Teachers’ Awareness and Utilization of Innovative Teaching Strategies in Secondary School Science in Benue State, Nigeria

Educational Research Vol.1 (2), pp. 032-038, March, 2010

7 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2013

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Emmanuel Edoja Achor

Benue State University

Regina Samba

Benue State University

Josiah Ogbeba

Benue State University - Department of Curriculum and Teaching

Date Written: Feburary 26, 2010

Abstract

This contribution reviews the extent of science teachers’ awareness of some selected innovative teaching strategies and their application at secondary school level in Benue State, Nigeria. The extent to which the mean utilization differs across teachers’ age, experience and professional background on subject basis was also determined. A sample of one hundred and sixty teachers from a teacher population size of 986 responded to 19 selected teaching strategies used as questionnaire items in this study. The study found that the level of teacher awareness of innovative strategies was high but that only a few of the strategies were being effectively utilized by the teachers. Recommendations were made based on the findings, which include effective teaching of application techniques of the various innovative strategies to student teachers in training and organizing workshops on the effective use of these strategies to science teachers by experts across the state.

Keywords: Innovative teaching, teaching profession, experience, science teaching, awareness, utilization, teaching strategies

Suggested Citation

Achor, Emmanuel Edoja and Samba, Regina and Ogbeba, Josiah, Teachers’ Awareness and Utilization of Innovative Teaching Strategies in Secondary School Science in Benue State, Nigeria (Feburary 26, 2010). Educational Research Vol.1 (2), pp. 032-038, March, 2010 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2335581

Emmanuel Edoja Achor (Contact Author)

Benue State University ( email )

Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Makurdi, 97001
Nigeria
+2348035157702 (Phone)

Regina Samba

Benue State University

Along Gboko Rd, P.M.B.102119 Makurdi-Gboko Rd
Makurdi, 97001
Nigeria

Josiah Ogbeba

Benue State University - Department of Curriculum and Teaching ( email )

Km 1, Gboko Road
Makurdi, Benue State
Nigeria

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