Impacts of Reciprocal Teaching Technique on Academic Achievement of Students in Office Practice in Colleges of Education, Kwara State, Nigeria
Keywords:Reciprocal teaching, Conventional lecture methods, Academic achievement
AbstractThe study investigates the impacts of reciprocal teaching techniques on the academic achievement of students in Office practice in Kwara State, colleges of education, Nigeria. Two research questions were raised and answered while two hypotheses were tested at the 0.05 level of significance. The population of the study was 200 level of Office practice students in colleges of education, Kwara state, Nigeria. A purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample of 138 students who were grouped into treatment and control. The data were collected through programmed material (modules) for Office Practice which was divided into weeks, and Office Practice Achievement Test (OPAT) developed by researchers. The ANCOVA statistical tool was used to test the two hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The results showed that the reciprocal teaching technique improves students’ academic performance. It was recommended that Business educators should use reciprocal teaching techniques for teaching effectiveness and enhanced academic performance.