The effects of School location on students’ academic achievement in senior secondary physics based on the 5E learning cycle in Delta State, Nigeria
This study examined the effects of school location on secondary school students’ academic achievement in Physics based on the 5E learning cycle. The design of the study was a non – randomized prêt-test, post-test control group quasi-experimental design. The population of the study was 66,345. Two hundred and forty-three students were sampled from six schools. Four hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The hypotheses state that there is no significant difference in mean achievement scores in Physics between urban and rural students taught using 5E leaning cycle among others. The statistical tools used were mean, standard deviation and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) were used in testing the hypotheses formulated. The result amongst others showed there is no significant difference between rural and urban students’ achievement taught using 5E learning circle (Fcal. (113) = F crit (0.005), p>0.05). Based on the findings, it was recommended among others, that 5E learning cycle be adopted in Nigeria secondary schools as a teaching method and that faculties of education in various schools of higher learning should ensure that 5E learning cycle is included as a method of teaching Physics
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