MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ANKPA EDUCATION ZONE, KOGI STATE

MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ANKPA EDUCATION ZONE, KOGI STATE

ABSTRACT

The study investigated the motivational strategies for effective learning of Geography among senior secondary school students in Ankpa Educational Zone of Kogi state. The study was guided by five objectives and research questions. The design of the study was descriptive survey. The population of the study comprises of the SSS III geography students of both public and private schools (government approved) in the study area. The instrument used for the study is Motivational Strategies for Effective Learning of Geography (MOSFELG). These were administered to the geography students of the 19 sampled secondary schools within the study area. The research questions were answered and analyzed using mean score. Any item with mean score of 2.50 and above was considered as agreed and any item with mean score below 2.50 was considered disagreed. The finding revealed among other things that students were encouraged, motivated and developed problem solving skills when taught with motivational teaching strategies. The recommendation that were made include the presentation of Geography subject matter by geography teacher in order to motivate student to effectively learn geography.