Dr. Fredrick Ssempala

Senior Lecturer

Fredrick Ssempala holds a Ph.D. (Science Education), Masters of Education (Science), Post-graduate Diploma in Education [Chemistry and Biology] (Second-class Upper), Bachelor of Science [Chemistry and Botany] (Hons), Diploma in Science Technology (Chemistry and Biochemistry techniques), Certificate in Communication & Humanities, Certificate in Computer Applications and Certificate in Finance Management for Non-Finance Executives.

Fredrick has rich experience accumulated over the last twenty-thirty years in education sector as a Curriculum Developer/Evaluator, Lecturer/Teacher Educator, Secondary School Teacher, Administrator, and Researcher. He has participated in developing curricula of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary/University level of Education. He has worked as Curriculum Consultant with the Ministry of Health and Law Development Center in Developing Curricula.

His research interest includes; Gender and Science Education; Influence of Teachers’ beliefs on their teaching styles; Role of Indigenous knowledge in teaching-learning science; Curriculum Development and Evaluation; The role of ICT in teaching and learning sciences; Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Issues; How to increase scientific literacy among citizens.

He is a member of; the African Curriculum Association, Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology & Mathematics Educators (CASTME), Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)-USA, American Chemical Society (ACS), and Uganda Management Forum-British Council. Fredrick values Honesty, Integrity, teamwork, and Hardworking.

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Qualifications

Year Institution
2017 – May PhD, Science Education
Syracuse University, School of Education
Syracuse, New York, US
PhD dissertation: “Science teachers’ understanding and practice of inquiry-based instruction in Uganda”
2005 Master of Science, Science Education (Chemistry)
Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda
2001 Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Chemistry & Biology)
Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda
1999 Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Chemistry, Botany & Zoology)
Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda
1993 Diploma in Science Technology (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo [Kyambogo University Currently]
Kampala, Uganda

Research Interests

  • Gender and science education
  • Inquiry-based learning and instruction
  • The influence of science teachers’ “Nature of Science” epistemological beliefs on their teaching practice
  • Influence of teachers’ beliefs on their teaching styles
  • Role of indigenous knowledge in teaching-learning science
  • Curriculum development and evaluation
  • The role of ICT in teaching and learning sciences
  • Science, Technology and Society (STS) issues
  • How to increase scientific literacy among citizens

Publications

Oketcho, E. J., Ssempala, F., Ujeyo, M. S. S., & Atibuni, D. Z . (2022) . . Boston, USA: SAGE, pp. 1-9. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0022057419877393?casa_token=cmcWA99e7JYAAAAA%3AjKcnfajQ4bFCNTN27XyFLKiiX-SPtFaVQLQYT-ywcEKM20Ut4WbUqqP8H4g8YEAszbr6Z4XO2bkl
Bannet Karegyeza, Fredrick Ssempala, Businge Phelix Mbabazi,Nina Olivia Rugambwa . (2021) . Teachers’ well-being and performance at government-aided primary schools in Rubanda District’s Bubaare Sub-County . International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review, [online] Volume 8(4), pp. 132-145. Available at: https://journalissues.org/ijeprr/august-2021-volume-8-issue-4/
J. Ocan, F. Ssempala & D.K Olema . (2019) . Postgraduate Research Engagement in Low Resource Settings . In: D.Z. Atibuni. Johannesburg : IGI Global Publisher of Timely Knowledge , pp. Pages: 353

Projects

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Supervision

Name  & Reg. Number  Master Dissertation Topic University & Date of graduation  Degree Awarded
1, Sylivia Awori

BU/GS/EDM/4

School Environment and Student Engagement in Universal Secondary Education Schools in Tororo District, Uganda Busitema University-3rd Oct 2018 M. Ed (Educational Leadership And Management) Dissertations
2.Eden Akategeka

BU/ GS16/EDM/01

 

Facilities Management and Quality of Teaching and Learning in Public Universities in Uganda: The case of Busitema University

 

 

 

Busitema University-3rd Oct 2018 M. Ed (Educational Leadership And Management) Dissertations
3. Emmanuel James Oketcho

BU/ GS16/EDM/11

 

Secondary Schools Head Teachers’ Management Styles and Teachers’ Performance in Tororo District, Uganda

 

Busitema University-3rd Oct 2018 M. Ed (Educational Leadership And Management) Dissertations
4. Mr. Evans Tayebwa

2018/MAEM/1553W

Master of Education Management(MAED)

Research topic:Utilisation of Teacher Supervision Tool in Improving Teacher Effectiveness in Secondary Schools in Rukungiri District – Uganda.

