Teaching with Analogies: The Meeting Point between Science and Language

By Foluso Okebukola and Tunde Owolabi.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This study aimed at determining the efficacy of Teaching With Analogy (TWA) model in fostering students understanding and achievement in science. Eighty Senior Secondary One (SS 1) students were selected by stratified sampling technique and divided into two groups using simple random sampling technique. Students’ Achievement Test (SAT) was developed to gather data, which was analysed using t-test statistics. Findings revealed that experimental group performed better than the control group. No gender difference in performance was noticed.

Keywords: Teaching-with-Analogies, Science and Language, Achievement in Science

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp.147-150. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 509.887KB).

Dr. Foluso Okebukola

Lecturer I, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

Foluso Okebukola is a lecturer in the Department of Curriculum Studies, Lagos State University, Nigeria. She obtained her Ph.D degree from the University of Lagos. Her practice, research and writing have focussed on fostering literacy, curriculum issues and content area instruction. She currently serves as the coordinator of Diploma in Nursery and Primary Education, Faculty of Education. She has publications in national and international outlets.

Dr. Tunde Owolabi

Lecturer 1, Department of Curriculum Studies,, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

Dr. Tunde Owolabi is a lecturer in the Department of Curriculum Studies, Lagos State University. He specializes in Science Education (Physics). His area of interest include: curriculum and pedagogy, teaching training and professional development. He has several publications in national and international journals.

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