The biggest challenge any teacher faces is capturing the students’ attention, and putting across ideas in such a way that it stays with them long after they have left the classroom. For this to happen, classroom experience should be redefined and innovative ideas that make teaching learning methods more effective should be implemented.
Educational innovation concerns all stakeholders: the learner, parents, teacher, educational administrators, researchers, and policy makers and requires their active involvement and support. When considering the learners, we think of studying cognitive processes taking place in the the brain during learning – identifying and developing abilities, skills, and competencies. Against this background, this paper therefore examines Innovative teaching and learning strategies as correlate of learning outcomes of primary schools (A case study of Fairland International Schools). The primary and secondary method of data collection was used in collection data for the study. Primary data were obtained through the use of questionnaires and interview while the secondary data were obtained through review of relevant literature. The population of the study comprises thirty (30) teachers from both nursery and primary sections of Fairland International Schools, Uyo, Nigeria, a representative number was chosen as the sample size. Twenty-Eight (28) teachers, representing both the nursery and primary sections were used as the sample size. The sample size was calculated using the Taro Yamane scientific formula, which were duly filled and returned. Simple percentage method and correlation were used in analyzing the data collected. The study revealed that there is a relationship between Innovative teaching and learning strategies on learning outcomes of primary schools. With respect to the findings arrived at, recommendations were made that Primary education is a preparatory ground for a child to acquire basic life skills, therefore this study suggests that non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and government need to sponsor enlightenment programmes to educate the parents on the relevance of primary education to the child and societal development. Also, that teachers ought to use new methods to represent their lessons. This suggests that teachers should engage in research-based teaching, understand best practice and special websites for teaching in the classroom. This has a way of making the students become very interested to learn by implementing these different types of teaching methods.