Learning Styles And Academic Performance Of Students

Learning Styles And Academic Performance Of Secondary School Students

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CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION

1.1       Background to the Study

Teaching and learning as far as living is concerned-go hand in hand. Human beings are constantly involved consciously or unconsciously and either formal or informal or both in everyday living. Before the advent of Western Education according to Ekanem (2003) in Nigeria in the 19th century by the missionaries, there was in existence the traditional system of education in which some form of knowledge of a certain sort had to be imparted from one generation to another. This enterprise had to be carried out by some agents that we may rightly refer to as teacher of some sort who usually were knowledgeable in their various areas of specialization.

Learning Styles And Academic Performance Of Secondary School Students

According to Udoh (2006) teaching invariably involves the passing of knowledge, skills or models of conducts in such a way that the learner is brought to understand and evaluate the underlying rationale of what I presented to him/her. Nevertheless, teaching goes beyond mere provision of knowledge to the learner. It involves development of the entire being for the individual to contribute his quota to the development of his/her society.

Many teachers find out difficult to teach their learners because the learners may not be involved in the teaching learning process. The learners have a significant role to play in the teaching learning process. This is because, the teachers will impart the knowledge only to the learners who are ready to learn since learning is not by force. This learning varies from person to person due to the presence of individual differences. Reif (2006) states that, all learners have individual attributes relating to their learning process. Most teachers also, teach the way they have already learned. These might have cause the frustration of a good number of learners as they witness that their learning preferences are not accounted for by many teachers.

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Learning Styles And Academic Performance Of Secondary School Students

According Ferre (2002) learning problems are frequently not related to the difficulty of the subject matter but rather to the types and level of the cognitive processes required to learn the material. Moreover, Dun (2005) found that dramatic improvement in students’ academic performance in cases where learning styles have been taken into account show that the way things are taught had a greater impact than the content covered in a course of study. It is believed that when teachers are able to analyze the differences and needs of their students, the educational process is likely to become optimized for both students and teachers.

Learning Styles And Academic Performance Of Secondary School Students

Merill (2010) argued that most students are unaware of their learning styles and if left to their learning styles and if left to their own means, they are unlikely to start new way of learning. Thus, knowledge of one’s learning style can be used to increase self-awareness about their strengths and weakness some learners learn using kinesthetic learning styles, auditory learning styles, as well as visual learning styles, being aware of one’s learning styles as they may influence the academic performance of students becomes therefore, the background for the present study to examine learning style and academic performance of secondary school students in integrated science.

 

 

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