Ezeh, D.N and Okeke, Ogbonnaya James (2018) EFFECT OF MEND MAPPING TEACHING STRATEGY (MMTS) ON CHEMISTRY STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT, INTEREST, AND RETENTION IN ENUGU. International Journal of Research in Medical and Basic Sciences, 4 (11). pp. 48-70. ISSN 2455-2569

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This study determined the effect of MMTS on chemistry students’ interest retention and achievement in senior secondary school. The performance of students taught using MMTS (experimental) was compared with students taught without it as control. In order to give the study a sense of direction and carried it out effectively, three research questions were raised and answered while three null hypotheses were formulated and tested. A quasi experimental, non-equivalent, non-randomized pre-test post-test research design was adopted. The population of the study was 4,698 SS2 chemistry students in Enugu Educational Zone in 2008/2009 academic session. The sample was 194 SS2 chemistry students drawn through multistage sampling technique. Two instruments Chemistry Achievement Test (CAT) and Chemistry Interest Inventory (CII) were developed by the researcher and validated by two University experts in measurements and evaluation and two university experts of Chemistry Education. The internal consistency of the CAT and the CII were obtained using Kuder Richardson formula 20(KR-20) and Cronbach alpha procedure. Reliability coefficients of 0.8359 and 0.7214 were obtained for the CAT and the CII respectively. Results showed that MMTS was more effective in facilitating students’ interest, retention and achievement in chemistry than the control group. The study concluded that MMTS has significant effect on students’ cognitive achievement, interest and retention in Chemistry. Also, the study recommended that teachers should adopt MMTS as a teaching strategy in chemistry classrooms and laboratories. Also workshops and seminars should be organized for in-service chemistry teachers in order to train and develop teachers on the use of MMTS in administering education in every field of education

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 31 May 2019 10:38
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 10:38
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/1621

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