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Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences
Year: 2012  |  Volume: 9  |  Issue: 4  |  Page No.: 173 - 179

Innovative and Effective Science Teaching Strategies for Quality Assurance in Nigerian Secondary Schools

Jack Uzezi Gladys    

Abstract: This study introduces some new teaching strategies for science classrooms in Nigerian secondary schools to ensure quality in teaching and learning. The purpose of this study is to improve science teaching by combining selected new teaching strategies with traditional teaching methods to improve the quality standard in science classrooms and to enhance students’ performance in the basic science subjects. These teaching strategies include student-centred learning; problem based learning, conceptual change teaching, case studies and cooperative learning. The principles of science classroom effectiveness in teaching/learning and improvement of assessment methods using new assessment procedure in the science classrooms is also discussed. Some practical examples were also given as means of improving experimental science teaching quality using cooperative learning and case studies.

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