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Patrick Obonyo Ochieng Digolo

professor
Educational Communication and Technology
University of Nairobi
Kenya

Biography

BIODATA Date of Birth : 1948 Gender : Male Religion : Christianity Nationality : Kenyan Marital Status : Married Languages Spoken : English, Kiswahili, Luo PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES · Exposed to education and training issues nationally and internationally. ·Has served in various Committees, Boards, Councils and Trusteeships in Education in Kenya and internationally. ·Experience in programmes curriculum development and implementation: pedagogy and media. ·Open minded, willing to learn, team player and adaptive to change. ·Accepts and works with people from diverse backgrounds, and able to motivate and influence people to perform and achieve desired targets. ·Experienced teacher, researcher and consultant in Education. ·Self-driven and works with minimum supervision. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS University Education 1985 (September-December) Studied at Institute of Education, University of London. Took a special course in Basic Education; ·Areas covered: Curriculum, Teaching Methods and Media ·Materials development; Writing textbooks and teachers guides ·Certificate awarded: Participation certificate, 1985. 1978 –1980: University of Nairobi; Postgraduate Level (Master of Education). ·Did advanced courses in Educational Communication and Technology ·Subjects taken: Curriculum Development, Educational Communication, Educational Technology and Media, Methods of Teaching, Creative Arts, Educational Statistics, Educational Research. ·Course Structure: Coursework and Thesis. ·Certificate attained: Master of Education (M.Ed., 1983). 1973 –1976: University of Nairobi Undergraduate level (Bachelor of Education). ·Pursued academic and professional studies in Bachelor of Education and qualified as a graduate teacher. ·Subjects taken: Education, Fine Art and Design. ·Certificate attained and quality of performance: Bachelor of Education, Second Class Honours, Upper Division (B.Ed. Hons, 1976). Teachers College Education and Training 1970 –1972: Kenyatta College. ·Did a three-year teacher education and training course and qualified as a secondary school teacher. ·Subjects taken: Education, History and Fine Art. ·Certificates attained: Teachers Certificate (S1), 1972. ·Special Merit Award for outstanding performance. ·Leadership Certificate: Chairman of Students Accommodation Affairs ·Member of Students Executive Council. ·Level of Performance –Passed with distinction in all the subjects. Secondary Education 1966 –1969: Maranda Secondary School. Certificate attained: East African Certificate of Education (EACE), O’Level, First Division (1969). Primary / Intermediate Education 1961 –1965: Rangala Intermediate School Certificate attained: Kenya Preliminary Examination (KPE, 1965) 1957 –1960: Umala Primary School Common Entrance Examination, (CEE,1960). 3 SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS AND HONOURS 1. Received Staff Merit Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution towards the achievement of the Mission of the University of Nairobi, dated 16th October, 2001. 2. Special recognition and honour was bestowed upon me when my life profile was published in the renowned “Marquis Who’s Who In The World”, 14th Edition, New Providence, New Jersey, USA, 1997, P. 356. 3. Received Award from Overseas Development Agency (ODA) through the British Council to attend a course on development of training of trainers teaching and learning materials for primary education at the University of London, Institute of Education 1985. MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 1. Educational Research Networking in Kenya (ERNIKE). 2. Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA). 3. African Council for Communication Education (ACCE). 4. Africa Adult Education Association. 5. International Society for Education Through Art (INSEA). WORK EXPERIENCE (a) Administrative Experience 1. 2013 to the present : Director; Centre For pedagogy And Andragogy, University of Nairobi. 2. 2007 –2015: Associate Dean, Kenya Science Campus 3. 2004 –2013: Chairman (Head), Department of Educational Communication and Technology. 4. 1989 - 2000: Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Nairobi. 5. 1989 –1993: Chairman (Head) of the Department of Educational Communication and Technology and Ag. Dean of Faculty of Education. 6. 1888 - 1993 : Co-ordinator, Teaching Practice, University Of Nairobi. 7. 1985 –1988: Co-ordinator, Microteaching Practice, Kenyatta 4 University. 8. 1976 –1978: Head of Creative Arts Department, Kamwenja Teachers College, Nyeri. (b) Training of University Academic staff in pedagogy: 2015 –2017 Organized and facilitated training of Academic staff in Pedagogy in all Schools and Faculties of the University of Nairobi. 2005 –2008 Organized and facilitated training of Academic staff in Pedagogy from all Faculties and Schools of the University of Nairobi. (c) Teaching Experience 2014 -The present: Professor of Education –University of Nairobi. 