The Relative Effectiveness of Collaborative Learning Approach on Secondary School Students' Understanding of the Concept of Electromagnetic Induction

T. Adolphus, F. Onwioduokit, J. Dike
2015 British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science  
This study compared the relative effectiveness of Collaborative and Demonstration Teaching Approaches on students' conceptual understanding of electromagnetic induction in secondary schools in Nigeria. Two research questions and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the research. The quasi experimental design was adopted for this study. The population of the study is made up of the 323 Senior Secondary III physics students in all six public co-educational Senior Secondary schools in Port
more » ... chools in Port Harcourt local Government Area. A sample of 180 students, comprising 120 males and 60 females, were selected for the study. Simple Means, Standard Deviation and Variance were used to answer research questions while t-test was utilized for the testing of the hypothesis. The results show that students taught with Collaborative Learning Approach understood Adolphus et al.; BJESBS, 6(3): 210-217, 2015; Article no.BJESBS.2015.057 211 better than those taught with Demonstration Approach. Based on the effectiveness of the Collaborative learning approach, it is recommended that teachers be acquainted with the techniques and use of collaborative and other constructivists teaching approaches in science classrooms. Original research article
doi:10.9734/bjesbs/2015/9427 fatcat:mkwz3psq35as3gbblyjvdk6sp4