Effect of Joyful Teaching on Grade IV Students? Academic Performance in Science
Sajia Husain Proity
The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of joyful teaching on students academic performance in general science at primary level. A quantitative (experimental) research design was used to achieve the purpose of this study. A classroom experiment was conducted where participants were 40 students from grade IV in one school of Dhaka city. The data gathering procedure included a test question. Findings revealed that joyful teaching instructed students had higher scores on the posttest compared to those exposed to conventional (lecture) method of teaching. In addition, this investigation explores some vital teaching techniques and strategies for teachers to make their classes joyful. It was suggested that if science teachers could implement joyful teaching into their teaching methods, there would be an improvement in academic performance of primary school students in science learning. Finally, further implications were presented on joyful teaching to create an easier way to promote excellent performance of students in general science at primary level. This study can help teachers and other stakeholders in education to develop strategies for supporting school teachers in the effective use of joyful teaching methods.
Keywords: Joyful teaching, traditional teaching, joyful teaching strategies and techniques, quantitative experimental research design
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015
Pages: 1232 - 1240