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PEDAGOGICAL STRATEGIES AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN UGANDA

Harriet Ludigo, C. B. Mugimu, A. M. Mugagga

Abstract


Purpose: This study analysed the relationship between pedagogical strategies and academic achievement of students in public universities in Uganda. Specifically, the study analysed the relationship between student-centred, teacher-centred and teacher-student pedagogical strategies with academic achievement of students.

Methodology: The study adopted a correlational design and data were collected using a questionnaire on a sample of 383. Quality control of data was ensured by carrying out Confirmatory Factor Analysis and calculating Cronbach’s alpha. Data analysis involved descriptive and inferential analyses.

Findings: Regression results revealed that the student-centred strategy had a positive and significant influence on academic achievement of students but the teacher-centred and teacher-student interaction strategies did not.  Therefore, the student-centred pedagogical strategy is essential for academic achievement of students, the teacher-centred pedagogical strategy is less affective teaching strategy for academic achievement of students and the teacher-student pedagogical strategy is not the most important teaching strategy for academic achievement of students.

Contribution to policy, practice and policy: The study suggests that lecturers in the universities should prioritise the student-centred pedagogical strategy when teaching students, should give least priority to teacher-centred pedagogical strategy when teaching students, and should not over prioritise the teacher-student pedagogical strategy when carrying teaching of students.



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Academic achievement, Pedagogical strategies, Student-centred, Teacher-centred, Teacher-student Interaction

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