THE TEACHER GUIDED 4-K CLUB ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN WITHIN THE SCHOOL FARM FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THE CORE COMPETENCIES IN AGRICULTURE SUBJECT AT UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL IN KENYA

Authors

  • Robert Kyalo Ndambuki Egerton university
  • Miriam Nthenya Kyule
  • Jacob J. Konyango

Keywords:

Teacher-guided, Core Competencies, Upper primary, Agriculture Subject, 4-K Club activities

Abstract

Competency based agriculture subject at upper primary should be taught practically so as to enable learners to master the required core competencies. Among ways which teachers of agriculture at upper primary would ensure practical implementation of agriculture subject curriculum is through use of the 4-K Club activities conducted within the school farm. However, paucity of information on how agriculture teachers can use the 4-K Club activities in teaching to help learners master core competencies agriculture subject exists. It’s upon this research gap therefore that this study sought to document the teacher-guided 4-K Club activities undertaken within the school farm for the acquisition of the core competencies in agriculture subject at upper primary. This study focused on documenting acquisition communication and collaboration and critical thinking and problem solving competencies. Descriptive survey research design was employed in the study. Table by Krejice and Morgan was used to obtain a sample size of 108 teachers from schools with either active or inactive 4-K Clubs in Makindu sub-county. Descriptive statistics were used in data analysis where Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used. This study found out that various teacher-guided 4-K Club activities have significant contribution to the acquisition of communication and collaboration and critical thinking and problem solving competencies.

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Published

2024-03-01