Hybrid Teaching Approach: A Strategy for Enhancing Mastery of Knowledge and Practical Skills in Students of Vocational and Technical Education

Abstract

This study was aimed at investigating an effective strategy that will enhance mastery of knowledge and practical skills in teaching and learning. The study was carried out at Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria. The sample population were drawn from three hundred level undergraduate students of Technology Education (TE) and Vocational education (VE) in the school of science and technology Education. Hundred students were possessively drawn, 70 students from TE and 30 students from VE. Out of this number 25 were female and 75 males. The design adopted for the study was pretest post-test experimental non-equivalent control group. Hybrid and traditional lesson plans, Students’ achievement and performance test were the research instrument developed, validated by three expert and used for data collection. Three research questions and three hypotheses were raised. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions. The t-test analysis was used to test the hypotheses at 0. 05 level of significance. The research findings indicated that significance different exist, in the performance between the students in control and experimental groups, students in experimental group performed better than those of the control group. Furthermore, results also indicated that there is no significant difference in the opinions of male and female students on the effect of hybrid method of teaching in enhancing teaching and learning. Hence, the study recommended that hybrid approach of teaching should be adopted as a teaching strategy in enhancing teaching and learning.



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M. U. Cyril, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adamawa, Nigeria
A. O. E. Egunsola, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adamawa, Nigeria
Aishatu Salihu Bello, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adamawa, Nigeria
Wilfred Sunday, Government Science and Technical College Adamawa, Nigeria

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Conference: ECTC2015
Stream: Future Classrooms

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