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Amaefuna and Ezeliora


Greener Journal of Educational Research

Vol. 11(1), pp. 6-10, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7789

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Effect of 5 Step Constructivist-Based Instructional Model on Student’s Interest in Biology



Amaefuna, A.I.1; Ezeliora, B.A.2


1Department of Science Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

2Department of Science Education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli.






Article No.: 040721033

Type: Research



Research has shown that secondary school students perform poorly in subjects including biology. A number of reasons have been adduced as being responsible for the ugly trend, among which are the ineffective teaching methods adopted by the teachers. Consequently, conscientious efforts targeted towards classroom delivery methods that guarantee a shift from teacher-centered to student-centered approach, where students are involved in thinking and doing things themselves, have been made. One of such student-centered approaches is the 5 step constructivist-based instructional model. This model advocates for problem solving learning environment, where the learner constructs and reconstructs knowledge, based on their experiences. The study was carried out in Anambra State. Three hundred and eighty-five senior secondary one biology students formed the sample for the study. The reliability of BII was obtained using Cronbach Alpha and reliability co-efficient of 0.81 was obtained. The data obtained was analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The result of the data analysis showed amongst others that the 5 step constructivist-based instructional model facilitate meaningful learning and interest of students. Findings also revealed that constructivist based enable students to construct their own learning by manipulating and interacting with their learning environment, thus abstract concepts in biology will be easily mastered. Recommendations were also made.


Accepted:  08/04/2021

Published: 15/05/2021


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Amaefuna, A.I.

E-mail: Ia.amaefuna@

Phone: 08067254503



Effect; Constructivist-Based; Instructional Model; Student’s interest; Biology





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Cite this Article: Amaefuna, AI; Ezeliora, BA (2021). Effect of 5 Step Constructivist-Based Instructional Model on Student’s Interest in Biology. Greener Journal of Educational Research, 11(1): 6-10.


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