EFFECT OF CASE BASED LEARNING AND REGULAR TEACHING METHODS ON SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN CHEMISTRY IN MAARA, THARAKA NITHI COUNTY

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Antony Arimba
David Wamukuru
Zephania Anditi

Abstract

Most concepts in Chemistry are abstract. Case Based Learning may help improve achievement in Chemistry. The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of Case Based Learning (CBL) and Regular Teaching Methods (RTM) on secondary school students’ achievement in Chemistry in Maara Sub- County where performance is below average percentage mean scores. The study used a two by two pre-test post- test quasi-experimental factorial design. Purposive sampling was used to select 70 students from a population of 18,611students in three co-educational secondary schools. Simple random sampling method was used to assign groups to experimental and control groups. Pre-test was administered to two groups. The instrument was validated by science education experts from Egerton University Faculty of Education and Community Studies and examiners in the Kenya National Examinations Council. Pilot testing was done in Meru South Sub-County. The reliability of the instrument was 0.79. After eight weeks, a post-test was administered and data analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics at α = 0.05. The study found that the mean differences in post-test were statistically significant between those exposed to CBL and RTM, p<0.05 the experimental group performed better than RTM group. Based on this study, chemistry instructors may use CBL in teaching chemistry.

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How to Cite
Arimba, A., Wamukuru, D., & Anditi, Z. (2023). EFFECT OF CASE BASED LEARNING AND REGULAR TEACHING METHODS ON SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN CHEMISTRY IN MAARA, THARAKA NITHI COUNTY. Journal of Education and Practices ISSN 2617-5444 (ONLINE) & ISSN 2617-6874 (PRINT), 3(2), 114-121. Retrieved from https://journals.essrak.org/index.php/education/article/view/248