EFFECT OF CONSTRUCTIVIST BASED TEACHING STRATEGY ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
This study investigated the effects of constructivist- based teaching strategy on the
learning outcomes of junior secondary school students in Basic science (with
convectional learning approach) in Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Four Junior Secondary Schools were selected, in all a total of one hundred and
sixty students were used for this study. The experimental group consists of eighty
students who were instructed using the constructivist based teaching strategy while
the other eighty students served as the control group were instructed using the
conventional teaching method. A pre-test, post-test achievement test and attitude
questionnaire was administered on all subjects after the treatment. The results
obtained from the study show that:
* there was a significant difference in the mean achievement scores of
students instructed with constructivist-based teaching strategy and those
taught using conventional classroom teaching method.
* there was a significant difference in the mean achievement scores between
male and female students instructed with constructivist-based teaching
strategy and conventional teaching method.