Dr. Albert Amoah Saah

Part Time Lecturer


Dept: Sociology and Social Work
#1, SF E10, Top floor CCB,
T. Owusu Ansah Complex
Faculty Area
KNUST, Kumasi
AK-499-4278

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Research Areas/Interests

Research interests and focus for 2019-2020 include Gender, Social Work Education, Social Worker professional development, and International Social Wor...~more


Publications

      ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN REFEREED JOURNALS

    1. Essel, R., Osei-Poku, P., Essel, H. B., and Saah, A. A. (2020). Evaluation of Distance Education and Widening Access to Higher Education in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science, July 2020, 4(7) 250-256. ISSN: 2454-6186
    2. Saah, A. A., and Egyaim, F. (2015). Analysis of Learners’ Perception of ICT Usage on Quality Distance Learning Processes at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Journal Academica, January 2015, 6(1): 1-12. ISSN: 2026-559X
    3. Essel, R., Riverson, E. A., and Saah, A. A. (2015). Ways of Improving Classroom Teaching To Enhance Students’ Learning in Educational Institutions in Ghana. Journal Academica, July 2015, 6(2): 9-17. ISSN: 2026-559X
    4. Essel, R., Owusu-Boateng, W., and Saah, A. A. (2015). Course Material Quality and Its Effects on Distance Learning For Professional Development at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.  Journal Academica, July 2015, 6(2): 1-8 [ISSN: 2026-559X]
    5. Sabutey, G. T., Dumayiri, M., and Saah, A. A. (2014). A Comparative Analysis of Customer Satisfaction Ratings of Telco Products and Services among UDS Students in Ghana. International Journal of Information Technology and Business Management. May 2014, 25(1): 79-95. [ISSN 2304-0777]
    6. Saah, A. A. and Mensah, J. A. (2013). Application of Internal Factors of Urbanite Female Learner’s Participation in Mass Literacy Programme for Community Based Learning and Outreach Models. Educational Research and Reviews, June 2013, 8(12): 857-865. [Online ISSN: 1990-3839]
    7. Saah, A. A. (2013). An Analysis of Factors Influencing Urbanite Woman Learner Participation in Functional Literacy Programs in Selected Christian Churches, Accra. US-China Education Review, March 2013, 3(3): 195-206.  [ISSN 2161-623X]
    8. Saah, A. A. (2013). End-Users’ Preferences Applicable to Quality Landscape Design Course Material Production for Distance and E-learning in Ghana.  US-China Education Review A, September 2013, 3(9): 673-684. [ISSN 2161-623X]
    9. Saah, A. A. (2013). Application of Team-Working Model to Training OER Writers of Distance and E-learning Pathways Course Materials in Ghanaian Public Universities. West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning, 2(2): 39-53. [Print ISSN: 2276-6472]
    10. Saah, A. A. and Osei, C. K. (2010). A Guideline for Choosing a Working Title for a Research Project at the Tertiary Educational Level, Journal Academica, July 2010, 1(1): 24-28. [ISSN 2026 559X]
    11. Saah, A. A. and Mensah, J. A. (2010). Basic Elements of Research Proposal at the Tertiary Education, Journal Academica, July 2010, Vol. 1(1): 1-5. [ISSN 2026 559X]
    12. Essel, R., Badu, E., Owusu-Boateng, W. and Saah, A. A. (2009). In-service training: An Essential Element in the professional Development of Teachers, Malaysia Journal of Distance Education. December 2009, 11(2): 65-79. [ISSN: 1511-6433]

     PUBLISHED BOOKS

    1. Osei, C. K., and Saah, A. A. Eds (2014). Writing Your Research Proposal and Thesis (2nd Edition).  Kumasi: Erinor Ventures. ISBN 978-9988-20912-4, 31 p.
    2. Saah, A. A. (2012). Quest and Questions For Quality Course Material Production: An Experience of Applying Learner Quality-Factors at KNUST. Accra: AIRD. ISBN: 978-9988-0-2078-3, 56p.
    3. Saah, A. A. (2008). Power in the Blood—activating the promises and power of the Blood of Christ to your Benefit Here and Now. Accra: Pagiel Open Publishing. ISBN: 978-9988-0-2079-8, 

     CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    1. Saah, A. A., and Eloff, I. (2019). Story 24.7. Ghana: Using Educational Technology in Higher Education. (Eloff, I. Chapter 24. “Narratives of Quality of Life in Africa: A Kaleidoscope of Hope”). In: Irma Eloff (eds). Handbook of Quality of Life in African Societies. International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life. Springer International Publishing, Cham Online 10 August 2019 (pp. 449-458). Online ISBN 978-3-030-15367-0. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15367-0_24
    2. Owusu-Boateng, W., Essel, R., Osei, C. K., and Saah, A. (2008). Chapter 12 Open and Distance Learning in Ghana: Nature, Challenges, and Options. In A. Garuba, and L. Irwin (Eds.), Teaching And Education For Teaching In Developing Countries – Essays In Honour Of Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah (pp. 151-159). Ghana: Adwinsa Publications. [ISBN: 9988-638-63-9]
    3. Saah, A. A. (2016).  Impact Analysis of PBL-EL Approach on Social Work Students’ Academic Performance in KNUST, Kumasi. In Anthony Z. Sangeda, and Safari T. Mafu (Eds.). A Book of Abstracts. National Conference on Student Centered Learning: Practice and Experience (May 2016). At Sokoine University of Agriculture (Main Campus), Morogoro, Tanzania, March 01-02, 2016. Morogoro: BSU PBL EL Project SUA. (pp. 39-40). ISBN 978-9987-9981-0-4, 62 p.
    4. Osei, C. K., and Saah, A. A. (2014). Choosing a Research Topic and Descriptive Title. In C. K. Osei, and A. A. Saah (Eds.), Writing Your Research Proposal and Thesis (2nd Edition). Kumasi: Erinor Ventures. Unit 2, 3-5, ISBN 978-9988-2-0912-4, 31 p.
    5. Saah, A. A. (2014). Foundation and Frameworks for Your Research. In C.K. Osei and A.A. Saah (Eds.), Writing Your Research Proposal and Thesis (2nd Edition).   Kumasi: Erinor Ventures. Unit 5, 15-19, ISBN 978-9988-2-0912-4, 31 p.
    6. Pickering, B., Plummer, S., Ponraj, S. D., Purvis, M., Richard, D. J., Ronk, S., Saah, A., Sathiaraj, D., Stephen, B., Walsh, J., Wilkinson, C., and Williamson, K. B. (2005). Chapter 1 Prayer in Evangelism. In David Claydon (Editor), A New Vision, a New Heart, a Renewed Call, Volume 2 (pp. 1-55). Pasadena: William Carey Library. [ISBN: 0-8 7808-364-2]

