Slide Projector utilisation and the Teaching of Basic Science in Plateau North Education Zone

  • Dorcas Tabitha Wusa Ajayi University of Jos, Nigeria.
  • Abalas Daniel Gata University of Jos, Nigeria.
  • Shittu A. Soliu Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Nigeria

Abstract

The study investigated the effect of utilization of slide projector in the teaching of JSS 2 basic science in Plateau north education zone. The population consisted of 743 teachers of basic science of Plateau North Education Zone. The sample for the study consists of 25 teachers spread across 5 schools in Plateau North Zone randomly selected. The 25 teachers are made up of 15 males and 10 females. Data were obtained using a researcher’s structured questionnaire and a five point likert scale responses of items designed to elicit answers from the respondents used for the study. The average mean of 3.50 was used as the minimum scale of positive result so that mean score below 3.50 is a negative result while mean score above 3.50 indicates positive response. The instrument was validated by three experts in Science and Technology Department of the rank of Professors from University of Jos, with reliability index of 0.67. The method used for data analysis was mean scores for the research questions and t- test analysis for the hypothesis. Results showed that slide projector enhances teaching and learning of basic science in Plateau north education zone but there is inadequate supply it in the schools, though the few that are in the schools are seldom use for teaching. Reasons given include inadequate supply of slide projector, epileptic power supply, lack of required skills by teachers. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that teachers’ teaching basic science should always adopt the use of slide projector in the teaching of basic science for it has the potential of making teaching effective and enhancing learning.


Keywords: Investigating, Basic Science, Effect, Slide projector, Teaching.

Published
2018-05-01
How to Cite
AJAYI, Dorcas Tabitha Wusa; GATA, Abalas Daniel; SOLIU, Shittu A.. Slide Projector utilisation and the Teaching of Basic Science in Plateau North Education Zone. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 323-329, may 2018. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/275>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2022.