Available Online: 4 March 2021
Espinosa, Ken Paul M.
Colegio De San Juan De Letran Manila, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mangali, Glen R.*
Colegio De San Juan De Letran Manila, Philippines (email@example.com)
This research determined the effectiveness of ScITECH (Student-Faculty Connection, Individual Difference, Technological Integration, Essentials, Collaborative Learning, and Higher-Order Thinking Skills) Teaching Approach in improving the delivery of instruction in Science, Technology, and Society (STS). The ScITECH teaching approach was developed from the learning interests of college students and focus group discussion. The researchers used a sequential mixed method. A total of three hundred eleven (311) students participated in the study enrolled in the first semester of School Year 2018-2020. An Automated Students’ Instructional Survey (ASIS) was given to both groups at end of their first semester to evaluate the instructional competence of the faculty. The gathered data revealed that students appreciated the course and the instructional competence of the faculty using ScITEC when compared to traditional teaching. There is a significant difference in the academic scores of students when two groups were compared. Furthermore, ScITECH can be an effective approach in teaching STS and can improve the teaching skills of teachers and learning interests of the students.
Keywords: teaching approach; students’ interests; higher education; STS
Cite this article:
Espinosa, K. P. M., & Mangali, G. R. (2021). ScITECH: An approach in teaching Science Technology Society (STS) course in higher education. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(6), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.5075