The Effects of Improvised Materials on the Study of Science in Basic Schools in Aowin Municipality - Ghana

Valentina Osei-Himah, Joseph Parker, Isaac Asare


The primary objective of the study was to investigate the effects of improvised materials in the study of science at the basic schools in Aowin Municipality. The principal issues on which the study focused are the usefulness of improvised instructional materials on the teaching and learning of science and suggested recommendations for school administrators. The instrument used was a structured questionnaire. Data for the study were obtained by administering 200 questionnaires to 30 teachers and 150 pupils. Ten public Junior High schools were selected. 3 teachers and 15 pupils were sampled randomly from each Junior High school making a total of 200. 200 questionnaires were fully answered and returned. The data were analyzed using frequency counts and percentages. The study recommends that in cases where the school does not have original instructional materials and are isolated or inaccessible, instructional materials can be improvised to enhance the teaching and learning of science.

Keywords: Improvised materials, instructional materials, manipulative skills, resourceful

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