Rima International Journal of Education (RIJE)

ISSN Print: 2756 – 6749

Rima International Journal of Education

Rima International Journal of Education was founded in January 2021 by the Faculty of Education of Sokoto State University

Impact of Collegial Teaching and Verbal Interaction on Attitude in Biology among Senior Secondary School Students in Sokoto State, Nigeria

Hadiza Ahmad Gusau
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Sokoto State University.

Bilkisu Umar Mani
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Sokoto State University.

Shamsudeen Bello
Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, Sokoto State University.


This study investigated the impact of collegial teaching and verbal interaction on attitude in biology among Senior Secondary Schools students, Sokoto State, Nigeria. The research used quasi-experimental control group design involving pretest and posttest. Four objectives, four research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. Out of the nine (9) co-educational schools with 1,612 (927 boys and 685 girls) SS II biology students as the target population, three co-educational secondary schools with 164 SSII Biology students (85 boys and 79 girls) were randomly selected as sample size of the study.. Two schools were subjected to two different experimental groups where Biology concepts were taught to the students employing collegial teaching using high and low verbal interaction. The third group was taught the same Biology concept using lecture method as the control group. The treatment lasted for six weeks. Data was collected using Attitude of Students Toward Biology Questionnaire (ASTBQ) with a reliability co-efficient of 0.87. The collected data was analyzed using Man whitney and Kruscal wallis to test the null hypothesis. Findings of the study reveals that Collegial method is significant for improving students’ attitude towards biology, although this attitude is not gender stereotyped. Overall, collegial method is more beneficial than lecture method in terms of students’ performance and attitude when the same concepts are taught by teachers using high and low verbal interaction. The conclusion from this study was that if teachers collegiate among themselves and allow active participation of students to dominate discussion during lesson, then we should expect improved and positive attitudes towards Biology. It was therefore recommended that Biology teachers should employ collegial teaching method and encourage high teacher-student interaction.


Attitude, Biology, Collegial teaching and Verbal interaction


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