Available Online: 24 June 2021
This paper puts forth the need for Multimodal Texts in Enhancing the Level of Performance in Afro – Asian Literature in English of Grade Eight Students. The samples of the study consisted of 40 secondary English teachers and 360 public secondary school students. The constructed Questionnaire which was based on the Multimodal Literacy Scale was used to assess the level of effectiveness of multimodal texts in terms of their characteristics and components. To determine the level of academic performance in Afro – Asian Literature in English of Grade 8 students of Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School, validated pre-assessment and post-assessment were used. The questionnaires and pre and post assessments were validated by English master teachers. To determine the effectiveness of the multimodal texts in terms of its characteristics and components, questionnaires were used. The data collected from their responses on the questionnaires were analyzed in terms of weighted mean. Results show that the multimodal text is extremely effective as to its characteristics in terms of usability, suitability, and consistency. It is evidently usable, suitable, consistent, and well laid out as validated by the master teachers and teachers in Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School. The level of academic performance of the experimental group is much higher than the level of performance of the control group as presented in the results of pretest and posttest took by the learners. There is a significant difference between the pre-assessments and post-assessments of the control group and experimental group. Thus, the null hypothesis was rejected which states that developed multimodal texts had a positive effect on the students learning of Afro – Asian Literature. They can result in greater depth of understanding by presenting multiple input modalities and increasing motivation among learners.
Keywords: multimodal, blended learning, performance, assessment, distance learning, supplementary materials, Afro-Asian literature
Cite this article:
Tope, J. (2021). The effectiveness of multimodal texts in enhancing student’s level of academic performance in Afro – Asian literature in English of Grade VIII students in Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School, Santa Cruz District, Division of Laguna. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(7), 99-109. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.654