Available Online: 8 July 2021
Garcia, Ma. Glaiza*
Emilio Aguinaldo College, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This study aimed to determine the relationship between the extent of challenges and coping mechanism in the implementation of distance learning modality and the performance of Grade 5 pupils at Bagong Pag-Asa Elementary School during the school year 2020–2021. The respondents of the study were the forty-five Grade Five pupils who are enrolled in the distance learning modality. Descriptive correlation was also used to determine the relationship between the extent of challenges in implementing distance learning modality and the performance of Grade 5 pupils. More so, the researchers utilized the researcher-made instrument. The study found out that the pupils are highly challenged in implementing modular learning modality with an overall mean of 3.51 regarding individual and school-related challenges. And they are also challenged in terms of related instructional challenges wherein the pupils are having difficulty understanding the instruction in the module due to lack of communication. It implies that pupils have difficulty in understanding the instructions from their teachers. However, the majority of the learners obtained a Fairly Satisfactory rating. No significant relationship between the level of pupils’ challenges in implementing modular learning modality and the performance of Grade 5 pupils as revealed by their average grade in the first quarter. It simply implies that pupils’ challenges in implementing modular learning modalities did not significantly correlate to their performance. According to the pupils, their coping mechanism in the implementation of modular learning modality is the following: Boosting self-confidence by encouraging each other; positive outlook in addressing the challenges in the new normal; time management is a must to accomplish the activities on time; prioritizing in answering the learning activities even late at night; openness to change, and to seek help and assistance from their teachers and classmates.
Keywords: challenges, coping mechanism, distance learning, modality, performance
Cite this article:
Garcia, M. G. (2021). Pupils’ challenges and coping mechanism in the implementation of distance learning modality and its relation to their performance at Bagong Pag-asa Elementary School. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(8), 49-56. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.661