Influence of Teacher’s Questioning Technique on Students' Academic Performance in Social Studies in Secondary Schools in Zaria Metropolis of Kaduna State
The study discussed influence of teachers questioning on students' academic performance in social studies in secondary schools in Zaria metropolis of Kaduna state. There are 196 secondary schools in Zaria metropolis of Kaduna state. Ten (10) secondary Schools in Zaria metropolis were selected from which 37 students comprising of 17 boys and 20 girls were selected randomly from each secondary school for the study. Therefore, the population for the research consisted of 370 respondents (170 males and 200 females). For this study, the researcher adopted one (1) objective, one (1) research question, and one (1) hypothesis. Survey design was used for the study and the instrument for the study is titled “questionnaire on Influence of Teacher’s Questioning Technique on Student’s Academic Performance in Social Studies (ITQTSAPSS). The data collected was analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research question, while t-test and chi-square was used for the hypothesis because it involves genders. Hypothesis was tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The findings reveals that when questions are presented, its activities learner’s to be ready for learning based on previous experience. It was concluded that; Teacher's questioning during class time improves the academic performance of students. The following recommendation was made; teachers of Social Studies should adopt questioning technique in their classes because the technique is capable of stimulating student’s learning outcomes.