Impact of 5Es Learning Model on Academic Performance in Chemical Equations Concept among Secondary School Students, Katsina Metropolis, Nigeria
The study investigated the Impact of 5Es Learning Model on Academic Performance in Chemical Equation Concept among Secondary School Students, Katsina Metropolis, Nigeria. It employed a Quasi-experimental pretest and posttest control group research design, featuring two groups (Experimental and Control group). The experimental group was exposed to 5Es learning model in the concept of balancing chemical equations while the control group was taught using lecture method. The study sampled eighty one (81) SS 2 chemistry students, from two secondary schools in Katsina Metropolis drawn from population of 753 students. The instrument developed and used to collate data for the research was the Balancing Chemical Equation Performance Test (BCEPT) with reliability coefficient of 0.79. Two research questions were formulated to guide this study, which includes; what is the difference between the mean academic performance scores of Chemistry students exposed to 5Es learning model and those taught with lecture method? And two null hypotheses were also formulated for testing at a significant level of P≤0.05, among which; there is no significant difference between the mean score of Chemistry Students academic performance, when exposed to the 5Es Learning Model and those taught with lecture method. The data collated were analyzed using t-test statistic. The result obtained showed that student in the experimental group performed significantly better than those in control group. And the treatment in relation to gender was found to be gender friendly. Based on the findings, it is recommended among others that the State Government, institutions and professional bodies such as National Teachers Institution, Science Teacher Association of Nigeria and National Union of Teachers, should organize seminars, workshops, in-service and re-training programmed for teachers on the effective use of Activity- based, students-centered teaching strategy that focus on constructivist learning approach and others, in the teaching of Chemistry.
5Es Learning Model, Academic Performance, Chemical Equations
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