AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FIELD WORK IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY IN NIGERIA SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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ABSTRACT

    This study examines the effectiveness of fieldwork in the teaching and learning of geography in secondary schools in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State. This study was carried out in 10 secondary schools in the study area: one hundred and twenty Students and ten teachers were used as the sampling size of the study. Questionnaire method was used to gather data: The study also examines the attitude of students and teachers towards fieldwork and examined whether fieldwork as a component of geography is a regular exercise in secondary school or not. Findings show that fieldwork is important in the teaching and learning of geography, this is because it simplifies learning and gives students sound knowledge of natural and human phenomena. However, fieldwork is constrained by many factors such as economic, political and social factors. Recommendation were made that schools and teachers should be encourage to go on fieldwork, that fund should be provided by government, school and parents in other to embark on successful fieldwork exercise. 










TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page i

Certificate ii

Dedication iii

Acknowledgements iv

Abstract v

Table of contents vi-vii

CHAPER ONE:

Introduction

Background to the Study 1-2    

1.3 Statement of the Problem 3

1.4 Aims and Objectives 3-4 

1.5 Significance of the Study 4

1.6 Research Questions 4-5

1.7 Scope of the Study 5

1.8 Definition of Terms 5

CHAPER TWO: 

Literature Review 6

2.2 History and Development of fieldwork 7

2.3 Structure of field Learning Experience 8-9

2.4 The Principle of Fieldwork in Geography 9-10

2.4.1 The Principle of Active Participation (Activity) 10

2.4.2 The Principle of Observation and Perception 10-11

2.4.3 The Principle of Environmental Teaching 11

2.5 Fieldwork and Development of Basic Skills 12

2.6 Fieldwork and Development of Affective Behaviour 12-13

2.7 Fieldwork and Development of Perceptual Awareness 13-14

2.8 The Value of Fieldwork 14-15

2.9 Constraint to the use of Fieldwork as a Teaching Method 15  

CHAPER THREE

3.1 Research Methodology 16 

3.2 Research Design 16

3.3 Sample Size of the Study 16

3.4 Sample and Sampling Procedure 16-17

3.5 Instrument for Data Collection 17-18

3.6 Validity of Instrument 18

3.7 Administration of the Instrument 18

3.8 Data Analysis 18

CHAPER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.1 Introduction 19

4.2 Demographic Data of the Respondents 19-28

4.3 Summary of Finding 28 

CHAPER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS    

5.1 Summary 29

5.2 Conclusion 29

5.3 Recommendation 30

References 31-33

Appendix II 34-35

Appendix II 36-37


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APA

Ajayi, T (2020). AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FIELD WORK IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY IN NIGERIA SECONDARY SCHOOLS. Afribary.com: Retrieved December 03, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/taiwos-project-11-1

MLA 8th

Taiwo, Ajayi. "AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FIELD WORK IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY IN NIGERIA SECONDARY SCHOOLS" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 18 Jun. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/taiwos-project-11-1 . Accessed 03 Dec. 2020.

MLA7

Taiwo, Ajayi. "AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FIELD WORK IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY IN NIGERIA SECONDARY SCHOOLS". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 18 Jun. 2020. Web. 03 Dec. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/taiwos-project-11-1 >.

Chicago

Taiwo, Ajayi. "AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FIELD WORK IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY IN NIGERIA SECONDARY SCHOOLS" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed December 03, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/taiwos-project-11-1