EFFECT OF CURIOSITY ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS OF TUMKUR DISTRICT

Sri. P. Shambulingaswamy

Abstract


According to Good (1945) “Academic Achievement is the knowledge attained or skill developed in the school subjects usually assessed by test scores or marks assigned by teachers or by both.” 

Achievement in the higher secondary level, decides the academic career in one’s life.  This necessitates their improvement in studies and acquisition of higher scores in the subjects they have chosen for study. Academic achievement also allows students to enter competitive fields. Academic achievement also helps shape the minds of students. Knowledge about social science helps people to know the contributions of historians to the progress or decline of their entity,  the religious reforms in the society, revolutions a cause for the upliftment of the generation, the duties and responsibilities of the citizen etc..  Above all the objectives of teaching and learning social science is to facilitate the learners growth into a well informed and responsible citizen, develop and appreciation of the cultural heritage of India and various cultures of the world, enable the students to see the present in the perspective of past developments, promote an understanding of contemporary India, promote economic literacy among the learners, develop social skill and civic competencies etc..


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