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ERIC Number: ED317402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship between African Traditional Cosmology and Students' Acquisition of a Science Process Skill.
Jegede, Olugbemiro J.; Okebukola, Peter Akinsola
This study investigated the influence of students' belief in traditional African cosmology, beliefs, and superstitions on observation skills. Data was collected from 319 science students with a mean age of 16.9 years from one Nigerian University. Instruments used were the Traditional Cosmology Test and the Test of Observational Skills. The results showed that students with a high level of belief in African traditional cosmology made significantly fewer correct observations in comparison with those with a low level of belief. There is a strong possibility that traditional cosmology could have been a major variable in creating this performance difference in observation. Some implications for curriculum development and inquiry-based science program are discussed. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria