Teaching Style among Science Teachers in Secondary Schools

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume IV, Issue VIII, August 2020 | ISSN 2454–6186

 Teaching Style among Science Teachers in Secondary Schools

 Ahmad Rizal Madar1, Sri Sumarwati2*, Hashima Hamid3, Mohd Hasril Amiruddin4, Azhani Che Ibrahim5
1,2,3,4,5University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja 86400, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author

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Abstract: Teachers in the 21st century need to improve the quality of teaching and learning. The quality of teachers’ teaching style is one of the influential factors in producing a more effective learning environment. This study aims to identify the teaching style among science teachers in secondary schools. This quantitative study involved 320 high school students in Johor, Malaysia. The instrument used to obtain the data was a questionnaire consisting of 45 items, including demographic and Grasha Teaching style. Survey results were analyzed using the Statistical Package for The Social Science (SPSS) version 20.0 software for descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. This research found that expert style, formal authority style, personal models style, facilitators style, and delegator style used by science teachers. However, the facilitator style is the most often used teaching style by science teachers in the teaching and learning process. Besides, the findings of this study show that there is a positive and significant relationship between facilitator style and student academic achievement. This research suggests that teachers should focus on the teaching style used in the classroom to improve student academic achievement.
Keywords: Grasha teaching style, teaching, learning, academic achievement, education.