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ERIC Number: EJ959313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
Effects of Two Modes of Student Teams-Achievement Division Strategies on Senior Secondary School Students' Learning Outcomes in Chemical Kinetics
Ibraheem, T. L.
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v12 n2 Article 7 Dec 2011
Research results have shown that cooperative learning methods enhanced understanding of many difficult concepts. Different kinds of cooperative methods and their efficacy have been researched into but the results of such studies have been inconclusive. Chief examiners reports of external chemistry examinations in Nigeria secondary Schools had indicated that students found chemical kinetics difficult to understand. This study therefore investigated the efficacy of two modes of student teams- achievement divisions (STAD), a kind of cooperative learning on senior secondary school two chemistry students learning outcomes in chemical kinetics. A pretest post-test control group quasi experimental design was adopted for the study. A total of three hundred (110 male and 190 female) subjects drawn from six secondary schools in Epe division of Lagos State, Nigeria, took part in the study. Intact classes were used in all the selected schools. Four validated instruments used for the study were cooperative learning guide, achievement test on chemical kinetics, (r = 0.84); students' attitude to chemical kinetics questionnaire (r = 0.79); and lesson notes on chemical kinetics. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analyze data collected. The result revealed that there was significant main effects of treatment on students achievement (F = 190.58; P less than 0.05) and attitude (F = 379.275; P less than 0.05). STAD without competition was the most enhanced strategy for achievement while STAD with competition was the most enhanced strategy for attitude. Based on the findings, it was recommended that STAD without competition should be used to teach chemistry in Nigerian Secondary Schools as compare to cooperation with inter-team competition goal structuring method. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria (Lagos)