SIGNIFICANCE OF IMPROVISED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE.

Sabejeje, A. J., Bello, I . J.  and *Oloyede-Akinselure, A.I.
Integrated Science Department,

*Chemistry Department,
Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.
E-  mail: sabegentle@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

The primary objective of this study was to investigate the significance of improvised instructional materials in teaching and learning of Integrated Science. The population of the study consisted of Junior Secondary Schools (JSS1-JSS3) in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State. The sample comprises ten (10) Secondary Schools (these include Five public and Five private schools), twenty (20) students from each school. The research instrument used for data collection was Questionnaire. Data collected were analysed using t-test statistical analysis. The five hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the hypotheses showed that there is significant difference between the students taught using improvised instructional materials and those that were not taught with them. It is therefore recommended that improvised instructional materials are very significant in teaching and learning of Integrated Science, and also Integrated Science teachers should be trained in improvising instructional materials and develop positive attitudes toward it. Finally, government was advised to provide more funds for science-based subjects so as to improve the technological capacities and abilities of Nigerians.

Keywords:Improvisation, Instructional Materials, Teaching, and Integrated Science