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ERIC Number: EJ1209314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
Effects of Reciprocal Peer Tutoring and Direct Learning Environment on Sophomores' Academic Achievement in Electronic and Computer Fundamentals
Bakare, Jimoh; Orji, Chibueze Tobias
Education and Information Technologies, v24 n2 p1035-1055 Mar 2019
Some of the factors that influence students' academic achievement, and retention of learning include teacher's mode of teaching, his/her experiences and personality, workload, ability to make use of the available resource materials for teaching and learning. However, literature and some researchers have made it known that adopting students' driven teaching approach like reciprocal peer tutoring (RPT) has a strong and positive impact on students' achievement. The study aimed at determining the effects of reciprocal peer tutoring and direct learning environment on sophomores' academic achievement in electronic and computer fundamentals in Nigeria. The study adopted a quasi-experimental design with non-equivalent groups of intact classes. The participants for the study were 107 s year Degree students made up of 76 males and 31 females drawn from the two public universities in the State. The instruments used for data collection were Electronic and Computer Fundamentals Achievement Test (ECFAT) and Electronic and Computer Fundamentals Interest Inventory (ECFII). The internal consistency of the ECFII was also determined using the Cronbach alpha reliability method. The test scores generated from the pre-test and post-test using ECFAT was analyzed using Mean and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) to test the three null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. It was found that Reciprocal Peer Tutoring (RPT) is more effective than the direct learning in improving sophomores' achievement in electronic and computer fundamentals. There was a significant effect of gender on students' achievement, interest and retention of learning in electronic and computer fundamentals. Students learn faster and master skills better when they are allowed to participate actively in the class by interacting freely with the lecturers and their peers, work in groups and perform practical projects together. The adoption of the reciprocal peer tutoring generally improves the academic achievement of students in electronic and computer fundamentals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria