Active learning, engagement and academic performance among students in Kampala district: a case study of Makerere College School.
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Purpose of the Study is to establish the relationship between active learning, engagement and academic performance among students in Kampala district. The study was guided by the following objectives; To examine the relationship between active learning and engagement. To establish the relationship between engagement and academic performance and to ascertain the relationship between active learning and academic performance. The study adopted a Pearson correlational research design. This research design determines whether and to what degree a relationship exists between two or more variables within the study. Table 5 shows that the Pearson’s correlation coefficient between Active learning and active engagement is r = 0.085 and p = 0.438. The null hypothesis is rejected. Table 6 shows that there is a positive significant relationship between active engagement and academic performance r = -0.329** and p = 0.002. Therefore, the null hypothesis is rejected. Table 7 shows Pearson’s correlation coefficient between active learning and academic performance r = -0.082 and p = 0.455. The null hypothesis is rejected and it is concluded that there is a significant relationship between active learning and academic performance. This implies that active learning influences student’s engagement. Conclusively, Task based performance enhancement give students a realistic practice and thus, it is important to consider presenting information in multiple modalities to accommodate different learning styles. Student engagement and academic performance are also significantly related. A student’s level to academic performance is dependent on his / her ability to commit him / her in learning new skills. And it was recommended that; parents, relatives, guardians and school administrators should take an active role in providing their children with a favorable physical and psychological environment both at home and at school.