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Dr. Babalola Ogunkola

 

Dr. Babalola Ogunkola
Title: Director & Senior Lecturer in Science Education and Evaluation
Department: School of Education
Discipline: Education
Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons.), PGDE Lagos, M.Ed, PhD (Ibadan)
Contact: Telephone no: (246) 417-4458
Fax no: (246) 417-9615
Email: babalola.ogunkola@cavehill.uwi.edu
 
Biography: Dr. Babalola J. Ogunkola is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education and Evaluation in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. He holds a PhD Degree in Science Education & Evaluation. He has over sixty (60) publications in several local and international journals, mostly in the areas of Evaluation of Science Students’ Achievement and Teaching Effectiveness in Science Education.

He has over 20 presented papers in local and international conferences. He is the Managing Editor of the Caribbean Educational Research Journal, published by the School of Education, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He is an Executive Editorial Board Member of Intellectbase International Consortium based in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He is also a member of professional associations and institutes such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.
Research:
  • Evaluation of Teacher Effectiveness
  • Dynamics of Student Achievement in science
  • Determination of Scientific Literacy Levels.
Publications: Journals – Refereed

Ogunkola, B. J. (1997): Some Selected Environmental Variables as Measures of Academic Achievement in Biology among Secondary School Students. In Journal of Research in Education, 1(2), pg. 42 – 46.

Ogunkola, B. J. (1998): Gender Differences in the Performance of Secondary School Students in Theoretical and Practical Biology Tasks in a Nigerian Environment. In Journal of Research in Education, 2(1), June, pg. 88 – 93.

Ogunkola, B. J. (1999): Perception of Science Teachers of the Relationship between Substance Abuse and Unethical Behaviours among Adolescents in Nigerian Secondary Schools. In Journal of Educational Focus, pg. 32 – 36.

Ogunkola, B. J. (1999): Environmental Determinants of Teenage Women’s Contraceptive – Seeking Behaviour. In Journal of Sports Sciences and Health Education, 1(1), p. 65 – 69.

Ogunkola, B. J. (1999): Interaction Patterns in Primary School Science Classrooms in Ijebu-Ode. African Journal of Educational Research (5)1, 51–61.

Ogunkola B. J. (2000): High School Science Teachers’ Perception of In Service Training Programmes in Nigeria. In Perspectives in Education, 16(2) – Publication of the Society for the Advancement of Research, India, p. 43–50.

Ogunkola, B. J. (2000): Instructor Expressiveness, Student Locus of Control and Cognitive Entry Behaviour as Determinants of Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Biology. In Journal of Educational Focus, 3(1), December, p. 81 – 91.

Ogunkola B. J. and Bilesanmi-Awoderu, J. B. (2000): Effects of Laboratory – Based and Lecture Methods on Students’ Achievement in Biology. In African Journal of Education, 5(2), September. An Official Journal of the Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, p. 247 – 260.

Ogunkola, B. J. (2000): The Relationship between Cognitive Entry Behaviour and Academic Performance of Some Nigerian Secondary School Students. Ife Psychologia – An International Journal, 8(2), September, p. 96 – 103. Available at http//www.ajol.info/viewarticle.php?id

Ogunkola, B. J. and Bilesanmi-Awoderu, J. B. (2002): Perception of Biology Teachers on Instructor Expressiveness as Teaching Behaviour in Secondary School Biology in Ogun State, Nigeria. In African Journal of Educational Management, 10(1), June, p. 31 – 30.

Ogunkola, B. J. (2003). Combined and Relatives Effects of Biology Curriculum Content, Self-confidence and Job Satisfaction on Students’ Performance in Biology. In Nkrumah Journal of Research in Education (NKRUJORE) – A Journal of Nkrumah Teachers’ College, Kabwe, Zambia 1(1 & 2), 57 – 63.

Ogunkola, B. J. (2003): Impact of Instructor Expressiveness and Some Students’ Personal Characteristics on Students’ Attitude Towards Biology. In Ife Psychologia – An International Journal of Psychology in Africa, 11(2), p. 214 – 228. Available at http//www.ajol.info/viewarticle.php?id

Ogunkola, B. J. (2003): Locus of Control Dimensions as Correlates of Students’ Achievement in Biology. Nigerian Journal of Educational Research, vol. 1.

Ogunkola, B. J. (2004). Curtailing malpractices in public examinations. Nigerian Journal of Educational Research and Evaluation, 5(1), 91 – 96.

