The Use of Active Teaching Pedagogical Approaches in Teaching Civic Education in Secondary Schools in Kasama and Luwingu District of Zambia
Keywords: Active Teaching Methods, Civic Education, Pedagogical Approaches
AbstractThe paper explored the use of Active Teaching Pedagogical Approaches in teaching Civic Education in selected secondary schools of Kasama and Luwingu districts of Zambia. The paper was guided by two research objectives: to ascertain the commonly used active teaching methods in teaching Civic Education in selected secondary schools and secondly to determine the extent of engagement of learners in Civic Education lessons. The article was informed by the Social Constructivist theory which emphasizes the use of interactive and participatory methods in the teaching and learning process. Embedded Mixed Method design was dominantly used in Methodological underpinnings. The study established that contrary to the new dictates of civic education where teachers ought to employ more active teaching pedagogies, the commonly used active teaching methods were actually still the same old traditional teaching methods such as: question and answer, research work, brainstorming, and discussion. The learners were engaged in lessons through questioning and learner-centred activities. The paper recommended that school authorities should strictly monitor teacher lesson preparation of work to avoid use of same old Active Teaching Methods and secure enough teaching and learning materials to enhance the use of various and latest active teaching pedagogies in schools.