Effect Of Teaching Using Preferred Learning Styles On Students’ Performance In Biology And Geography In Secondary Schools In Nairobi County, Kenya

Learning styles influence students in all levels of education and a mismatch of teaching styles to preferred learning styles makes learning a stressful experience to many learners. In Nairobi County, students in both private and public schools have not been performing well in sciences. In the study, matched teaching styles with preferred learning styles were conceptualised as the independent variables that determine their performance in biology and geography. The purpose of this study therefore was to establish the effect of matching of teaching styles with preferred leaning styles of students’ performance in biology and geography, in private and public secondary schools in Nairobi County. This County was chosen because of unsatisfactorily performance in sciences as, only 12.632% of the schools got a mean grade of B- and above, in the years 2004 to 2010. The study was based on Felder Learning Style Theory, and Grasha Teaching Style Theory. The study employed quasi- experimental research design, where a pre-test, treatment of experimental group and a post test were used to estimate the impact of an intervention of mismatch of traditional teaching styles with preferred leaning styles in secondary schools in Nairobi County. A purposive sample of 1,322 Form Two Students in private and public schools were randomly selected for the study. Questionnaires and pre-test and post-test were used to collect quantitative data. A full disclosure of the nature of the study was given to subjects with an extended opportunity to ask questions and get their free consent to participate.

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SILA, K (2021). Effect Of Teaching Using Preferred Learning Styles On Students’ Performance In Biology And Geography In Secondary Schools In Nairobi County, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-teaching-using-preferred-learning-styles-on-students-performance-in-biology-and-geography-in-secondary-schools-in-nairobi-county-kenya

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SILA, KAITHO "Effect Of Teaching Using Preferred Learning Styles On Students’ Performance In Biology And Geography In Secondary Schools In Nairobi County, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 19 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-teaching-using-preferred-learning-styles-on-students-performance-in-biology-and-geography-in-secondary-schools-in-nairobi-county-kenya. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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SILA, KAITHO . "Effect Of Teaching Using Preferred Learning Styles On Students’ Performance In Biology And Geography In Secondary Schools In Nairobi County, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 19 May. 2021. Web. 20 Apr. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-teaching-using-preferred-learning-styles-on-students-performance-in-biology-and-geography-in-secondary-schools-in-nairobi-county-kenya >.

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SILA, KAITHO . "Effect Of Teaching Using Preferred Learning Styles On Students’ Performance In Biology And Geography In Secondary Schools In Nairobi County, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed April 20, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-teaching-using-preferred-learning-styles-on-students-performance-in-biology-and-geography-in-secondary-schools-in-nairobi-county-kenya