 

Kabale University- 27th-May-2022 Master of Education Management(MAED
5. Mr.Karegyeza Bannet

2018/MAEM/1775/R

Kabale University

Master of Education Management(MAED)

Research Topic: Teachers’ Welfare and Their Performance In Government Aided Primary Schools In Bubaare Sub-County, Rubanda District

Kabale University- 27th-May-2022 Master of Education Management(MAED
6. Mr. Ponsiano Mugarura

REG.NO. 2018/1751/R

Kabale University

 

Master of Education Management(MAED)

Research Topic: The Role of In-service Teacher Training as a tool for the student’s performance in Selected Public Secondary Schools in Kisoro District:Uganda.

 

Kabale University- 27th-May-2022 Master of Education Management(MAED

INTERNAL EXAMINATION OF MASTER STUDENTS AT BUSITEMA UNIVERSITY
1. MR. RICHARD JOSEL OBBO. [BU/GS15/EDM/7]- Graduated in October 2017
Title of dissertation: Secondary School Head Teachers’ Leadership Styles and Teachers’ Organizational Commitment in Tororo Municipality

2. MR. ABRAHAM ELASU [BU/GS15/EDM/2]-Graduated in October 2017
Title of dissertation: Head teachers’ Reward Systems and Teachers Work Engagement in Secondary Schools in Mbale Municipality.

3. MS. JUSTINE NAMWAGWE [BU/GS15/EDM/5] – Graduated in October 2017
Title of dissertation: Work environment, Performance Appraisal Management and Job Satisfaction among Support Staff at Busitema University

4. MR. DAUDI HASAHYA-MULONGO [BU/GS16/EDM/6] – Graduated in October 2018
Title of dissertation: Parental Involvement, Student Engagement, and Academic Performance among students in Public Secondary Schools in Tororo District.

5. MR. EUSTANCE WANDERA [BU/GS16/EDM/10] – Graduated in October 2018
Title of dissertation: Environmental Literacy and Practice of Environmental Sustainability among Secondary School Students in Busia District,Uganda

6. MS. ROSE AKELLO [BU/GS16/EDM/2] – Graduated in October 2018
Title of dissertation: Guidance and Counseling Support, Counselor Attitudes and Student Behavior in Secondary Schools in Tororo Municipality, Uganda.

7. MS. TOPISTER NYADOI [BU/GS16/EDM/13] – Graduated in October 2018
Title of dissertation: Menstrual Hygiene Management and Academic Performance among Adolescent Girls in a Primary School in Magola Sub county, Tororo District,Uganda.

Presentations

  • Ssempala, F. (2019). The Role of Educational Objectives in Planning for Assessment
    . The paper presented in Assessment Workshop for Full time and Part-time Lecturers in Faculty of Education, Kabale University, September,27th ,2019.
  • Ssempala, F. (2019). A critical Analysis of Assessment tools in Education. The paper presented in Assessment Workshop for Full time and Part-time Lecturers in Faculty of Education, Kabale University, September,27th ,2019.
  • Ssempala, F. (2008). The way forward for institutionalization of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) and Life Planning Skills in Uganda Primary School Curriculum. The paper presented in NCDC/UNFPA/SAREH training workshop of primary teachers and CCTs of five districts (Wakiso, Kibaale, Gulu, Arua and Kapchorwa), Sports View, Kireka, Uganda, May 5-15 and May 19-22.
  • Ssempala, F. (2006). Using Science Technology and Society (STS) approach to teach/learn science (chemistry). Paper presented at the first science colloquium organized by Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers (SESEMAT) Project, Kampala, Uganda, June 30.
  • Ssempala, F. (2006). Framework for a National Curriculum (NCDC format). Paper presented at the workshop to review the hotel and tourism curriculum organized by the Ministry of Education and Sports, Crested Crane Hotel, Jinja, Uganda, June 19-22.
  • Ssempala, F. (2011). An overview of curriculum development/review process. Paper presented in the curriculum review workshop of Bachelor of Science Education program, Busitema University, Faculty of Science and Education, TLT Hotel, Tororo, Uganda, September 15-16.

