The effectiveness of the Investigation-based learning strategy in the achievement of biology subject and entrepreneurial learning skills among fourth-year science students


  • Rasoul Thamer Tohme Sumer University/ College of Basic Education


Investigation-based learning, entrepreneurial learning skills


      The research aimed to identify the effectiveness of the Investigation-based learning strategy in the achievement of biology and entrepreneurial learning skills among fourth-grade science students. To achieve this, an experiment was conducted that lasted two months, in an-Najah preparatory school for boys, and the fourth-grade science students reached (77) students, using a simple random method. Two groups were selected, with (39) students for the control group and (38) students for the experimental group. The two groups were rewarded on variables (chronological age, intelligence, and a measure of entrepreneurial learning skills). The researcher adopted an experimental design with partial control for two equal groups (experimental and control). Extraneous variables were also controlled, and the experiment was implemented in the second semester of the academic year (2022 - 2023 AD). After completing the experiment, the results were analyzed statistically using a t-test for two independent samples. The results concluded that there was a statistically significant difference in favor of the experimental group in achievement and entrepreneurial learning skills. In light of this, the researcher came up with recommendations and proposals, including:

1- Using the investigation-based learning strategy in teaching academic subjects, including biology for other levels of study. Conducting another study to determine the effectiveness of the investigation-based learning strategy in other variables.

2- Introducing the inquiry-based learning strategy into the teaching methods curricula in the Life Sciences Department of the Colleges of Education, in order to teach students how to apply it in teaching after they graduate.

3- Building a training program for biology teachers according to entrepreneurial learning strategies, which will reflect positively on their students.

4-Paying attention to entrepreneurial learning skills and adding them to the curricula in schools and universities because of its role in producing entrepreneurial ideas that reflect positively on the academic and personal lives of students