Effect Of Instruction In Metacognitive Selfassessment Strategy On Chemistry Self-efficacy And Achievement Of Senior Secondary School Students In Rivers State, Nigeria
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 4 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-4-April-2007
Chemistry is one of the major brnaches of science. There are various applications of Chemistry in
home or industry. There is an increasing impact of growing knowledge in the subject of chemistry on
our social and economic life. A poor chemistry foundation at the secondary school will jeopardize any
future effort to enhance achievement in the subject.
The study of chemistry at the secondary school level helps students in developing basic skills,
knowledge and competence required for problem solving in their environment. According to Ohodo
(2005) chemistry contributes generating to the attainment of the aims of education and specifically
helps individuals to develop effective process skills, critical thinking and competences required for
dealing with observation, classification, measurement, counting numbers, recording, communication,
prediction, hypothesis, inference, experimentation, interpretation of data, research, controlling variable
and generalization etc. At the secondary level, the foundation of chemistry education is laid as they are
taught the underlying principles.