EFFECTS OF TWO TEACHING METHODS ON SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE PERFORMANCE IN BAUCHI METROPOLIS, NIGERIA
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study determined the effect of two teaching methods on students’ performance in agricultural science in secondary schools in Bauchi metropolis. The pre-test-post-test control group quasi-experimental design was employed. Three schools in the metropolis were randomly selected and one class each was selected from the three schools. All the students from three intact senior secondary II classes were used. A 20 item multiple choice achievement test was administered to the two treatment groups before and after the treatment and the scores so obtained were analyzed by mean, standard deviation and t-test. The findings revealed that though both teaching methods have significant effect on students’ performance in agricultural science, the demonstration method was found to be more effective than the discussion method. Consequently, it was recommended among others that curriculum developers should incorporate teaching methods that support the teacher to know exactly where and how to begin each lesson.