IMPACT OF INQUIRY METHOD OF TEACHING IN ADULT LITERACY CLASS FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING OUTCOME IN ILORIN METROPOLIS
This study investigated the impact of inquiry method of teachingin adult literacy class for effective learning outcome in Ilorin metropolis. The study adopted a quasi-experimental design of pre-test, post- test to enable researcher evaluate the performance of the learners. The paper generated two (2) research questions and one hypothesis to guide the study. The population for the study covered all adult learner in Ilorin. Twenty (20) learners were sampled using cluster sampling technique, from two adult literacy centers’ in llorinEast and Ilorin South Local GovernmentArea in Kwara State. The participants were randomly assigned to experimental group (inquiry method) and control group (conventional method), were taught with detailed instructional programme in Social Studies which was designed in both methods. The researcher used 15 multiple questions tagged Social Studies Performance Test as the instrument. The test was administered on both groups in pre-test and post-test simultaneously by the researchers. The study covered a period of five weeks- Pre-test, 2nd -4th week- Treatment/ control (teaching) and 5thweek- post-test. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer both research questions while Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test the hypothesis, at 0.05 alpha level. Among other things, the study recommends the use of inquiry method in teaching adults in post literacy programme as if fosters deep understanding and assimilation of the subject matters.
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