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The Effect of the Use of Models in Teaching on Students’ Achievement in Social Studies in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

H. T. Tavershima and A. I. Shammah

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

This study examines the effect of models on students’ achievement in social studies in Nasarawa State upper Basic Education Level (JSS 1-3). A pretest and post test experimental control group design is employed. A sample of 220 upper basic two students is randomly selected for the study. Research hypotheses are formulated and tested at 0.05 significant level and a 30 item social studies achievement test (SOSAT) is used for data collection. A descriptive statistics is used to analyse the data. Student t-test is uesd to test the hypotheses formulated for the study. The results of the findings show that the experimental group that utilized models performed better than the control group. The post test mean achievement scores of gender is not statistically significant. It is therefore recommended that social studies learning should be taught using models to drive home difficult concept in the subject to the students