West African Journal of Education

II Vol. XXXIX 2019

Psycho-social Factors and Creativity of Undergraduates in South-West Nigeria

by Felix-Kingsley Obialo and Adenike E. Emeke
Introduction Researchers have continuously underscored the importance of creativity in human growth and development. Puccio (2012) described creativity in human growth and development as an essential life skill.One can, therefore, assert that creative living is away oflifewhose purpose isliving a deeper and richerlife (Puccio,Mance,Switalski andReali, 2012). If creativity is a way of life, it becomes necessary to promote it. Understanding and promoting creative living is a function of a number of factors which researchers and practitioners of creativity have grappled with since the beginning of research into the phenomenon of creativity. In spite of the groundbreaking successesrecorded in the global creativity literature, Nigeria cannot qualify as a country that has truly made creativity a deliberate part of her existence (Obialo, 2017a). This lack of the promotion of deliberate creativity in Nigeria has brought more challengesfor Nigerian creativity researchers who have to (...)

Evaluation of the Undergraduate Chemistry Education Programme in Universities in Rivers State, Nigeria

by Mathew Christian and Modupe M. Osokoya
Introduction Chemistry is a natural and physical science subject that has a wide application in almost all spheres of human endeavours. The role of chemistry and chemistry education in human capacity development through education, especially science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), is a well-established locally and internationally (Olson and Riordan, 2012; Hassan, 2016; Eagan, Stolzenberg, Zimmerman, Aragon, Sayson and Rios-Aguilar, 2017; Hazari et al, 2017; Shamsuddin, Arome, Aminu, Isah and Adamu (2017). For several years, there has been considerable national attention given to increasing the talent pool in STEM to address the growing concerns of sustainability in the global economy, (...) Continue

Psychological Factors as Predictors of Senior Secondary Students’ Attitude toward Environmental Concepts in Biology in Lagos, Nigeria

by Oladipo,Adenike J., Ogundiwin, Oluyemi Akinleye, and Ngwu, Nora Uche
Introduction Biology is the natural science that is concerned with life and living organisms, their characteristics, forms, functions and relationship with each other and with the environment. Biology is an aggregate of many specialised disciplines which engages students in varied process skills such as observation, clarifying, and interpreting, predicting, designing experiments, organizing information and(...) Continue

Fostering Mathematics Achievement: The impact of age, gender and self-esteem using the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale on Secondary School Students in South West, Nigeria.

by Osiesi, Mensah Prince and Fajobi, Olutoyin Olufunke
Introduction Mathematics achievement is a fundamental indicator of the extent to which students' learning and understanding of mathematics concepts, principles and logic as taught by the teacher is measured. It represents the performance outcomes that indicate the extent to which students have accomplished specific mathematics goals as prescribed by the (...) Continue

Estimating Generalizability and Dependability Studies of Students’ Scores in Teaching Practice Assessment in a Nigerian College of Education

by S. T. Bamidele , S. B. Adebara, Usman Muhammed and Ameen Akeem
Introduction In measurement history, the leading theory for explaining latent trait underlying examinees' test performance is the Classical Test Theory (CTT) which describes how errors can influence observed scores. It is a simple model based on the true score theory that introduces three concepts - test scores or observed scores (X), true scores (T), and error (...) Continue