EFFECTS OF COLLABORATIVE TEACHING METHODS ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF GOVERNMENT STUDENTS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA

  • DR. O.A. MBONU
Keywords: collaboration, teaching, pedagogy

Abstract

The study examined the effects of use of collaborative teaching methods in students offering Government in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised 1728 students and 48 teachers. Stratified random sampling technique and balloting by replacement were used to select the number of research subject. To get the sampled subject 5% of the students were randomly selected from each of the 20 secondary schools selected, no sampling was done on teachers for their size is manageable. After sampling, the total number of students and teachers used for the study were 134 which were made up of 86 students and 48 students. The instrument for data collection was 12 items in questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and t-test statistics. The findings of the study revealed that using lead, observe, assist, teach-re-teach, simultaneous teaching, instructional station, supplemental teaching and co-teaching rotation collaboration methods in classroom teaching and learning there will be improvement in students academic performance in Government. It was recommended among others that our present curriculum of instruction for teacher education in the country should be reviewed towards meeting the needs and aspirations of the learner in the area of use of modern technologies in teaching. Other recommendations include exposing teachers to seminars, conferences, workshop and encouraging the use of collaborative team teaching to enhance learning in schools through training, improvement of teachers knowledge, skills and adopting to the use of lead, observe, assist, teach–re-teach, supplemental teaching and co-teaching rotation methods amongst others to enhance the teaching and learning of Government in schools.

Published
2023-05-15
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