Effects Of Explanations and Integration Of Ideas Pedagogies On Secondary School Chemistry Students’ Acquisition Of Basic Science Process Skills In Nigeria
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The Transcampus Interdisciplinary Research and Study Group, Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
The study investigated the effects of explanations and integration of ideas on secondary school chemistry students’ acquisition of observing and inferring skills in Lagos State of Nigeria, A null hypothesis was tested. It was a quasi-experimental design with the sample size of 200. Three instruments were used in data collection. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and Analysis of Co-variance (ANCOVA). The results showed that integration of Ideas Method (IIM) was most effective, followed by Explanations Method of Teaching (EMT) while Lecture Approach Method (LAM) had the least effect. However, boys out-performed the girls in the observing skill test among all the teaching methods. In addition, boys exposed to IIM out-performed the girls in the inferring skill test but girls taught with EMT and LAM excelled better than boys in the inferring skill test. The study concludes that chemistry teachers should plan lessons with effective pedagogies. Several recommendations are made.
Observing , girls , inferring , boys , skills , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Okafor, N. (2018). Effects of Explanations and integration of ideas pedagogies on secondary school chemistry students’ acquisition of basic science process skills in Nigeria. Journal of Research in National Development. 16 (2), 33-42. An International Publication of the Transcampus Interdisciplinary Research and Study Group, Department of Maritime Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.