Effect of Heuristic and Dalton Laboratory Plan on Students Academic Achievement in Social Studies

Tavershima Timothy Hanior


The study examines the effect of Heuristics and Dalton laboratory plan on student  academic achievement in social studies. A total of 448 students both male and female from Jss 2 participated in the study. The study  employed a quasi experimental design. The instrument used for data collection was social studies achievement test (SOSAT)  which  was subjected to a split-half  method and reliability co-efficient of 0.072 established the data gathered fro m the study were subjected to ANCOVA, mean and standard deviation. The result of the study revealed that there was a significant difference between students taught using Heuristic and Dalton laboratory plan and those taught using lecture method, and that there was no significant difference in the mean achievement test of male and female students in social studies. The study therefore recommends that teachers of social studies should employ the use of Heuristic and Dalton plan to facilitate easy teaching and learning of social studies.

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