Olatoye, R. A. and Ogunkola, B. J. (2004): Relationship between Availability of Science Equipment and Science Teacher Attitude Towards Teaching in Lagos State Secondary School. Nigerian Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics, 5, p. 54 – 59

Ogunkola, B. J. and Bilesanmi-Awoderu, J. B. (2004): Effects of Homework and Students’ Ability Levels on the Academic Achievement of High School Seniors in Biology. Journal of Education, A Publication of Faculty of Education, University of Uyo, 2(2), 1 – 11.

Bilesanmi-Awoderu, J. B. and Ogunkola, B. J. (2004): Teaching Large Classes in Biology: An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Instructor – Expressiveness Teaching Behaviour. Sokoto Educational Review, 6(2), 152 – 177.

Olatoye, R. A. and Ogunkola, B. J. (2004): Teachers’ Gender, Qualification and Experience as Predictor of Attitude towards Science Teaching in Lagos State Secondary Schools. Nigerian Journal of Emotional Psychology and Sport Ethics, 6, p. 39 – 44.

Olatoye, R. A. and Ogunkola, B. J. (2004): Teachers’ and Students’ Attitudinal Factors as Correlates of some Nigerian Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Science. Journal of Research in Education and Rural Development. Published by the National Association for Education Research and Rural Development (NAERRD), 2, p. 41 – 50.

Ogunkola, B.J. and Olatoye, R.A. (2004): Student Gender, Self-Concept and Attitude Towards Science As Predictors of Performance in Practical Biology Tasks. Sokoto Educational Review. Vol.7, September. 124 – 133.

Erinosho, S. Y., B. J. Ogunkola, B. J. and Olatoye, R. A. (2004): An Assessment of Students’ Enrolment, Teacher and Teaching Resources in Science in Ogun State Secondary Schools. Research Report 2, Institute of Education, O. O. U., Ago-Iwoye.

Ogunkola, B. J. (2005): Gender Differences in Students’ Participation and Achievement in STM. : Doing what matters in Nigeria. International Journal of Labour and Trade Unionism, 1(1), 161 – 171.

Ogunkola, B. J. (2005): Science knowledge of Junior Secondary School Graduates: Influence of Gender and Location. Journal of Educational Focus, 6, 53 – 61.

Ogunkola, B. J. and Olatoye, R. A. (2005): Strategies for Improving Participation and Performance of Girls in Secondary School Science in Nigeria: Science Teachers’ Opinions. Gender and Behaviour. Published by Ife Centre for Psychological Studies, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 3, p. 453 – 464. Available at: http://ajol.org/viewissue.php?jid

Olatoye, R. A. and Ogunkola, B. J. (2005): An Analysis of Science Achievement, Students’ and Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Science in Public and Private Schools. Studies in Curriculum, 4, p. 33 – 42.

Ogunkola, B. J. and Adebanjo, O. O. (2006): Assessing Integrated Science Teachers’ Instructional Strategy Influences in Secondary Schools in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Educational Focus, Vol. 7, 111 – 120.

Ogunkola, B.J. (2006) “An Assessment of Teaching Ability of Elementary Science Teachers in Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme in Ogun State Nigeria”. In 1st African Conference on Primary/ Basic Education Abstract. University of Botswana, Gaborone

Ogunkola, B. J. and Olatoye, R. A. (2006): Gender Differences in the Knowledge of Science among Science and Non-Science Senior Secondary School Students in Nigeria. Academic Journal of Research and Development, Abuja, 1(1), 165 – 176.

Ogunkola, B. J and Solarin, M. K (2006): Teachers’ Instructional Strategy Preferences in Science Teaching in Some Secondary Schools in Ogun State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Teacher Education and Teaching, 2(3), 124 – 135.

Ogunkola, B. J. (2007). An Assessment of Teaching Ability of Elementary Science Teachers in Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Education and Vocational Research, 2(1), 40 – 46.

Ogunkola, B .J. (2007). Reforming Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) Education for Growth and National Development in Nigeria. Signal – A journal of Development and Policy Issues in Africa. 1 (1) ,62-71

Alebiosu, K.A., Ogunkola, B.J. and Olatoye, R.A. (2007): Teachers’ Characteristics as Correlates of Students’ Academic Achievement in Integrated Science in Ogun State, Nigeria. Research Report 5, Funded and Published by Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Ogunkola B. J. (2007): Science and Non-Science Students’ Evaluation of their Lecturers’ Teaching Effectiveness: A case study of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. Contemporary Humanities, Vol. 1, 12 – 28.Publication of Babcock University, Ilishan, Nigeria.

