IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 3, March 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Kennedy Ameyaw Baah
This study was conducted to determine the extent to which discovery learning could enhance the performance of Basic Six pupils in Basic Electronics. It is a quantitative action research that employed the One Group Pretest-Posttest research design. The performance of 21 Basic Six pupils in Basic Electronics was obtained after being taken through a five-hour introductory lesson and another five hours of discovery learning. Data collected were analysed using Average of Gains and Paired t-Tests. Results revealed that discovery learning approach is more effective in improving student achievement in Basic Electronics. Also, the experience of doing it by oneself makes it easier to discover and grasp concepts that are even deemed above standard. It was concluded that discovery learning approach is a viable teaching method for enhancing pupils’ performance in Basic Electronics. Based on these, it was recommended that teachers adopt the discovery learning approach for teaching Basic Electronics at the basic level and that government and private school proprietors make the needed resources readily available for teachers.