Adedeji Tella


I. (a) Full Name: Adedeji Tella

(b) Date of Birth: 14 June, 1973

(c) Department: Teacher Education

(d) Faculty: Education

(e) College: Not Applicable

II. (a) First Academic Appointment: Lecturer II, 1 February, 2013

(b) Present Post (with date): Lecturer II, 1 February, 2013

(c) Date of last Promotion: Not Applicable

(d) Date last considered (in cases where promotion was not through): Not Applicable

III. University Education (with dates)

1. University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1994-1998

2. University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1999-2000

3. University of Ibadan, Ibadan 2001-2009

IV. Academic Qualifications (with dates and granting bodies)

1. B.Ed. (Hons) Mathematics/Chemistry University of Ibadan 1998

2. M.Ed. Mathematics Education/Curriculum Instruction University of Ibadan 2000

3. Ph.D. Mathematics Education/Curriculum Instruction University of Ibadan 2009

V. Professional Qualification and Diplomas (with dates)

(a) B.Ed. (Hons) 1998

VI. Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes (with date) in respect of Undergraduate

and Postgraduate work only:

1. Federal Government Scholarship Award 2002/2003

2. Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, Ph.D. Thesis Publication Award 2008/2009

VII. Honours, Distinctions and Memberships of Learned Societies:

1. Member of Mathematics Association of Nigeria (MAN) 1999 to date

2. Member of Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN) 1999 to date

3. Member of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (OS/S/02788) 2003 to date

4. Member of National Science Teachers Association (UK) (1192438) 2006 to date

5. Member of Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET) 2006 to date

6. Member of World Academy of Science and Engineering 2008 to date

VIII. Details of Teaching/Work Experience:

(a) Lecturer II: Osun State University, Osogbo 21 September, 2007– 1 October, 2010

(b) Lecturer I: Osun State University, Osogbo 1 October, 2010 – 5 March, 2012

(c) Lecturer I: National Open University of Nigeria 6 March, 2012 – 31 January, 2013

(d) Lecturer II: University of Ibadan, Ibadan 1 February, 2013 to date

Teaching Load

Below is the list of undergraduate and postgraduate courses which I have been teaching singly or with others since 2012/2013 academic year.

A. Undergraduate Courses

TEE 153: Basic Mathematics for Science and Social Science Education Students

TEE 205: Professional Teaching Practice Observation

TEE 233: Mathematics Method II

TEE 305: Professional Teaching Practice I

TEE 405: Professional Teaching Practice II

B. Postgraduate Courses

TED 705: Professional Teaching Practice

IED 707: Teaching Practice Report

TED 734: Mathematics Methods

TEE 722: Teaching and Learning Strategies of Pre-primary and Primary Mathematics

TEE 723: Modernisation in Teaching and Learning Mathematics

TEE 724: Independence Studies for Mathematics Education students

TEE 735: Independence Studies for Science Education students

TEE 835: Unit Seminar for Ph.D. students

C. Project Supervision

(i) Numbers of Undergraduate Projects supervised as at January 2016 - 16

(ii) Numbers of M.Ed. projects supervised as at January 2016 - 24

(iii) Dissertations and Theses Supervised: Nil


a. Completed

Below are the collaborative researches conceptualised with my senior colleagues

1. A longitudinal study of conceptual change: an investigation of in-service Teachers’ conception of energy

Co-researchers: Prof. F.A. Adesoji

Dr. Temisan A. Ige

Dr. Edidiong E. Ukoh

2. An assessment of the impact of reflective teaching package on pre service

Teachers’ classroom reflective skills development, classroom practice and attitude to teaching

Co-researchers: Dr. Temisan, A. Ige

Dr. Edidiong E. Ukoh

b. In Progress

The following are research works conceptualized, designed and are presently being carried out by me:

1. Effects of Technology use on students’ motivation, anxiety and

classroom learning environment in Mathematics of selected private

Secondary Schools in Oyo State, Nigeria

In an attempt to determine effect of technology use on students’ motivation,

anxiety and classroom learning environment in mathematics of selected

Private Secondary Schools in Oyo State, Nigeria. A valid and reliable

instruments were developed to gather data and the analysis is completed.

