INFLUENCE OF INSTRUCTION ON STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGICAL DRAWING IN SOKOTO STATE, NIGERIA
This study investigated the influence of instruction on the drawing performance of students in Sokoto State, Nigeria. The main objective was to find out whether students will improve in drawing performance if they are tutored on the salient features of the biological drawing. A pretest-posttest- the quasi-experimental design was used in carrying out the research. The population of the study was the Senior Secondary 1 students of Sokoto State. The estimated number of this group of students according to Ministry of Education Sokoto was 18,932. Purposive sampling technique was used to select six schools that participated in the study. The treatment involved 16 sessions of teaching focusing on various aspects of biological drawing and labelling. Biology Drawing Test (BDT) was administered on the subjects to test the students ’ acquired knowledge and application o f the knowledge in practical drawing and labelling tasks. The measures obtained from the instrument were subjected to statistical analyses of t-test to test the two hypotheses of the research. The findings showed that the experimental groups performed significantly better than the control group in both drawing and labelling skills. The research, among others, recommended that biology teachers should provide specific instructions on drawing and labelling to students for effective learning and understanding of biological concepts.
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