SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATIONS: IMPLICATION FOR INQUIRY TEACHING MODEL IN NIGERIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
I.A. Msheliza, Ph.D & Musa Adamu Mshelia, Ph.D
The paper examined inquiry teaching model as one of the teaching models that teacher can use in teaching-learning process at the primary school level for optimal result. The goals of the model as well as the application of the model by the teacher in a given learning situation, was discussed. It further explained the implication of the model for science education and innovations. The merits and demerits of the model were equally discussed. It also covers how the teacher can use the model for effective and efficient teaching-learning process. The study concludes that the importance of teaching model cannot be underestimated; because it gives the learners some basic awareness and creativity which will prepare them for greater scientific ideas, innovation and knowledge which is intrinsic within the framework of effective use of the model. Finally, the study recommends that teachers ensure proper utilization of inquiry teaching model to achieve the goals and objectives of primary education as enshrined in the National Policy on Education.