• Chinwe Victoria Ogunji Alex-Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo
  • John Obinna Onwe Alex-Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo
  • Confidence Uwazuruike Bournemouth University, United Kingdom


University Teachers, Innovative teaching pedagogies, Awareness and Utilisation


Innovative teaching pedagogies are useful tools for effective teaching and learning which can positively enhance students’ learning experiences. The application of innovative pedagogies in teaching has, therefore, yielded positive results in many countries especially in the Global North. However, little is known about the awareness and application of these innovative pedagogies in countries in the Global South such as Nigeria. This research addressed this problem using a mixed method research approach comprising five focus group interviews and survey data from 460 respondents across four federal universities in south-eastern Nigeria. Findings in this research revealed that there is a significant low level of awareness and poor utilisation of innovative teaching methods. Inadequate facilities and equipment, inappropriate skills and classroom structure are some of the basic factors that limit the utilisation of innovative teaching methods by academics in these universities.


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