Effect of Problem-Solving and Jigsaw Teaching Techniques on Academic Achievement of Business Education Students in Financial Accounting in Universities in Anambra State, Nigeria
The study determined the effect of problem-solving and jigsaw on academic achievement of business education students in financial accounting in universities in Anambra State. The study was quasi-experimental research which specifically used the pre-test and post-test non-equivalent control group design. The population of the study was 719 business education students in universities in Anambra State and the sample size was 123 business education students drawn from 2 universities. Financial Accounting Achievement Test (FAAT) developed by the researcher using 300L past questions between 2020 to 2022 was used as research instrument. FAAT was administered to business education students in both experimental and control groups. Test-retest method was used to establish the reliability of the instrument and data were analysed with Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient which yielded 0.86. Mean was used to answer the research questions while analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test the hypotheses. The SPSS version 21.0 was used for analysis. Findings revealed that using problem-solving and jigsaw instructional mode enhances business education students’ academic achievement in financial accounting when compared with lecture teaching method. Based on the findings of the study, the researcher concluded that problem-solving and jigsaw instructional mode has the capacity of improving business education academic achievement in financial accounting. It was therefore recommended among others, that problem-solving and jigsaw instructional mode should be formally adopted by business education teachers in universities for teaching financial accounting and other skill-based subjects to improve academic achievement of business education students.
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