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APPROACHES FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING OF CHEMISTRY IN NIGERIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 

Avwiri, E. Hannah

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


This study reviewed the current approach to chemistry teaching in Nigerian secondary schools. The method by which the teacher presents his materials to students and the work ahead of them affect their interest and attitude towards the subject. Chemistry is a subject that is needed by all areas of medicine, engineering and other science subjects. For it successful study, the approaches to it teaching become crucial, faulty teaching can hinder or create a dislike for chemistry by the students. The study highlighted some of the ways the teaching of chemistry can be effective in Nigerian secondary schools. The adjustment of students, matching curricular offering with levels of mental development, motivations and some appropriate methods of teaching chemistry was looked into in the study. The researcher concluded that when the students are put into consideration and appropriate methods are used then the teaching of chemistry can be effective in our Nigeria schools.

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