Correlates of teaching methods and academic performance of senior secondary school students in mathematics.
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African Journal of Studies in Education.(AJOSIE),Faculty of Education, University of Benin
There is the need for 21st century teachers to apply appropriate teaching methods that can best suit specific objectives and level exit outcomes. Substantial research on the effectiveness of teaching methods indicates that the quality of teaching is often reflected by the achievements of learners. It is in line with this that this research work investigated the correlates of teaching methods and academic performance of senior secondary school students in Mathematics. The correlational research design was adopted in the study. The population for the study includes all the senior secondary school ll students in education district IV of Lagos-state.. Multi- stage sampling techniques was adopted to select 195 participants for the study. The research instrument was titled Discussion, Demonstration and Lecture Method (DDLM) Questionnaire and Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT), which were both developed by the researcher. The instrument has a reliability of 0.692 and 0.732 respectively when tested during the pilot study. Three research hypotheses were formulated and tested to guide the study at 0.05 level of significance/ The empirical findings revealed that there is no significant relationship between lecture method of teaching and students’ academic performance; However, there is a significant relationship between demonstration, discussion and student academic performance. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that students should cultivate the habit of studying ahead of each classroom teaching, this will equip and aid their understanding of the concept their teacher will be teaching and exit positive learning outcomes ; school teachers should apply formative evaluation regularly in getting feedback from their students about the appropriateness and/or effectiveness of their chosen methods of teaching and to check the mastery level of their students’ before moving to next topic,. Also, Government should ensure that consistent financial support is given to organize needful capacity building seminars and workshops for school teachers at successive intervals in each academic year to help improve their performance.
Correlates , Teaching methods , Academic performance , Mathematics , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Akanni,O.O. (2020). Correlates of teaching methods and academic performance of senior secondary school students in mathematics. African Journal of Studies in Education (AJOSIE),Faculty of Education, University of Benin,15(2),101-118..