Doctoral defence in Educational Sciences: Benjamin Aidoo
Stakkahlíð / Háteigsvegur
Benjamin Aidoo defends his PhD thesis in Educational Sciences from the Faculty of Education and Pedagogy.
The oral defence takes place Wednesday June 7, at 1:00 pm in Skriða, Stakkahlíð building of School of Education, as well as in live stream.
Dissertation title: Integrating ICT into organic chemistry teaching and learning using a flipped classroom: The response of student-teachers in three colleges in Ghana.
Opponents: Dr. Brian Lewthwaite, Robert Service School, Yukon, Kanada og Stephen Day, University of West of Scotland.
Main supervisor: Dr. Marey Allyson Macdonald Professor emerita at the University of Iceland, School of Education.
Other experts in the doctoral commitee were dr. Svava Pétursdóttir, dr. Berglind Gísladóttir og dr. Veli-Matti Vesterinen. Dr. Berglind Rós Magnúsdóttir Head of the Faculty of Education and Diversity will conduct the ceremony.
About the project:
Research on active learning and flipped classrooms took an upward turn in quality and magnitude with the advent of COVID-19. The purpose of this research was to develop a classroom intervention in organic chemistry using ICT and assess the perspectives of three classes of student-teachers and their chemistry teachers (“the threesome”) on their experience. The main aim was to understand the extent to which teacher educators and student-teachers could use ICT to adopt flipped classrooms as a pedagogical approach while teaching organic chemistry.
About the candidate:
Benjamin Aidoo was born in Ghana in 1979. Benjamin completed a master’s degree in Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Iceland in 2018. He also has a master’s degree from Concordia University in online teaching and a teaching certificate from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has taught chemistry, biology, general science, and environmental science in Ghana, South Africa, and Iceland at all school levels. Benjamin is married to Florence, and they have four children, Samuel, Prisca, Klara Asor, and Allyson.