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Teaching Method and Assimilation of Students in Tertiary Institutions: A Study of Covenant University,Nigeria

Duruji, M. M. and Azuh, Dominic E. and Joshua, Segun and Olanrewaju, I. P. and Okorie, U. (2014) Teaching Method and Assimilation of Students in Tertiary Institutions: A Study of Covenant University,Nigeria. In: Proceedings of EDULEARN14 Conference, 7th-9th July 2014, Barcelona, Spain.

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Abstract

The choice of teaching method which is the general principles, pedagogy and management strategies used for classroom instruction is very important to degree of assimilation by the recipient of teaching. Teaching theories primarily fall into two categories or “approaches” teacher-centered and studentcentered. In the former, teachers are the main authority figure in this model. Students are viewed as empty vessels whose primary role is to passively receive information (via lectures and direct instruction) with an end goal of testing and assessment. However in a student-centered approach, teachers and students play an equally active role in the learning process. The teacher’s primary role is to coach and facilitate student learning and overall comprehension of material. Student learning is measured through both formal and informal forms of assessment, including group projects, student portfolios, and class participation. The main aim of this paper is to examine the relationship between teaching method and assimilation of students and the impact on examination performance. A sample of 300 students cutting across the various schools and colleges in Covenant University who have taken at least not less than two semesters examinations was used for the study. Student-Lecturer relationship, examination contents, students’ mode of study and assimilation, effort and students’ CGPA were the parameters used for this purpose.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching Method, Assimilation, Tertiary Institution, Covenant University, Nigeria
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 11:43
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 20:44
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3240

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