Dr. Ernest Simon Kira

Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Education

 

Contact                                  

P.O. Box: 3038,

Department of Education,

College of Science and Education,

SUA, Morogoro, Tanzania.

Tel:    +255232604420 (office)

Fax:   +255232603404

Mobile: +255 713 577123

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Academic qualification        

2014: PhD (Education) University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2007: Master of Science Education (MEDSC) University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2003: Bachelor of Science with  Education (BSCED) University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

 

Publications

Kira, E. S. & Komba, S. C. (2012). Perspectives on the status of traditional medicine in Tanzania, Eurasian Journal of Anthropology, 3(1),21-31.

Komba, S. C. & Kira, E. S. (2012). Some reflections on the trends in financing higher education in Tanzania, Journal of the Teofilo Kisanji University, 3(1), 51-65.

Komba, S. C., Kafanabo, E. J., Njabili, A. F., & Kira, E. S. (2012). Comparison between students’ academic performance and their abilities in written English language skills: A Tanzanian perspective. International Journal of Development and Sustainability,1(2), 1-21.

Kira, E. S. & Godfrey, R. B. (2013). Perceptions of Education Stakeholders on the Implications of Textbook Liberalization Policy in Tanzania.  Journal of Education and Practice, 4 (1), 136-143.

Komba, S. C. & Kira, E. S. (2013). The Effectiveness of Teaching Practice in Improving Student Teachers’ Teaching Skills in Tanzania. Journal of Education and Practice, 4 (1), 157-163.

Komba, S. C., Kafanabo, E. J., Tryphone, D., & Kira, E. S. (2013). The predictive validity of form two secondary education examination (FTSEE) on students’ performance in the certificate of secondary education examination (CSEE) in biology subject:  A Tanzanian perspective. Journal of Education and Practice, 4 (4), 236-246.

Kira, E. S., Komba, S. C., Kafanabo, E. J., & Tilya, F. (2013). Teachers questioning techniques in advanced level chemistry lessons: A Tanzanian perspective. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(12), 66-79.

Kira, E. S. & Komba, S. C. (2015) Relationship between school enrolment patterns and academic achievement in Tanzania. Research Journali’ Journal of Education, 3(7), 1-14.

Kira, E. S. & Komba, S. C. (2015). Comparison between the understanding levels of boys andgirls on the concepts of environmental degradation,meteorology and climate change in Tanzanian secondaryschools. Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2(4), 79-86.

Mahumbwe, Nyahori & Kira, E. S. (2015). Challenges for integrating ICT facilities in Tanzanian secondary schools. Journal of Global Research in Education andSocial Science 5(1), 55-64.

Kira, E. S. & Mahumbwe, Nyahori (2015).  Utilization of the internet facility in Dar es Salaam secondary schools in Tanzania. Global Journal of Advanced Research, 2(9), 1453-1464.

Kira, E. S. & Komba, S. C. (2015). Integrating moral and ethical values in the general studies syllabus at Advanced level secondary school in Tanzania: challenges and opportunities. Research Journal of Education, 1(3), 21-26.

Kira, E. S. & Komba, S. C. (2015). The Status of geography textbooks for teaching and learning of the concepts of meteorology and environmental education in Tanzanian secondary schools. International Journal of Education and Research, 3(9), 127-140.

Kira, E. S. & Komba, S. C. (2015). Integratingthe concepts of meteorology and environmental education concepts in the certificate of secondary education geography syllabus: Tanzanian context. International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 3(4), 410-417

Kira, E. S. & Nchunga, A. (2016). Improvisation in teaching physics concepts: Teachers’experiences and perceptions. International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology, 5(1), 49-61

Nchunga, A. & Kira, E. S. (2016).Inclusion of real life materials in teaching Physics concepts: Students’ experiences and perceptions. International Journal of English and Education, 5(1), 1-14

Kira, E. S. & Komba, S. C. (2016). Secondary schools students’ knowledge level of the concepts of meteorology and Environmental education between rural and urban Morogoro in Tanzanian. Global Journal of Advanced Research, 3(3), 207-221.

Kira, E. S. (2016). Comparison between university undergraduates and schoolteachers’ perceptions on the role of information technologyin teaching and learning in Morogoro municipality. International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology, 5(2), 13-24.

Judith S. Kahamba,  Fatihiya Ally Massawe, & Ernest S. Kira (2017). Awareness and Practice of Gender Responsive Pedagogy in Higher Learning Institutions: The Case of Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. Journal of Education, Humanities and Sciences, Volume 6 (2), 1–16.

Neema Simon Sumari,  Zhenfeng Shao, Ernest Kira (2017). Challenges and Opportunities for the Advancement of GIS Education in TANZANIA. Journal of Education and Practice Vol.8 (28) 65-75.

E.S. Kira (2017). Industrializing Secondary Schools in Tanzania through Scientific Innovations. Huria Journal volume 24 (2), 19-32.

 

Conference papers

Kira (2010). Improving science education for women: A challenge to the advancement of science and technology in the developing countries. A paper   presented at a congregation by Young Scientist Association in Dar es salaam,18th September 2010-20thSeptember 2010.

Kira (2016). Industrializing secondary schools using scientific innovations. A paper presented at a 5th National Annual Science, Technology and Innovation Conference between 23rd and 25th October 2016.  

Teaching compendium

Ishemo, R., Kira, E., Komba, S. (2010). Curriculum development and evaluation. A compendium for curriculum development and evaluation course (EDC 200). Department of education, Faculty of Science, Sokoine University of Agriculture

Seminars/Conferences/Short Courses

Workshop on proposal writing for University curricular review: Meeting the demand of tomorrow. Organized by the cooperation of four universities; Sokoine University of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Makerere University and University of Copenhagen on 8thOctober and 27th-28th November 2009.

Workshop on gender sensitization. It was organized by Gender network group of Sokoine University of Agriculture on 21st September 2010.

Seminar on school textbook writing and editing. It was organized by Publishers’ Association of School Textbooks in Tanzania from 11 November-18 November 2012 in Dar es Salaam.

Training on Evaluation Research course organized and funded by the Innovative Agricultural research Initiative (iAGRI), a Feed-the-Future project, supported by USAID from June 30, 2014 to July 4, 2014.

Workshop on proposal writing for University curricular review: Meeting the demand of tomorrow. Organized by the cooperation of four universities; Sokoine University of Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Makerere University and University of Copenhagen on 8thOctober and 27th-28th November 2009.

Facilitating a workshop on Teaching higher education through problem based learning. Organized by Sokoine University of Agriculture on 19th October -28th October 2015

Workshop on Mentorship sensitization. It was organized by Gender network group of Sokoine University of Agriculture on 17th May 2016.

 

Consultancies

Preparation of Instructor and candidate guides for recognition of prior learning for Technical

Colleges in Tanzania. A consultancy coordinated by International Labour Organization in 2014-2015.

Impact evaluation of the implementation of the recognition of prior learning programs in the Technical Colleges in Tanzania. A consultancy coordinated by International Labour Organization in 2015.

Developing curricula for science with education degree programs from October 2015-January 2016. A consultancy under Mwalimu Julius Nyerere University of Science and Technology.             

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