Tag Archives: Learning Environment

Relationship between Learning Environment and Students’ Variables in English Language (Published)

This study investigated the relationship between learning environment and SS2 students’ variables in English language in Ebonyi State. Specifically, the study investigated the issues of school learning environment as it relates to SS 2 students’ achievement in English language and attitude towards the subject. The study utilized the correlation research design. Through the purposive random sampling technique a sample size of 540 English language students were used for the study. Three instruments were used to elicit information from the respondents; English achievement Test and a structured questionnaire. The instruments were face validated by experts and yielded the following reliability co-efficient of 0.76 using Cronbach Alpha for school learning environment; the English Achievement Test yielded a reliability co-efficient of 0.78 using Pearson Product Moment Correlation while the instrument on attitude yielded 0.63 using Cronbach Alpha. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions while regression was used to test the hypotheses. Findings of the study showed that there is a significant relationship between the school learning environment and students’ achievement in English language. The study also found a significant relationship between the learning environment and students’ attitude towards English language. Based on these findings, one of the recommendations was that Government and stakeholder in the education industry should improve the school-learning environment by rebuilding, repainting and renovating all the dilapidated school buildings to make them more attractive and conducive for learning so that students’ achievement in English language will improve. Social infrastructures necessary for effective teaching and learning of the English language should also be provided.

Keywords: Achievement, Learning Environment, attitude

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