RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACHIEVEMENT IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE EDUCATION THROUGH BLENDED LEARNING APPROACH AND PERSONALITY OF STUDENT TEACHERS By Dr. P.N.Lakshmi Shanmugam

Abstract

The teacher is the actual builder of the nation.  Personality is displayed in more than just behavior. It can also be seen in our thoughts, feelings, close relationships and other social interactions. It is generally believed that the inspiration exaltation, confidence, and the strength  that the student receives from his teacher takes him gradually to the glorious height of achievement, making him thoroughly, equipped to lead a balance and ideal life.  The use of Blended Learning Approach by teachers in higher Education has increased significantly during the past decade.  It reflects the changing nature of students’ life with students facing many competing demands in their time and requiring flexibility in learning.  The aim of this study was to find out the relationship between Achievement in Physical Science Education through Blended Learning Approach and Personality of student teachers.  The sample of this study was 135 student teachers based on Matching Technique matching the subjects within the five points of the entry behavior test scores.  The investigator used the Blended Learning Approach in delivering multimedia content of Physical Science Education using Video Conference, CD ROM SIM and Printed SIM to the student teachers in colleges of Education to serve the fast growing educational needs.  This study showed that there was substantial positive relationship between Achievement in Physical Science Education through Blended Learning Approach and Personality of student teachers.

Keywords: Blended learning, Achievement, Personality, Physical science education.