Assessment of the Influence of the Lecturer’s Teaching Strategies on Undergraduate Students’ Learning Outcomes in the Use of English in Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Nigeria
Abstract: The study examined various teaching strategies employed in the teaching of Use of English among undergraduate students in Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Nigeria. It investigated undergraduate students’ learning outcomes in Use of English and determined the influence of the lecturer’s teaching strategies on undergraduates’ learning outcomes in Use of English. This was meant to ensure that effective teaching strategies of the lecturer will bring about indisputable undergraduate learning outcomes in Use of English. The study adopted survey research design. An intact sampling technique was employed in selecting 840 undergraduate students from two faculties out of the three in the university. Three instruments were used for the study. Two research questions and one hypothesis emanated from the study. The results showed that Demonstration method 62.6%, Discussion method 60.0% and Teacher Expository method 50.7% were the most common teaching strategies employed by the lecturer in the teaching of Use of English. Results also showed that majority of the students 451(53.7%) put up average performance and the lecturer’s teaching strategies significantly influenced undergraduate students’ learning outcomes in Use of English (F=6.415, p<0.005). The study concluded that effective use of teaching strategies is capable of inculcating explicitly a favourable attitude in learners and enhance achievement.