Learning activities in grade 8 biology based on students’ learning preferences

2022 IJRSE – Volume 11 Issue 13

Available Online:  18 August 2022

Author/s:

Ocayo, Carlo*
Bicol University, Philippines (carlo.ocayo22@gmail.com)

Mirandilla, Maria Teresa
Bicol University, Philippines (mtamirandilla@bicol-u.edu.ph)

Abstract:

The K to 12 Program was implemented to equip Filipino learners with skills and competencies to address the demands of the 21st Century. However, national and international assessment studies reflect the need of continuously improving the quality of basic education in the Philippines. This problem on education was exacerbated by the occurrence of COVID-19 pandemic. Each student has their own understanding and capabilities. Improvement on learning may be brought by considering students’ learning preference which can tell the way they acquire or understand information. In this regard, this study developed learning activities and determined the effects on the learning of students of different learning preferences in Oro Site High School. The researcher employed a descriptive developmental research method. The participants took the VARK questionnaire and identified four (4) groups of learning preference. Consequently, supplementary learning activities were developed which addressed the learning preferences identified from the respondents. Hence, each topic consists of visual, aural, read/write, and kinesthetic activities which was given and accomplished by students. The nature of engagement of the learners were documented through the journal entry guide. Based on their responses, the developed activities aroused varying forms of engagement which gauge them to accomplish the activities. As a result, the learning activities promotes a numerical and adjectival improvement on the students’ conceptual understanding. Further studies may be conducted in line with the present undertaking considering control and experimental group of students to have a basis for comparison anent the effect of learning activities based on students’ learning preferences.

Keywords: learning preference, learning activity, nature of engagement, conceptual understanding, distance learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.340

Cite this article:
Ocayo, C., & Mirandilla, M. T. (2022). Learning activities in grade 8 biology based on students’ learning preferences. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11(12), 25-36. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2022.340

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