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Prof F.N. Keraro

 

Prof. Fred Nyabuti Keraro, Ph.D
Professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Educational Management.
Coordinator Instructional Materials Development Dept & Teacher Education Dept, College of Open & Distance Learning, Egerton University
P.O. Box 536-20115
Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile: +721 375 678/ +254 733 969 485
Email: fkeraro@egerton.ac.ke / fred.keraro@yahoo.com

 

Education
 

Year

Degree

Institution

2002

PhD (Science Education)

Egerton University, Kenya

1990

M.Ed (Science Education)

The University of Leeds, UK

1989

Advanced Diploma (Educational Studies)

The University of Leeds, UK

1984

B.Ed (Science)

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1979

East African Advanced Cert of Education (A Level)

Dagoretti High School, Nairobi

1977

East African Certificate of Education (O Level)

St. Paul’s Gekano Sec. School, Nyanza

1973

Certificate of Primary Education

Amabuko Pri. School, Nyanza

 

Professional Qualifications
 

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

April 2012

Examinations Item Writing

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)

June-July 2010

Instructional Systems Design, Development and Evaluation

African Council for Distance Education &National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

January 2010

E-Content Development

RUFORUM

June 2008

Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning

Nov 2006

Implementation of ISO 9001: 2000. Quality Management Systems

Kenya Bureau of Standards

January 2006

Leadership, Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning & Institutional Management

Ashley Consultants Ltd

September 2003

Distance Learning Material Development

University of South Africa (UNISA)

August 2005

Financial Management

Federation of Kenya Employers

 

Work Experience
 

October 2013

Professor of Science Education

March 2008- September, 2013

Associate Professor of Science Education

Dec 2002–Feb 2008

Senior Lecturer, Curriculum, Instruction & Instructional Management Dept, Egerton University

April 1998- Nov 2002

Lecturer, Curriculum & Instruction & Instructional Management Dept, Egerton University

July 1994 – March 1998

Assistant Lecturer, Curriculum & Instruction & Instructional Management Dept, Egerton University

Nov 1990- June 1994

Assistant Lecturer, Teachers Service Commission ( Kisii Teachers College)

July 1984 – October 1990

Tutor, Teachers Service Commission ( Asumbi Teachers College)

 




Administrative Responsibilities

 

April 2012 - Present

· Co-ordinator, Instructional Materials Development & Teacher Education, College of Open & Distance Learning, Egerton University.

January 2005 – present

· Co-ordinator, Instructional Materials Development, College of Open & Distance Learning, Egerton University

Nov. 2005– Present

· Coordinator Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) Project in Egerton University

June 2004 – October 2004 and January 2005 – present

· Member of CODL/FEDCOS Consultative Committee for SSP – School Based Programmes (

August – October 2008

· Acting Director College of Open and Distance Learning

August 2006 – July 2007

· Acting Co-ordinator Teacher Education Programmes

Feb. 2005 –May 2006

· Acting Director, College of Distance Education, Egerton University

June 3rd – October 5th 2004

· Acting Co-ordinator Teacher Education, Programmes, College of Open & Distance Learning, Egerton University

June 2003 – Feb 2005

· Postgraduate Tutor Department of Curriculum and Instruction

August 2003 – Feb. 2005

· Co-ordinator B.Ed (Science), School Based Programmes
·

 








Key Research Projects
 

Project period

Research Topic

2009 - 2011

· Improving Pupils’ Cultural Interpretations of Scientific Phenomena
– Funded by the National Council for Science and Technology, Kenya

2011/2012 Academic year

  • The Readiness for sustainable and successful use of OERs in Higher Education in Kenya: A case study of Egerton University (2011/2012)

– Funded by the Olnet Project, Open University, UK.

 

Selected Publications (2006 – Present)

(a) Journal Articles

 

1

Keraro, F. N, Okere M. O & Anditi Z (2013) Cultural influence on pupils’
understanding of conception, birth of twins and sex determination in Kenya.
International Education Studies Vol. 6, No. 5, p11-22

2

Okere, M O., Keraro, F. N. & Anditi, Z (2013) Pupils’ Cultural Interpretations of
Causes of rainbow in Kenya. Journal of Education and Social Research
Vol. 3 (1), p169 – 177

3

Okere, M. O, Keraro, F. N & Anditi, Z (2012) “Cultural
Interpretations of Causes of Lightning by Pupils from Ten Ethnic
Communities in Kenya”. Global Research Journal on Mathematics and
Science Education, Vol. 1 No. 2 p 99-117

4

Okere, M. O, Keraro, F. N & Anditi, Z (2012) "Pupils’ Beliefs in
Cultural Interpretations of ’Heat’ associated with Anger:  A Comparative
Study of Ten Ethnic Communities in Kenya", European Journal of
Educational Research Vol. 1 No. 2, p143 - 154.

