Learning Styles and Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Integrated Science
The study examined Learning Style and Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Integrated Science in Uruan Local Government Area. Two research hypotheses were formulated. The quasi-experimental design was employed in the study. The population of the study was 1012 JS3 students who registered for Basic Science in 2021/2022 academic session in all the 9 public secondary schools, 150 students in three intact classes was selected and used as the sample size using simple random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a Basic Science Performance Test (BSPT).
The data collected were analyzed using independent t-test. Findings showed that there is a significant difference in academic performance of secondary school students with kinesthetic learning style and those with auditory learning style in Integrated Science and that there is a significant difference in academic performance of secondary school students with visual learning style and those with auditory learning style in integrated science in secondary schools in Uruan Local Government Area. Based on the findings, it was recommended that: teachers should use kinesthetic and visual learning styles since they increase the academic performance of students.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE – – – – – – I
CERTIFICATION – – – – – – II
DEDICATION – – – – – – III
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS – – – – – – IV
ABSTRACT – – – – – – VI
TABLE OF CONTENTS – – – – – – VII
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background to the Study – – – – – 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem – – – – – 4
1.3 Purpose of the Study – – – – – 5
1.4 Significance of the Study – – – – – 6
1.5 Research Hypotheses – – – – – 7
1.6 Delimitation of the Study – – – – – 8
1.7 Limitation of the Study – – – – – 8
1.8 Definition of Terms – – – – – 9
1.1 Background to the Study
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Purpose of the Study
The study arrived at investigating learning style and academic performance of secondary school students in Integrated Science in Uruan Local Government Area. Specifically, the study sought to assess the:
(ii) Effect of visual and auditory learning styles on academic performance of secondary school students in integrated science in Uruan Local Government Area.
1.4 Significance of the Study
This study shall be significant in the following ways:
The findings of this study will be of immense benefit to teachers as it will enable the teacher to adopt right instructional technique and strategies which will facilitate effective teaching and learning.
1.7 Limitation of the Study
This study faced challenges such as limited time due to the researcher’s academic load, financial constraint as well as limited reference materials for the current study.
1.8 Operational Definition of Terms
The following terms were operationally defined as they are used in the study:
Learning Style: This is the specific way used by a learner to get information or knowledge which can be obtained in various ways that are deemed as suitable.
Kinesthetic Learning Style: The kinesthetic learning style is a learning style in which learning takes place by the students carrying out physical activities rather than listening to a lecture or watching demonstration.
Auditory Learning Style: This style of learning deals with the learners preferring to use sound and music. It could be recorded or audio-player.
Visual Learning Style: This type of learning style deals with the learners’ preferring to use sight and pictures.