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Journal of Educational Research and Review

Research Article | Published February 2017 | Volume 5, Issue 1, pp. 1-8

Assessment of effect of jigsaw puzzle model on PGDE students’ learning of difficult concept in educational statistics

 

 

 

Aminu Yusuf1*

Kanda Gizaki2

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    1.    Department of Education Foundations, Faculty of Technology Education, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria.

    2.    ATBU Staff Primary School, Bauchi, Nigeria.

 

 

 

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Citation: Yusuf M, Gizaki AK (2017). Assessment of effect of jigsaw puzzle model on PGDE students’ learning of difficult concept in educational statistics. J. Edu. Res. Rev. 5(1): 1-8.
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 Abstract 

 

Determining the effect of anxiety; performance; on instruction given using Jigsaw Puzzle Model (JPM) on Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) students’ learning of difficult concept in Educational Statistics were among the objectives of the study. True - experiment- pre test- post test control group design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consisted of 50 (30 male and 20 female) 2015/2016 Academic session PGDE students from Faculty of Technology Education (FTE), Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi. Proportional stratified random sampling technique using hat and drawn method was used to select 48 (24 experimental and 24 control groups) PGDE students. Revised Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale (RMARS) by Baloglu and Zelhart (2007) and Mathematics Attitude Scale (MAS) by Tapia (1996), in addition to that Teacher -made Achievement Test (TAT) were used for data collection. Hypotheses were tested at α = 0.05 level of significance. Results from the study showed that Educational Statistics instruction given using JPM had effect on PGDE student’s anxiety (Ϝ (4.812) = .033, ρ<.05); there is also statistically significant difference in performances between control and experimental groups on the post test (Ϝ(5.816) = .007, ρ<0.05). Instructors to make uses of JPM in delivering lectures involving identified difficult concept to learn by students; similar study to be carried out were the recommendations made from the study.

 

Keywords  Effect   jigsaw puzzle model   PDDE students   

 


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