Effective Learning and Retention Through Advance Organizer Model
Effective classroom teaching in science requires advance thinking and proper planning. Advance organizers are information the teacher presents, at the onset of a deductive lesson, used by students to help them mentally organize new material. In the present study, the investigator has made an attempt to find out the effectiveness of Advance Organizer Model on achievement in physics with respect to (a) Knowledge (b) Comprehension (c) Application (d) Analysis (d) Synthesis and (e) Evaluation of secondary school students. For the present study, the Equivalent group Experimental method was adopted. Two hundred and forty students were selected from three types of Higher Secondary Schools in equal strength of both control groups and experimental groups in the study and two levels of treatments of the instructional strategy (independent variable) namely Advance Organizer Model, and Conventional Method are selected. The dependent variable is the achievement in physics as determined by the achievement test scores. The major conclusions based on the statistical analysis of data is that the advance organizer model is more effective than conventional method on the achievement in physics with respect to (a) Knowledge (b) Comprehension (c) Application (d) Analysis (d) Synthesis and (e) Evaluation and is useful to improve retention ability of secondary school students.