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Dealing with biology students’ fear of genetics: computer assisted instruction (CAI) to the rescue


Paul AO

The study reviewed students’ fear for Genetics in Biology in Nigeria based. Personal observation of the reviewer and evidence from literature showed the traditional teaching strategies have low positive effect on students’ understanding of Genetics. Also, the review showed that poor performance on questions bothering on Genetics has been severally attributed to Biology teachers’ use of traditional lecture method which fails in communicating Genetics concepts effectively. This formed the basis of review. It was concluded that the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) packages could be used by teachers to assist in distilling students’’ fear of Genetics and make teaching and learning more realistic and effective. It was recommended that Biology teachers should be trained and regularly retrained by the government on the utilization of ICT packages for instructional delivery in Biology.

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