THE INSTRUCTIONAL MECHANISMS USED BY BIOLOGY TEACHERS OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NAVAL, BILIRANJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.5, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2016-02-29
Authors : Rachelle C. Dado;
Page : 597-612
Keywords : instructional mechanisms; Biology; academic performance;
The study generally aimed to determine the instructional mechanisms utilized by Biology teachers in the five (5) public secondary schools in Naval, Division of Biliran and identify its relationship to students’ academic performance. It utilized the descrip tive survey method. The survey included seven (7) Biology teachers and 904 Biology students. Teacher - respondents were generally considered young. Most of them were females. Majority of them were taking units leading to M.A. degree. Most of them were least experienced in the job. The in - service trainings they have attended were limited only to school and division levels. The instructional materials they utilized in teaching Biology subject were fairly adequate. With respect to instructional mechanisms, lectu re and recitation method was most often used while computer - aided instruction was rarely used. Of the evaluation measures, multiple choice was the only measure used always while diagrams or pictures and role play were rarely used. The academic performance level of the students in Biology subject was approaching proficiency. Teachers’ socio - demographic profile and the evaluation measures they utilized do not affect the academic performance of the students. On the other hand, the adequacy of instructional mat erials and the instructional mechanisms they used influenced the academic performance of the students in the subject .
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