Effect of Power–Point Instructional Strategy on Junior Private Secondary School Students Achievement in Social Studies

Adesipe Muyiwa


The paper is all about the effect of PowerPoint Instructional strategy on selected Junior Private Secondary School Students’ achievement in Social Studies. The paper examined various definitions of PowerPoint by different scholars and authorities and all traced  the origin of PowerPoint dated back as 1987. The existence of PowerPoint was traced to Robert Gaskins which was originally called ‘Presenter’ and released under a company called ‘Forethought’. The effects of PowerPoint were vividly discussed, to show us the extent to which it has recovered its achievement in the teaching – learning process. Effect of PowerPoint instructional Strategy on selected Junior Private Secondary School Students’ achievement in social studies was determined using a pretest, post-test quasi-experimental design. Four private secondary schools were selected from different local government areas in Ibadan metropolis. The research Instrument used in this research work was Social Studies Achievement Test (SAT). A pre-test was conducted for the two groups (group A and B) after which the researcher taught the two groups with different approaches but the same topics. Group A was taught with PowerPoint presentation and group B was taught with conventional method.The Instrument Comprised of fifteen (15) test items with five options a to e. After the lesson, the same test were administered to both groups and the  researcher obtained data from the instrument.

Keywords: PowerPoint, Instructional strategy, social studies, achievement.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/12-1-01

Publication date: January 31st 2021

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