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Chemistry -Influence of Home Environmental Factors on Learning

The Influence of Secondary School Student’s Home Environmental Factors on their Interest towards Learning of Chemistry in Oboloafor Education Zone of Enugu State.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1   Background of the Study

Since ancient time, experiments have been made with the materials around us to feed, cloth and shelter ourselves. What started as a satisfaction of our basic needs has now developed into the science of chemistry.

According to “History of Alchemy” by- Simpson and Weiner (2001) the etymology of the word chemistry has been much disputed. The genesis of chemistry can be traced to-certain practices, known as alchemy which had been practiced for several millennia in various parts of the world, particularly the Middle East.

Alchemy, which was practiced around 33OAD, is the study of the composition of waters, movement, growth, embodying, disembodying, drawing the spirits from bodies and bonding the spirits within bodies (Zosimos). An alchemist was called a Chemist’ in popular speech, and later the suffix “ry” was added to this to describe the art of the chemist- as “Chemistry”.

Chemistry, a branch of physical sciences, is the study of the composition, properties and behaviour of matter. Chemistry is also concerned with the interactions between atom (and groups of atoms) and various forms of energy (eg photochemical reactions) changes in phases of matter, separation of mixtures, properties of polymers etc). Chemistry is sometimes called “the central sciences” because it bridges other natural sciences like physics, geology and biology with each other. Therefore chemistry is viewed as a branch of physical science but distinct from physics.

According to Ababio (2001) chemistry is one of the three main branches of pure-science that deals with the composition, properties and uses of matter. It intends to prove that since matter is anything that has mass and occupy space, chemistry is found in every part of our environment.

Chemistry according to the lexicon universal encydopedia (2001) is a physical science that deal with the composition structure and properties of substances and also the transformation that these substances undergo. It cannot be denied that products of science and technology have changed our world hence we can state without mincing words that the home environment bears the brunt of our scientific mistakes, waste and experiments.

A home could be described as a micrometer of the society to which individuals first identify him.  It is from the home that attitudes, behavioural norms and that ethics that set the patterns of growth and development of the child are set. It is in the home that the overall development of the child takes- place and this is why all those who take care of the child at this stage should be aware of the challenges the situation poses for them. Ezudo (2006).

This is evident that parental involvement have a greater impact on achievement in the primary age range than the variation in school quality. Hence children receive not just skills, knowledge and intellectual stimulation at home, they also absorb a positive attitude towards learning and a strong self image as a successful learner (Desforges, 2003)

Education of the child initially and continually rest with the home. Though informally the education of the home is very important as they play a contemporary role in the education of the child. The influence of the home on the outcome of child’s Learning is to a large extent limitless.

Environments are considered very influential in the education of the child. As a child grows his abilities and aptitudes also develop inmately. As time goes on he becomes an individual with all the potentials and peculiarities of his own. He is now set for learning, which could be differentiated from Instinct. It is at his level that the attitude and behavioural dispositions, his environment starts having effects on him. And the positive and negative outcome of his initiation abilities will depends largely on those he imitates at home. Many people believe that environment has great influence on the education of the child. Ezudo, (2006)

The oxford Advanced learners Dictionary of current English (2005) defined environment as the conditions that affect the behaviour and development of somebody or something. Environment according to Lawal, Mohanrmed and Adeleke (2000) in Lawal (2001) is the unadulterated extended biotic and abiotic components that influences the development or growth of people, animals, plants and the different systems of life that they support. Also chambers 21st century dictionary (1999) define environment as the combination of internal and external conditions that surround and influence a Living organism.

One cannot ignore the effect that environment has on a particular individual because it is the basic upon which one gains new experiences meanwhile for learning of chemistry to be effective in secondary schools, there should be a conducive environment for study as well as the interest of the students in the subject.

Interest according to Robinson and Davidson (2001) is the desire, eagerness, curiosity to learn or know about someone or something. Therefore it has been observed that a student is likely to gain greater understanding of a particular concept if he is interested in it.

Also Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary of current English (2000) defines interest as something that concerns, involves, draw the attention of or arouses the curiosity of the person. It is also the feeling that you have when you want to know or learn more about somebody or something. Therefore investigation has shown that chemistry is very important for the development of any society and environment at large but there are some noticeable lack of interest of secondary school students in chemistry. Many factors are responsible for this abnormal behaviour. Therefore the aim of this study is to investigate the influences of some home environmental factors that affect   students’ interest in chemistry.

1.2   Statement of the Problem

Year after year, their had always been the problem that students perform poorly in chemistry. Such poor performance in chemistry and science subject in general depends on many factors. Some factors are known to extert some influence on the learners of these science subjects. Though the influence of these factors may not be encountered in the same way by all the students.

Therefore it is possible that those factors that originate from cognitive domain, psychomotor domain and affective domain can be responsible for such poor performance in the learning of chemistry.

Then the problem of this study is to investigate how secondary school student’s factors from the affective domain can affect there cognitive performance and one of such factors is interest. How far will home environmental factors influence their interest in the learning of chemistry?

1.3   Purpose of the Study

The intention of this study is to investigate how the secondary school students home environmental factors influences their interest in the learning of chemistry. The factors are many but for this study the following are to be investigated in other not to make the work cumbersome.

  1. To identify weather physical home environment can affect can affect students interest in the learning of chemistry
  2. To find out how economics home environment can affect students interest in the learning of chemistry
  3. To ascertain weather political home environment can influence the interest of the students in the learning of chemistry.
  4. To ascertain weather social home environment can influence the interest of the students in chemistry.

1.4   Signification of the Study

This research was carried out with a view to investigate the influence of secondary school student’s home environmental factors on their interest towards learning of chemistry. The result of this study would stimulate student’s interest towards effective learning of chemistry in secondary schools.

Moreover, the finding of this study would be of great important to secondary school students, Government, parents and society in general. This is because if the interest of the students would have a positive change towards their learning, their would be an increase in the aspiration of people to learn chemistry and science subject in general.

Finally the influence of secondary school students home environmental factors on their interest towards learning of chemistry would help students to acquire the basic skills to handle problems associated with the study of chemistry.  Hence, this will enable the students to device the possible means of avoiding those problems.

1.5   Scope of the Study

This research was limited to Obolo affor Educational zone in Udenu/Igbo Eze-North local government Area. It was also limited to senior secondary school (SS1&11) students with a total number of ten schools sampled for the study and with 100 chemistry students.

1.6   Research Questions

  1. To what extent does physical home environment influence students interest in the learning of chemistry?
  2. How far does economic home environment affects students interest in the learning of chemistry?
  3. To what extent does political home environment influence students interest in the learning of chemistry?
  4. How do social home environment influences students interest in learning chemistry?

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