Tag Archives: Learning Environment

Learning Environment as Correlate of Students’Academic Achievement in Junior Secondary School Integrated Science (Published)

Environment plays an important role in the learning of integrated science. Environment means all the classroom conditions that facilitate teaching student’s perception in their classroom and their academic achievement in integrated science. Both human and material resources as well as interaction and attitudinal behaviors in the classroom setting make up the classroom learning environment. In order to carry out this study, two research questions were posed and a null hypothesis was formulated. The design of the study is a correlation survey. The population comprised the entire JS2 integrated science students from five secondary schools drawn randomly from the entire schools in Ogba-Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State. Mean, standard deviation, Pearson’s product moment correlation and t-test statistical techniques were used in analyzing the data. The result revealed that there is low mean perception of students of integrated science on their classroom environment. There is also positive significant relationship between their mean perception and their academic achievement. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made which include that integrated science teachers should be made to be aware of the influence of their environment on the achievement of students through seminars and workshops.

Keywords: Academic Achievement, Correlate of Students’, Integrated Science, Learning Environment, junior secondary school

A Comparative Analysis of the Management of Sandwich Bachelor of Education Degree Program in Two Public Universities in Nigeria (Published)

The emerging global trend of acquiring teaching competence through the sandwich training program has become a viable option for solving the problem of teacher quality and quantity. The sandwich program has helped to enhance access for those seeking admissions into universities and the large number of students admitted for each contact period and the intensive nature of the program requires effective management. It is against this background that this study compared the management of sandwich programs at the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) and the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). A descriptive survey design was employed for the study. The population consisted of 560 and 676 final year students of UniAbuja and UNN respectively. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 100 students from each university thereby making a total of 200 students. A four-point likert-scale questionnaire was used to collect the data which were analyzed with mean scores while a t-test was used for the hypotheses testing. Results of this study show that there was significant difference in the learning environment and information sources in both universities with UNN fairing better than UniAbuja. The study inter alia suggests greater improvement in UniAbuja learning environment.

Keywords: : Sandwich Program, Information Sources, Learning Environment, Management Of Sandwich Program, Teacher Preparation

CLASSROOM SOCIAL CLIMATE: ENHANCING TEACHING STRATEGY IN BUSINESS STUDIES (Published)

The purpose of this study was to investigate classroom climate as enhancing teaching strategy in junior secondary schools business studies. There is no gain-saying the fact that a positive stimulating learning environment is one of the determinants of students performance in schools subjects in which business studies is one. Two research questions were raised to guide the study and two hypotheses were also formulated. A quasi-experimental research designed was employed and eighty (80) respondents were selected from three schools representing the entire population of one thousand, eight hundred and sixty five (1,865) students offering business studies in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State to form the sample using purposive random sampling technique. T- Test of significance was used to analyze the data generated from the experiment. The study revealed a positive outcome that there is a significance difference in the performance of students in an interactive, participatory and classroom social climate and those in the docile, passive and conventional classroom environment. It is however recommended among other things that group work instructional strategy and Peer interaction should be encouraged or even form part of the curriculum of business related subjects at the junior secondary school level of education.

Keywords: Learning Environment, Students performance, classroom climate, teaching strategy

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE MANAGEMENT OF SANDWICH BACHELOR OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM IN TWO PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA (Published)

The emerging global trend of acquiring teaching competence through the sandwich training program has become a viable option for solving the problem of teacher quality and quantity. The sandwich program has helped to enhance access for those seeking admissions into universities and the large number of students admitted for each contact period and the intensive nature of the program requires effective management. It is against this background that this study compared the management of sandwich programs at the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) and the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). A descriptive survey design was employed for the study. The population consisted of 560 and 676 final year students of UniAbuja and UNN respectively. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 100 students from each university thereby making a total of 200 students. A four-point likert-scale questionnaire was used to collect the data which were analyzed with mean scores while a t-test was used for the hypotheses testing. Results of this study show that there was significant difference in the learning environment and information sources in both universities with UNN fairing better than UniAbuja. The study inter alia suggests greater improvement in UniAbuja learning environment

Keywords: : Sandwich Program, Information Sources, Learning Environment, Management Of Sandwich Program, Teacher Preparation