Effects of Demo Kit on Remediating Senior School Students’ Misconceptions in Mitosis and Meiosis in Ilorin, Nigeria

  • Akindeyi Luwoye Department of Science Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Ganiyu Bello Department of Science Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Gabriel Ademakinwa Adeoye Kwara State College of Education, Oro, Nigeria http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5004-2861
Keywords: Keywords: remediate, misconceptions, mitosis, meiosis, demo kit

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of demo kit on remediating misconceptions held by senior school students’ in mitosis and meiosis. The quasi-experimental design of the pre-test, post-test, non-equivalent control group was adopted for the study. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 60 male and female biology students from two senior secondary schools in Ilorin metropolis. The instruments used for data collection was Mitosis and Meiosis Achievement Test (MMAT). Frequencies and chi-square were used to answer the research questions and test the null hypothesis respectively. The findings revealed that biology students’ held misconceptions on mitosis and meiosis before and after instructions. However, there was a significant difference in the number of misconceptions held by students taught using demo kit and those taught with the conventional method. It was recommended that biology teachers adopt the use of the demo kit for remediating students pre- and post-instructional misconceptions on mitosis and meiosis.

Author Biographies

Akindeyi Luwoye, Department of Science Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Akindeyi Luwoye is a senior Educational Consultant at Great Emeritus Global Educational Services, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. His area of specialization is students’ performance and misconceptions in science, especially biology. Email: drluwoye@hotmail.com

Ganiyu Bello, Department of Science Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Dr. Ganiyu Bello is a Reader in the Department of Science Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. His field of specialization is Biology Education while his research interests are in the areas of constructivism with special focus on biology teaching, learning, teachers’ and students’ conceptions, misconceptions and alternative conceptions in biology; Textbook research and the integration of modern digital Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into Biology Education. He is a member of the Science Association of Nigeria (SAN), Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), Teachers   Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI). Email: bello.g@unilorin.edu.ng

Gabriel Ademakinwa Adeoye, Kwara State College of Education, Oro, Nigeria

Dr. Gabriel Ademakinwa Adeoye holds a Ph.D. in Science Education (Biology) from University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. He is the Lecturer in Charge of the Department of Biology, Kwara State College of Education, Oro, Nigeria. His research interest includes Innovations in Biology Teaching and Learning, and Strategies aimed at helping Learners Overcome Barriers to Study. He has published articles in reputable national and international journals. Email: gabrieladeoye@kwcoeoro.edu.ng

Published
2021-11-17
How to Cite
Luwoye, A., Bello, G., & Adeoye, G. A. (2021). Effects of Demo Kit on Remediating Senior School Students’ Misconceptions in Mitosis and Meiosis in Ilorin, Nigeria. Journal of Learning for Development , 8(3), 557-567. Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/503