International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Impact of Discussion Method on Students Performance
Dr Fazalur Rahman, Jaddi khan khalil, Prof Dr Nabi Bux Jumani, Dr Muhammad Ajmal, Dr Samina Malik, Muhammad Sharif,

Teaching is an art of assisting students to learn. All good teaching is characterized by proper teaching method. This study was undertaken to investigate the effectiveness of teaching methods in the subject of social studies. The study was experimental in nature and a pretest/posttest control group design was used. The sample of the study consisted of 62 students of grade 10th. The students were grouped into control and experimental groups equally. Both groups were pre-tested. Two teaching methods (discussion and lecture method) were used in the study. The experimental group was taught with discussion method along with lecture while the control group was taught with lecture method only. Four lessons were selected in the subject of social studies. Duration of each period was 45 minutes. The experiment was continued for one month. Pretests and Posttests were developed for each topic. The results of pre-tests revealed that there was no significant difference in the performance of both groups. While the results of post-tests revealed that there was significant difference in the mean score of both experimental and control group. The results of the study indicated that mean score of the experimental group was higher than the control group. It was concluded that discussion method was more effective than lecture method. The study recommended that teachers may prefer discussion method in teaching of social studies.

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