2. University of Ibadan Postgraduate students’ utilisation of ICT:

Implications for academic achievement

Valid and reliable instruments were developed to survey postgraduate

students’ utilisation of ICT. The data is now being processed and collated for


3. An assessment of the available virtual facilities for quality teaching and

research in Africa Tertiary Education institutions

This study will explore and examine available educational virtual facilities

of quality teaching and research activities in tertiary institution base on

global practice. The background to the study, the review of literature and

data collection is completed.

4. Handbook of Research on Mathematics Education and the Modern

Globalized Curriculum. (IGI Global Publisher). USA

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28,

2016, a 1,000 - 2,000 word chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission

and concerns of his or her proposed chapter.


(a) Books already published: Nil

(b) Chapters in Books Already Published

1. Tella, A. (2007): Reformation, revitalization and re-orientation in Higher Education: which way Africa? A policy recommendation. In J.B. Babalola, L. Popoola, A. Onuka, S. Oni, W. Olatokun and R. Agbonlahor (Eds.) Towards Quality in Africa Higher Education. Ibadan: Higher Education Research and Policy Network/Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan. Pp 357 – 368. ISBN: 978 – 978 – 49117 – 5 – 7.


2.Tella, A. (2008): Higher education and global flow of information and idea among youths: explanation for youth and ICT as agents for change. In J. Babalola, A. Onuka and A. Oni (Eds.) Higher Education and Youth Preparation for Work and Leadership in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ibadan: HIS lineage Publishing House. Pp 43 – 57. ISBN: 978 – 978 – 50443 – 0 - 0 (Nigeria)

3. Tella, A. (2015): The role of technology in promoting relevance research quality and access to MSTE. In O.A. Moronkola, C.O.O. Kolawole, B.O. Asagba, J.O. Osiki and A. Jaiyeoba (Eds.) Educational Theory and Practice across Disciplines (Projecting beyond the 21st Century). Ibadan: Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan. Pp 87 – 111. ISBN: 978 – 978 – 946 – 490 – 6


(c) Articles that have already appeared in Referred conference proceedings:

4. Tella, A. (2014): The mathematical science role in National Security.

Proceeding of the Annual National Conference of Mathematical

Association of Nigeria (M.A.N) held in September 2014, at The Multipurpose Hall, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State.


(d) Patents: Nil

(e) Articles that have already appeared in Learned Journals:

5. Akinsola, M.K. and Tella, A. (2001): Diagnosis of Pupils’ Difficulties and

Errors in Learning Mathematics at Primary School in Ibadan. Ibadan Journal

of Educational Studies. Vol. 1 No. 1, pp 118 - 127.


(Contribution: 40%)

6. Tella, A. (2003): Effective Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Free

Education System. Teachers Implication. Oyo State Journal of

Mathematical Association of Nigeria. Vol. 2. No. 1.


7. Akinsola, M. K. and Tella, A. (2003): Effectiveness of Individualistic and

Cooperative Teaching Strategies in Learning Geometry and Problem Solving in Mathematics among Junior Secondary Schools. Journal of Personality Study and Group Behaviours Vol. 23 pp 95 – 105.


(Contribution: 40%)

8. Aremu, A. O, Tella, A. and Tella, A. (2006): Relationship among Emotional Intelligence, Parental Involvement and Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students in Ibadan, Nigeria. Essays in Education 18 (Fall) 70 - 82.


(Contribution: 30%)

9. Tella, A. (2007): The Impact of Motivation on Students’ Academic Achievement and Learning Outcomes in Mathematics Among Secondary Schools Students in Oyo – State Nigeria. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Vol. 3 No. 2, pp 149 - 156.


10. Akinsola, M.K, Tella, A. and Tella, A. (2007): Correlates of academic

procrastination and Mathematics achievement of university undergraduate. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Vol. 3 No. 3, pp 363 - 370.


(Contribution: 30%)

11. Tella, A. and Bello, L.A. (2007): Two Methods of Instructional Strategies

on Primary School Pupils Learning Outcomes in Mathematics. Journal of

Technical and Science Education. Vol. 15 No. 1&2, pp 34-54.


