ERIC Number: EJ765320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Reference Count: 13
Towards Improving Understanding of Perceived Technical Terms in Chemistry Learning in Nigeria
Uhumuavbi, P. O.
College Student Journal, v40 n2 p253-258 Jun 2006
This paper attempts to improve students performance in chemistry through understanding of perceived technical terms. A sample consisting of 150 chemistry students from 15 secondary schools randomly selected from the five Esan Local Government areas of Edo State was used. One research question was raised and answered. A - 45 items questionnaire which was assessed on a six point scale was used for the study. The simple percentage was used to analyze the collected data for the study. It was found out that 30 out of 45 chemistry terms were perceived difficult to understand by students. This revealed that students' low performance was due to lack of understanding of perceived difficult terms in chemistry. The implications of this result to teaching and learning of chemistry were highlighted while some suggestions for improvement were advanced.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Local Government, Chemistry, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires, Science Instruction, Vocabulary, Teaching Methods, Student Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria