Enhancing students' performance in entrepreneurship through collaborative time management of stakeholders at Pallisa community secondary school, Pallisa district
Assaja, John Abraham
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This qualitative research aimed at enhancing Students' Performance in Entrepreneurship through Collaborative Time Management of Stakeholders at Pallisa Community Secondary School (PACOSS). The study was guided by four research objectives: To examine factors affecting time management at PACOSS; to explore possible strategies to improve time management at PACOSS; to assess the implementation of the identified strategies to enhance students' academic performance in Entrepreneurship and to evaluate the impact of the intervention strategies used to improve time management at PACOSS. To realize these objectives, a Participatory Action Research (PAR) design using a work process analysis and a future workshop approach was employed. The study sample comprised 31 participants: 04 administrators, 08 teachers and 21 students from P ACOSS. Data was collected through interviews, observation, future workshops and focus group discussions. The data collected was then transcribed, coded and presented under themes based on the research objectives. Findings unveiled poor planning, procrastination, use of mo bile phones during class time, poor preparation for teaching learning aids and moving long distances to school as factors contributing to poor time management. The interventions included: the introduction and use oflesson monitoring forms, use of arrival book, students' and teachers daily lesson attendance, adoption of Active Teaching and Learning (ATL) strategies and prompt feedback to class work exercises. Solutions to the causes were generated, implemented and evaluated. The results revealed that poor planning, lack of prioritization and procrastination were strong indices that affected the students' academic performance in relation to time management. The study recommended that students and teachers be conscious of time while performing their activities to enhance the level of their academic performance particularly in Entrepreneurship and other subjects in general.