2001 - 2014: Associate Professor - University of Nairobi. 2000 –2001: Visiting Professor, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) On Sabbatical Leave 1995 –2000: Associate Professor –University of Nairobi 1988 –1995: Senior Lecturer - University of Nairobi. 1987 –1988: Lecturer - Kenyatta University. 1985 –1987: Assistant Lecturer - Kenyatta University. 1980 –1985 : Tutorial Fellow - Kenyatta University College. 1976 –1978: Tutor: Art Education - Kamwenja Teachers College - Nyeri. 1973 January-July 1973: Teacher at Nyangoma Secondary School Bondo. Taught History and Geography. COURSES TAUGHT OVER THE YEARS a) Postgraduate (M.Ed) Courses: ·Curriculum Development. ·Theoretical Perspectives of Early Childhood Education. ·Research Methods. 5 Undergraduate Courses: b) B.Ed. Arts and B.Ed Science Courses/Taught the following Courses: ·General Methods of Teaching ·Educational Technology ·Instructional Media: Theory and Practicals ·Supervision of Teaching Practice c) B.Ed. Early Childhood Education. Taught the following courses: ·Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education ·Curriculum Development ·Sociological Foundations Of ECE ·Child Advocacy ·Research Methods ·Art and Craft in Early Childhood Education ·Art and Craft Methods in Early Childhood Education ·Supervision of practicum ·Supervision of teaching practice. POST-GRADUATE SUPERVISION a) PhD Theses Supervised to Completion 1. Kinyua, Gladys Wanjiku (2017), Effect of Computer Based Instruction On Learners’ Performance in Art and Design in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya. PhD Thesis. University of Nairobi. 2. Mwanda, Gideon Magak (2016), Effects of Constructivist And Conventional Methods of Instruction on Learning Biology Amongst Secondary School Students in Kenya, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 3. Mwangi, David Njoroge (2016), The Relationship Between the Environment and Primary School Readiness in Nairobi County: The Case of Pre-School Pupils, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 4. Mutua, Francis Bisi (2013), Impact of Assistive Technology Interventions on Visually Impaired Students, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 5. Nduku, Elizabeth Nzivu (2006), Perception about principal’s Transformational Leadership in Kenya: Survey of Catholic Sponsored Secondary schools in Machakos Catholic Diocese, Ph.D. Thesis, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). 6. Wambiya, Pascal A.L. (2006), The effects of International Labour Organization International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour’s ILO/IPEC 6 Education and Training Project on the Learning Achievement of Pupils in Kenyan Primary Schools, Ph.D Thesis, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). 7. Mwanda, Samuel Owino (2002), Effects of Computer, Assisted Introduction to teaching of Geography in Kenya Secondary Schools, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 8. Ngaruiya, Boniface Njoroge (2002), A study of Mathematics Homework practices in selected secondary schools in Kenya, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 9. Mwangi, John Kamau (2001), Determinants of Learning Achievements in Economics in Kenyan Secondary Schools, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 10. Origa, Japheth Ododa (2000), The impact of constructivism on the learning of Geometry among Girls in Kenyan Secondary Schools, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nairobi. b) M.Ed Research, Thesis and Projects supervised to completion 1. Boit, Chepkirui Joyce (2016), Extent of Success in Implementation of Inclusion of Special Needs Children’s Access and Participation in Pre-Schools, in Kericho County,M.Ed. Research Project, University of Nairobi. 2. Wanja, Mary (2016), Impact of Readiness of Government Implementation on Basic Education, M.Ed. Research Project, University of Nairobi. 3. Malembi, Lucas Mgandi (2015), challenges Facing Assessment of Secondary School Agriculture Project and Their impact on the Reliability and Validity of the Score in Mombasa County, M.Ed. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 4. Odunga, Pamela Adoyo (2015), influence of Home Environment on Academic Performance of Primary School Pupils in English Language in Alego-Usonga SubCounty, Siaya County, Kenya, M.Ed. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 5. Ochanda, Elizabeth Achieng (2015), Effect of Play Equipment on Pre-School Children’s Participation in Outdoor play Activities in Suba East, Division, Migori County, M.Ed. Research Project, University of Nairobi. 6. Onsomu, Wilfred Mageto (2014), Influence of Teachers’ Transfer on Student Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya, M.Ed Thesis, University of Nairobi. 7. Ngode, Lucy Awino (2014), Impact of Supervision on the implementation of Early Childhood Education Curriculum in selected public pre-school in Langata District, Nairobi County, Kenya, M.Ed. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 7 8. Mawia, Tabitha (2013), Effects of Feeding Programmes on Attendance of Preschool children in Tharaka South, Tharaka Nithi County, Kenya, M.Ed. Research Project, University of Nairobi. 