Spicing Up Basic Science Instruction with Storyline Strategy; What Is Students’ Achievement?
This study determined the effect of storyline strategy on primary school pupils‟ achievement in Basic Science with moderating effect of English Language proficiency of pupils. This study is the pre-test, post-test control group. It is a 2 x 2 quasi experimental study in which intact classes were used. This implies that the design included two treatment groups of the storyline and conventional teaching methods and pupils English proficiency at two level of high and low. Four schools were purposively selected from the public school in Ijebu-Ode Local government of Ogun State, Nigeria, West Africa. Two schools each served as the experimental group of 62 pupils and the other two schools of 58 pupils served as the control group. Three instruments were used for this study. These are; Teaching guides for the experimental and the control group-Teacher Story line guide (TSG) and Teacher conventional method guide (TCG). Basic Science Achievement test (BSAT), English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT). The major findings in this study were discussed to details Mean while, Storyline strategy has been recommended for Basic Science lessons in Nigeria.
Keywords: Spicing up, Basic Science, Storyline strategy, Teaching Strategy, Experimental group, Conventional group, Control group, Quasi Experimental, Achievement, Method