Ogunkola, B. J. (2008). Computer Attitude, Ownership and Use as Predictors of Computer Literacy of Science Technology in Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 3(2), 53 – 57, Turkey

Olatoye, R. A. and Ogunkola B. J. (2008): Parental Involvement, Interest in Schooling and Science Achievement of Junior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 4(8), 33 – 39, Littleton, USA.

Olatoye, R. A. and Ogunkola, B. J. (2008): Supervisory Climate, Motivational incentives and Job Commitment of Public and Private Senior Secondary School Science Teachers in Ogun State, Nigeria. Review of Management Innovation and Creativity (RMIC). 1(1) 24-30, Tennessee, USA.

Ogunkola B. J. and Olatoye, R. A. (2008): Inter-Relationships among Computer Ownership, Attitudes and Literacy of Science Teachers in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Global Research (JAGR). 1(2) 33-38, A Publication of Intellectbase International Consortium, Tennessee, USA.

Ogunkola, B. J. and Olatoye, R. A. (2008): Gender Differentials in Science and Mathematics Achievement among Senior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL) 1(2), 9 – 13. USA

Olatoye, R.A and Ogunkola, B.J.(2007). Parental Involvement, Study Habit and Science Achievement of Upper Basic Education Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. African Journal for the Study of Educational Issues.Vol 1,47-53 Published in Ghana

Olatoye, R. A. and Ogunkola B. J. (2008): Students’ Test Anxiety and Study Habit as Determinants of Science Achievement in Upper Basic Schools in Ogun State, Nigeria. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL).Tennessee, USA.1 (2), 89– 95.

Olatoye, R. A and Ogunkola, B.J. (2009). Parental Involvement, Motivation for Examination and Science Achievement of Junior Secondary Schools Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL).Tennessee, USA.1 (2), 89– 95.

Olatoye, R. A and Ogunkola, B.J. (2009). An Assessment of Knowledge and Practice of Environmental Education among Senior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL). 2(1), 64 – 72. Tennessee, USA.

Ogunkola, B.J. and Olatoye, R.A. (2009). Interest in Schooling, Study Habit and Psychological Resilience of Secondary School Students in Barbados, West Indies. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL).Tennessee, USA.2 (3), 12– 19.

Ogunkola, B.J. and Olatoye, R. A. (2009). Relationship between Computer Attitudes and Literacy of Science Teachers in Secondary Schools in Nigeria. African Research Review – An International Multi – Disciplinary Journal, Ethiopia. 3(2). 263-273.

Olatoye, R.A. and Ogunkola, B.J. (2009). Use of Library Resources, Study habit and Science Achievement of Rural and Urban Junior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL). 2(3), 66 – 71. Tennessee, USA.

