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Evaluation Techniques as Component of Teachers’ Competencies for the Teaching of Social Studies in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

Okogu, J. O.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


This study aimed at appraising Evaluation Techniques as Component of Teachers Competencies for the Teaching of Social Studies in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. The theoretical framework of the study is hinged on the aims and objectives of Nigeria social studies education. The aims and objectives are condensed into three broad areas informational learning, Skills learning, attitudes and values learning that are relevant to Nigerian students' intellectual development and upbringing. Evaluation techniques have relationship with teachers' competencies for teaching in schools. It is the means through which teaching is evaluated on the side of the teachers and learning on the side of the students. They are employed in schools by teachers in evaluating the students. These techniques include questioning, field trip, note-taking, continuous assessment, teacher made tests among others. The tools are useful for the proper and accurate placement of students. They help to determine the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (attitude) domain of learning among students, most especially, in our tertiary institutions of learning. Conclusion was made based on the usefulness of evaluation techniques as it relates to teachers competencies for teaching in Nigerian schools.

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