The Opportunities and Challenges for Developing ICT-Based Science Learning and Teaching in Ghana

Resource type
Conference Paper
Authors/contributors
Title
The Opportunities and Challenges for Developing ICT-Based Science Learning and Teaching in Ghana
Abstract
Africa’s transition to an innovation-led, knowledge-based economy could drive the continent’s economic growth and lift millions out of poverty and there is opportunity to increase the number of skilled professionals across the chemistry, biology and physics disciplines. However not enough students enrol in science subjects in Higher Education in Ghana, with proportions admitted to public universities well short of the Government’s 60% target. Significant barriers for all young people include the lack of practical scientific equipment in schools, and barriers to young women include prevailing socio-cultural attitudes, a lack of female role models and unsupportive educational environments.
Date
9–12 September 2019
Proceedings Title
Pan-Commonwealth Forum
Place
Edinburgh, Scotland.
Pages
7
Language
en
Library Catalog
Zotero
Citation
Cullen, J., & Mallet, J. (2019). The Opportunities and Challenges for Developing ICT-Based Science Learning and Teaching in Ghana. Pan-Commonwealth Forum, 7. http://oasis.col.org/bitstream/handle/11599/3276/PCF9_Papers_paper_232.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y