A STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CONCEPT ATTAINMENT MODEL OVER CONVENTIONAL TEACHING METHOD FOR TEACHING HOME SCIENCE AT SECONDARY LEVEL

Professor Vandana Goswami, Sushma Verma

Abstract


Concept attainment model as an approach to teaching is concerned with the concept formation and concept attainment. Concept attainment is a process of finding out defining attributes of a given category. Concept attainment model helps to clarify ideas. It engages students in formulating a concept through the use of examples and non examples. Keeping in view the importance of Concept attainment model in the teaching- learning process, a study was conducted to determine the comparative effectiveness of concept attainment model over conventional teaching methods for teaching Home Science at secondary level. The study was conducted on class 9th students by using experimental method. The sample of the study comprised to 488 class 9th students. Simple random sampling technique was used to collect data. 244 students were selected randomly to form an experimental group. Another 244 students were selected randomly to form the control group for the study. The experimental group was taught through concept attainment model and the control group was taught by using conventional methods of teaching after completion of teaching, a self constructed achievement test was administered. For drawing the result, t-test was used. The results showed that there existed significant difference between the pre-test and post-test achievement scores of the students taught through concept attainment model of teaching as well as conventional teaching methods. The significant difference was found between the post-test mean achievement scores of the students taught through concept attainment model and conventional teaching methods.

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