This research is concerned with the factors affecting the learning
of social studies in some selected secondary school in Oredo Local Government
Area of Edo State. Five secondary schools were selected in Benin City for this
study. This research was carried out to ascertain the differences in attitude
of students towards the learning of social studies. To bring out this, a
questionnaire was administered to the students and teachers of the five
selected schools in Benin City. The questionnaires were carefully drawn to
elicit the exact responses necessary to the questions formulated. The responses
were analyzed using simple percentages table and statistics. Recommendations
were made based on the analysis of the research findings.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Objectives of the study
Significance of the study
Scope of the study
Scope of the study
Limitations of study
Definition of terms
Factors affecting the learning of social studies
Interest and motivation
Relation of birth order to
Performance of students
Social economic status
Design of the study
Population of the study
Sample and sampling techniques
Method of data analysis
Analysis of result and discussions
Summary of findings
Suggestion for further research
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Social studies is one of the
subject taught in primary and secondary schools today because of its usefulness
to everyday life. According to Adeyoyin (1982) social studies is the study of
man and his totality (the study covers) where he lives, his activities in the
past and present his culture, frame of mind and how he relates to others in the
According to Wronki (1981)
social studies are those common learning of man’s interaction with his social
and physical environment, a way of life of how man influences his environment
and in turn how environment influences man.
IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES
Social studies teach culture, so it enables students to know their norms,
culture, believe and rules in the society.
It enables people to understand
the relationship between human beings and social and physical environment in
the past and present.
Social studies help individuals
to develop the capacity to learn and acquire certain basic skills such as
listening, speaking, reading, writing, calculating, observing, analyzing, and
inference which are essential in the formation of sound social, economic and
Social studies enable students
to understand the environment with its man made, natural, cultural and
spiritual resources and the conservation of these resources for development.
Social studies is taught in
primary and secondary schools in order for them to know what they ought to do
as members of the society. in some secondary schools some students are not
ready to learn due to some circumstances, some believes that social studies is
difficult as a result there is lack of interest in the subject which results to
a negative attitudes towards the learning of social studies. As a subject that
studies man and his totality, social studies should be encouraged at all levels
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Social studies is one of the
subject that teaches man his environment, it enables him to know his norms,
cultures, beliefs, and rules in the society. therefore the importance of social
studies to man cannot be overemphasized. It is therefore very necessary that
man learns about this subject. A lot of difficulties is been faced by man in
learning this subject. This study therefore seeks to investigate into the factors
affecting the learning of social studies.
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The study seeks to investigate
The factors affecting the learning of social studies
The difficulties encountered in the learning of social studies
To seek ways that will motivate students to have interest in the subjects.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study will present the
factors affecting the learning of social studies among students. The study
would also be significant to parents, educationist, social studies association
who would be able to motivate the right attitudes to the learning of social
studies. It may also serve as a basis for other researchers.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This study will cover some
selected secondary school in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. It will
also determine the factors affecting the learning of social studies.
The following research
questions have been formulated to guide the research.
What are the factors affecting the learning of social studies?
What are the effect of the difficulty in learning social studies?
My parents do not encourage me to read at home.
I don’t like my social studies teacher.
Social studies is an interesting subject.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Is a way of feeling, thinking and behaving
An activity or a subject that you enjoy and that you spend your free time doing
Instructional materials: Are those teaching aids that make teaching and learning
to be effective.
Is defines as a relative permanent change in behaviour resulting from practice
Social Studies: Is the study of man and his physical environment.
is an experience person who impact knowledge to an inexperienced person.
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