Effect of Field Trip On Students’ Academic Performance in Basic Technology in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria

Volume 3 - Issue 2
Amosa Abdul Ganiyu Alasela Ogunlade Oyeronke Olufunmilola Adunni Suliat Atobatele
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Abstract:


The use of field trip in teaching and learning helps to bring about effective and efficient learning in Basic Technology. Field trip is a group excursion away from the normal education environment for firsthand experience of an historic site or place of special interest. This study therefore was geared towards finding out the effect of field trip on students’ academic performance in learning practical skills in Basic Technology in Ilorin, Nigeria. A pre-test, post-test and control group quasi-experimental design was adopted for this study. Two sampled upper basic Schools were selected from Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State using purposive sampling technique. The two sampled upper basic Schools comprised 50 students who were randomly assigned to treatment (25 students) and control (25 students) groups. Analysis of Co-variance (ANCOVA) was used to analyze the data collected. The findings revealed that at significant level, the value produced F (2, 22) = 3.44 > 0.109 Therefore, hypothesis one was rejected. Also, at 0.05 significant level, the value produced F (2, 9) = 4.26 > 0.433. Therefore, hypothesis two was rejected. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that; teachers should take students on field trip so as to promote and encourage active engagement in learning, self-motivation, discovery learning and learning by experience.

Keywords

  • Basic Technology
  • Field Trip and Academic Performance
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