International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 12, Part D (2018)
Effects of gallery walk teaching strategy on the academic performance of students in basic science concepts in Rivers state
Dr. Nwanekezi AU, Walele Chimene and Eruchi Kinikanwo-Samuel
This study examined the effects of gallery walk teaching strategy on the academic performance of students in Basic science concepts in Ikwerre Local government area, Rivers State. The design of the study was quasi experimental design while pre-test post-test non-equivalent groups were used. A sample size of 120 Upper Universal Basic Education students was randomly sampled and allocated to experimental and control groups from three selected junior secondary schools in Ikwerre local government area, Rivers State. The experimental group was taught using the gallery walk teaching strategy while the control group was taught using lecture method. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. Basic science performance test (BSPT) instrument developed by the researcher was used to test students’ academic performance. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research questions while analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was employed to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The results revealed that students taught basic science concepts using gallery walk teaching strategy had higher academic performance. Gender had no significant influence on the academic performance of students taught Basic science concepts using gallery walk teaching strategy. It was recommended that teachers should adopt gallery walk teaching strategy in the teaching and learning of science especially basic science, because it fosters active participation of students, encourages collaboration, promotes the use of higher order thinking skills like analysis, evaluation and synthesis and reassures students that their voices, ideas, and experiences are valued since students are more likely to share ideas among a non-threatening group of peers.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Nwanekezi AU, Walele Chimene and Eruchi Kinikanwo-Samuel. Effects of gallery walk teaching strategy on the academic performance of students in basic science concepts in Rivers state. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(12): 253-257.