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  • Area of Specialization: Science Education
  • Department of Science Education

  • Prof. AJAJA, OSAWARU PATRICK, obtained is Ph.D in Science Education 1998 at University of Benin, M.Ed Curriculum Studies, University of Benin 1990, PGDE University of Benin 1988, B.Sc Zoology University of Port Harcourt, 198. Prof. AJaja O.P is currently the Director of Director, Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning and Coordinator Department Post Graduate Programmes in the department of Science Education. Some of his responsibilities both in an out of the school were: Course Adviser, Chemistry Education 2004 to date Member, Screening Committee of Fresh Students, 2005 – 2010 Department Staff Secretary, 2006 – 2010 Staff Adviser to NASES, 2009 – 2010 Examination Officer, 2009 to 2017 Teaching Practice Committee Chairman, 2011 to 2017, DELSU Degree Examination Malpractice, Committee Chairman at College of Education, Agbor 2011 Member, Faculty of Education Welfare Committee 2012 to date, Chairman, Departmental Welfare Committee 2012 to date, Head of Department Department of Curriculum and Integrated Science,2015 to 2018.
    My Publications
  1. Ajaja, O.P. & Eravwoke, O.U. (2017) Collection and analysis of students’ metacognitive orientations for science learning: A survey of science classrooms in Delta State, Nigeria, Electronic Journal of Science Education Vol.21 Pages: 8

  2. Rachel O Atomatofa, Patrick O Ajaja (2017) Using ‘science laboratory interaction category’instrument to assess laboratory behavior of grade-8th basic science students’ in Nigeria, International Journal of Research
    [PDF] from Vol.6 Pages: 27-36

  3. Patrick O Ajaja, Urhievwejire Ochuko Eravwoke (2013) Teachers' Characteristics and Science Teachers' Classroom Behaviour: Evidence from Science Classroom Surveys., Online Submission Vol.3 Pages: 36-53

  4. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2013) Coding and Analysing Behaviour Strategies of Instructors in University Science Laboratories to Improve Science Teachers Training, International Education Studies Vol.6 Pages: 67-73

  5. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2013) Which strategy best suits biology teaching? Lecturing, concept mapping, cooperative learning or learning cycle, Electronic Journal of Science Education
    Vol.17 Pages: 1

  6. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2013) Which way do we go in the teaching of biology? Concept mapping. cooperative learning or learning cycle?, International Journal of Science and Technology Education Researc Vol.4 Pages: 18 - 29

  7. Ajaja, O.P. & Eravwoke, O.U. (2013) Teachers’ characteristics and science teachers’ classroom behaviour: Evidence from science classroom surveys, US-China Education Review Vol.3 Pages: 36 - 53

  8. Ajaja, O.P. & Eravwoke O.U. (2012) Is soliciting important in science? An investigation of science teacher — student questioning interactions., International Education Studie Vol.5 Pages: 191-199

  9. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2012) School dropout pattern among senior secondary schools in Delta State, Nigeria, International Education Studies Vol.5 Pages: 145-153

  10. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2012) Unequal achievement of science undergraduates: Does sex influence the differences? , US-china Education Review Vol.2 Pages: 578 - 594

  11. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja, Ochuko Eravwoke Urhievwejire (2012) Effects of 5E learning cycle on students achievement in biology and chemistry, Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences Vol.7 Pages: 244 – 262

  12. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2012) Senior Secondary School Science Teachers in Delta and Edo States Conceptualization about the Nature of Science., International Education Studies Vol.5 Pages: 67-85

  13. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2012) ATTITUDE, PERCEPTIONS AND TENDENCIES TOWARDS CHEATING ON EXAMS OF UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SCIENCE STUDENTS, Nigerian Journal of Curriculum and Instruction Volume Vol.20 Pages: 13

  14. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2012) Process of Science Skills Acquisition: Competences required of Science teachers for imparting them. , Journal of Qualitative Education
    Vol.6 Pages: 1 - 7

  15. Ajaja, O.P. & Eravwoke O.U. (2010) Effects of Cooperative learning strategy on junior secondary school students’ achievement in integrated science, Electronic Journal of Science Education Vol.14 Pages: 1 - 18

  16. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2009) Enforcing science education standards for human development. , Journal of Academics
    Vol.4 Pages: 70 -77

  17. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2009) Curbing acid rain created by oil exploration in Nigeria. strategy for action. Sensitization education, The Nigerian Academic Forum
    Vol.17 Pages: 4 - 10

  18. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2008) Science teaching evaluation in Nigerian secondary schools: The state of resource materials in Delta State, International Journal of Research in Education
    Vol.5 Pages: 190-201

  19. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2008) Students’ attitude towards senior secondary school Biology: Personal and environmental influence., International Journal of Social and Policy Issue
    Vol.5 Pages: 52 - 64

  20. Ajaja, O.P. & Kpangban, E. (2008) Use of direct teaching strategy in teaching maintenance of machines, STAN Integrated Science Education Series
    Vol.6 Pages: 14 - 19

  21. Kpangban, E.; & Ajaja, O.P (2007) Use of self directed learning approach u teaching disease vectors. , STAN Integrated Science Education Series
    Vol.5 Pages: 60 - 64

  22. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2007) Levels of planning of the senior secondary biology curriculum, The Nigeria Academic Forum
    Vol.3 Pages: 19 - 24

  23. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2006) A comparison of retention outcome of advance organizer, discovery and invention methods of teaching biology in Nigerian secondary schools., The Nigerian Journal of Education
    Vol.4 Pages: 229 - 240

  24. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2006) Effects of score guide on scoring consistency and academic achievement of Biology students, International Journal of Research in Education
    Vol.3 Pages: 317 - 326

  25. Ajaja, O.P. & Kpangban, E. (2006) Research and discovery process using questions, STAN Integrated Science Education Series
    Vol.4 Pages: 64 - 69

  26. Ajaja, O.P. & Kpangban, E. (2005) Integrated Approach, STAN Integrated Science Education Series
    Vol.3 Pages: 63 - 69

  27. Ajaja, O.P. & Kpangban, E. (2005) Declining performance of science teachers in the field: A case of poor training in teacher education programmes. , Nigerian Journal of Teacher Education and Teaching
    Vol.1 Pages: 22 - 28

  28. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2005) A comparison of the effectiveness of three instructional methods (Advance Organizer, Discovery and Invention) on exhibition of acceptable laboratory behaviour., Journal of Vocational, Science and Educational Development
    Vol.6 Pages: 36 - 44

  29. Patrick Osawaru Ajaja (2005) An Evaluation of Differential Effectiveness of Ausubel, Bruner and Karplus Methods of Teaching Biology in Nigerian Secondary Schools, African Journal of Inter-Disciplinary Studies
    Vol.6 Pages: 1 - 9

  30. Kpangban, E.; & Ajaja, O.P (2004) Effects of observation on biology students exhibition of laboratory behaviours and achievement, Standardizer of the Nigerian Academics
    Vol.1 Pages: 1 - 9

  31. Ajaja, O.P. & Kpangban, E. (2003) Evaluating the performance of the student teacher, Journal of Social Studies
    Vol.5 Pages: 40 - 48

  32. Kpangban, E.; & Ajaja, O.P (1999) Current practices and problems of in-service education, Teacher Education
    Vol.1 Pages: 9 -13