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The Effectiveness of using Inquiry as a Method of Teaching Social Studies in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

Okogu, J. O

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

The study reviews the effective use of inquiry as a method of teaching Social Studies students in Nigerian tertiary institutions. The Social Studies subject is interdisciplinary in nature and content. Teaching it at this level requires the use of inquiry method to enable the students participate actively in the learning process in the normal classroom situation. The theoretical framework of the study is hinged on learning skills acquisition and development that are necessary for achieving academic excellence in Nigeria tertiary institutions. Therefore the inquiry strategies are recommended for teaching Social Studies through lead questions, affirmative questions, subjective questions, use of adverbial clause, use of phrases and objective questions