The Effectiveness of Teaching an Educational Unit According to the Learning Cycle-5 Es Model "Bybee" in the Development of Problem-Solving Skills and Academic Achievement in Geography Subject in Grade 9 in Jordan

Jamal Abdel Fattah Al Assaf


The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of the learning cycle-5 Es model “Bybee ”in the development
of problem-solving skills and academic achievement in Geography subject in the ninth graders in Jordan. The study
consists of 60 students from the University Education Directorate in Amman in the second semester for the year
2017/ 2018. The sample was distributed randomly into two groups; one of which is experimental of (30 students) and
was taught according to the Bybee model. The other was a control group, which consisted of (30) students and was
taught in the usual way. The study tools consisted of the cognitive achievement test and the capacity scale for
The results of the study showed that there were statistically significant differences in the average achievement of the
ninth-grade students in geography subject, due to the impact of the teaching strategy in favor of the experimental
group. Also, it showed statistically significant differences in the average achievement of ninth grade students in
geography, due to the teaching strategy of problem-solving skills and in favor of the experimental group.
The researcher recommended the benefit of the learning model "Bybee" in teaching the geography subject at all
stages of the upper stage.

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