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Effect of Play Way Method on Achievement of Nigerian Primary School Pupils in Basic Science: Educational and Counselling Implication

Anthonia Olunwa Aneke, Ezeudu, F. O, Uzodinma Uchenna, E, Njoku Obiageli, Onwurah Chimezie, Dike Ibiwari, Julie Ibiam, Mkpoikanke Sunday Otu, Emmanuel Ikechukwu Nnamonu


It is quit unfortunate that methods of teaching Basic Science is not adequate. Hence, there is need to investigate methods that can be effective in teaching the subject in Nigerian Primary Schools. Thus, the objective of the study was to determine the effect of play way method on the achievement of the primary one pupils in Basic Science in Udenu Local Government Education Authority of Enugu State, Nigeria. The study adopted a quasi-experimental research design. The study was carried out in Udenu Local Government Education Authority of Enugu State (N=120). A 20 objective test items Basic Science Achievement Test (BSAT) was used for data collection. The play-way and the conventional lesson plans were also developed for the study. The data collected for the study were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Based on the data collected and analyzed, the study revealed that the pupils taught basic science using play-way method achieved higher than those taught with conventional method. Based on these findings, the implications, recommendations and conclusion were drawn.

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