     CONFERENCE PAPERS

    1. Saah, A. A. (2015). Building Capacities in PBL and E-Learning—the Student Factor. (Plenary Session) Problem Based Learning and E-Learning in Developing Contexts, Africa: The Perspectives and Approaches. The 1st Regional Problem Based Learning and E-Learning Conference, 30th Nov. - 2nd Dec., 2015. IDL Conference Centre, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. http://bsu.knust.edu.gh/conferences/1st-pbl-conference
    2. Annum, G., and Saah, A. A. (2015).  University Rankings: A Case for Advancing Problem Based Learning and E-Learning in Ghana. Problem Based Learning and E-Learning in Developing Contexts, Africa: The Perspectives and Approaches. The 1st Regional Problem Based Learning and E-Learning Conference, 30th Nov. - 2nd Dec., 2015. IDL Conference Centre, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. http://bsu.knust.edu.gh/conferences/1st-pbl-conference
    3. Saah, A. A. (2015). Problem based Learning: Students Activating Activities in My Course. The 1st National Conf. on Problem Based Learning: Shifting Pedagogical Stances toward National Development: The Impact of Problem Based Learning & E-learning, IDL Conference Center, KNUST, 23rd – 24th Sept., 2015.
    4. Saah, A. A. (2015). Problem-based Learning in KNUST:  A Case Study. The 1st National Conf. on Problem Based Learning: Shifting Pedagogical Stances toward National Development: The Impact of Problem Based Learning & E-learning, IDL Conference Center, KNUST, 23-24 Sept., 2015.
    5. Saah, A. A. (2015). Problem-based Learning in KNUST. Sustainable Development of Tertiary Institutions in Ghana amidst Economic and Security Challenges (Education and Training). The 5th KNUST Summer School. College of Science Auditorium, Kumasi. 17-19th Aug., 2015. http://www.knust.edu.gh/staff/summer-school
    6. Saah, A. A. (2015). Evaluation of E-learning Applications for the Enhancement of Quality Tertiary Education in KNUST, Kumasi, Bureau for  Applied Social Expertise (BASE), The Eighth E-Learning Updates Conference, Emperor's Palace, Gauteng. South Africa. 5th-7th August, 2015. Programme 2015; https://sites.google.com/site/elearningatbase/archives/2015
    7. Saah, A. A. and Mensah, H. (2015).  (Contributors). Quality Assurance Mechanism for ODL Programmes in KNUST, Kumasi. Regional Training and Research Institute for Open and Distance Learning (RETRIDAL) Workshop on ‘Quality Assurance Mechanism for ODL Programmes, Institute of Continuing and Distance Education, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra. Ghana. March 24-25, 2015.
    8. Saah, A. A. (2015). Problem-based Learning in KNUST. Sustainable Development Of Tertiary Institutions In Ghana Amidst Economic And Security Challenges (Education And Training). The 5th KNUST Summer School. College of Science Auditorium, 17-19th Aug., 2015. http://www.knust.edu.gh/staff/summer-school
    9. Saah, A. A. (2015). Foundations and Frameworks for Individual and Institutional Involvement in E-Learning Ecosystem. In: Proceedings of Designing and Deploying Your e-Learning Ecosystem Workshop (MAFOBIL Consulting). Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Noforija, Epe, Nigeria. January 19-21, 2015, p.  1-5. https://www.academia.edu/11300845/Open_Distance_Learning_ODL_Workshop_--_Designing_and_Deploying_Your_E-Learning_Ecosystem_Epe_Lagos_State_Nigeria
    10. Saah, A. A. (2014). Challenging the Status-quo and Defining New Areas in ICT and Distance Education: the Case of KNUST. The 65th Annual New Year School and Conference, ‘Information, Communication, and Technology-driven Education for Sustainable Human Development: Challenges and Prospects’, University of Ghana, Legon. Ghana. January 5-8.
    11. Saah, A. A. (2014).  Understanding Teaching Methods. Teaching for Understanding: The Importance of Pedagogical Strategies. Workshop for Newly Appointed Lecturers in the University. Registrar’s Offices and the Human resource division, KNUST. September 10, 2014. http://www.knust.edu.gh/news/news-items/knust-holds-two-day-workshop-for-new-lecturers
    12. Saah, A. A. (2014).  Understanding Student Learning Styles and Types. Teaching for Understanding: The Importance of Pedagogical Strategies. Workshop for Newly Appointed Lecturers in the University. Registrar’s offices and the Human resource division, KNUST. September 10, 2014. http://www.knust.edu.gh/news/news-items/knust-holds-two-day-workshop-for-new-lecturers
    13. Saah, A. A. (2014).  Modes of Pedagogical Approaches in Operation at the University (On-Campus and Off-Campus). Teaching for Understanding: The Importance of Pedagogical Strategies. Workshop for Newly Appointed Lecturers in the University. Registrar’s offices and the Human resource division, KNUST. September 10, 2014, http://www.knust.edu.gh/news/news-items/knust-holds-two-day-workshop-for-new-lecturers
    14. Saah, A. A. (2014).  Effective Teaching Skills. Teaching for Understanding: The Importance of Pedagogical Strategies. Workshop for Newly Appointed Lecturers in the University. Registrar’s offices and the Human resource division, KNUST. September 10, 2014, http://www.knust.edu.gh/news/news-items/knust-holds-two-day-workshop-for-new-lecturers
    15. Saah, A. A. (2014). Kingdom of God: Implication to Evangelical Theology and Practice. The Esthers’ Arise International Women Leadership Conference, ‘The Kingdom Life’. Saints Garage. Inogi, Badagary, Lagos State, Nigeria. April 8-11.
