Teachers Awareness in Innovative Teaching and Learning of Biology in Secondary Schools

TEACHERS AWARENESS IN INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF BIOLOGY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

1Okpala Clement. C., 2Amobi Uchenna Vivian and 3Uche Ekwutosi Doris

Mail: 1okpalaclems@gmail.com., 2uv.uche@unizik.edu.ng and 3ed.uche@unizik.edu.ng

Abstract

This study investigated teachers’ awareness in innovative teaching and learning of Biology in secondary schools in Anambra state, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was used. The sample for the study is 150 Biology teachers from 75 co educational schools. The instrument used was developed by the researchers known as Biology Teachers’ Level of Awareness in Innovative Teaching and Learning Strategy Scale (BTLAITLSS) which was scrutinized by three experts from Department of Science Education, one from Nwafor Orizu College of Education Nsugbe, another from Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. The questionnaires were distributed by the researchers. Mean were used to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the hypotheses involving two mean, ANOVA was used to test the hypotheses involving more than two mean. The findings show that there is no significant difference between the mean ratings of teachers on the awareness of innovative teaching strategy that can be used in the teaching and learning of Biology in secondary schools based on gender and there is a significant difference between the mean ratings of teachers on the awareness of innovative teaching strategy that can be used in the teaching and learning of Biology in secondary schools based on academic qualification. Based on the findings, these recommendations were made, in order to improve the performance of students in Biology, teachers should consider using the innovative teaching strategies and this should as well be implemented in other levels where Biology is taught if performance in Biology exams is to be improved and school administrators should be encouraged to improve on management of academic programmes by providing necessary innovative tools required for instructional purposes.

Keywords: Teaching strategy, innovative strategy and awareness

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Okpala, C.C.; Amobi, U.V & Uche, E.D (2022). Teachers Awareness in Innovative Teaching and Learning of Biology in Secondary Schools. International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, 2(1), pp27-36. Available online at: https://www.ijaar.org/articles/ijresd/v2n1/ijresd-v2n1-Jan22- p2110.pdf.

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