Effect of polya problem-solving model on senior secondary school students’ performance in current electricity

This study was designed to investigate the Effect of Polya Problem-Solving Model on Senior School Students’ Performance in Current Electricity. It was a quasi experimental study of non- randomized, non equivalent pre-test post-test control group design. Three research questions were answered and corresponding three research hypotheses were tested in the study. The study was performed in Ilorin metropolis in Kwara State Nigeria, making use of two schools purposively selected. Sixty Senior Secondary School Two students were used in each school, making a total of One hundred and twenty students. The experimental group was exposed to Polya Problem-Solving Model while the control group was exposed to Lecture method. The two groups were pre-tested and post-tested using Performance Test in Current Electricity (PTCE). Data collected after Six weeks were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), the hypotheses were tested at alpha level of 0.05. The findings showed that students exposed to Polya Problem-Solving Model performed better than those exposed to Lecture method. The educational implications of the study were highlighted and recommendations were made.