    16. Saah, A. A. (2014). Course Design and Materials Development. Positioning Ourselves for Quality Art Education, Training, Research and Development in the 21st Century. Annual Retreat for Staff in the Faculty of Art, Sheila’s Executive Hotel, Sunyani. June 11-14, 2015.
    17. Dontwi, I. K., and Saah, A. A. (2014). Ghana Open Distance and e-Learning Workshop on ‘Strengthening Higher Education Systems in Ghana’. The Open University of UK and Ghana National Council for Tertiary Education’, British Council, Accra. February 26-27.
    18. Essel, R., Riverson, E. A. and Saah, A. A. (2013). Ways of Improving Classroom Teaching to Enhance Students’ Learning in Educational Institutions in Ghana.  “EdMedia 2013 Conference, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education”, The Fairmont Empress Victoria, 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC, Canada. June 24-28, 2013.
    19. Saah, A. A., and Dontwi, I. K. (2013). A Decade of Distance and Electronic Learning Fulfilled (Poster Presentation), ‘Partnership and Innovation for Development’, 4th Ghana Policy Fair, International Conference Centre, Accra. October 16-18.
    20. Saah, A. A. (2013). African Deans of Education Forum (ADEF). In representing the Dean, Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST, Kumasi. Kenya Science Campus, University of Nairobi, Nairobi. Kenya. July 29.
    21. Saah, A. A. (2013). Biblical Models for Post-Death Experiences of Heaven and Hell Realities. The 3rd AEGA Ghana National Conference 2013, ‘God’s Eternal Plan & Purpose for Mankind’, N’Joy Hotel, Sakomono Estates, Accra. October 25-26.
    22. Saah, A. A. (2013). Developing Your E-Learning Material with Ease. Design, Development & Research Conference 2013, ‘Design Complexities for Development’. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Ghana. July 8-20.
    23. Saah, A. A. (2013).  End-User Preferences Applicable to ICT for Learning in Ghana, ‘Research Retreat on Distance Learning Quality’, Bosomtwi Paradise Resort, Abono. Ghana. July 23-25.
    24. Saah, A. A. (2013). Application of End-User Preferences to Developing Competencies for Learning Communities’ Membership in Africa. DETA Conference on Teacher education and development in Africa: the need for access, equality, sustainability, quality and relevance within the context of globalization. Kenya Science Campus, University of Nairobi, Nairobi. July 30-August 1.
    25. Saah, A. A., Essel, R., and Mensah, J. A. (2011). Toward Team-Working Model to Create Quality Course Material Writing At KNUST, Kumasi. First International Australasian Conference on Enabling Access to Higher Education Adelaide, NCEE and University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia. December 5-7, 2011.
    26. Saah, A. A. and Aggrey-Smith, S. (2010). Impact of Open Distance Learning and Learning Technologies on Career Development Access and Success in Ghana’s Tertiary Education Project: An Overview. National Association of Distance Education Organisations of South Africa (NADEOSA) International Conference, Pochefstrom, South Africa. September 6-8, 2010.  
    27. Saah, A. A. and Mensah, J. A. (2010). Community Based Learning And Outreach For Development: Factors Influencing The Urbanite Woman Learner Participation In Mass Literacy Programme, Accra, Ghana. Sixth Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, Le Meridien, Kochi, India. November 24-28, 2010. Retrieved on 14 July, 2011 from Wikieducator: http://wikieducator.org/images/3/3a/Albert_Amoah_Saah.pdf
    28. Osei, C. K. and Saah, A. A. (2009). An Assessment of the Quality of Print Medium in Distance Learning for Undergraduate Programmes in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Teacher Education. Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa (DETA) Conference 2009, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana,  3-6 August 2009. Retrieved on 14 February, 2011 from DETA Homepage:  http://www.deta.up.ac.za/archive2009/presentations/word/Osei.pdf. 
    29. Essel, R., Owusu?Boateng, W. and Saah, A. A. (2008). Effects of Distance Learner-Perception of Course Materials on Access to learning for development: A case study of Centre for Continuing Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. The Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, London, July 13-17, 2008. Retrieved on 20 December, 2010 from Wikieducator: wikieducator.org/images/b/b9/PID_737.pdf; http://www.col.org/pcf5/programme/accessproposals.html
    30. Essel, R., Badu, E., Owusu-Boateng, W., and Saah, A. A. (2007). Improving quality teacher education in Ghana through effective management, supervision, and funding using open and distance learning. National Teacher Education Conference, Quality Teacher Education through Open and Distance Learning In the Next Fifty Years and Beyond, Winneba, Ghana May 27-30, 2007
    31. Owusu-Boateng, W., Badu, E., Essel, R., and Saah, A. A. (2007). Quality Teacher Education through Adult, Lifelong and Continuing Education: Using Open and Distance Learning. National Teacher Education Conference, Quality Teacher Education through Open and Distance Learning In the Next Fifty Years and Beyond. Winneba, Ghana May 27-30, 2007
    32. Badu, E. and Saah, A. A. (2006). Factors Influencing the Urbanite Woman Learner-Participation in Functional Literacy Program in Ghana: Case study of Christian Churches in Accra. College of Science, KNUST, Kumasi1st Research Conference, Ghana’s Golden Jubilee: Science as a Tool for National Independence (pp. 127-140), 21-24th July, 2006, Busua Beach Resort, Busua, Takoradi.

     


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