An investigation of factors influencing physics teachers’ intention to use virtual laboratory at the international schools in Amman

Other Title(s)

دراسة العوامل المؤثرة في مقاصد معلمي الفيزياء لاستخدام المختبر الافتراضي في المدارس الدولية في عمان

Dissertant

Abu Kishk, Afaf Abd al-Hakim Awni

Thesis advisor

al-Khasawinah, Sani

University

Middle East University

Faculty

Faculty of Educational Science

Department

Department of Educational Technology and Special Education

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2020

English Abstract

The study investigates the factors that affect the intention of using the virtual labs in teaching physics, including the TPACK and teacher self-efficacy, for physics teachers who need to be able to teach physics using the virtual labs in the Jordanian context.

To achieve the objective of the study a descriptive-survey research methodology was conducted to 101 physics teachers who teach physics in the international schools for the second semester of the academic year 2019/2020.

One instrument was prepared which was the electronic survey and after checking the validity and reliability of the instrument, the survey was distributed.

The findings of the study analysis demonstrated in four main results.

(1) Physics teachers’ TPACK positively affected teacher self-efficacy, (2) Physics teachers’ TPACK positively influenced perceived ease of using virtual labs,(3) Physics Teachers’ TPACK and perceived ease of use (PEOU) had a positive effect on the perceived usefulness of using the virtual labs (PU) and (4) The researcher found that Physics teachers’ TPACK, teacher self-efficacy, perceived ease of use, and perceived usefulness of technology had a positive effect on their intention to use virtual labs.

In light of the findings of the study, the researcher presented several recommendations that she reached through her study: Workshops and training programs about the virtual labs should be done to improve the level of TPACK, virtual labs training should be provided to physics teachers to learn more about using the virtual labs to overcome the unwillingness to learn virtual labs and decision-makers should use this survey to find out how well the teachers accept the use of virtual laboratories before building virtual laboratories.

Main Topic

Physics
Education

Topics

No. of Pages

68

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Background and significance of the study.

Chapter Two : Literature review and previous studies.

Chapter Three : Research methodology.

Chapter Four : Results.

Chapter Five : Discussion of findings and recommendations.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Abu Kishk, Afaf Abd al-Hakim Awni. (2020). An investigation of factors influencing physics teachers’ intention to use virtual laboratory at the international schools in Amman. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-971228

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Abu Kishk, Afaf Abd al-Hakim Awni. An investigation of factors influencing physics teachers’ intention to use virtual laboratory at the international schools in Amman. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University. (2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-971228

American Medical Association (AMA)

Abu Kishk, Afaf Abd al-Hakim Awni. (2020). An investigation of factors influencing physics teachers’ intention to use virtual laboratory at the international schools in Amman. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-971228

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-971228