Ifeoluwa Akinsola

Ifeoluwa Akinsola
University of Ibadan · Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education

PhD (Language Education) - In View

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Introduction
Ifeoluwa Akinsola is a PhD scholar in Language Education at the Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education, University of Ibadan. Ifeoluwa does research in Yoruba Literature, Media and Film Studies; and Theatre-in-Education, using both the quantitative and qualitative approaches. Ifeoluwa is currently researching the roles of theatre in improving students' learning outcomes in Yoruba orature and moral values. He was a visiting research student at FAU Erlangen Germany, funded by DAAD.
Additional affiliations
October 2021 - March 2022
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Position
  • Researcher
May 2016 - March 2017
Federal College of Education Eha-Amufu Enugu State Nigeria
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I taught Yoruba as a second language and supervised students' projects in the school of languages.
May 2013 - May 2019
University of Ibadan
Position
  • Language/Conversational Partner
Description
  • I assisted in conversing, only in Yoruba, with a foreign/heritage learner of Yoruba for at least four hours every week, in order to strengthen what is learnt in class and enhance effective language acquisition.
Education
February 2019 - November 2022
University of Ibadan
Field of study
  • Language Education
March 2017 - December 2018
University of Ibadan
Field of study
  • Language Education
October 2012 - January 2016
University of Ibadan
Field of study
  • Teacher Education/Yoruba

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Publications (13)
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This chapter appraises the content of Yorùbá musical jingles on COVID-19, since music is an important aspect of the Yorùbá culture and effective tool for socialisation. This is aimed at establishing the roles of music in sensitising community members about the pandemic, especially in the Yorùbá context. Five jingles were accessed from the YouTube a...
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Textbooks are essential resources in the teaching-learning process. The integration of English language and literature called English Studies at the junior secondary schools in Nigeria has brought about textbooks incorporating both language and literature (oral and written) components. This study was carried out to analyze the content adequacy of o...
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Nigeria, a West African nation with over 150 million people, over 250 ethnic groups and over 500 languages, is obviously linguistically and culturally heterogeneous. Many ethnic groups co-exist with the strong language and culture diversities. Predicated on this fact and the Sapir-Wofian theory of linguistic and cultural relativity, this paper sees...
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This essay (re)views the development of Yoruba films according to the Yoruba traditional worldview about time: a term used synonymously with life, season or period, for it is not linear but cyclical, just as life, it is not straight. Therefore, the present trend in the Yoruba film industry, whereby skilled film producers now have their films premie...
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Interactions take place in language classrooms on purpose, as it is in the real life situation. During the course of such interactions, teachers and students engage in communication – acting in language. However, if such acts pass across contradicting messages, effective teaching and learning is lost. Therefore, this study will analyse speech acts...
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This study investigated the relationship between students' preferences for Yoruba film genres (Traditional and Modern Yoruba films) and achievement in Yoruba cultural concepts. It adopted survey design of correlational type and 500 SS II students, randomly selected from 20 secondary schools in Ibadan metropolis, participated in the study. Questionn...
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Multilingualism and multi-ethnicity realities in Nigeria informed the existence of regional Nigerian films (Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo films as majors), apart from English Nollywood films. These regional Nollywoods mainly portray the experiences and lives of people of their regional affiliates and are mostly patronised by indigenes of the regions. As s...
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Every literary work has a dual purpose of entertaining and delivering a message. This paper examines the thematic relevance of the use of Yorùbá oral literature, which is meant for entertainment, in Agogo Èèwọ ̀ , a film by Túndé Kèlání. Though much works exist on the subjects of themes and oral literature in Yorùbá films, little have been done on...
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Lára e ko-ilé tí a máa ń fún ọmọ ní ile Yorùbá ni bí a ṣe ń lo èdè tàbí so ro ní àwùjọ pe lú àwọn ìṣe àti ìhùwàsí Yorùbá tó sodo sínú àṣà wọn. Èyí ló máa ń mú kí wo n bá àwùjọ mu, kí ètò sì wà láàrin ìlú. Àmo ṣá, ìrírí wa lóde-òní ni pé o po ilé ló ti sọ èdè àti àṣà Yorùbá nù. Èyí sì ti pagidínà ètò àti ìwà ọmọlúàbí ní àwùjọ. Láti gbé èdè àti àṣà Y...
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Dichotomizing language teaching and language learning practices
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This study investigated the influence of mother tongue (Yoruba) interference on secondary school students’ production of English sounds in Ibadan north local government area of Oyo state. The study adopted a descriptive qualitative research design. Two public secondary schools were randomly selected in Ibadan North and five students, whose mother t...
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Teachers are professionals who develop and nurture young individuals into responsible and productive citizens. As such, the teaching profession is a noble profession which is expected to be respected by all and sundry in the society. Teachers as role models, who are professionally trained and certified, are men and women of integrity, commitment, c...

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Question
I am carrying out my PhD project on students-based Theatre-in-Education. Students will conceive a play, rehearse and perform. I need to rate the over all process, especially their performance. This is to allow me ascertain if their drama will provide the intervention I tented.
Can I get a scale to adopt in doing that?
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I am planning a research to develop a theatre package and test its effectiveness in enhancing secondary school students' certain affective learning outcomes in the Nigerian context? I am thinking of using theatre-for=development as my theoretical orientation. However, I have two approaches of TfD - Migrant and Homestead approach to choose from. Presuming what the school might look like after the COVID-19 lockdown, I need to select an approach that would allow me to harness the full potential of TfD without violating the social distancing regulations.

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Projects (3)
Project
To understand and evaluate the audience reception and/or perception of the Yoruba media arts. To understand the role of the Yoruba media (radio and television) on the social, cultural, moral and linguistic behaviour of the audience.