REASONING PATTERNS AMONG JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT BIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA IN BASIC SCIENCE IN ENUGU EDUCATION ZONE

  • N M MBAJIORGU, Prof Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu , Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • PEACE AKUNNAM EZE Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu , Enugu State, Nigeria.
Keywords: biological phenomena, Basic science, Enugu Education Zone

Abstract

This study was aimed at finding out the reasoning patterns among Junior Secondary school students about Biological phenomena in Basic science in Enugu Education Zone. Survey
research design was adopted. Ten (10) Schools were sampled out of the forty (40) secondary schools in the Zone. In each of the ten (10) schools, seven (7) students from the three Junior classes JSI, JSII and JSIII, was sampled for the research. The Instrument for data collection were structured questionnaire (SQ) that was administered to a sample of 210  respondents and structured interview Schedule (SIS) used in interviewing thirty (30) students that were further sampled out from the 210 respondents, (ie 3 students from each school). Data Collected for research questions 1 and 2 were answered using mean and Standard deviation while research question 3 was answered using Percentages. The findings are that the students answer
questions on animal prompts more than plant prompts. They respond more correctly to questions on “How'' biological  phenomena occur, than question on “Why” biological
phenomena occur.

Author Biographies

N M MBAJIORGU, Prof, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu , Enugu State, Nigeria.

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND COMPUTER EDUCATION

PEACE AKUNNAM EZE, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu , Enugu State, Nigeria.

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND COMPUTER EDUCATION

Published
2018-07-19
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