Dr. Mrs. Abosede A. O. Mumuni

Dr. Mrs. Abosede A. O. Mumuni is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. She had her higher education at the University of Port Harcourt where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Science Education with specialization in Biology, Master’s degree in Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology and Ph.D degree in Science Education. She is a Member of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (MSTAN) and a Certified Teacher with the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria.

Dr Mumuni has a strong passion for teaching/mentoring students and a special interest in student research at the Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctorate level. In particular, she has been involved in teaching a wide range of courses in Science Education, Curriculum, Research Methods and Gender Studies which has enabled her to guide student learning in the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and applications of research-based methodologies to the coursework at all levels. She has published Journal articles extensively in International Peer Reviewed Journals, National Peer Reviewed Journals and chapters in books. She has successfully supervised research projects and graduated many students for the degrees of Masters’ and PhD in Science Education.

She has won a Research Award for contributions to Education through Research on: ‘Effectiveness of Concept Mapping in Teaching Social and Business Sciences Courses: Theory and Empirical Evidence from Nigeria’. The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, New Orleans, Louisiana, www.iabpad.com and a Certificate of Honor in recognition of the publication of Manuscript entitled: ‘Effects of Guided Inquiry and Cooperative Instructional Strategies on SS1 Students Academic Achievement in Conceptual Understanding of Photosynthesis’. International Organization of Scientific Research. www.iosrjen.org.

She has been involved as Resource Person for the Development and Review of Curriculum Guide, Critique of Text Books and Teachers Guide for the Education of Migrant Fisher folk and nomads in underserved communities in Nigeria.



Her research efforts have focused around ten central themes

  • Development of Micro-scale Science Experiments and Micro-scale Kits that correspond to traditional macro-scale experiments in order to enhance secondary school students’ understanding of difficult science concepts, attitude and motivation as well as science process skills acquisition.
  • Integration of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy in Science, Technology, Environment, and Mathematics Education (STEM) for professional teacher education.
  • Student learning patterns that incorporate cognitive, regulative, affective, motivational, and social/collaborative components.
  • Tools to measure the various components of teacher learning
  • Relations between student learning and teacher learning
  • Extensive exploration of students’ misconceptions in science and effective pedagogical approaches for identifying and modifying misconceptions
  • Cognitive demand and Concept Attainment in STEM Education.
  • Integration of Information and Communication Technologies to promote Science pedagogy.
  • Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and Science Teacher Education
  • Gender Equity as an essential building block for Human Resource Development.


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