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LEARNING STYLES AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICS

LEARNING STYLES AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgement

Abstract

Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1   Background of the study

1.2   Statement of the problem

1.3   Purpose of the study

1.4   Research Hypothesis

 

1.5   Significance of the study

1.6   Limitation of the study

1.7   Delimitation of the study

1.8   Definition of operational terms

 

 CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1   Research Design

3.2   Research Area

3.3   Population of the study

3.4   Sample and sampling techniques

3.5   Instrument for data collection

3.7   Administration of instrument

3.8   Scoring of the instrument

3.9   Method of data analysis

  

CHAPTER FOUR: ANALYSIS OF DATA AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.1   Analysis of Data

4.2   Discussion of findings

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1   Summary

5.2   Conclusion

5.3   Recommendations

5.4   Suggestions for further studies

        Reference

Appendixes

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1   Background of the study

Learning is defined as modification of behavior through experience. It is also defined as the acquisition of a desirable behavioural pattern. In other words learning is the modification and co-ordination of the response of the organisms. Thus learning is essentially an active process and not a passive observation of knowledge it is not the mere reading of books or listening to learners is an enrichment of experiences.

Without a doubt, learning occupies an important place in the school, without learning all efforts of students as well as teachers are bound to become purposeless. Learning essentially consists of modification of reactions due to experience or practice (Ommen, 2015).

 

LEARNING STYLES AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICS

Sitt-Gohdes (2023) also holds that most teachers teach the way they were taught. In fact, this might have caused the frustration of a good number of learners as they witness that their performance are not accounted for by many teachers. Indeed, the case is more serious in a context where students come from diverse educational experiences and with different cultural backgrounds.

Compared to the extensive work done on methods and instructional activities, one vital area often neglected is the exploration of learning styles in the classroom. Standard academic performance can be as a result of standard learning ability. Without reservation, researchers have pointed out that learning ability or techniques among students contribute positively or negatively to their level of academic performance.

Students do not learn in the same way and a number of different learning styles exist (Entitles, 2021, Honey and Munford, 2022). Specifically, the various styles that learners adapt to learning include: visual learning styles, auditory learning style and kinesthetic or tactile learning style and students’ personal interest. Thus, these styles have contributed immensely on the academic performance of students in physics.

 

Investigations have pointed out that learning techniques among students can contribute either positively or negatively to their academic performance. It is known that learning processes vary from person to person, and according to Keefe and Ferrell (2023) learning problems are frequently not related to the difficulty of the subject matter but rather to the type and level of the cognitive process required to learn the material.

It is believed that when teachers are able to analysis the different needs of their students, the educational process is likely to be optimized for both students and teachers (Fairhurst, 2015).

Researchers have also pointed out that learning ability or technique among students can contribute positively or negatively to their level of academic performance. This study therefore investigates learning styles and academic performance of students in secondary school Physics.

 

1.2   Statement of the problem

It has been noted that students have different learning style and they are being treated equally as they find their study less interesting. poor reading, listening, and writing  ability are recognize among physics students in school.

As a results of these, mass failure in physics are being noticed as the students performance is poor, therefore, adoption of various learning style should be practiced among students in other to impure upon on the academic performance of physics students. Therefore, study aimed to examine learning styles and academic performance of students in secondary school Physics.

 

1.3   Purpose of the study

The main purpose of this study was to examine learning styles and academic performance of students in secondary school Physics. Specifically, objectives of the study was to:

  • Determine the academic performance of students who learnt physics using visual learning styles and those learnt using auditory learning style.
  • Determine the effect of learning style in academic performance of physics students by gender.

 

1.4   Research Hypotheses

The following null hypothesis were formulated to guide the study, they were tested at 0.05 probability level.

(i)     There is no significant difference in academic performance of students taught physics using visual learning style and those taught physics using auditory learning style.

(ii)    There is no significant difference in the academic performance between male and female student taught using visual learning style to learn physics in Abak Local Government Area.

 

1.5   Significance of the study

For the positive achievement of the study objectives, the study will generate data on the influence of learning style on students’ academic performance in Physics.

(i)     Firstly, this study will be beneficial to teachers, parents, students, and government and guidance conunselors.

(ii)    Secondly, the findings will create awareness of different learning styles necessary for learning. Thus, this will help them to encourage students on the use of these learning styles for rapid assimilation of Physical concepts and other subjects in school. Learning styles and academic performance of students in secondary school Physics.

(iii)   Furthermore, knowledge of the various learning styles will help students to develop positive attitude towards learning style that will help them to improve their academic performance.

(iv)   The finding regarding influence of learning style and male and female students academic performance will help physics teachers because it will expose them to the various strategies to encourage proper leaning style used by students in school to learn physics concepts.

 

Conclusion

Based on the data collected and the results analyzed; it can be concluded that;

  1. There is a significant effect of learning styles of the students on their academic performance in Physics.
  2. There is a significant difference in the achievement in physics among secondary school female and male students using visual learning styles.

 

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Ikemesit Akpan is my name. I am a Nigerian author. I work with projectboss.com.ng. I'm a researcher and a writer of academic research. ikemesitetukapan20233@gmail.com

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