5

Wolfenden, F; Buckler, A & Keraro, F (Spring, 2012). OER Adaptation and re-use
across cultural contexts in Sub Saharan Africa: lessons from the TESSA
consortium. Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME) Special
Issue

6

Ongowo, R. O, Keraro, F. N. & Okere, M. O (2011) Concept Mapping: an
Interactive Teaching Strategy that Enhances Active Learning and Students’
Achievement in Biology. Journal of Education & Pedagogy Vol. III, No. 2
pp 1 – 12

7

Joab M. Kinzi, Aggrey M.Sindabi, Briston E. E.Omulema & Fred N. Keraro(2011)
The Correlate between Interest and Achievement in Sciences among
Secondary School Students in Kenya. Kenya Journal of Guidance,
Counseling and Psychology Vol. 1 No. 1. Pp159 – 168

8

Ongowo, R. O, Keraro, F. N. & Okere, M. O (2011) Effects of Concept Mapping
Teaching Strategy on Students’ Attitude towards Learning Biology. Kenya
Journal of Educational Planning and Development. Vol. 3 No. 3 p. 11-18

9

.Shihusa,H. & Keraro, F. N (2009) Using advance organizers to enhance student’s
motivation in learning Biology: A case of Bureti district, Kenya. Eurasia
Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Vol. 5 (4)
P 413 – 420

10

. Keraro F. N., Wachanga S. W. & Orora W (2007). Effects of Co-operative Concept
Mapping Teaching Approach on Secondary School Students’ Motivation
in Biology in Gucha District, Kenya. International Journal for Science
and Mathematics Education Vol. 5 No. 1. P 111-124

11

Keraro, F. N. & Shihusa, H. (2005) Effects of Advance Organizers on Students’
Achievement and Motivation in Biology: A Case of Bureti District,
Kenya. Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 10 No.2.
P 1-9

12

Orora W, Wachanga, S. W. & Keraro F. N. (2005) Effects of Co-operative Concept
Mapping Approach on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Biology
in Gucha District, Kenya. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research.
Vol. 17 No. 1. P. 1-18

13.

Keraro F. N., Okere M. I. O., Mondoh H. O. (2004) The Relationship between
pupils’ mastery of the language of instruction and achievement in science.
Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 9 No. 2. P 8 – 13.

14.

. Keraro F. N., Okere M. I. O., Mondoh H. O. (2004) Cultural influence on the
acquisition of science concepts and skills: A comparative study of pupils
from four cultural communities in Kenya. Journal of Technology and
Education in Nigeria, Vol. 9 No. 1 P 1 – 10

15.

Keraro F. N., Okere M. I. O., Mondoh H. O. (2004) Nature and quality of teacher –
pupil interaction in primary science lessons; A constructivist perspective.
Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 9. No. 1 P 19 – 32.

 


(b) Book Chapters
 

1

Keraro, F. N & Okere, M. I. O. (2009). Cultural Influences on the Learning of
Science: An African Perspective. In Larson, J. E (Ed).
Educational Psychology: Cognition and Learning, Individual
Differences and Motivation. New York, Nova Science Publishers Inc.

2

Keraro, F. N. (2008). Personal Verification: The Risk of Education. In Sanna, P.et
al ( Eds). Education and Reality. Reflections on Luigi Giussani’s book
The Risk of Education. Nairobi, Fondazione AVSI & Kenyatta
University.

 



Supervision of Postgraduate Students

(a) PhD Students
 

Name

Title of Thesis

Graduation Date

1

Joab M. Kinzi

Intrinsic Drives and Science Achievement in Secondary Schools: A case of Western and Nyanza provinces, Kenya

Dec 2010

 


( b) Masters Students
 

Name

Title of Thesis/Project

Graduation Date

1

David O. Omae,

Factors Affecting Utilization of Selected Teaching/Learning Resources in Public day Secondary Schools in Nyacheki Division, Nyamache District, Kisii County, Kenya

To Graduate Nov/Dec, 2013

2

Joseph A. Abongo

Impact of SMASSE INSET on Biology Teachers’ Pedagogical Skills and Attitudes Towards Teaching Biology in Rachuonyo South District, Homabay County

May, 2013

3

Peter N. Macharia

Influence of SMASSE INSET on Biology Teachers’ Classroom Practice, Attituedes, and Students’ Achievement in Nyandarua County Secondary Schools, Kenya.

