol9.1.10.2022