Integration of Technology in Business Education: Emerging Voices from Secondary School Classrooms in Nigeria

Clinton Chidiebere Anyanwu ORCID iD, Desmond Wesley Govender & Jabulisile Cynthia Ngwenya

Issue: Vol.3  No.5  May  2022  Article 1 pp. 160-174
DOI : https://doi.org/10.38159/ehass.2022351  |   Published online 4th May 2022.
© 2022 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CCBY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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Secondary education is a vital part of a productive circle of economic growth within the context of a globalised knowledge economy. The teaching of Business Education entails teaching learners the essentials, rudiments, assumptions, and methods of business. This study sought to investigate technology integration as part of Business Education. Drawing from the theoretical frameworks of a Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT), the study observes teachers’ levels of technology use in Business Education classrooms. Using a mixed-methods sequential explanatory design, probability and purposive sampling in several secondary schools across Nigeria, the majority of participants were found not to be integrating technology to an acceptable level though a small percentage were. After an analysis of constructs from UTAUT, some of the challenges were attributed to the lack of facilitating conditions in the teaching and learning of Business Education. The study findings imply that poor investment in technology integration in secondary schools in Nigeria affects the pedagogical implementation and effective teaching and learning of Business Education subjects. The study concludes that if facilitating conditions and professional development are considered to address the shortfalls in terms of UTAUT, technology integration will become a reality in secondary schools in Nigeria.

Keywords: Business Education, Secondary Education, Integration of technology, UTAUT.

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Clinton Chidiebere Anyanwu,PhD is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Curriculum Studies at the School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Commerce Education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Desmond Wesley Govender,PhD is a Professor and Discipline coordinator in the Department of Computer Science Education at the School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Jabulisile Cynthia Ngwenya,PhD is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Commerce Education discipline at the School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She holds Ph.D. from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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