The use of active learning (ATL) in the teaching of Economics in secondary schools, Abeokuta South Local Government, Ogun State, Nigeria
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Badmos, J. M.
College of Agricultural and Science Education. Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
While lecture method is the dominant means of delivery content in an economics class, this research work examined the use of Active Learning Techniques (ALT) in the teaching of economics in secondary schools, Abeokuta South Local Government, Ogun State, Nigeria. The sample for the study was made up of 200 students and 10 teachers of Economics in Public Senior Secondary Schools ill Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State. Simple random sampling was employed to select the samples from ten (la) schools out of eighteen (18) in that Local Government. An open ended questionnaire and a structured interview were used to collect data from the students and teachers respectively. Simple percentage and Chi-square were used to process the collected data. The result showed that gender of students has no significant effect in the participation in economics class using ALT to teach Economics in secondary schools at 5% level of significance, but class of study of students has significant effect in the class participation when ALT is used in the teaching of Economics. The paper recommends that infusing humor into class session, integrating debate into class course assignment, use of stimulating games will in no small measure encourage students' engagements in the teaching of Economics.
Active Learning Technique , Content , Delivery , Economics , Secondary schools , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Badmos, J. M. & Lawal, W. L., (2015). The use of active learning (ATL) in the teaching of Economics in secondary schools, Abeokuta South Local Government, Ogun State, Nigeria. Africa Journal of Arts, Science and Educational Issues, 3(1),37-43.