COMPARING TRADITIONAL AND HEURISTIC METHODS OF TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY GRADE SCIENCE
Dr. Noor Muhammad, Dr. Muhammad Saeed
The study aimed at comparing heuristic and traditional teaching method in the subject of Science at grade VI level. An achievement test was used as an instrument which included four major themes of science. A cohort of 60 students was divided into two equal groups having almost similar level of learning achievement, determined on the basis of previous results. The study employed pre-test post-test equivalent group design in which control group was facilitated by traditional method and experimental group was taught by heuristic method, each for eight weeks. Semi-standardized lesson plans and science kit were used for teaching to the experimental group using activity-based teaching. The findings revealed that the output of treatment group was more effective than the non-treatment group.