USING PRACTICAL TECHNIQUE IN IMPROVING STUDENTS TYPING SKILLS
Isaac Ampofo Atta Senior, Isaac Ampofo Atta Junior, Lamini Harunah, Juliana Ampem-Darkowah, Wahab Kyerefour
This study aimed at investigating the use of the practical technique in improving students typing skills. Students of Asuoyeboa M/A Junior High School in the Kwadaso sub-metro of Kumasi, Ghana were the population for the study. Twenty (20) Junior High School form one pupil were purposively sampled for the study. The nature of the study was action research. The pre-test and the post-test research design was used, the same participants were pre-tested and post-tested to find the effects of the intervention. Computers and other ICT tools were used for the study. Descriptive statistics were employed in analyzing the data. The pre-intervention and post-intervention findings revealed a remarkable improvement in pupils’ typing skills. The findings of this research indicated that a practical technique improves pupil’s understanding and knowledge in typing skills. Observation of pupils revealed that they were highly excited when taught using computers and other ICT tools. It is recommended that teachers consider the use of practical technique during the practical period more than the lecture method to sustain pupils’ interest as well as enhance their typing skills.
academic performance, ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and practical method