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American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(6), 391-399
DOI: 10.12691/education-8-6-5
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Process Skills Application and Higher Order Thinking Skills among Biology Students in Colleges of Education in Southwestern Nigeria

KAREEM Adeyinka Oluwaseun1, and ADELEKE Moruf Ademola1

1Department of Science and Technology Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Pub. Date: June 08, 2020

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KAREEM Adeyinka Oluwaseun and ADELEKE Moruf Ademola. Process Skills Application and Higher Order Thinking Skills among Biology Students in Colleges of Education in Southwestern Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research. 2020; 8(6):391-399. doi: 10.12691/education-8-6-5


The study determined the level of Process Skills Application (PSA) and utilization of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) among Biology students in colleges of education in southwestern Nigeria as well as the relationship between the PSA and HOTS of Biology students in colleges of education in the study area. The population comprised of all Biology students in colleges of education in southwestern Nigeria. One hundred students were selected from each of two federal colleges and three state colleges of education in the study area making a total of five hundred students. Thirty students were randomly selected for observation for process skills application of the students. The study revealed that there was a moderate level of PSA while the utilization of HOTS among the respondent was low. It was also revealed that there was no significant relationship between process skill application and higher order thinking skills (r=0.10, p>0.05) of Biology students in the study area.

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