COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION (CAI) AS A POTENTIAL TOOL FOR AN INDIGENOUS PEDAGOGY

Sunusi Muhammad Isyaku Department of Computer Science Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi P.M.B. 3473, Kano sunusii50@gmail.com
Volume 5(1), January 2014

Abstract

The paper reviews the uses of computer assisted instruction as a tool for indigenous pedagogy teaching and learning as it is to aborigines. The review shows, among others, that computer assisted instruction gives room for learning experiences as well as doing by observation. It can also serve as a medium of passing information as indigenous heritage, beliefs and respects from generation to generation. The paper then recommends that government should ensure that indigenous knowledge is respected and promoted in all funded education programmes. It also recommends that emphasis should be placed on designing CAI, which accommodates a whole person perspective, encourage rich and active learning, promote emotionally sound learning and meet the needs of learners from different groups. Keywords: Computer Aided Instructions, Tool, Pedagogy