An examination of needs analysis research in implementing innovative pedagogy among trainee teachers
Keywords:Innovative pedagogy Trainee teachers Teachers’ readiness Organisational readiness
This study examines the needs analysis in implementing innovative pedagogy among trainee teachers. This study is pivotal to be carried out as it is timely to know the strategies trainees acquire in the teaching college as they will be going out for practicum and later posted at schools. Moreover, the importance of innovative pedagogy was highlighted in the national education blueprint by the Ministry of Education, and it is imperative to be embodied by teachers. This study collected data from a cross-sectional survey answered by 232 semester 6 students from the Northern zone of the Institute of Teacher Education (ITE). The findings revealed that 6 out of 8 constructs received high mean scores. The constructs were "Application of pedagogical knowledge; Application of innovative pedagogical skills; The need in the implementation of pedagogical innovation; Importance in implementing innovation; Implication of pedagogical innovation on teachers and Implication of pedagogical innovation on students". Meanwhile, the other two constructs namely "Teachers' readiness in implementing innovation and Organisational readiness" showed average mean scores. In the light of the findings of the research and the results, suggestions were made regarding the importance of trainees possessing relevant skills, knowledge and values of the use of innovative pedagogy learnt from the course taught in the teacher training institutes.