TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS ABOUT USE AND CHALLENGES OF HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES IN SECONDARY SCIENCE CLASSROOM

Tasnim Musharrat

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Learning through hands-on activities is very effective and influential for both feeling and emotion of students. The purpose of the study is to identify teachers’ perceptions about use and challenges regarding hands-on activities. A qualitative approach has been followed to find answers to the research questions. Data have been collected through convenient sampling from two schools of Narayanganj. One open-ended questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with teachers’ were used in the data collection process. This study finds that teachers’ less awareness about conducting hands-on activities in the science classes. Class loads, development of teaching materials, exam-based evaluation system, lack and unavailability of teaching aids are some major challenges. Findings of this study have several implications for teachers’ professional development and teachers’ training program. Suggestions are made that a supportive collegial and administrative medium allow teachers to change their own personal constructs about teaching learning.

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hands-on activity, teachers’ awareness, teaching materials

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