b Chapters in Books

1. Ogunkola, B. J. (1999): Measurement and Effectiveness of Self-confidence of some Nigerian Teachers in Relation to Science Education. Issues in Education, p. 84 – 89.
2. Ogunkola, B. J. (1999): The Role of Continuous Assessment in Education. In P. O. Adesemowo (ed.) Basics of Education, Ijebu-Ode: Triumph Books Publishers, p. 90 – 101.
3. Ogunkola, B. J. (2000): Educational Facilities in Ogun State. In S. O. Onakomaiya (ed.): Ogun State: Local and Regional Perspectives, Ago-Iwoye, CESAP, p. 77 – 101
4. Ogunkola, B. J. (2004): Biology Teachers’ Attitudinal Dispositions to Teaching Large and Poorly Resourced Biology Classes in Nigerian Secondary Schools. In Book of Proceedings, 1st National Conference 2004, Institute of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University, p. 220- 226.
5. Erinosho, S. Y. and Ogunkola, B. J. (2005): Teaching and Assessment Techniques in Secondary School Science Teaching. In S. Y. Erinosho, M. O. Arikewuyo and B. J. Ogunkola (Eds.) Issues in School Organization.
6. Ogunkola, B. J. (2006): Gender Equality for Sustainable Development. In K. A. Alebiosu and B. J. Ogunkola (Eds.). Perspectives in Sustainable Development, 49 – 60.
7. Alebiosu, K. A. and Ogunkola, B. J. (2006). Research and Statistics. In K. A. Alebiosu and D. I. Akintayo (Eds.) Industrial Relations: Theory and Practice. Ago-Iwoye: Institute of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University, 120 – 146.
8. Ogunkola, B. J. (2006). Non-Verbal Teaching Behaviours: Implications for Instruction and Students’ Academic Achievement in Science Classrooms. In Oyedeji, Opoola & Ogunyemi Biodun (Eds.): Perspectives in Nigerian Education- Issues of the New Millenium. Ibadan. Bash Moses Publishers. 39-56.
9. Ogunkola, B. J. (2007): School–Based Assessment Scores as Predictors of Students’ Final Grades in Integrated Science. In O. A. Oyedeji, B. J. Ogunkola & R. A. Olatoye (Eds.) 9th National Conference Proceedings of National Association of Evaluators and Researchers, Ijebu-Ode, Tunigraphic Prints & Co. 121 – 125.
10. Ogunkola, B. J. (2008): Utilization of Instructional Resources in Primary School Science Classrooms. In the 2nd National Conference Book of Proceedings, 106 – 109.
11. Olatoye, R. A. and Ogunkola B. J. (2008): Students’ Test Anxiety and Study Habit as Determinants of Science Achievement in Upper Basic Schools in Ogun State, Nigeria. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL).Tennessee, USA.1 (2), 89– 95.
12. Olatoye, R. A and Ogunkola, B.J. (2009). Parental Involvement, Motivation for Examination and Science Achievement of Junior Secondary Schools Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL).Tennessee, USA.1 (2), 89– 95.
13. Olatoye, R. A and Ogunkola, B.J. (2009). An Assessment of Knowledge and Practice of Environmental Education among Senior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL). 2(1), 64 – 72. Tennessee, USA.
14. Ogunkola, B.J. and Olatoye, R.A. (2009). Interest in Schooling, Study Habit and Psychological Resilience of Secondary School Students in Barbados, West Indies. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL).Tennessee, USA.2 (3), 12– 19.
15. Ogunkola, B.J. and Olatoye, R. A. (2009). Relationship between Computer Attitudes and Literacy of Science Teachers in Secondary Schools in Nigeria. African Research Review – An International Multi – Disciplinary Journal, Ethiopia. 3(2). 263-273.
16. Olatoye, R.A. and Ogunkola, B.J. (2009). Use of Library Resources, Study habit and Science Achievement of Rural and Urban Junior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria. Review of Higher Education and Self—Learning (RHESL). 2(3), 66 – 71. Tennessee, USA.
17. Ogunkola, B.J. and Fayombo, G.A (2009). Investigating the Combined and Relative Effects of some Student Related Variables onScience Achievement among Secondary School Students in Barbados. European Journal of Scientific Research. Vol. 37 No 3. pp 481 – 489
18. Ogunkola, B.J. and Fayombo, G.A (2009). Relationship between Adolescents’ Psychological Resilience and Study Habit in Secondary Schools in Barbados. Journal of Applied Global Research, 2(4), 113 – 121, Tennessee, USA
19. Ogunkola, B.J. (2009) Enhancing Higher Education Students’ Cognitive Achievement in Statistics through Instructor Expressiveness Teaching Behavior. Evidence Net, published by The Higher Education Academy, UK. Available here
20. Ogunkola, B.J. and Olatoye, R.A.(2010) Students’ Inherent Characteristics, Parents’ Educational Attainment and Family Size as Predictors of Academic Achievement in Integrated Science. Research Journal of International Studies, Issue 16, September. 119 – 124. Available at http://www.eurojournals.com/rjis_16.htm

Books

1. Oyedeji, O. A., Ogunkola, B.J. and Onabanjo, I. O. (2001): Testing, Measurement and Evaluation, Lagos, Marian Ajibola Associates.
2. Adesemowo, P. O., Ogunkola, B. J. and Ojo, G. O. (2001): Introduction to Research Methods, Abuja, Triumph Books Publishers.
3. Erinosho, S. Y, Arikewuyo, M. O. and Ogunkola B. J. (2005): Issues in School Organization, Lagos: African Cultural Institute.
4. Alebiosu, K. A. and Ogunkola, B. J. (2006). Perspectives in Sustainable Development, Ago-Iwoye, Institute of Education, Olabisi Onabanjo University.
5. Oyedeji, O. A. Ogunkola, B. J. and Olatoye, R. A. (Eds.) (2007): School– Based Assessment and the Universal Basic Education in Nigeria. 9th National Conference Proceedings of National Association of Evaluators and Researchers, Ijebu-Ode, Tunigraphic Prints & Co.
 



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