This study investigated the pre-service teachers‟ attitudes towards web-quest instruction in Colleges of Education Katsina state. Six research questions and four hypotheses were drawn to guide the study. A Survey research design was adopted to conduct the study. Related literaturewas reviewed after the conceptual framework based on the major variables of the study. The population of the study comprises of all the pre-service teachers‟ in Colleges of Education in Katsina State. 6,840 and a sample size of 364 pre-service teachers were used for the study; using cluster, simple random and proportional sampling techniques. A modified questionnaire tagged pre-service teachers‟ attitude towards web-quest instruction for learning geography concept and their self-efficacy toward the use of web-quest instruction for learning geography concept was used for data collection. It was designed under three different sections and harmonized in one single questionnaire. The content validity of the instrument was ascertained, and copies of the questionnaires were pilot tested in UsufuBalaUsman College of Legal and advanced studies Daura to ascertain the reliability of the instrument.
The reliability coefficient of 0.92 for section B and 0.88 for section C was obtained at 0.05 level of significant. The percentage was used to interpret the demographic data of the study. Data collected on the basis of the research questions set in chapter one were analyzed using descriptive statistics (i.e. frequency, percentage, and mean). The limit for decision rule: An average mean of 2.50 and above was considered as agreed, while an average mean of 2.49 and below was considered disagreed with respect to research questions. Mann-WhitneyIndependent test is used to answer hypotheses one and three while Kruskal-Wallis test is used to answer hypotheses two and three. The null hypotheses one and three were rejected and null hypotheses two and four were accepted. The findings of this study revealed that age has no significant influence in the pre-service teachers‟ attitude towards web-quest instruction for learning geography concept and also gender has a significant influence on the pre-service teachers‟ attitude toward web-quest instruction for learning geography concept. This study recommends, among others, that the Government, National Commission forColleges of Education and the management of Colleges of Education should join hands together and ensure that computer laboratories are available in COE with adequate functional computer hardware and software and functional internet facilities that will cater for the need of both staff and students.
INVESTIGATION OF STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS WEB-QUEST INSTRUCTION AMONG PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION KATSINA, KATSINA STATE