May, 2012

4

Ken N. Nyachae

Factors Influencing Students’ Strikes in Secondary Schools in Etago Division, South Gucha District, Kenya

May, 2012

5

Rose Nyambura

The Role of Gender Stereotyping in Science Achievement Among Primary School Pupils in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya

December, 2011

6

Elizabeth W. Murithi

Challenges Principals Face in Enhancing Student Discipline in Secondary Schools in Tigania District, Kenya

December, 2011

7

Richard O. Ongowo

Effects of Concept Mapping Teaching Strategy on Students’ Achievement and Attitude in Secondary School Biology in Bondo District, Kenya.

May, 2011

8

Beatrice A. Nyakan

Teachers’ Perceptions on the Effects of HIV/AIDS Pandemic on Schooling among primary School Pupils in Rachuonyo District, Kenya.

May, 2010

9

Mutisya S. Muteti

An Evaluation of the Achievement of Primary Schools Environmental Education Objectives, Central Division, Narok North District, Kenya.

November, 2009

10

Namasaka, F. Wafula

Effects of Concept Mapping and Vee Mapping Strategy on Students’ Motivation and Achievement in Biology in Secondary Schools in Uasin-Gishu District, Kenya.

November , 2009

11

Simon M. Kiarie

Influence of Teachers’ Perceptions and Competences on Students’ Achievement and Perception in Environmental Education in secondary School Biology in Gilgil Division, Nakuru District, Kenya.

December, 2008

12

David K. Gitau

Achievement and Motivation on the Classification of Living Organisms in Biology in Nakuru District, Kenya

August, 2007

13

Hudson Shihusa

Effects of Advance organizers on Secondary School Students’ Achievement and Motivation in Biology: A Case of Bureti District, Kenya.

October, 2006

13

William Orora

Effects of Co-operative Concept Mapping teaching Approach on Students’ Achievement and Motivation in Secondary School Biology: A Study of Selected Schools in Gucha District, Kenya

October, 2006

15

Francis Mukachi

The Extent to which the Science Process Skill of Investigating is used in Biology Practical work: A Comparative Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Nyandarua District, Kenya

October, 2006

2

The Influence of Practical Science Process Skills on Students’ Gender Disparity in Performance and Enrolment in Secondary School Physics: the Case of Nakuru, district Kenya

October, 2006

 


(a) Masters Theses/Project
 

Title of Thesis

Date

1

Headteachers’ Perception on the Relationship between Selected Factors and Internal Efficiency of Public Secondary Schools in Bureti District, Kenya

July, 2013

2

Effects of Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Strategy on Students’ in Secondary School Mathematics in Laikipia East District, Kenya

May, 2013

3

Influence of Selected Factors on Access, Equity and Quality of Early Childhood
Development and Education Programmes in Public Pre- Schools in Bomet District, Kenya

September, 2012

4

Influence of Gender, Attitude and Science Anxiety on Performance of Secondary School Students in Bungoma District, Kenya

November, 2011

5

Effects of Free Primary Education Implementation on Quality of Teaching: A Comparative Study of Public and Private Schools in Kisii Central District, Kenya

October, 2008

6

Effects of Mastery Learning Approach on Secondary School Students’ Achievement, Motivation and Self Concept in Physics, Kieni East Division of Nyeri District, Kenya.

November 2005

7

A Comparative Study of Academic Performance of Secondary School Students Formerly in Public and those in Private Primary Schools in Nyandarua District, Kenya

September, 2005

8

Religious Influence on Teaching and Learning in Selected Secondary Schools within Kisumu City, Kenya

September, 2005

9

Effects of concept Mapping Strategy on Students’ Conceptualization of Surds and Logarithmic Notations in Mathematics. A Case of Secondary Schools in Nakuru District, Kenya

April,2004

10

Effects of Concept mapping Teaching Strategy on Students Creativity in Secondary School Physics in Nyando District, Kenya.

January 2004)

11

Influence of Intellectual and Cultural Environments on Students’ Conception of the Topic Heat in Secondary School and University Physics Education.

July 2003

 

Membership to Professional Associations
 

Membership Category

Organization

Member

A member of Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa(OSSREA)

Member

Association of Science Educators(ASE)

Member

African Council for Distance Education (ACDE)

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Prof F.N. Keraro
Coordinator, Teacher Education/Instructional Materials Development, College of Open and Distance Learning,Egerton UniversityP. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

TEACHER EDUCATION/INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS DEPTS MD FUNCTIONS 1.    Coordinate Self Sponsored School-Based Programmes.2.    Participate in the effective implementation of the Teacher Education Learning strategic and operational plans and ensure they are linked to the University Strategic Plan.3.    Promote and Facilitate the Expansion of Distance Education.4.    Promote and facilitate the development of Distance learning materials.5.       Instructional design in Open and Distance Learning.6.    Training of material developers.
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