THE EFFECTS OF AUTHENTIC PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICES ON STUDENTS’ EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCES AND RETENTION POWER
In-practice traditional lecture, discussion and assignments based pedagogical practices play its role in students’ learning and retention power. The current study intends to investigate whether authentic pedagogical practices are more effective in terms of enhancing students’ educational performances and retention power or the traditional pedagogical practices. Therefore, this study focused on investigating the effects of authentic and traditional pedagogical practices on students’ educational performances and retention power at secondary level. The objective was to measure the effects of authentic and traditional pedagogical practices on students’ educational performances and retention power. A pre-test post-test comparative group design was adopted to conduct the study. The students of experimental group were exposed to authentic pedagogical practices while the control group was treated on traditional routine pedagogical practices. Data from the experimental and control group were collected through a self-developed test. Thrice was the test administered to both groups, the collected data were analyzed through Mean, Standard Deviation and independent sample t-test. Results of the study concludes that students of experimental group performed higher on the post-test than the students of control group, the performance of experimental group was also better as compared to the control group on the test of retention power. Keeping in view the results that data yielded, it was recommended that teachers at secondary level may follow authentic pedagogical practices as compared to other traditional ones. Based on the findings of the study relevant and applicable recommendations were made.
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