More Information

Year Designation
July 2019 to date SENIOR LECTURER, KABALE UNVERSITY
I am teaching the following courses in addition to supervise post-graduate students and community service activities like training In-service Science Teachers in Kabale Municipality how to teach science through Inquiry Based Instruction.

  • EDM615: Education Research Method I
  • EDM625: Education Research Method II
  • EDM611: Curriculum Foundations, Planning and Development
  • EDM623: Curriculum Implementation and Program Management
  • C CHE315: Teaching and Learning Resources Development in Chemistry Education
  • HE315: Teaching and Learning Resources Development in Biology Education
August 2009-June 2019 LECTURER
Busitema University, Faculty of Science and Education (Kampala, Uganda)
As a faculty member, taught the following courses for the B.Sc./Education program and Master of Education Leadership and Management (MELM)

  • EDB 2101: Teaching Techniques and Planning for Teaching
  • EDB 2207: Teaching and Learning Chemistry
  • EDB 3207: Teaching and Learning Resources Development in Chemistry Education
  • EDB 2206: Teaching and Learning Biology
  • EDB 3206: Teaching and Learning Resources Development in Biology Education
  • EDM 7201: Foundations of Higher Education
  • EDM 8107: Curriculum, Teaching and Environment
  • EDM 7102: Educational Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
January 2014-May, 2017 GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT 
Syracuse University, School of Education (Syracuse, NY, USA)
Co-taught courses to Bachelor of Science Education and Master of Science Education students. Courses include the following:

  • SCE 413/613: Methods and Curriculum in Teaching Science
  • SCE 416/616: Assessment and Data Driven Instruction in Science
  • SED 415/ 615: Teacher Development in Education
  • EDU 508: Candidacy Student Teaching in Science
  • SCI 544: Teaching of College Science
  • EDU 300/ 600: Media, Democracy and Social Studies
August 2011 -Present LECTURER [Part-time]
Islamic University in UgandaFemale Campus (IUIU-FC), (Kampala, Uganda)
Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (BAE students) and Faculty of Management studies (MBA and MIBF graduate Students).As a faculty member of education, taught the following courses:

  • GMP 8101: Research Methodology
  • EDU 6201: Qualitative Research Method in Education.
  • GTM2201: Research Methods for BBS and BBA program students.
  • SWA2103: Statistical Tools in Social Research for SWSA program students
  • ECS1101: General Methods of teaching.
  • ECS2102: Instructional Technology.
  • EPX2101: Research Methods in Education.
  • ECS2202: Micro-Teaching-I
  • ECS3101: Curriculum Studies.
  • ECS3202: Micro-teaching-II.
March 2009-March 2011 LECTURER (part-time)
Kampala International University (Kampala, Uganda )
Taught the following courses to B.Ed. (Science):

  • o CHE 1102: Basic Organic Chemistry I
  • o CHE 1201: Basic Organic Chemistry II
  • o CHE 2202: Methodology of Chemistry Education
2004–2007 LECTURER
Kampala University (Kampala, Uganda)Taught the following courses to B.Sc./Education students:

  • CHE 1101: Basic Physical Chemistry
  • CHE 1201: Basic Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHE 1103: Practical Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHE 1204: Practical Organic Chemistry I
  • CHE 2101: Chemical Thermodynamics
  • CHE 2102: Poly-functional Aliphatic and Alicyclic
  • CHE 2103: Aromatic Chemistry
  • CHE 2202: Methodology of Chemistry Education
  • CHE 3104: Organic Synthesis

 

 

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