International Academic Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies

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Effectiveness of Improvisation of Instructional Materials on Students’ Academic Achievement and Retention in Christian Religious Studies (Crs)

Prisca Ijeoma Eze

Abstract: The importance of instructional materials in achieving the set specific instructional objectives cannot be over-emphasized. Christian Religious Studies (CRS) is abstract in nature and require instructional materials to make its teaching and learning more concrete and lively. The study then examined the effectiveness of improvisation of instructional materials on students’ academic achievement and retention in Christians Religious Studies (CRS). Two research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted the pretest posttest non-equivalent control group design and was carried out in coeducational public Secondary Schools in Nsukka Urban in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. A total of 100 JSS II students consisted the sample for the study. The results of the study showed that academic achievement was influenced by the use of improvised instructional materials, that improvised instructional materials promote students’ retention. Based on the findings, the following recommendations are made: teachers generally and CRS teachers in particular should always improvise when factory made instructional materials are not available to concretize their lessons that are abstract in nature to improve students’ achievement in the subject and CRS teachers should be encouraged by school management through reinforcement for improvising to improve students’ academic retention, lifelong and meaningful learning

Keywords: Improvisation of instructional materials, Local Resources, Academic Achievement and Retention, Christian Religious Studies

Page: 33-39

DOI: 10.9756/IAJPES/V5I1/1810009

Volume 5, Issue 2, 2018