P281: Use of constructivism – based teaching approach in improving students’ manipulative skills in practical chemistry [WITHDRAWN]

Author: Olubunmi Omoniyi, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria

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Date: 8/4/14

Time: 4:20 PM4:40 PM

Room: LTT 103

Related Symposium: S13

The study identified two concepts (fats and oils) in Ordinary Level Practical Chemistry Syllabuses in Nigeria and gives an overview on how the learning cycle teaching strategy which is a constructivism based teaching strategy can be used in improving students manipulative skills for effective learning outcomes. The study adopted a pre-test post- test experimental design. The sample consisted 100 participants selected from Senior Secondary School II Chemistry students from two schools in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. The two intact classes were classified into experimental and control groups respectively. A research instrument tagged Learning Cycle Teaching Behaviour (LCTB) was developed by the researcher and ascertained for reliability (r=0.72, P<0.05). The instrument was thereafter administered on subjects at pre-test and post-test levels. Data collected were analysed using t-test. The results indicated that constructivism – based teaching approach was more effective in improving students manipulative skills in practical chemistry