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EEO. 2020; 19(3): 2077-2082

Impact of Heuristic and Traditional Methods of Teaching on Students’ Performance

Noor Muhammad, Sabahat Mushtaq, Mubashira Khalid, Muhammad Saeed.


The study was aimed at comparing different teaching method in the subject of Science at grade VI level. An instrument named achievement test was used based on major themes of Science. A cohort of 60 students with similar level of learning were selected randomly. It is an experimental study with pre-test and post-test group design wheretreatment group was taught by heuristic method and non-treatment group was taught through traditional method for eight weeks. Semi-standardized lessons and science kits were used for treatment groups through activity-based instruction. The results revealed thattreatment group performance was improved than non-treatment group, which showed that heuristic method leads over traditional method in teachingscience in elementary schools.

Key words: Heuristic method, traditional method, teaching of general Science

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