Secondary School Students’ Assessment of Problems and Challenges in the Teaching/Learning of Physics in Nigeria
Physics which is one of the core sciences is crucial to understand the world around, world inside and world beyond us. Physics is the bedrock of science and technology because many of the tools on which the scientific and technological advancement depends are the direct products of Physics. The principles of Physics have been widely used for various economic, scientific and technological advancement such as in information technology, which has reduced the world into a global village through the use of satellites and computers. Despite the importance of Physics to the scientific and technological development of our nation, understanding of the subject had dwindled over the years and performance of the enrolled students had not been encouraging. Improving the learning of Physics and achievement in it requires a lot of input from the teachers because the role of the teacher in the classroom is important. Many factors have contributed to poor performance and achievement of students in physics.
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017
- Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
- DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0258
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
- Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada