Enhancing Students’ Performance in Colleges of Education in Nigeria Through Innovative Methods of Teaching

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ENHANCING STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA THROUGH INNOVATIVE METHODS OF TEACHING

BY

ADEGBAMIGBE, A. FRANK
IWUOZOR, P. OBIALOR
&;
LEREMA, E. SOKOLAYAME

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (T)
ASABA, DELTA STATE

Abstract
The focus of this paper was to examine the innovative methods that can be used by the teacher to enhance the performance of students in colleges of education in Nigeria. In order to accomplish this, the researchers look into concept of teaching and learning, education innovation, innovative methods of teaching,

Introduction
Education is a light that shows the mankind the right direction to flow. The purpose of education is not just making a student literate but adds rationale thinking, knowledgeablity and self sufficiency (Damodharan & Rengarajan, 2006). When there is a willingness to change, there is hope for progress in any field. Creativity can be developed and innovation benefits both students and teachers. Basically teaching must include two major components sending and receiving information. Ultimately, a teacher tries his best to impart knowledge as the way he understood it. So, any communication methods that serve this purpose without destroying the objective could be considered as innovative methods of teaching. The use of innovative methods in educational institutions has the potential not only to enhance students’ performance and improve education, but also to empower people, strengthen governance and stimulate the effort to achieve the human development goal for the country. Change is a common characteristic of every society (Edozie, 2006). He explained that changes take place in society; man is confronted by new challenges which require new ways to tackle. Also, in this era of technology advancements, better ways of doing old things are now available to man. The education sector is one area where tremendous changes have taken place in the last century. Traditional or conventional instructional strategies are giving way to new techniques and approaches. Some of these innovative techniques are a combination or a modification of the old teaching methods. However, there is need to enhance students’ performance in Nigerian Colleges of Education because of changes in society and advancement in technologies. It is in light of this, that this paper was aimed to look at innovative methods of teaching that can be adopted in Colleges of Education in Nigeria to enhance students’ performance. Concept of Teaching-Learning

Teaching is a two way communication between two or more persons who influence each other by their ideas and learn something in the process of interaction. Teaching is an intricate, exiting, challenging and interactive skill. The modern teaching process emphasizes on the learner, guides the learner and promotes learner developments. Teaching if, highly developed, is an art and truly teacher is an artist. The art of teaching calls for a high degree of flexibility, adoptability and nimbleness of mind, Teaching is a one word but it includes multifarious activities. The main function of teaching is to create learning situation, impart knowledge, develop understanding and skill, motivation to learn, diagnosis of learning problems, making curriculum material, recording and reporting the learner's development etc. Learning is a process which produces desired changes in the behaviour of the learners. Learning situations are the basics to understand the concept taught. Learning takes place when insight is gained, when the processes are understood, in short when interaction has taken place between the teacher and the learner. There are some conditions which can ensure good learning. These conditions are motivation, psychological security, experimentation, comprehension, understanding and feed back of the learner. In a learning situation student's active participation is the most essential aspect for effective...
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