Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) Vol. 8(2), pp. 013-020, April 2017. DOI: http:/ Copyright © 2017 International Research Journals


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Effect of drama method on students’ academic achievement in Christian religious knowledge (CRK) curriculum

*Ugwu C. J., Ogwu E.N. and Igbokwe, U.

Department of Arts Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

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Received March 3, 2017;  Accepted April 11, 2017



This study investigated the effect of drama method on students’ academic achievement in Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) in senior secondary schools in Nsukka Local Government Area (NLGA) of Enugu state. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. Quasi-experimental research design was used to collect data from 115 students, randomly selected from1328 senior secondary two (SS11) students offering CRK in public co-educational secondary schools in NLGA. Instrument for data collection was Christian Religious Knowledge Achievement Test (CRKAT) Kuder Richardson Formula 20 (KR20. Mean analysis was used to answer the research questions while the Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 significant levels. Results revealed that students taught using drama method performed better than those taught with lecture method in CRK; also gender does not matter as far as achievement in CRK is concerned using drama method. Recommendations were made based on findings. 


Keywords: Achievement, Cristian religious knowledge, Drama method, Students.