IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 5, May 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
The study investigated whether physics teaching methods curriculum content addressed poor performance of pupils in physics. It was conducted at a Teacher Education public University in Kitwe District. The purpose was to establish whether Physics trainee teachers were equipped with skills to teach physics effectively. A Cross-sectional survey design approach was used. Data was collected using Questionnaires and closed interviews from 67 physics students and 6 Lecturers. The findings showed that students inadequately practiced teaching using teaching methods learnt in lectures, hence, they had limited pedagogical skills, they were not demonstrated to on teaching using the teaching methods they learnt in lectures to enhance their understanding and that skills in preparation and setting-up laboratory experiments were inadequately imparted in the students.