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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 1485-1488

Testing Efficacy of Small Group Discussion in Educating Teen-Age Girls
Kumari Madhu* and Punam Kumari
Department of Home Science Extension and Communication Management College of Community Science DRPCAU, Pusa Samastipur, Bihar, India
*Corresponding author

Evidences have shown that Active learning methods are directly associated with students’ engagement in the process of learning and there by improvement in their learning outcome. To test this empirically, the researcher chose to work upon testing the efficacy of small group discussion brining change in pupil’s learning outcome  as compared to lecture alone. For the purpose, test material on ‘importance of protein for human body’ was developed and knowledge test prepared accordingly. The research design selected for the study was pre-test post-test control group design. Control and experimental groups each of 25 intermediate level students were farmed. Knowledge-test was given to both the groups before delivering the lecture. After the pre-test was over; the groups were given the pre-knowledge test. After the pre-test, lecture was given to both the groups. Then the groups were separated and experimental group was assigned to hold small group discussion by making a group of five each. Both the groups were their fed the knowledge-test again and their mean difference score between pre and post knowledge test was calculated separately. The mean difference score for experimental group was thus 4.00, while it was 1.24 in case of control group. The difference in pre-test, post –test score was found to be significant with a calculated‘t’ value of 2.18 and 5.00 for control and experimental group respectively The t-value being significant at one percent level for experimental group. It was thus concluded that the lecture along with small group discussion was more effective for educating teen-age girls than lecture alone.

Keywords: Active Learning , Small Group Discussion, Teen Age Girls, Validity, Reliability

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Kumari Madhu and Punam Kumari. 2020. Testing Efficacy of Small Group Discussion in Educating Teen-Age Girls. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 1485-1488. doi:
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