An Evaluative Study of Practice of Stimulus Variation Skill of Secondary School Teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
This study is to evaluate the practice of stimulus variation skill (SVS) of Secondary School Teachers (SSTs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The objective of the study was to examine the practice of SVS of SSTs in the teaching-learning process. Data was collected through observation for which rubric was developed. The population consists of 5537 male SSTs of KP. 160 SSTs were taken as a sample of the study from four districts i.e. Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, and Nowshera. A convenient sampling technique was applied to the study. The study was qualitative and descriptively analysed. The data were analysed descriptively by applying percentages. Results revealed that SVS plays a significant role in the attainment of the students' attention, however, most of the respondents could not appropriately, effectively, and properly practiced the SVS to attain and retain the students' attention to learning. The study recommended that in-service teachers training should be arranged by PITE, RITE, and other concerned organizations to improve the practice of SVS of teachers. This study was significant for the stakeholders in the department of education including policymakers, curriculum planners of teacher education, teachers, and students.