Using ICT for Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Care Education (Ecce) in the 21st Century
The Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) impact positively on the field of education in most developed countries. But, it is still relatively new in classroom lerning and instruction in developing countries. This review study is an attempt to explore the use of ICTs in early childhood care education (ECCE) in the 21st century. The population comprised of 50 teachers from fives ECCE schools in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The instrument for data collection was structured questionnaire, and data collected were analysed. Findings showed that ICTs are potential powerful enabling tools for effective teaching and learning in early childhood education. However, if not properly used, they can cause harm to the young ones. ICTs can provide additional strategies to address major educational challenges being faced by teachers and children in (ECCE) in the 21st century. The study recommends appropriate use of ICTs to influence and change traditional methods of teaching and learning in early childhood care education, thereby, ensuring quality education.
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