EFFECTS OF TWO DIMENSIONAL MEDIA AND CONVENTIONAL METHOD OF TEACHING ON STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA
This study is titled‘Effect of Two-Dimensional Media and Conventional Methods of Teaching on Students’ Performance in Agricultural Science in Secondary Schools in Zaria’. The study aimed at finding out if two-dimensional media when utilized in teaching will improve students’ academic performance. Related literatures were reviewed based on the issues raised in the objectives. The research designed used was Quasi-experimental design. A total of One Hundred(100) SSS I students were tested out of the population of Eighteen Thousand One Hundred and Thirty Eight (18,138) Students, in Twenty Four Government Secondary Schools in Zaria Educational Zone, Kaduna State. Four schools were selected in which two served as experimental and other two schools as control group. Twenty-five students were selected in each school in which fifty students fall on the experimental group and the other fifty on control group. The samples were tested on simple farm tools, farm machinery and implements, survey and planning of farm stead, using academic performance test (APT) as test instrument. Four null hypotheses were formulated, tested and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and paired sample t-test. The findings from the study shows that null hypotheses one and two were rejected on the experimental group at 5% level of significance, while the null hypotheses three and four were accepted on control group of rural and urban students in the study area. Result from the findings revealed that there was significant difference between the test- re -test result of the experimental group with higher mean score of 62.5,66.2 and 47.0,53.9 while the control groups result taught with conventional method shows no difference in their mean score of31.0,31.0in hypotheses three and 40.0,40.2 in hypotheses four respectively. The two-dimensional media were found to be effective in teaching Agricultural Science. It is, therefore, recommended that efforts need to be made by government, curriculum planners, teachers, parents and all stakeholders involved in providing and improvising instructional media in teaching.
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