Effectiveness of Inquiry Training Model in the Teaching of the Subject Social Science


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Divyesh Z. Parmar

Head Teacher

Primary School, Chavaj, Tal & Dist : Bharuch - 392015

E-mail : devparmar2102009@gmail.com

Mo. No. +91-9898108593

Dr. Dipika B. Shah

Professor and Head,

Department of Education, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat.


Teaching a subject like social science needs special teaching method. Therefore there is a need to study the effectiveness of the teaching method in social science. This study is based on effectiveness of Inquiry Training Model in the teaching of the Subject social science. For this study a sample of 156 students were drawn from std 8th class from rural and urban area of Ankleshwar and labeled as experimental group and controlled group. First of all intelligence test was taken, then Inqiury Training Models were prepared and implemented after pre-testing on experimental group. Controlled group was taught by traditional method. After completion of the both treatment, achievement test was administrated as post-test to students of experimental group and traditional group. One way ANOVA and 2 x 2, 3 x 2 ANCOVA was used to arrive at the following conclution :

(1) The Inquiry Training Model is more effective than traditional method.

(2) There is no significant different between boys and girls opinion on Inquiry Training Model.