(Contribution: 70%)

12. Tella A., Adu, O., Tella, A. and Toyobo, M.O. (2007): Parental education,

peer and gender effects on academic achievement of Secondary School Students in Botswana. The Social Sciences. Vol. 2 No. 1, pp 76-83.


(Contribution: 40%)

13 Tella, A., Tella, A., Oluwole, M., Toyobo M. O., Adika, L. O. and Adeyinka,

A. A. (2007): An assessment of Secondary School Teachers uses of ICT’s: Implication for further development of ICT’s use in Nigerian Secondary School. Turkish Online Journal of Education Technology. Vol. 6 No. 3, 5-17.


(Contribution: 30%)

14. Tella, A., Adu, E.O., Tella, A. and Toyobo, M.O. (2007): Parental education

peer and gender effects on Secondary School Students in Botswana. Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology. Issue 10, pp 106-131.


(Contribution: 40%)

15. Tella, A., Falae, A., Aremu, O. A. and Tella, A. (2007): A hospital based

assessment of breastfeeding behaviour and practices among nursing mothers in Nigeria and Ghana. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. Vol. 7 No. 1, pp 165 - 171.


(Contribution: 30%)

16. Tella, A., Tella, A. and Adekunle, P.O. (2007): An assessment of

Librarian Social competence and information Technology self-efficacy:

implication for library practices in the digital era. Pacific North West Library

Association Journal (PNLA Quarterly). Vol. 71 No. 4, pp 12-16.


(Contribution: 30%)

17. Tella, A., Tella, A., Oluwole, M., Toyobo M.O and Adika, L.O. (2007): The

relationship between demographic variables and peoples’ reasoning ability.

Loyola Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 21 No. 2, pp 219-232.


(Contribution: 30%)

18. Tella, A. (2008): Teacher variables as predictor of academic achievement of

primary school mathematics. International Electronic Journal of Elementary

Education. Vol. 1 No. 1, pp 2-15.


19. Tella, A, Tella, A. and Adika, L. (2008): Self-Efficacy and locus of control

as predictor of academic achievement among Secondary School Students

in Osun States Unity Schools. Ife PsychologyIA: An International Journal,

Vol. 16 No. 2, 120-130.


(Contribution: 40%)

20. Aremu, A. and Tella, A. (2009): The relationship between gender, age,

mental ability, anxiety, mathematics self-efficacy and achievement in

mathematics. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences. Vol. 4 pp 113-124. (Cyprus)

(Contribution - 40%)

21.Tella, A. (2011): Availability and use of ICT in South-West Nigeria Colleges

of Education. African Research Review: International Multidisciplinary

Journal. Vol. 5(5) No. 22, pp 315 - 331.


(f) Books, Chapters in Books and Articles Already Accepted for Publication: Nil

(g) Technical Reports and Monograph: Nil

XI. Major Conferences/Workshop Attended with Papers Read (in the last 5 years)

1. Gender Mainstreaming Office - gender sensitisation workshop held at Ette Board Room, Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria March 21, 2014

2. The 34th International Society for Teacher Education (ISFTE) conference held at Antalya, Turkey April 22-25, 2014.

Paper Read: The role of Technology towards research promoting relevance, quality and access with ICT in improving MSTE

3. Induction Programme for New Academics Course I 2014 – Pedagogy of Higher Education workshop held at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria June 25 - 26 and July 9, 2014

4. 2015 International Business and Education Conferences held at New York City, USA August 2 - 6, 2015

Paper Read: Effects of card and computer games instructional strategies on Mathematics achievement of Junior Secondary School Students in Oyo State, Nigeria

5. Iser 2014 World Conference held in Kapadokya, Turkey October 29 – November 2, 2014

Paper Read: Effects of Think-Pair-Share and Numbered Heads together teaching strategies on Junior Secondary School Students’ learning outcome in Mathematics.

6. Global Education Network (GEN) conference held at The West African Union University (THEWAUU), Contonou, Republic of Benin August 25 – 27, 2015

Paper Read: Multiculturalism: a panacea to the achievement gap in Mathematics in public schools in Nigeria

7. First Research Conference of the Ghana Chapter of Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA) held at the Windy Lodge Hotel, Winneba, Ghana November 8 - 11, 2015

Paper Read: Revitalizing Teacher Education preparation in Nigeria for National development: an innovative view