9. Sang, Christine Jepleting (2013), Effects of classroom Environment on Academic Performance in Mathematics of Pre-school children in Pioneer Zone, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya, M.Ed. Research Project, University of Nairobi. 10. Inda Nancy Atieno (2013), Influence of Teachers Characteristics on Effective use of Inquiry Based Approach in Teaching Science in Preschools in Kuja Zone, Rongo District, M.Ed. Research Project, University of Nairobi. 11. Ogembo, Jane Akoth (2012), Determination of Effective Curriculum Implementation in Early Childhood Development and Education Centres in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya, M.Ed., Research Project, University of Nairobi. 12. Musyoka, Rosemary (2012), An Investigation in to the Attitude of Secondary School Teachers and Students Towards Cheating in National Examinations. M.Ed., Thesis, University of Nairobi. 13. Ndagara, Veronica Kanini (2011), Constraints to Early Childhood Education in Private and Public Pre-schools in Kamusini, Meru South District, Kenya, M.Ed. Research Project, University of Nairobi. 14. Andala, Hesbon Opiyo (2010), A study of the Relationship between Performance in Mock Examination and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations. M.Ed. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 15. Mbogi, Joan Mwihaki (2010), A study of the Attitudes of Teachers towards inclusive Education in selected Pre-schools in Nairobi West District. M.Ed. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 16. Nyakego, Careen Mogere (2010), The effect of feeding on class performance of Pre-school children: The case of Kiambui slum, Nairobi-Kenya. Med. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 17. Nginya, Mary Wanjiku (2010), Impact of stigma and discrimination on the rights of school children aged 4 –8 years living with HIV/AIDS in Kikuyu Division, Kenya, M.Ed. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 18. Njuguna, Mary Nyambura (2010), Perceptions of Pre-school and standard one Teachers on school readiness of children transiting to standard one in Kabete District, M.Ed. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 19. Messoh, Emily Awuor (2009), An investigation into the challenges facing Human management Practice at the Teachers Service Headquarters, M.Ed. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 8 20. Kimanthi, Margret Wayua (2008), Title Research Project, M.Ed. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 21. Bundu, Hassan Suleiman (2008), The Effects of integrating continuous assessment with KCSE Examinations on students’ academic performance in Mombasa Secondary Schools, M.Ed. Thesis, University of Nairobi. 22. Wawira, Fundi Jeanstella (2006), The influence of headteachers’ performance of administrative roles on girls’ completion of primary education in Ngong Division Kajiado District, M.Ed. Research Project, University of Nairobi. 23. Kwambai, Jepkoech B. (2005), The influence levels of Kalenjin culture stereotypes on Girls Education, A case of secondary schools in Keiyo District, M.Ed. Research Project, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). 24. Michubu, Linyiru Batholomew (2005), An investigation into the attitudes of teachers towards the Nyumbani HIV/AIDS Positive children attending Nairobi Public Primary Schools, M.Ed. Thesis, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). 25. Nelima, Rose (2005), Analysis of the relationship between headteachers’ leadership styles and students’academic performance in secondary schools in Mbale Uganda, M.Ed. Thesis, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). 26. Onyango, Lynder Adhiambo (2005), An analysis of factors that cause differences in the academic performance of male and female students in secondary schools in Mombasa district, Kenya. M.Ed. Research Project, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). 27. Odhaimbo, Peter

Research Interest

Educational Communication and Technology

Publications

  • Digolo, P.O.O., Mungai D.N. and Mwangi J.K. (2016); The Relationship Between the Environment and Primary School readiness in Nairobi County: The Case of Pre-School Pupils. African Journal of Education and Technology, Volume 6 Number 1 (2016) 32-38, ISSN 2046-6927-6927 2046-6935 (Online), Publishers: Sacha & Diamond, England, United Kingdom www.sachajounals.com

  • Digolo, P.O.O.,(2017) Relationship Between Quality of teacher-pupil Interaction and Primary School readiness in Preschool Pupils in Nairobi County, Kenya. Journal of Education and Practice, ISSN 2222 –1735 (Paper), ISSN –2222 –288X (online). Vol 8, no. 23, 2017.International Institute for Science, Technology and Education.

  • Digolo, P.O.O., Kinyua W.G., Ngaruiya B.N. and Mwanda S.O. (2017); Effect of Computer Based Instruction on Learner Performance in art and Design in Public secondary Schools in Kenya; The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, volume 5, issue 6, (2017), pp 99 –103. ISSN 2321-9203, (online)

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