A Comparative Analysis of Activity Based Learning on Male and Female Students Achievement Inlistening Skill at Grade-VI
This paper reports on a study that investigates the effect of activity-based learning on the listening skills of male and female students’ achievement. It also considers the differences in the achievement of male and female students of grade VI. The study had a pre-test and post-test equivalent group design. A sample of 120 students was selected randomly from boys’ and girls’ schools of district Nowshera. In both gender schools, control and experimental groups were made. Each group consisted of 30 students. The experimental groups were instructed through activity-based learning, whereas the control groups were taught with the traditional method of language teaching. A total of four teachers, two from each gender school, were selected for teaching the assigned groups. A post-test was conducted at the end of the experiment in both groups. The results of the study showed that the experimental groups performed better than control groups in the listening test. Moreover, no significant difference was found between the achievements of boys and girls in experimental groups. The study recommends that professional teacher training courses should introduce and promote activity-based learning.