A STUDY OF EFFECTIVENESS OF CONCEPT ATTAINMENT MODEL IN TEACHING OF SCIENCE AT IX GRADE LEVEL By Dr. Amit Gautam and Jayanti Kumari

Abstract

Traditionally, teacher is being the controller of the environment. Power and responsibilities are held by the teachers. They play the role of instructor (in the form of lecture) and decision maker (in regards to curriculum, content, and specific outcomes). They regard students as having knowledge holes that need to be filled with information therefore, the teacher powers knowledge into passive students. According to this point of view it is the teacher that cause learning to be occurs. Novak (1998) beyond formal instruction , the new challenges and opportunities for learning arising from varying user need, expectations, expertise and the available information source. Therefore the educationists and the intellectual have started thinking about such innovative educational practices that can make learning more pleasant experiences worth having and students can be actively involved in their own process of learning and concepts their own knowledge, so the approaches of concept attainment model are being widely used in the field of teaching learning.