TEACHING FOOD PRODUCTION AND PRESERVATION USING CONSTRUCTIVIST - BASED STRATEGY TO SS1 BIOLOGY STUDENTS FOR SELF-RELIANCE

E. E. Ekon, C. C. Ihejiamaizu

Abstract


The world’s population is growing everyday but the process of food production to meet the needs of the growing population is dwindling Consequently, conscientious efforts are being made towards improving teaching methods where students are actively involved in thinking and creating ideas themselves, guided by the teacher (rather than being spoon-fed) to acquire knowledge and skills towards improving crop yield and preservation of excesses.  This paper identified 5Es constructivist teaching model to be most appropriate. A sample lesson note for effective teaching of food production and preservation using 5Es constructivist model was developed as a guide.  Researchers suggested that activity based strategies should be employed in teaching biology concepts to enhance acquisition of scientific knowledge and skills for student’s self-reliance.


Keywords


food production, food preservation Biology, 5Es constructivist model, self-reliance

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